Camera News
by Brad Soo on February 18 2010

Sony just announced two new additions to their Cyber-shot line today. The Cyber-shot H55 is a basic version of the H5V camera announced last month – for one Benjamin less, you’ll get the Cyber-shot H55, a similar looking camera sans GPS, backlit CMOS, full HD movie mode and less bells and whistles. Also announced today is the Cyber-shot TX5, Sony’s first ever rugged digital camera. The camera is essentially a T-series cameras that’s more ruggardized to match competing offers in the market by other camera makers.

Sony Cyber-shot HX55
(Compact super-zoom)

  • 14 effective megapixels
  • 25 – 250 mm (f3.5 – f5.5) 10X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Active stabilization reduces high levels of camera shake in movie mode
  • 3.0 inch LCD (230,000 pixels)
  • Some manual controls
  • Standard Sweep Panorama mode
  • Face detection, software redeye removal
  • Standard HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound and optical zoom
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $250

Sony Cyber-shot TX5
(Rugged compact camera)

  • Rugged design: Waterproof (10 feet/3 meters), shockproof (5 feet/1.5 meters), freezeproof, dustproof
  • 10 effective megapixels (backlit CMOS)
  • 25 – 100 mm (f3.5 – f4.6) 4X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3 touchscreen LCD (2301,000 pixels)
  • No manual controls
  • Enhanced Sweep Panorama mode
  • High Dynamic Range mode takes and combines two photos into 1 HDR shot
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution
  • Face detection, software redeye removal
  • Standard HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound and optical zoom
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $350

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