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Jan 30, 2012

Sony’s Underwater Cybershot TX200V Is the iPhone’s Fat Photo-Taking Cousin

Sony's new glass-faced TX200V is a decidedly opulent stab at something we've been asking for around here: a waterproof camera that doesn't sacrifice optics and design. It's just that it does it at a pretty painful price point.

The TX200V has Sony's new 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, which has the hugest resolution in any point and shoot. It's also got a new processor, and has the superfast 0.1 -second autofocus of the TX55, and lowered low-light autofocus to 0.2 seconds. It shoots Full HD 1080/60p video, has 5x (35mm) optical zoom, a range of f3.5-4.8, and a 1,229,760-dot TruBlack OLED screen. The 16-foot waterproof spec is about half that of other rugged cameras right now, and it doesn't feature the shock-proof or drop-proof specs of those other cameras either.

It's also a good deal fatter than you're used to from Cybershot cameras, sort of resembling a morbidly obese iPhone from the front.

It's out in March for $500, more here.

8 comments:

Potholderz said...

That's pretty cool, i don't know how often i'd use it underwater however.

R said...

Sounds great.

YeamieWaffles said...

That's class. I don't think I'd use it much either but it's great to have the option.

G said...

there are only so many shot you can take in the bath/shower...

McBama said...

I'll need this as soon as Obama's taxes put me under water!

Atley said...

If I had a job that was similar to a plumber... SCUBA diver.... or even worked in an aquarium I might consider dropping 500 on a camera like this. but not for me.

ryan said...

Looks awesome but the price is too steep. I'm looking at buying the fuji fine pix underwater camera for 179$ it's a good deal I think.

Zyu said...

Oh wow, an underwater camera that looks good!