Sony drops 11 Cyber-shot point-and-shoots

So many cameras. So, so many cameras.

Is this the ultimate ultracompact? Sony

Running a close second to Fujifilm for the number of digital still cameras announced at CES 2011 is Sony with11 Cyber-shots. And like Fujifilm, Sony refreshed everything from its cheapest budget models straight up to the high-end ultracompact TX9, which was itself announced in the second half of 2010. There's a lot to choose from and really just about something for everyone. The only update conspicuously missing is for 2009's full-size megazoom, the HX1 .

One thing's for sure: if you don't want a compact camera with a 16-megapixel sensor, you're going to have very little to pick from with Sony. Most of the cameras feature either a regular 16-megapixel CCD or a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. What's nice to see is that the BSI sensor has made its way down to a $220 model, as it was previously reserved for the more expensive cameras.

Several of the models have 3D Sweep Panorama and 3D stills, though you will need to have a 3D-enabled TV or computer still. Other extras include GPS, full HD movie capture at 60p, and the capability to capture stills while shooting movies.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100V 

  • Top-of-the-line ultracompact replacing the TX9
  • 3.5-inch touch-screen OLED
  • 1080/60p movie capture
  • 16.2-megapixel Exmor R backside-illuminated CMOS sensor for improved low-light photos and fast shooting performance
  • 3D stills and 3D Sweep Panorama changes the way you view your world
  • GPS and compass records the shot location and direction 
  • Available in March for about $380
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10
  • Rugged ultracompact replacing the TX5
  • Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and freezeproof
  • 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD
  • 1080i movie capture
  • 16.2-megapixel Exmor R backside-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 3D stills and 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Available in March for about $330
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T110
  • Budget-friendly touch-screen ultracompact replacing the T99
  • 3-inch touch screen for easy focus selection and photo viewing
  • Sweep Panorama mode captures stunning panoramic images
  • 720p movie capture
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 25mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 4x zoom
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Available in March for about $230

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V

  • Full-featured compact megazoom replacing the HX5V
  • 1080/60i movie capture with capability to record stills and movies simultaneously
  • Sony G lens with 10x optical zoom in a compact camera body
  • Fast capture with 10fps at full 16.2-megapixel resolution
  • Exmor R backside-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 3D stills and 3D Sweep Panorama
  • GPS and compass record shot location  and direction
  • Available in March for about $300
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70
  • Budget-friendly compact megazoom replacing the H55
  • 10x zoom in a compact camera body
  • Sweep Panorama Mode
  • 720p movie capture
  • 25mm wide-angle lens with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization   
  • Active Mode stabilizes your handheld HD movies; Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects
  • Available in March for about $230
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10
  • WX-series model targeted at enthusiasts; a mix of 2010's W370 and WX5
  • Fast capture with 10fps at full 16.2-megapixel resolution
  • Exmor R backside-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 7x, bright f2.4 24mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 1080/60i movie capture with capability to record stills and movies simultaneously
  • Backlight Correction HDR enables crisp details in difficult lighting
  • Manual shooting modes
  • 3D stills and 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Available in April for about $280

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9

  • Exmor R backside-illuminated CMOS sensor at a mid-range price
  • 1080/60i movie capture with capability to record stills and movies simultaneously
  • 5x, f2.4 24mm-equivalent wide-angle lens 
  • Fast capture with 10fps at full 16.2-megapixel
  • 3D stills and 3D Sweep Panorama
  • iSweep Panorama for one-shot landscapes
  • Backlight Correction HDR
  • Background Defocus highlights your subject like a dSLR
  • Available in March for about $220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570

  • Replaces W350
  • 16.1-megapixel CCD
  • 25mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 5x zoom
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen for easy viewing
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 720p movie capture
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Available in February for about $180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 

  • 14.1-megapixel
  • 26mm-equivalent wide-angle lens
  • 720p movie capture
  • Sweep Panorama
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Available in February for about $160
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530
  • Replaces W330
  • 26mm-equivalent wide lens with 4x zoom
  • Sweep Panorama
  • SteadyShot digital image stabilization
  • 14.1-megapixel
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • iAuto mode
  • Available in February for about $130
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510
  • Replaces W310
  • 26mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 4x zoom
  • Sweep Panorama
  • SteadyShot digital image stabilization
  • 12.1 megapixel
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • iAuto mode
  • Available in February for about $110




 

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