The Sony DSC-TX55 Cyber-Shot Digital Camera is an interesting little point-and-shoot with more to offer than the genre's name suggests. Sure, you can just point-and-shoot for pictures that are well exposed and easily captured. But Sony gave the TX55 options that allow you to do more than that.
However, none of this would mean anything if the camera couldn't back these functions up with a substantial amount of pixels. The DSC-TX55 puts 16.2Mp at your fingertips for detailed, clean stills. The camera also gives you the option to capture 1080/60i HD video and 3D still images. No matter how you decide to record the moments of your life, all files are stored to your option of memory cards, which include Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro Mark 2, Micro SD, and Micro SDHC cards.
Helping you to shoot with ease and creativity are a number of features. First is the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 26mm wide-angle lens. This lens has a large focal range, 5x optical zoom, and works with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. Together with the 1/2.33" Exmor R CMOS sensor and the camera's BIONZ image processor your images are recorded with clarity and efficiency.
Another essential is the 3.3" rear OLED touch screen. Compose, review, and navigate the menu with this large display. Another on-camera feature is the built-in flash for low-light and stop motion capture. The flash is called a "Natural Flash", which aims to capture colors the way the eye sees them by taking a reference shot before shooting the actual flash.
Internal modes include the standard, such as Face Detection, to the proprietary, such as Sweep Multi Angle mode which enables 3D image capture. The included, pre-installed, software for the TX55 is Sony's Picture Motion Browser Portable software, which lets you edit and share your photos and videos and ease. This software is compatible with PC for photo and video editing. Mac users can edit their videos using the optional iMovie.