Camera News
by Brad Soo on January 6 2011

Sony has just refreshed almost their entire line of Cyber-shot cameras with almost a dozen (no kidding!) new models launched today. There are two compact super-zoom models, three new T-series slim cameras (including one rugged model) and a whole bunch of W-series compact models.

Sony Cyber-shot HX7V and H70
(Compact super-zoom cameras)

  • HX7V: 16 effective megapixel EXMOR-R backlit CMOS sensor
    H70: 16 effective megapixel traditional CCD
  • 25 – 250 mm (f3.5 – f5.5) 10X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization with “Active” stabilization for high movement
  • HX7V: 3 inch LCD (921,600 pixels)
    H70: 3 inch LCD (230,000 pixels)
  • iAuto with scene modes and some manual controls
  • HX7V ONLY: Built-in GPS and compass geotags photos with location and direction info
  • HX7V: Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
    H70: Sweep Panorama Standard mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
  • HX7V ONLY:3D mode for still photos and panoramas
  • HX7V ONLY:High-speed continuous shooting: 10 frames per second at full resolution
  • Camera can take and combine multiple photos to reduce blur, HDR or take low-light shots (only one at a time)
  • HX7V ONLY:Sweep Multi Angle allows simulated 3D image playback by tilting the camera
  • HX7V: 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) 60i movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom
    Other HD resolution/frame rate options available
    H70: 720p standard HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $300 (HX7V) and $230 (H70)
  • Comes in your choice of black, white, red or blue

Sony Cyber-shot TX100V
(Premium compact camera)

  • 16 effective megapixel EXMOR-R backlit CMOS sensor
  • 25 – 100 mm (f3.5 – f4.6) 4X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3.5 inch touchscreen OLED (1.2 million pixels)
  • iAuto with scene modes; no manual controls
  • Built-in GPS and compass geotags photos with location and direction info
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
  • 3D mode for still photos and panoramas
  • High-speed continuous shooting: 10 frames per second at full resolution
  • Camera can take and combine multiple photos to reduce blur, HDR or take low-light shots (only one at a time)
  • Sweep Multi Angle allows simulated 3D image playback by tilting the camera
  • 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) 60p movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom
    Other HD resolution/frame rate options available
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $380
  • Comes in your choice of silver, black or red

Sony Cyber-shot TX10
(Rugged compact camera)

  • 16 effective megapixel EXMOR-R backlit CMOS sensor
  • 25 – 100 mm (f3.5 – f4.6) 4X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3 inch touchscreen LCD (921,600 pixels)
  • iAuto with scene modes; no manual controls
  • Rugged design: waterproof (15 feet), shockproof (5 feet), freezeproof (14 degrees F), dustproof
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
  • 3D mode for still photos and panoramas
  • High-speed continuous shooting: 10 frames per second at full resolution
  • Camera can take and combine multiple photos to reduce blur, HDR or take low-light shots (only one at a time)
  • 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) 60i movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom
    Other HD resolution/frame rate options available
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $330
  • Comes in your choice of black, silver, blue, green or pink

Sony Cyber-shot T110
(Compact camera)

  • 16 effective megapixels (traditional CCD)
  • 25 – 100 mm (f3.5 – f4.6) 4X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3 inch touchscreen LCD (230,400 pixels)
  • iAuto with scene modes; no manual controls
  • Sweep Panorama Standard mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
  • 720p standard HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $230
  • Comes in your choice of black, silver, red, purple or pink

Sony Cyber-shot WX10
(Compact cameras)

  • 16 effective megapixel EXMOR-R backlit CMOS sensor
  • 24 – 168 mm (f2.4 – f5.9) 7X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2.8 inch LCD (460,800 pixels)
  • iAuto with scene modes AND some manual controls
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
  • 3D mode for still photos and panoramas
  • High-speed continuous shooting: 10 frames per second at full resolution
  • 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) 60i movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom
    Other HD resolution/frame rate options available
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $280

Sony Cyber-shot WX9
(Compact cameras)

  • 16 effective megapixel EXMOR-R backlit CMOS sensor
  • 25 – 125 mm (f2.6 – f6.3) 5X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3 inch LCD (921,600 pixels)
  • iAuto with scene modes; no manual controls
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode creates panoramas from panning the camera
  • 3D mode for still photos and panoramas
  • High-speed continuous shooting: 10 frames per second at full resolution
  • 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) 60i movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom
    Other HD resolution/frame rate options available
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $220
  • Comes in your choice of black, silver, purple or pink

Sony Cyber-shot W570
(Compact camera)

  • 16 effective megapixels (traditional CCD)
  • 25 – 125 mm (f2.6 – f6.3) 5X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2.7 inch LCD (230,000 pixels)
  • No manual controls
  • Standard Sweep Panorama
  • 720p HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in February for $180
  • Comes in your choice of black, silver, purple or pink

Sony Cyber-shot W530 and W560
(Entry-level cameras)

  • 14 effective megapixels (traditional CCD)
  • 26 – 104 mm (f2.7 – f5.7) 4X optical zoom lens
  • W530: 2.7 inch LCD (230,000 pixels)
    W560: 3 inch LCD (230,000 pixels)
  • No manual controls
  • Standard Sweep Panorama
  • W560 ONLY: Optical image stabilization
  • W560 ONLY: Autofocus assist light
  • W530: VGA (640 x 480) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
    W560: 720p HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC/SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in February for $130 (W530) and $160 (W560)
  • W530 comes in your choice of black, silver, blue, green or pink
    W560 comes in your choice of black, silver, red or blue

Sony Cyber-shot W510
(Entry-level camera)

  • 12 effective megapixels (traditional CCD)
  • 26 – 104 mm (f2.8 – f5.9) 4X optical zoom lens
  • 2.7 inch LCD (230,000 pixels)
  • No manual controls
  • NO autofocus assist light
  • Standard Sweep Panorama
  • VGA (640 x 480) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
  • Single memory card slot takes either SD/SDHC or Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in February for $110
  • Comes in your choice of silver, black, red or pink

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