Sony has unveiled the Cyber-shot DSC-WX5, DSC-TX9 and DSC-T99 digital compacts. The WX5 and TX9 incorporate the company's latest 12.2MP, 1/2.3" Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor. Both feature a 'Superior Auto' mode that shoots bursts of between 2 and 6 shots then combines them either to reduced noise or boost dynamic range, depending on the scene you're shooting. The WX5 includes a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens starting at 24mm equivalent and a 2.8" LCD, while the TX9 comes with a 3.5" touchscreen LCD and a 25-100mm equivalent lens. Other features include a Background Defocus mode, 3D Sweep Panorama mode and 1080i Full AVCHD video recording. The DSC-T99 features the same lens and body design as the TX9, a smaller LCD and a 14MP CCD sensor that cannot achieve the fast multi-shot shooting required for Superior Auto mode. All three cameras offer a Soft Skin mode that tries to smooth out wrinkles and other blemishes from the subject's skin. Jump to: Press Release:

New Cyber-shot™ digital cameras from Sony with Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor for beautiful, low-noise images


Slim, stylish WX5 and TX9 with Superior Auto mode, 1080i Full HD movie
and 3D Sweep Panorama  

  • 12.2 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor and new Superior Auto mode for superb images with DSLR-style low noise performance
  • 1080i Full HD movie recording for playback on your HD TV
  • World’s first compact still cameras with 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Sweep Multi Angle for exciting 3D-style viewing effects
  • Background defocus mode for stunning professional effects
July 8, 2010: Experience a new dimension of photo excitement with this summer’s colourful additions to the Cyber-shot™ family of digital cameras from Sony.Beautifully slim, light and easy to use, the Cyber-shot™ WX5 and TX9 boast exciting new features for outstanding still picture quality compared with conventional compact cameras. Capable of shooting detail-packed Full HD (1920 x 1080, 50i) AVCHD movie clips, they’re also the first Cyber-shot™ cameras from Sony that can capture amazing 3D images to enjoy on any 3D-compatible TV.Superior Auto mode: incredible low-noise images
The WX5 and TX9 are the first Cyber-shot™ cameras that can capture extremely low-noise images, evoking the expressive power of a digital SLR camera.Powered by the 12.2 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor, Superior Auto mode captures a high-speed burst of up to six frames when you press the shutter button. Camera settings are automatically optimised according to shooting conditions. Cyber-shot™ then combines information from each frame to create an exquisite, low-noise picture with wide dynamic range, as enjoyed by DSLR photo enthusiasts.As an extra refinement, new Background Defocus makes it easy to achieve pro-style images, similar to the results achieved with a DSLR camera and wide-aperture lens. Cyber-shot™ rapidly shoots two frames when the shutter button is pressed. Position information between the foreground and background is analysed automatically, creating a single picture with your subject in sharp focus and a beautifully blurred background. New Soft Skin mode flatters portrait subjects even further, automatically removing small wrinkles and skin blemishes for effortlessly beautiful results. First-ever 3D Cyber-shot™ cameras
For the first time ever, 3D Sweep Panorama lets you shoot incredible 3D images without needing a bulky, complex double-lens camera system.Just press the shutter button: the advanced Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor inside the Cyber-shot™ WX5 and TX9 captures a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side. Information from up to 100 images is automatically combined to create a stereoscopic pair of frames. You can enjoy the incredible results by connecting the camera by HDMI to your 3D-compatible TV. Cyber-shot™ offers even more exciting 3D image possibilities.  Also new this year, Sweep Multi Angle shoots a high-speed burst of fifteen frames, creating a ‘3D-style’ image of your subject that can be viewed from different angles. After shooting, just tilt the Cyber-shot™ from side to side: sensors inside the camera detect your movements, scrolling through the sequence of multi-angle frames as you tilt and view the camera’s LCD screen. Multi-angle views can also be viewed simultaneously on an ordinary 2D television as you tilt the camera.You can also enjoy breath-taking panoramic shots with the Cyber-shot™ TX9 while you’re snorkelling or diving. Add an optional marine housing and select Underwater Sweep Panorama mode that optimises white balance for clear, natural results with underwater subjects. Cyber-shot™ T99 – more style, more colour
Also available this summer, the beautifully sculpted Cyber-shot™ T99 is guaranteed to turn heads with a choice of gorgeous new colour options. Inside its slim, curvaceously sculpted lines there’s plenty of smart technology – from Sweep Panorama and 720p HD movie recording to new Soft Skin mode. Like the Cyber-shot™ TX9, the T99 also features new Underwater Sweep Panorama mode for extra-wide sub-aqua scenes. The beautiful, easy to use Cyber-shot™ WX5, TX9 and T99 digital cameras by Sony are available from mid-September 2010.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5, DSC-TX9, DSC-T99 specifications

WX5
TX9
T99
Price
EU: €319 EU: €399
EU: €249
Sensor
• 1 / 2.3 inch “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
• 12.2 million effective pixels
• BIONZ image processor
• 1 / 2.3 inch Super HAD CCD sensor
• 14.1 million effective pixels
• BIONZ image processor
Image sizes
• 12M (4000 x 3000)
• 9M (4000 x 2248)
• 8M (3264 x 2448)
• 5M (2592 x 1944)
• 2M (1920 x1080)
• VGA (640 x 480)
• 14M (4320 x 3240)
• 11M (4320 x 2432)
• 10M (3648 x 2736)
• 5M (2592 x 1944)
• 2M (1920 x1080)
• VGA (640 x 480)
Image sizes
(2D and 3D Panorama)
• 7152 x 1080
• 4912 x 1080
• 4912 x 1920
• 3424 x 1920
Movie clips
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
File formats
• Still Image : JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movie Clip : AVCHD/ MP4, H.264 compression
• Still Image : JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movie Clip : MP4, Standard compression
Lens
• 24-120mm equiv.
• Vario-Tessar 6 elements in 5 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
• 5x Optical zoom
• f = 4.25-21.25mm
• F2.4(W)-5.9(T)
• 25-100 equiv.
• Vario-Tessar 12 elements in 10 groups (including 4 aspheric elements)
• 4x Optical zoom
• f = 4.43-17.7mm
• F3.5(W)-4.6(T)
Digital zoom
Approx. 6.1x
Approx. 4.9x
Approx. 4.7x
Image Stabalisation
Optical SteadyShot
AF area modes
Intelligent
Focus Mode
• Multi point AF (9 points)
• Centre-Weighted
• Spot
• Focus Tracking
• Multi point AF (9 points)
• Centre-Weighted
• Flexible Spot AF (touch)
• Spot
• Focus Tracking
• Multi point AF (9 points)
• Centre-Weighted
• Flexible Spot AF (touch)
• Spot
ISO sensitivity
• Auto
• ISO 125
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
Metering modes
• Multi
• Centre
• Spot
Shuttter speed
• Auto(2 sec- 1/1,250)
• Program Auto(1 sec - 1/1,250)
Aperture
F2.4(W)-7.1(T)
F3.5(W)-6.3(T)
Shooting modes
• Intelligent Auto
• Superior Auto
• Easy Shooting
• Program Auto
• High senstivity
• Twilight
• Twilight Portrait
• Soft Snap
• Landscape
• Beach
• Snow
• Fireworks
• Gourmet
• Pet mode
• Soft Skin
• Handheld Twilight
• Anti-Motion Blur
• Intelligent Sweep Panorama
• Backlight Correction HDR
• Background Defocus
• 3D Sweep Panorama
• Sweep Multi Angle
• Intelligent Auto
• Superior Auto
• Easy Shooting
• Program Auto
• High senstivity
• Twilight
• Twilight Portrait
• Soft Snap
• Landscape
• Beach
• Snow
• Fireworks
• Hi-speed Shutter
• Underwater(with housing)
• Gourmet
• Pet mode
• Soft Skin
• Handheld Twilight
• Anti-Motion Blur
• Intelligent Sweep Panorama
• Underwater Sweep Panorama(with housing)
• Backlight Correction HDR
• Background Defocus
• 3D Sweep Panorama
• Sweep Multi Angle
• Intelligent Auto
• Easy Shooting
• Program Auto
• High senstivity
• Twilight
• Twilight Portrait
• Soft Snap
• Landscape
• Beach
• Snow
• Fireworks
• Hi-speed Shutter
• Underwater(with housing)
• Gourmet
• Pet mode
• Soft Skin
• Sweep Panaroma
• Underwater Sweep Panorama(with housing)
White balance
• Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent 2
• Fluorescent 3
• Incandescent
• Flash
• One Touch (Manual Preset)
• Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent 2
• Fluorescent 3
• Incandescent
• Flash
• Underwater 1
• Underwater 2
• One Touch (Manual Preset)
Self timer
• Off
• 10sec
• 2sec
• Portrait 1
• Portrait 2
Continous Shooting
10 fps
0.69 fps
Flash
• Modes :Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red eye, Flash Off
LCD monitor
• 3.0 inch touchscreen TFT LCD
• approx.230,400 dots
• 3.5 inch touchscreen TFT LCD
• approx. 921,600 dots
• 2.8 inch TFT LCD
• approx. 460,800 dots
Digital input/output
• USB 2.0 High Speed
• Multi-use terminal
• HDMI
• USB 2.0 High Speed
• Multi-use terminal
• HDMI
• USB 2.0 High Speed
• Multi-use terminal
Storage
• Internal memory (Approx. 32 MB)
• Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/ Pro HG Duo
• SD/SDHC/SDXC
Power
Rechargeable NP-BN1 battery and charger
Weight (no batt)
Approx. 130g (4.6oz.)
Approx. 133g (4.7oz.)
Approx. 105g (3.7oz.)
Dimensions
92(W)x 52 (H) x22mm (D)
98(W)x 60 (H) x18mm(D)
93(W)x 56 (H) x 17mm(D)

Additional images (DSC-WX5)

Additional images (DSC-TX9)

Additional images(DSC-T99)