3D is the new ace in the pack, the trump card everyone is flouting so why should sony fall behind? In one of the flashiest press conference at CES 2011 Sony introduced a new range of 3D still cybershot cameras. The 5 new cybershot cameras (models DSC-TX100V, DSC-TX10, DSC-HX7V, DSC-WX10 and DSC-WX9) pack the quality of DSLR like quality still images, awe inducing 3D images and High Definition Videos.All the 5 cameras replicate 3D viewing by taking 2 shots in different focus positions and then combining the result to get a near likeness of 3D. They use a single lens and an imager to get this illusion.
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The DSC TX100V boasts of a 16.2 megapixel back illuminated EXMOR R CMOS sensor and is the first camera in the compact range to reach 1920 x 1080 at 60 FPS. It has a 3.5-inch OLED highly responsive touch screen user interface on the back and a high speed linear auto focus. It makes use of TruBlack technology to display deeper blacks and more rich and vibrant colours. It has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens and multiple connectivity ports. They also use the new Dual Rec technology enabling users to take still photos during video capture.
The DSC-WX10 and DSC-WX9 boast of a les impressive video quality but both have the 16.2 Megapixel back illuminated sensor with WX10 having a better lens with 7X optical zoom starting at 24mm with a maximum aperture of f/2.4 while the WX9 has a 5x optical zoom starting at 25mm.
DSC-HX7V is an update to the HX5V and 10xoptical zoom and a geo tagging feature with a very slim and compact profile. DSC-TX10 is a waterproof rugged camera, waterproof till 16 feet and can survive drops upto five feet.
Innovations Galore at CES 2011 with Sony leading the pack in the digital photography category with an awe inspiring show.