Sony's Cyber Shot TX9 and WX5 World's Smallest 3D Cameras With Full HD

By Shekhar Sahu on

09 July, 2010  at 12:23 AM

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Sony's Cyber Shot World's Smallest 3D camerasSony's Cyber Shot World's Smallest 3D cameras models TX9 and WX5 with features like 3D panorama, Superior Quality Mode, Background Defocus

Sony's Cyber Shot World's Smallest 3D cameras models TX9 and WX5 with features like 3D panorama, Superior Quality Mode, Background Defocus

Now a days many new 3D technologies are coming, increasing the access to people. Sony has already been recording and broadcasting FIFA world cup matches live in 3D. One step further Sony unveiled new cyber-shot digital cameras (DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5) which are world's smallest 3D cameras. If this is less, TX9 and WX5 capture 3D images with a single lens system instead of those traditional stereo lens system. 3D is a very vast area and includes many new innovating researches. This is why I am highly interested in it and usually feature related products.


About the traditional 3D stereo lens system, it consists of two lenses separated by some space and tilted to some angle, so this helps in capturing two angle images/videos along with depth/distance of object/subject. But Sony's new cyber shot digital cameras incorporate innovating 3D technology - 3D Sweep Panorama.

“Sony is focused on being the leader in 3D technology, leveraging its expertise to create the best 3D products, content and unique entertainment experiences,” said Kelly Davis, director of the digital imaging business at Sony Electronics.



Features in a Glance




12.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor and new Superior Auto mode for superb images w/ DSLR-style low noise performance.

1080i Full HD movie recording for playback on your HD TV.

World’s first compact still cameras with 3D Sweep Panorama.

Sweep Multi Angle for exciting 3D style viewing effects.

Background defocus mode for stunning professional effects.


Sony released Cyber Shot World's Smallest 3D cameras models TX9 and WX5 with features like 3D panorama, Superior Quality Mode, Background Defocus image


Sony launches Cyber Shot World's lightest 3D cameras models TX9 and WX5 with features like 3D panorama, Superior Quality Mode, Background Defocus, skin tone




Want to Create 3D Panoramas Yourself?



Both digital camera models (DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5) feature 3D Sweep Panorama. You have to take pictures in sweep motion - tilt the camera back and forth, 15 images will be automatically processed to detail-packed 3D panoramas. All images are then compiled to one single photo. The 3D images can be viewed 2D/3D/3D compatible TVs, which also requires 3D glasses available to buy at Sony Store.

Sony introduced Cyber Shot World's Smallest 3D cameras models TX9 and WX5 with features like 3D panorama, Superior Quality Mode, Background Defocus photo



Background Defocus



This method is mainly used by Game developers to focus on object they make the background blurred, know as bokeh effect. If do so in photo editing software manually then you won't ever get perfection. To shoot such photos, DSLRs dominate. But Sony Cyber Shot can do all for you smartly, It distinguishes between object or the subject of photo and the background very well, creating sharp and crispy digital image, emphasizing on subject more.





Superior Quality Photos Like DSLRs



Sony cyber shot may be this time liked by DSLR owners too. Superior Auto mode makes image cleaner, sharper and more dynamic pictures also by use of an extension Intelligent Auto mode comprising multiple shots. Soft Skin mode is the another feature which recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of real world imperfections. The cameras provide good performance at low light with Sony's Exmor R back illuminated CMOS (Charged Metallic Oxide Sensor) sensor.





Shoot Full HD Videos Now



The cyber shot models can record full HD movies at resolution of 1080p (ie 1920x1080) in ACCHD format (Sony's High Definition Handycam Camcorder Videos), also at resolution of 1440x1080 in MP4 formats, suitable for online sharing and streaming.



Meanwhile Sony also unveiled  DSC-T99, lets include it here briefly.




Cyber Shot WX5, TX9, T99 Specifications




Features

DSC-WX5

DSC-TX9

DSC-T99
Effective Pixels12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels14.1 megapixels
Image Sensor7.81mm (1/2.3 type) Exmor R CMOS7.81mm (1/2.3 type) Exmor R CMOS7.76mm (1/2.3 type) Super HAD CCD
ProcessorBIONZBIONZBIONZ
LensSony GCarl ZeissCarl Zeiss
Zoom5x (optical)4x (optical)4x (optical)
ISOAuto/125/200/400/800/
1600/3200
Auto/125/200/400/800/
1600/3200
Auto/80/100/200/400/
800/1600/3200
Sweep PanoramaYes (including 3D, Intelligent)Yes (including 3D; Intelligent; Underwater)Yes  (including Underwater)
Sweep Multi AngleYesYes
LCD screen 7.0cm (2.8”)8.8cm (3.5”)7.5cm (3.0”)

Battery Life
115mins (230 shots) – CIPA standard with LCD on115mins (230 shots) – CIPA standard with LCD on115mins (230 shots) – CIPA standard with LCD on
Image stabilizerOptical SteadyShotOptical SteadyShotOptical SteadyShot
Video recordingFull HD movie (1920x1080/50i MPEG-4 AVC(H.264))Full HD movie (1920x1080/50i MPEG-4 AVC(H.264))720p HD movie (1280x720 progressive 30 fps MPEG-4)
Approx Internal memory32MB32MB32MB
Approx dimensions WxHxD (mm)91.7 x 51.9 x 21.5 mm97.8 x 59.5 x 17.5 mm93.0 x 55.6 x 16.8 mm
Approx Weight130gm133gm105gm
ColoursBlack, silver, brown, gold and violetDark grey, gold, redBlack, silver, pink, green and violet








Sony will start selling these 3D camcorders by September this year at Sony Style and stores. DCS-TX9 will cost about $400 (approx Rs20K), DCS-WX5  about $300 (approx Rs15K), & DCS-T99 about $250 (approx Rs12.5K).


Well, these are great cameras and value of money products from Sony specially if you are an amateur photographer. Even it's said that DSLR owners will also give it good response, since its compact, light in weight, easy to use, and many other useful features. The most important parts are 3D and HD. Now Sony is dominating in the field. 


I wish to own Cyber Shot DCS-WX5, what about you? Did you like any of them? Do you see any competitor of Sony around? We love to hear from you.



Shekhar Sahu




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7 comments for this post

With such cool features who will not like to own it :).Amazing features.

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 2:00 AM  

Slim and small. That's good =)

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 1:50 PM  

@Shabnam
Of course

@Blinkky
Yeah that's considerably small.

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

this is an awesome camera to own :)

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 7:39 PM  

@Papbear
Exactly, thanks for visiting.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

I always love gadgets from sony.Planning to buy DCS-WX5.

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Anonymous

Hi All,

Has anyone bought WX5, I would like to hear first hand reviews from users who have actually used it. I am raring to order one from US.

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
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