SONY brand has unveiled nine new cyber-shot cameras, a statement from the company said.
The statement said the new devices include the WX series (DSC-WX100, WX150), HX series (DSC-HX200V, HX20V, HXIOV), W690, TX series (DSC-TX20, TX66), and H series (H90), which offer superior optical performance in some of the world's slimmest and lightest cameras ever designed.
The world's smallest and lightest camera in its class, DSC-WX100 takes full advantage of the newly-developed Advanced Aspherical (AA) lens, which dramatically reduces camera body thickness to as slim as 17.5mm while increasing optical performance to deliver amazing image quality.
The new lOx optical lens (25-250mm) captures wide expanses and dramatic zoom shots, enhanced by Clear Image Zoom for 20x zoom while resolution is maintained. The Extra High Sensitivity technology has helped reduce the noise of the image to 1/6 without affecting image quality.
Furthermore, Sony's 18.2 megapixel (effective) Exmor R CMOS image sensor, teamed with the BIONZ image processing engine's adaptive noise reduction and other low noise technologies, enables the WX100/WX150 to deliver exceptionally high quality images. Both cameras also feature quicker autofocus approximately 0.13 seconds in daylight and as fast as around 0.20 secondsfl] in low-light conditions and advanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation for blur-free shooting in challenging conditions.
On the other hand, the Cyber-Shot HX20V features 20x optical zoom, a new 18.2 megapixel (effective) Exmor R CMOS sensor, Optical SteadyShot and Sony's AA lens element; perfect for taking beautiful, blur-free pictures or movies at any distance. The HX20V includes a new GPS log recording function, which allows users to track and log
location details of photos captured away from home.
Images can then be viewed using Play Memories Home via geotags. At the entry level, the HXIOV uses the same 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, a 24mm lens with image stabilisation, large 3.0" LCD screen with Photo Creativity editing, 1080/60i HD videos.
Like the WX150 and WX100, the Cyber-shot DSC-W690 achieves excellent performance in a stunningly slim body just 17.5mm thick at the slimmest part - the world's thinnest for a CCD-based digital camera with 1 Ox optical zoom - driven by its newly developed AA lens element. The W690 offers a 16.1 effective megapixel Super HAD CCD, lOx optical zoom G Lens (25-250mm), improved Optical SteadyShot, and 360 Sweep Panorama.
The Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 combines exceptional durability and performance in a slim and stylish design. Waterproof, dustproof, shock and low temperature resistant, the TX20 canbe used in a range of challenging environments, producing consistently high quality photos and Full HD movies with its 16.2 effective mega pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode).
Sporting an 18.2 (effective) mega pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, the Cyber-shot HX200V is ideal for telephoto lovers who appreciate 30x Optical Zoom with 60x Clear Image Zoom while resolution is kept high even in distant images. Improved high-speed AF enables the HX200V to focus more quickly at lightning-fast speed of 0.13 second in daylight and 0.21 seconds in low-light. Speeds are approximate figures and may vary based on shooting conditions, easily achieving SLR-like response even in dimly lit environments.