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Jul 25, 2011

Sony Cyber-Shot TX55 Packs 16.2-Megapixel Sensor

With point and shoot cameras apparently now up against a megapixel wall, manufacturers are focusing on adding quirky new features to keep you hooked on the upgrade cycle. Sony's new Cyber-shot TX55 includes several such additions, such as 'amazing' 3D image capture, 'extremely low' noise, and a new digital zoom technology, which promises to double the camera's 5x optical zoom range while still capturing 16.2-megapixel images at full quality.

 If the $350 camera really can deliver on its promise, then we may just have a winner. Sony says there's also high-speed autofocus that can lock onto subjects in 0.1 seconds, optical image stabilization, a 3.3-inch OLED touch-screen, and 1080i AVCHD video. It also includes some features found on the higher-end NEX-C3, such as Picture Effects, and a Panorama mode. Sony has yet to completely nix the Memory Stick slot, including one with the TX55, though there's also MicroSD support for those who prefer to take advantage of that more affordable memory card standard.

10 comments:

Zombie said...

I could always use a new camera! :)

Diego Sousa said...

yeah! that's really some good stuff in your post!

Bigshanks BSc said...

Nice review, any chance you could upload some pictures takin by this camera to see the quality?

Mark said...

It seems if anything they should stop focusing on bringing out things with extra gadgets and focus on breaking that megapixel wall, no one wants to be the company that doesn't have more megapixels cos they were too busy being profit whores.

Timon said...

Woooow I want one!

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SoreLosersGaming said...

Pinned against a megapixel wall? Doesn't sound like fun, if you ask me...

Yeah, they're gonna have to start doing more things than LOLMOREPIXELS. Kinda reminds me of Gillette with their LOLMOREBLADES.

Equalz said...

Everything is getting smaller these days, i am not so sure if its that smart of an idea with cameras you wanna get decent quality shots with. Who knows times are changing, super informative though. very nice

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Jeebus, that camera is intense. Interested to see the quality of said "amazing" 3D pictures, which i'm skeptical about.

leanmeansteen said...

i can't knock it before i try it

Reilly said...

nice stuff!