I don’t know if “slimness” is a factor for you when buying digital cameras but I understand it would be for mobile phones, laptops or tablets. Being slim on a camera is not a bad thing if you’re gunning for portability and that’s what the new Sony Cyber-shot TX55 is all about, thin without compromising feature and performance.
This new Cyber-shot is just 12.2mm slim but it can still do 5x optical zoom and also packs a lot of high-end features for a point-and-shoot. It has a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Sony’s new ‘By Pixel Super Resolution’ which boosts zoom range to 10x without quality loss at the image sensor’s maximum resolution. It’s like digital zooming without loss of quality.
Not unusual for most Cyber-shots is the sweep panorama and the TX55 can also do a 3D panorama or a 3D still. It also allows you to shoot Full HD AVCHD videos and view it on its super-size 8.3cm / 3.3″ Xtra Fine OLED wide touchscreen. Enabling its incredible slimness, the TX55 is the first Cyber-shot camera that includes a slot to accept Memory Stick Micro (M2) and microSD/SDHC flash memory cards.
Aside from the usual scene modes, the TX55 is packed with new Picture Effects which you can select while taking your shot (not post-processing) like HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy Camera, Partial Color, Pop Color and Soft High-key. flash memory cards. The Partial color is kinda neat as it isolates the color you choose (red, blue, yellow, green) and it will automatically turn everything else into black and white.
If you want the slimmest and stylish yet very capable digital camera for Christmas, you should give the Cyber-shot TX55 a long look. It should be available in stores this week for Php21,999 in black, silver, purple and pink.
Sony Cyber-shot TX55 Specs:
- 16.2 Megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor
- 26mm wide-angle zoom
- 3.3” inch Xtra Fine OLED wide touch-screen
- 5x optical zoom and up to 10x with Pixel Super Resolution feature
- Ultra-thin chassis design (12.2 mm)
- Up to ISO 3200 of sensitivity
- Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode
- Full HD AVCHD video recording
- 1080i full HD-resolution video capability
- 10 frames per second (full resolution) burst mode
- 3D Still Image captures with 3D Sweep Panorama mode and Sweep Multi Angle
- Steady Shot image stabilization for Full HD video shooting
- Supports Memory up to 16 GB of removable storage
- Electronic image stabilization for vertical and horizontal handshake correction
- Picture Effects
- Colors: Black, Silver, Pink, Purple
- SRP: Php21,999