The Japanese consumer electronics giant, Sony has announced a pair of new compact 10.2-megapixel Cyber-shot digital cameras – DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1, which the company claims as the first CyberShot cameras to employ Sony’s new ‘Exmor R’ back illuminated CMOS sensor technology that able to further extend low-light shooting performance as well as improving image clarity and drastically reducing grain, capable to record 720p HD movies in high-def MPEG4 format at super-smooth 30 frames per second.


In addition, both of the Sony Cyber-shot TX1 and Cyber-shot WX1 that includes hand-held twilight and anti-motion blur multi-shot modes will incorporate Sony’s powerful BIONZ imaging processor, innovative Sweep Panorama and 10 frames per second high-speed burst shooting features.


Key Specifications Of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1:

  • 3-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus touchscreen display with 230,000 pixels
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tesar lens with 4x telescopic zoom
  • Dimensions: 94 (W)x 58 (H) x17 (D) ; Weight: 119g (without battery)

“With these new ‘Exmor R’ CMOS sensor cameras, Sony has vastly improved the customer experience for taking pictures with digital still cameras in low-light scenarios,” said Phil Lubell, director of the digital imaging business for Sony Electronics. “We’ve all taken pictures in dimly lit situations, like blowing out candles on a birthday cake, and the results were grainy and unclear. By redesigning the way these cameras capture light, Sony is leading the industry by creating this easy way to take amazingly clear, vibrant photos in low lighting scenarios.”


Main Specifications Of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX1:

  • 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus screen
  • Sony G lens with 5x optical zoom and f/2.5 max aperture
  • Dimensions: 91 (W)x 52 (H) x 20(D) ; Weight: 129g (no battery)

The new Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1 that available in silver, gray, pink or blue color will ship in coming September for approximately $380, while Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 that arrives in black color by October 2009 is slated to hit the market for around $350.