Sony Cyber-shot TX55 packs Full HD into 12.2mm body; brings WX30 for ride

Jul 25, 2011
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Sony has revealed its latest Cyber-shot digital cameras, the 12.2mm-thick TX55 - billed as the world's thinnest with Full HD video recording support - and the WX30. Both have the same 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, a touchscreen display - 3.3-inch OLED on the TX55, and 3-inch wide-aspect LCD on the WX30 - and Sony's Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode which can capture 42.9-megapixel panoramic shots simply by waving the cameras around.

The Cyber-shot TX55 records 1080/50i video in AVCHD format, as well as shooting 3D photos and 3D Sweep Panorama images. There's ISO 3200 support, a 5x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and a memory card slot that can handle Memory Stick Micro (M2) and MicroSD/SDHC cards.

As for the Cyber-shot WX30, that has the same ISO and zoom as well as optical image stabilization. It will work with Sony's Party-shot pan/tilt dock, and can grab 3D images as well. Both cameras have Sony's new Picture Effect system, with options for HDR, toy camera, faux tilt-shift and other image mangling.

The Sony Cyber-shot TX55 and Cyber-shot WX30 will go on sale in September 2011, pricing tba.

Update: Sony tells us that the TX55 will be priced at "around $350."


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