Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 Preview

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Sony has just released their most powerful W-series models to date, with the all new Cyber-shot DSC-WX5. This compact powerhouse is packed full of Sony's latest technologies, like their new 3D Sweep Panorama mode, Superior Auto exposure mode, Background Defocus, a 12-megapixel CMOS Exmor R sensor, and AVCHD video at 1920x1080 @ 60i.

This unit replaces the WX1 as their top of the line W-series camera, and is scheduled to start shipping in September (2010) with a suggested retail price of $299 US. 

Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 key features:
  • Durable metal chasis in two colors (Dark Grey and Silver)
  • 12-megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor
  • Fast Sony G F2.4 5x optical zoom lens with 24mm field of view
  • 2.8-inch LCD with 460k dots of resolution
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • New Superior Auto exposure mode
  • Intelligent Auto, plus 8 scene mode settings
  • Sweep Panorama mode, including new 3D Sweep
  • Records AVCHD video at 1920x1080 (60i) or MPEG-4 (.MP4) movies at 1440x1080 (30p) with stereo sound
  • MS Duo Pro and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots (Eye-Fi compatible)
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery pack
  • HDMI output
For more information about the DSC-WX5 and Sony's other Cyber-Shot models that were announced along with the WX5, please read the full Sony Cyber-Shot press release here.

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