Sony DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9 – World’s Smallest 3D Digital Camera

Dubbed as the world’s smallest 3D digital cameras, Sony has unveiled two new models to its Cyber-shot line – the Sony DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9.  The newly added digital cameras are capable of capturing 3D images with its single lens system via a sweeping motion.

These two new small Sony DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9 3D Digicams have a 12.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor. The DSC-WX5 sports a 2.8-inch display and a Sony G lens 5x optical zoom.  As for the DSC-TX9, it has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens. The cameras are also capable of capturing movies in 1920 x 1080 full high definition resolutions. Both boast the Superior Auto mode providing low-image noise levels and Background Defocus features.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 digicam
DSC-WX5 3D Digicam

The 3D Sweep Panorama offered by these cameras allows users to take panoramic stills in just one press-and-sweep motion. The captured images then can be viewed in 2D or 3D on well-matched 3D TVs. Onboard, the Sony DSC-WX5 / TX9 digicams have a 32MB memory which supports expansion via the SD or SDHC memory card slot.  Moreover, the cameras feature the Sony’s BIONZ processor as well as an HDMI port.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 digicam
DSC-TX9 3D Digicam

Specs and Features of the Sony DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9 3D Digital Cameras


Specs and Features DSC-WX5 DSC-TX9
Dimensions 91.7 x 51.9 x 21.5mm 97.8 x 59.5 x 17.5mm
Weight Approximately 130g Approximately 133g
Lens Sony G Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Zoom 5x optical 4x optical
Internal memory Approximately 32MB Approximately 32MB
Sweep Panorama Yes Yes
Sweep Multi Angle Yes Yes
LCD screen size 2.8-inch 3.5-inch
Battery Life 115mins (230 shots) 115mins (230 shots)
Image stabilizer Optical Steady Shot Optical Steady Shot
Video Camera Capture Full High Definition Full High Definition

The Sony Cyber-shot DCS-WX5 will be available at a price of about $300 in colors including – silver and black.  The DSC DSC-TX9 digital camera will cost about $400 and is available in gray, dark, and red.  Release date of both cameras will be by the middle of September 2010.  Meanwhile, take a peek on the photos of the world’s smallest 3D digital cameras offered by Sony.

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