If you’re looking for a camera with the wow factor the moment you take it out of your bag, there’s nothing quite like the new Cyber-shot DSC-TX55. At a mere 12.2mm thick, it’s the slimmest compact camera ever – thinner in fact than many smartphones. A truly iconic design that fits in any pocket and goes anywhere life takes you, yet still includes all the high performance features you expect in a top quality camera. Your friends will be full of envy.
Serious imaging performance:
Beyond the slim lines and sleek profile lies a sophisticated 16.2 effective megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor with high speed BIONZ image processor. This combination of technology allows you to shoot intensely detailed, high resolution images at 10 frames per second that look sharp and lifelike even when enlarged up to A3 size. The 1/2.3-type sensor absorbs twice as much light as a conventional sensor so low-noise pictures stay perfectly clear and defined even in poor light. With faster processing speeds between the processor and sensor, you’ll enjoy an array of sophisticated shooting functions at all times of day, from dawn to dusk, indoors and outdoors. Also housed inside this ultra thin camera is a prestigious wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with a minimal focal length of 26mm for shooting intimate portraits and dramatic wide angle scenes. An impressive 5x optical zoom extends focal length coverage to 130mm while Close Focus mode lets you zoom in as close as 3cm, all in superb visual clarity. Optical stabilisation keeps your shots steady so your photos retain sharpness and definition, whatever and wherever you are shooting.
World’s thinnest compact* camera at 12.1mm thick.
Easy movies in Full HD 1080i:
Head out with friends or family and be ready to capture full high definition movies in 1920x1080 resolution. Just press the MOVIE button to start recording anywhere and anytime – it’s that easy. Efficient AVCHD video compression technology optimises file size for easy storage and sharing on your PC. This is also the first Cyber-shot to include Intelligent Scene Recognition in movie mode. The camera recognises scenes and shooting conditions, then automatically adjusts settings to get the best possible results.
Every detail faithfully recorded:
All-new By Pixel Super Resolution technology analyses images pixel-by-pixel to capture incredibly precise photos. Image processing is optimised so that every detail of the original scene is preserved in your recording with superb edge sharpness and realism. See the detail and subtle textures in close-ups of leaves, wood grain and flowers. Zoom technology in the TX Series uses By Pixel Super Resolution to magnify images up to 10x without decreasing pixel count so you’ll enjoy sharp, clear images at the highest magnification. You’ll also be able to take high resolution images of up to 12 megapixels while shooting movies in Dual Rec mode – never miss a memorable photo again while filming, thanks to By Pixel Super Resolution.
A perfect view:
Slim it may be but the new TX still manages to pack in a high resolution 3.3” OLED LCD with a sensitive touch screen. Framing shots is really easy on the large size screen with everything crystal clear in fine detail and high contrast. Touch the screen to access a range of modes and settings or review your shots. Scroll through latest compositions by sliding your finger across the screen. Quick and easy – the way it should be.
When time is of the essence, you need a camera that sorts out the best shot automatically so you don’t need to fiddle and fumble with settings. That’s where Intelligent Scene Recognition comes in, a smart technology that makes setting up each shot as fast and simple as possible. Your new TX recognizes up to 36 different scene patterns and chooses the auto mode that best matches the shot. It detects and analyses subject and motion to select the optimal shooting method, exposure, flash control, white balance and tint. You can easily tell when Intelligent Scene Recognition is active as an icon will flash up at the top-left corner of your screen.
Serious imaging performance with 16.2 megapixels.
Never miss a moment:
With high speed auto focus, you can be sure of getting the perfect shot every time. Spot a photo opportunity and you can focus and shoot in just 0.1 seconds, meaning you’ll never miss a fleeting moment such as a child’s change in expression or a bird about to fly.
Take photos while shooting movies:
Just imagine you see a great photo in your viewfinder while recording a movie. With Dual Record, you can now capture that shot without having to stop filming. Simply press the shutter button to capture a 16:9 photo approximately 3M in size. Up to 10 photos can be taken during one movie recording.
Take 3D single shot still photos for playback on your 3D TV.
Background Defocus – just like an SLR:
How about an attractive background blur effect? No problem with Background Defocus. Select low, medium or high blur, then push the shutter button to continuously shoot two frames. The camera then analyses the position of the main subject with the foreground and background before processing the blur effect. Just like an SLR, without you having to make difficult settings.
More mood, more expression:
Picture Effect makes your landscape shots and portraits come alive by enhancing mood and expression. With seven special effects from Artistic HDR Painting and Rich Tone Monochrome to Miniature, Toy Camera and Partial Colour, your imagination is given free reign to create truly individual photos.
Capture the smallest detail with up to 10x clear image zoom.
Your world in 3D:
Here’s a single lens camera that lets you shoot 3D still images and 3D Sweep Panorama landscapes, all in a super-thin design that’s much easier to carry around than a dual lens 3D camera. Take 3D single shot still photos for playback on your 3D TV – especially good for sports and kids playing. Capture stunning landscapes and cityscapes in panoramic 3D with Intelligent 3D Sweep Panorama. Simply press the shutter while sweeping the camera from side to side or up and down to shoot a high-speed burst of frames. Images are then automatically stitched together to create one amazing panoramic picture.
No shake or blur:
Don’t worry about blurred movies. Optical SteadyShot Active Mode is better than ever with expanded image stabilisation for both wide-angle and telephoto focal lengths. Footage stays sharp and blur free, even when zooming while holding the camera with one hand or filming while walking.
Face Detection automatically adjusts the exposure, focus and skin tone of your shot so the photos you take of your friends and family look more natural. Soft Skin mode uses this Face Detection technology to automatically soften wrinkles and freckles, as well as adding definition to the eyes and mouth - perfect for individual or group portraits. Smile Shutter is another handy feature that when activated, automatically takes pictures when people smile.
- The thinnest camera in the world at just 12.2mm
- Super-size OLED touchscreen
- Shoot Full HD plus amazing 3D images and panoramas
- Dual Record--take photos whilst shooting movies
- Feature-packed including Optical SteadyShot for blur-free photos
- Product type: Sony TX55 digital camera
- Dimension (W x D x H): 92.9 x 54.4 x 12.2 millimetres
- Weight: 94 grams
- Colour: Silver
- Manufacturer warranty: 12 months
- Optical zoom: x5
- Sensor type:EXMOR R™ CMOS sensor
- Supplied software: CDROM (PMB, Music transfer, Cybershot users guide)