Jan 072011

Sony has unveiled its new range of Cyber-shot compact digital cameras at CES 2011

1920 x 1080/60p video capture, dual-recording and 3D imaging

Sony has unveiled its five new compact digital cameras at CES 2011. The new Cyber-shot models include the world’s first still compact digital camera to offer full HD (1920 x 1080/60p) video recording – the Cyber-shot TX100V – and feature 3D still imaging and 3D sweep panoramic imaging, 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensors, 10fps burst shooting and dual recording capabilities that allow you to take still shots and video at the same time.

Compact HD Video

Alongside the 1920 x 1080 at 60p video capability of the DSC-TX100V camera, the new DSC-TX10, DSC-HX7V, DSC-WX10 and DSC-WX9 cameras record movies at 60i in 1080 AVCHD format. The TX100V is also the first Cyber-shot camera from Sony to offer a 3.5-inch (8.8cm) OLED touch screen which promises fast smooth playback with rich color contrast and deeper blacks.

Compact with 3D Still Imaging and 3D Sweep Panorama

The new Cyber-shot range follow-up on earlier models which included 3D Still Image mode. This technology uses two consecutive shots that are taken in different focus positions to provide depth. Left and right eye images are produced to allow the 3D effect. These images can be displayed on compatible 3D televisions (using 3D glasses and a high speed HDMI cable) and individual images can be viewed in 2D.

Another feature is the 3D Sweep Panorama mode which lets you take panoramic pictures in one press-and-sweep motion. In this mode, the high-speed burst of frames is stitched together to create a 3D panorama.

A second panoramic function of the Cyber-shot is the Sweep Multi Angle mode. Unlike 3D Sweep Panorama mode, which lets you view your 3D images on compatible 3D television systems, Sweep Multi Angle lets you view images moving in simulated 3D right on the cameras’ 3-inch (7.5cm) LCD screen (or 3.5 inch OLED with touch screen for the DSC-TX100V) by tilting the camera back and forth. This shooting feature captures 15 images at different angles and then compiles them into one photo, creating a 3D-like effect on the display.

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