Sony’s new offering in the compact camera arena have fast shutter speeds
Sony Australia has released the new cameras that are said to have up to 50 percent less ‘noise’ due to their CMOS sensors, which are claimed to be twice as sensitive as conventional CMOS sensors.
Both cameras utilise Sony’s BIONZ imaging processor, which deliver high-resolution images and fast performance. When shooting in dimly lit environments, the higher ISO setting and enhanced noise reduction are claimed to improve image quality. Both models also feature mechanical shutters that enable lightning-fast continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second, meaning users will never miss a precious moment.
Both models capture panoramic views by automatically assembling individual frames shot at high speeds. Swing the camera in the desired direction to snap stunning landscapes and cityscapes, including vertical shots of tall buildings.
Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur modes enable brighter photos due to the ability to shoot six frames of the scene at high speed before superimposing them to produce one optimised image. For those who are attracted by the allure of the night, the Handheld Twilight mode captures cleaner and sharper twilight shots any time, without a tripod in low light conditions.
The TX1 comes with a Carl Zeiss lens, while the WX1 is equipped with a super wide-angle 24mm f/2.4 G lens by Sony. Also, thanks to the TX1’s LCD touch screen, this model features a new flick option, allowing users to scroll through photos with ease.
HD Movie 720p allows the WX1 to capture HD movies at 30 fps and 1280 x 720 pixel resolution as if grabbing a quick snapshot. The WX1 employs the high-quality, high-compression MPEG-4 format to store up to 60 minutes of movies on a 4GB memory stick. The camera can be connected via an optional cable to an HDTV such as a Bravia LCD TV for home movie viewing enjoyment.