These Cyber-shot cameras are the first to employ Sonys new Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor technology to improve shooting in low-light scenarios, enhancing image clarity and drastically reducing grain.
With these new Exmor R CMOS sensor cameras, Sony has vastly improved the customer experience for taking pictures with digital still cameras in low-light scenarios, said Phil Lubell, director of the digital imaging business at Sony Electronics. Weve all taken pictures in dimly lit areas, where the results were grainy and unclear. By redesigning the way these cameras capture light, Sony is leading the industry by creating this easy way to take amazingly clear, vibrant photos in low lighting scenarios.
R Sensor Optimizes Low-Light Performance
extend low-light shooting performance, the TX1 and WX1 cameras incorporate
the hand-held twilight and anti-motion blur multi-shot modes introduced
in Sonys breakthrough Cyber-shot DSC-HX1. Using Exmor R
CMOS sensors high speed, these modes capture six separate images
in less than a second and utilize Sonys BIONZ processor to
combine the shots into a single image of extraordinary detail and low
In another Cyber-shot world first, both cameras are compatible with the optional Sony IPT-DS1 Party-shot accessory. A totally new concept in fun photography, Party-shot acts as your Personal Photographer, automatically taking pictures without your intervention. For the first time ever, Party-shot keeps you in the picture as you enjoy special moments with friends and family.
Just slip the Cyber-shot TX1 or WX1 into the docking base and everything else is automatic. The IPT-DS1 pans and tilts the camera while adjusting zoom settings. Face Detection and Smile Shutter recognise and track faces for happy, naturally composed pictures of everyone in the room.
Sweep Panorama and High-Speed Shooting
Capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep. Sweep Panorama mode lets you reach beyond the traditional wide-angle lens and capture breathtaking shots. Using the high-speed Exmor R CMOS sensor, the cameras shoot continuously while you sweep across the scene. Using the BIONZ imaging processor, they automatically stitch the pictures together to create one stunning panoramic photo.
The TX1 and WX1 Cyber-shot models can take up to 185 and 256-degree panorama shots respectively in one easy press-and-sweep motion with an image size of 7152 x 1080 (ultra wide horizontal).
Technology and Compact Design
With its slim profile of just 16.5mm, the 10.2 mega-pixel TX1 offers streamlined, distinguished curves for a sophisticated look appealing to the fashion-oriented who are also looking for great performance.
This model features a new operation on the touch panel that lets you scroll through images with an effortless flick of your finger and directly access menus on the 3-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display.
With a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, the Sony Cybershot DSC TX1 lets you focus as little as 0.4 inches from your subject for extraordinary close-up shots. The 4x telescopic zoom is perfect for capturing far-away subjects, and Sonys Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps overcome camera shake.
The 10.2 mega-pixel WX1 camera has a 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display and is just over three quarters of an inch thinan ideal choice for DSLR owners who also want to carry a compact, high performance digital still camera.
The WX1 camera features a Sony G lens with an extraordinary wide angle 24-120mm 5x optical zoom. This lens f/2.4 maximum aperture offers nearly twice the light gathering capability of conventional lenses, and works together with the Exmor R imager and low-light shooting modes to provide low-light photography beyond the abilities of other compact cameras.
Pet mode is a new Sony feature that minimizes blur when shooting moving pets. This new mode also reduces glowing pet red-eye.
Additionally, the cameras have technologies Sony Cyber-shot customers have come to expect. These include Smile Shutter technology that automatically captures a smile, dynamic range optimization (DRO) that improves exposure and contrast, intelligent Auto Focus that captures fleeting moments and HD video capability that records HD movies in 720p high definition MPEG4 format.
video capability, these cameras record HD movies in 720p high definition
MPEG4 format for stunning large-screen home movie playback. You can record
up to 29 minutes (or up to 2GB file size) in 720p format.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 camera will be available in silver, gray, pink and blue this September for about $380 US. The Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 will be available in black this October for about $350 US. Pre-sales will start in August.
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