March 21, 2011: Sony Australia has announced two new models in its Cyber-shot W range, the DSC-WX7 and DSC-WX10.
Both incorporate (small area) 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensors, AVCHD Full HD movie recording, Optical SteadyShot – and price tags under $400!
With AVCHD Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080i), both the WX7 and WX10 capture video footage that can be simply uploaded to social networking sites using the supplied software, or viewed in Full HD via a Bravia LCD TV using an HDMI cable.
The dedicated Movie button allows users to start recording at any time. In addition, images and footage are clearer and sharper in low light thanks to the back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor.
Sony’s Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode can now capture 42.9 megapixel still images, which Sony says is the highest resolution among all compact digital still cameras. Users can capture stunning 185-degree shots of landscapes or skyscrapers by simply clicking the shutter, capturing scenes with a sweeping motion. The image can then be viewed in Full HD on a Bravia LCD TV or enlarged to a print or canvas.
The new W series cameras also feature USB charging, allowing users to maintain battery levels while transferring images and HD video to a PC or Mac.
The Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 and DSC-WX10 are available this month with RRPs of $329 and $399 respectively.