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jul 25, 2011

sony cybershot tx55

the ‘cybershot tx55’ camera by sony

the world’s thinnest antishake-enabled camera, the ‘sony cybershot tx55‘ packs new imaging technology that permits the capturing of two times the level of optical zoom, as well as 3D images and 1080i full HD video. the device’s exmor 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor is claimed to significantly reduce image noise even in low light levels.

the camera features ‘by pixel super resolution’ technology, which allegedly doubles the camera’s virtual zoom to 10x at maximum resolution. this technology is also the foundation for the ability of the ‘tx55’ to capture 12-megapixel still photos without interrupting the shooting of full HD video, in contrast to the 3-megapixel size ordinarily possible for still images taken during video filming with other recent cameras in the cybershot line.

the video resolution of the device has also increased, to 1080i full HD (AVCHD) video at 60fps.

a high-speed autofocus locks onto subjects in 0.1 seconds, while sony’s built-in optical ‘steadyshot’ image stabilization combines both optical and software digital image optimizationto correct for blur on stills and videos alike.

rear view of the 3.3-inch LED panel

top panel; the camera is just 12.2mm (0.48 inches) thick

additional imaging features include an optimized automatic mode; intelligent sweep panorama that permits the taking of panoramic images with a simple sweep of the camera; and 3D image capture for stills and panoramic sweeps, which takes two shots consecutively to estimate depth information and create a 3D image.

the ‘tx55’ is also the first cybershot model to offer ‘picture effects’, seven in-camera artistic effects for photos, including ‘miniature’, ‘toy camera’, ‘pop colour’, and ‘HDR painting’.

range of colour models offered for the device

measuring just 12.2mm (0.48 inches) thick, the ‘tx55’ features a 3.3-inch LED panel on its back.

the ‘sony cybershot tx55’ is expected to be available this september in black, silver, purple, and red models, at a retail cost of about 350 USD. the device records onto sony memory sticks and microSD/SDHC cards.

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  • I’d would like to see a picture of it with the lens open. Presumably it’s behind the name plate…?

    Miel says:

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