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.
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.
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 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.