Three New Cyber-shots from Sony

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Sony has announced three new additions to its popular Cyber-shot pocket camera lineup that include a pair of sleek, very able point and shoots and an even sleeker shockproof, dustproof and waterproof pocket camera.  

First up is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50, which features a backlit 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor designed to capture sharp JPEG stills and 1080/60i HD video (with AC3 stereo sound) under bright, sunny skies as well as in the dark of night, with burst rates of up to 10 frames per second. The DCS-WX50 sports a 5x 25 to 125mm (equivalent) Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens that’s supplemented by an Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode that enables you to capture ultra wide-field panoramic imagery in-camera, and in a choice of 2D or 3D. The new camera also features an underwater Sweep Panorama mode for all you snorkelers out there. And you can view all of your 3D images on the camera’s 2.7-inch (460,000-dot) LCD—without the need of special glasses.

Other features found on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 include close focusing down to 2" (5.1cm); an ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 12800 (plus Auto); 33 intelligent scene recognition (iSCN) modes; a background defocusing mode; a Soft Skin mode for flattering portraiture; in-camera image editing; and Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode image stabilization for sharp imagery in low light. Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-WX50, which is available in a choice of black and silver, has Mini HDMI, Micro USB and USB 2.0 connectivity. It is compatible with Ms Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

Identical in nearly every way to the DSC-WX50 is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70, which instead of a traditional 2.7-inch LCD features a larger (3.0 inch), higher-resolution (921,000-dot vs. 460,000-dot) touch-screen LCD. Touch-screen LCD aside, the DSC-WX50 and WX70 are one and the same in the specs, tricks and performance department. Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 is available in a choice of black, silver, violet and pink.

Almost iPod-like with its polished glass front plate is Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V, the newest of Sony’s dunkable, drop-friendly digital cameras. Featuring an 18.2MP backlit Exmor R CMOS sensor, a 5x Carl Zeiss 28 to 140mm (equivalent) Vario-Tessar zoom lens, and a 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD, the DSC-TX200V can shoot up to ten full-res frames per second as well as 1080/60i full HD video with stereo sound, on land, or down to 16' beneath the waves.

Like its abovementioned stable mates, Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V can shoot ultra wide-field panorama images in 2D or 3D, above or below the waterline, with glassless 3D viewing on the camera’s LCD. Other features found on the new DSC-TX200V include an ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 12800 (plus Auto); 36 iSCN modes; a background defocusing mode and a Soft Skin mode for flattering portraiture; Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode image stabilization for sharp imagery in low light; and in-camera image editing. Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V, which is available in a choice of red, silver and violet, also features Mini HDMI, Micro USB and USB 2.0 connectivity. It is compatible with MS Micro, MS Micro Mark 2 and Micro SD/Micro SDHC memory cards.

  DSC-WX50 DSC-WX70 DSC-TX200V
Sensor 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS  (1/2.3") 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS  (1/2.3") 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS  (1/2.3")
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length  (35mm equivalent)
Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 26-130mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm (Optical SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm (Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3:
35-175mm  (Optical SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm  (Optical SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups  (including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF  (W: Approx. 3cm (1.18'') to Infinity, T: Approx.60cm (1.97') to Infinity) / Program
Auto: AF  (W: Approx. 8cm (0.26') to Infinity, T: Approx. 60cm  (1.97') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 6
Clear Image Zoom 10x
Steady Shot Mode: Active 
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length  (35mm equivalent)
Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 25-125mm / Movie 16:9: 29-145mm (Optical
SteadyShot Standard), 35-150mm (Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3:
35-175mm (Optical SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm (Optical SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (2'') to Infinity, T: Approx.100cm (39 3/8'') to Infinity) /
Program Auto: AF (W: Approx.5cm (2'') to Infinity, T: Approx. 100cm (39 3/8'') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 3
Clear Image Zoom
Steady Shot Mode: Active 
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length  (35mm equivalent)
Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 26-130mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm (Optical
SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm (Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3:
35-175mm (Optical SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm (Optical SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 3cm (1.18'') to Infinity, T: Approx.60cm (1.97') to Infinity) / Program
Auto: AF (W: Approx. 8cm (0.26') to Infinity, T: Approx. 60cm (1.97') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements 6
Clear Image Zoom 10x
Steady Shot Mode: Active 
LCD LCD Type 2.7" Clear Photo LCD  (460K dots) LCD Type 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD display  (921K dots)

Touch Panel 
LCD Type 3.0” Xtra Fine TruBlack display  (921K dots)

Touch Panel 
Recording Media Type
optional “Memory Stick Duo”  (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”  (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”,
optional SD Memory Card  (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card  (Class
4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card  (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 16.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 12M  (4,608 x 2,592) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 16M  (4,608 x 3,456) / 10M  (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M  (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size HR  (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide  (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard  (4,912 x
1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M  (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH  (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440 x 1,080/60i) /
MP4:12M (1,440 x 1,080/30 fps)/ 6M  (1,280 x 720/30 fps)/ 3M VGA  (640 x 480/30 fps)
Photo Capture from Movie
Dual Record
Audio Format AC3  (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
Media Type
optional “Memory Stick Duo”  (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”  (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”,
optional SD Memory Card  (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card  (Class
4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card  (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 16.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 12M  (4,608 x 2,592), 3M (2,048 x 1,536)
Still Image Size 4:3 16M (4,608 x 3,456) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x
1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M  (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
Video Mode AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440 x 1,080/60i) /
MP4:12M (1,440 x 1,080/30 fps)/ 6M (1,280 x 720/30 fps)/ 3M VGA (640 x 480/30 fps)
Photo Capture from Movie
Dual Record
Audio Format AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
Media Type optional Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro  (Mark 2), microSD Memory Card,
microSDHC Memory Card
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 13M (4896 × 2,752) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 18M (4896 × 3,672) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama:HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) /
Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size 2M  (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
Video Mode
AVCHD 60i:28M PS (1,920 × 1,080/60p)/24M FX/17M FH (1,920 × 1,080/60i)/9M
HQ (1,440 × 1,080/60i),MP4:12M (1,440 × 1,080/30 fps)/6M (1,280 × 720/30 fps)/3M
VGA (640 × 480/30 fps)
Photo Capture from Movie
Dual Record
Audio Format AC3  (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction Off/on
Focus Control AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking
Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking
Focus
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
AF Modes
Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Tracking Focus
/ Face Tracking Focus / Flexible Spot AF (Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF (Face
Tracking Focus)
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Exposure System Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode (s)
High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene /
Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-motion
blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Underwater
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode
Auto  (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1  (White Fluorescent Lighting)
/ Fluorescent 2  (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3  (Day
White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set /
Underwater
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode (s)
High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene /
Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode /Anti-motion
blur / Backlight Correction HDR /
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode
Auto  (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1  (White Fluorescent Lighting)
/ Fluorescent 2  (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3  (Day White
Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode (s)
High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene /
Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-Motion
blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Hi-speed Shutter / Underwater
D-Range Optimizer Standard
ISO Auto / 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode
Auto  (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1  (White Fluorescent Lighting)
/ Fluorescent 2  (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3  (Day
White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set /
Underwater
Drive System Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto (4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx. 10 fps at 16.2MP  (Maximum 10 shots)
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto (4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx. 10 fps at 16.2MP  (Maximum 10 shots)
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto (2" - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1600)
Burst Mode Approx. 10 fps at 18.2MP  (Maximum 10 shots)
Flash Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx.0.2m to 5.3m (7.88 inches to 17.4 feet) (W) /
Approx.1.0m to 2.2 m (3.3 feet to 7.2 feet) (T), ISO3200: up to
Approx.7.5 m (24.6 feet) (W) / Approx.3.2 m (10.5 feet) (T)
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx.0.2m to 5.3m (7.88 inches to 17.4 feet) (W) /
Approx.1.0m to 2.2 m (3.3 feet to 7.2 feet) (T), ISO3200: up to
Approx.7.5 m (24.6 feet) (W) / Approx.3.2 m (10.5 feet) (T)
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx.0.08m to 3.1m (3.25 inches to 10.2 feet) (W) /
Approx.0.6m to 2.3 m (1.97 feet to 7.6 feet) (T), ISO3200: up to
Approx.6.1 m (20 feet) (W) / Approx.4.6 m (15.1 feet) (T)
Convenience Features Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date /
Folder / AVCHD
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date /
Folder / AVCHD
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date /
Folder / AVCHD
Advanced Features Anti-Motion Blur
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep
Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces  (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization4
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Shooting Tips
Background Defocus
Superior Auto
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection
Photo Creativity 
Anti-Motion Blur
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Smile Shutter technology
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization4
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red-Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Shooting Tips
Background Defocus
Superior Auto
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection
Photo Creativity 
Anti-Motion Blur
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection 8 Faces  (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization4
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red-Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Shooting Tips
Background Defocus
Waterproof
Superior Auto
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Blink Detection 
Interface Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Mini HDMI
USB Port (s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
TransferJet Send, Receive
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output Mini HDMI
USB Port (s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
TransferJet Send  (Single / Select , U2/CEH/CN1 Version), Receive  (U2/CEH/CN1
Version)
Memory Card Slot MS Micro, Memory Stick Micro  (Mark 2) and Micro SD/Micro SDHC Compatible
HD Output Micro HDMI
USB Port (s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
TransferJet Send, Receive 
Power Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity typical: 2.3Wh  (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh  (600mAh)
Power Consumption  (in Operation) Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity typical: 2.3Wh  (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh  (600mAh)
Power Consumption  (in Operation) Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity typical: 2.3Wh  (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh  (600mAh)
Power Consumption  (in Operation) Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
DimensionsW x H x D 3.75" x 2.13" x 0.78"  (92.2mm x 52.0mm x 19.1mm) 3.75" x 2.13" x 0.78"  (92.2mm x 52.0mm x 19.1mm) 3.88" x 2.38" x 0.66"  (95.5 x 58.3 x 16.0mm)
Weight 4.1 oz.  (117 g) 4.0 oz.  (114 g) 4.6 oz.  (129 g)
Included Accessories Battery  (NP-BN)
AC Adaptor AC-UB10
Micro USB Cable
Wrist Strap
Instruction Manual
Battery  (NP-BN)
AC Adaptor AC-UB10
Micro USB Cable
Paint Pen
Wrist Strap
Instruction Manual
Battery  (NP-BN)
Battery Charger
AC Adaptor AC-UB10
Micro USB Cable
Paint Pen
Wrist Strap
Cleaning Cloth
Instruction Manual