Hot on the heels of Nikon’s new COOLPIX compacts comes Sony with two new Cyber-shot digital cameras.
Both TX1 and WX1 models offer 10.2 megapixels and Sony’s Exmor R CMOS sensor with BIONZ imaging processor — in English, that means that shooting should be more responsive with reduced noise, even in low light conditions.
The TX1 features a quality Carl Zeiss lens with 4x optical zoom, while the WX1 has a Sony G 24mm wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom.
Thanks to the advanced imaging system and each camera’s ability to shoot full-resolution images at 10fps, an innovative feature called Sweep Panorama allows easy and automated stitching of a series of photos, simply by pressing the shutter button once and then moving the camera side-to-side or up and down.
There’s also a twilight mode which takes a rapid burst of six frames and then optimises the image to reduce noise.
As is becoming the norm on compacts, other features include face detection, smile shutter, optical image stabilisation and 720p high definition movie recording at 30fps.
Both cameras will be available from September.