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Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Saturday 31st, July 2010
Posted by: Mark Peters

Photokina 2010 Report - Beautifully slim, lightweight and easy to use, the Sony CyberShot WX5 boasts exciting new features for outstanding still picture quality compared with conventional compact cameras. Capable of shooting detail-packed Full HD (1920 x 1080, 50i) AVCHD movie clips, the Sony Cyber-shot WX5 is the first Cyber-shot camera that can capture amazing 3D images to enjoy on any 3D-compatible TV. For the first time ever, 3D Sweep Panorama lets you shoot incredible 3D images without needing a bulky, complex double-lens camera system. Just press the shutter button and the advanced Exmor R CMOS Sensor inside the Sony CyberShot WX5 captures a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side.

Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5

Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5 camera with 3D function
Information from up to 100 images is automatically combined to create a stereoscopic pair of frames. You can enjoy the incredible results by connecting the camera via HDMI to your 3D-compatible TV. Sony CyberShot WX5 offers even more exciting 3D image possibilities. Also new this year, Sweep Multi Angle shoots a high-speed burst of fifteen frames, creating a ‘3D-style’ image of your subject that can be viewed from different angles. After shooting, just tilt the Sony WX5 from side to side: sensors inside the camera detect your movements, scrolling through the sequence of multi-angle frames as you tilt and view the camera’s LCD screen. Multi-angle views can also be viewed simultaneously on an ordinary 2D television as you tilt the camera.

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12.2 megapixel Sony CyberShot WX5
The Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5 is the first Cyber-shot camera that can capture extremely low-noise images, evoking the expressive power of a digital SLR camera. Powered by the 12.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Superior Auto mode captures a high-speed burst of up to six frames when you press the shutter button. Camera settings are automatically optimised according to shooting conditions. The Sony Cyber-shot WX5 then combines information from each frame to create an exquisite, low-noise picture with wide dynamic range, as enjoyed by DSLR photo enthusiasts. A bright F2.4 lens on the Sony CyberShot WX5 enhances low light shooting even further.

Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5

Sony DSC-WX5 features Background Defocus
As an extra refinement, new Background Defocus makes it easy to achieve pro-style images, similar to the results achieved with a DSLR camera and wide-aperture lens. Sony DSC-WX5 rapidly shoots two frames when the shutter button is pressed. Position information between the foreground and background is analysed automatically, creating a single picture with your subject in sharp focus and a beautifully blurred background. New Soft Skin mode flatters portrait subjects even further, automatically removing small wrinkles and skin blemishes for effortlessly beautiful results.

Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5 functions
• World’s first compact still camera with 3D Sweep Panorama
• Sweep Multi Angle for exciting 3D-style viewing effects
• 12.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
• New Superior Auto mode for superb images with DSLR-style low noise performance
• 1080i Full HD movie recording for playback on your HD TV
• Background defocus mode for stunning professional effects

Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5

Sony CyberShot DSC-T99 digital camera
Also available, the beautifully sculpted Sony CyberShot T99 is guaranteed to turn heads with a choice of gorgeous new colour options. Inside its slim, sculpted lines there’s plenty of smart technology - from Sweep Panorama and 720p HD movie recording to new Soft Skin mode. The Sony DSC-T99 also features new Underwater Sweep Panorama mode for extra-wide sub-aqua scenes. The beautiful, easy to use Sony CyberShot WX5 and T99 digital cameras are available from mid-September 2010.

Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5

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