Sony DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55 point and shoot cameras to arrive this April

February 18, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sony is set to bring to the marketplace its new CyberShot point and shoot cameras christened DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55 this April.  The anticipated release is to happen at Anaheim when the curtains go up for America’s largest camera expo, the PMA.

Among the two upcoming models, the one which is generating cart loads of   interest is the TX5. Dubbed as the world’s thinnest and smallest certified waterproof digital still camera with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and touch operation, the TX5 can withstand water up to a depth of 10 feet.  Further, it also would come armed with a freeze proof certification, which means it can stay strong in cool environs of up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. If that is not just enough, the camera can also withstand a fall from at least 5 feet. Remember, you get all these and even a dust-free feature, for a camera that is being termed as the world’s thinnest.  We wonder how Sony has managed to pack all these extraordinary features inside such razor thin frame.

The camera is to come sporting a 10.2MP sensor, which would be more than what the photographer in you would demand.  Among the other unique stuff packed inside the thin pack are specs like a 720p movie mode, a 25 mm equivalent wide-angle 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Tessor lens and a 3-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus on the rear. One good aspect about this feature is that it has the capability to recognize touch inputs even under water. Sony has also thrown in an in-camera multi-shot Backlight Correction High Dynamic Range (HDR).

To come in hues of silver, black, pink, green, and red, Sony will sell the rugged TX5 for $350. Meanwhile, the other model that will also arrive in April along with the TX5, the H55, will sport features such as Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and a 720p movie mode among the other usuals.  To be presented in black and silver, the H55 will be born with a price tag that would read $250.

(Via HotHardware)

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