Sony Drops Two New Cyber-Shot CamerasBy Chris Weiss
Sony dropped two new digital cameras today in anticipation of the Photo Marketing Association convention this weekend.
The Sony Cyber-Shot line gets a little more durable with the DSC-TX5, which Sony hails as the world’s thinnest, smallest certified waterproof camera. In addition to being waterproof beyond the deep end of the pool (rated to 10 feet), the DSC-TX5 is also freezeproof down to 14 degrees F, shockproof up to a five-foot drop and dustproof. All those proofs are packed into a body that weighs just 4.5 ounces and measures 3.75″ × 2.25″ × 0.72″. Photography-wise, the DSC-TX5 features a 10.2 MP sensor, 4 x optical zoom, HDMI out and a 3-inch touchscreen. It also shoots video at up to 720p.
The 14.1 MP Cyber-Shot DSC-H55 is the little sibling of the zoomtastic DSC-HX5V and features a 10 x optical zoom, wide angle shooting, SteadyShot optical image stabilization and 720p video recording.
Both cameras will hit the market in April for a retail of $350 (DSC-TX5) and $250 (DSC-H55). They’ll be offered in a variety of colors. [via ZDNet]