I was reading not long ago, an article about how the compact digital camera is all but dead. I guess no one told Sony or all those people that buy those types of cameras huh? Anyway, the new Cyber-Shot cameras are the TX55 and the WX30, both of which are compact and sleek of course and both cameras feature a 16.2MP sensor with 10x zoom. Full sepcs and info is listed below..
Just 12.2mm slim, the Cyber-shot™ TX55 is the world’s thinnest digital camera that captures Full HD AVCHD video clips as well as 16.2 megapixel still images. It also shoots super-detailed panoramas with 42.9 megapixel resolution, 3D Sweep Panorama and 3D Still Image to enjoy on your 3D TV. The digital camera’s back panel is dominated by a super-size 8.3cm / 3.3" Xtra Fine OLED wide touchscreen: it is perfect for showing off your photos and movie clips with incredible detail.
Enabling its incredible slimness, the TX55 is the first Cyber-shot™ compact digital camera that includes a slot to accept Memory Stick Micro™ (M2) and microSD/SDHC flash memory cards. Sony offers a choice of ultra-compact, high quality media in capacities up to 16GB (newly introduced Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), ideal for AVCHD video shooting) / 16GB (microSDHC). All cards come with free PC software (available via download), File Rescue for quick, easy recovery of deleted or damaged photos and files and x-Pict Story™ that simplifies creation of dazzling slideshows from your photos.
Super-compact and sleekly curvaceous, the Cyber-shot™ WX30 digital camera offers an equally tempting range of imaging options for stills, Full HD video and 3D shooting. It is also the first-ever Cyber-shot™ WX series model that features a spacious 7.5cm (3”) Xtra Fine LCD wide touch screen for beautifully simple fingertip operation.
Best-ever stills and Full HD movie shooting
Each compact digital camera features a highly sensitive Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with 16.2 effective megapixels resolution. Whether you are shooting still images or Full HD video, you will be rewarded with incredible image detail and ultra-low picture noise – even in low light conditions.
Both Cyber-shot™ models introduce the brand-new ‘Clear Image Zoom’ that boosts magnification without lowering pixel count in the final image. Exclusive to Sony, ‘By Pixel Super Resolution’ processing further extends the camera’s 5x optical zoom range, allowing full-resolution 16.2 megapixel images with a maximum 10x zoom.
‘By Pixel Super Resolution’ technology also significantly boosts still image quality during movie recording. At a touch of the shutter button, ‘Dual Rec’ grabs detail-packed 12 megapixel-level still photos without interrupting Full HD video shooting.
Newly enhanced with additional electronic image stabilisation for vertical and horizontal handshake correction, the SteadyShot Active Mode compensates for handheld camera movements during Full HD video shooting. You’ll enjoy crisper, blur-free movie clips at all zoom settings, even if you’re holding the camera while walking.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama also features HR (High Resolution) mode, letting you capture breath-taking 42.9 megapixel panoramas. Just sweep the camera: then enjoy the results on your connected HD TV, or zoom in with PlayStation® 3 to reveal the finest details.
3D Still Image captures dramatic 3D photos without needing a big, bulky camera with stereoscopic lenses. Just press the shutter button once: 3D Still Image grabs a pair of frames in quick succession, estimating depth information to create a dramatic three-dimensional still image. Other 3D shooting options include 3D Sweep Panorama and Sweep Multi Angle.