The $350 WX1 features the same Sony G Lens, low-light optimized Exmor R CMOS sensor, and Sweep Panaroma mode as Sony's $500 DSC-XH1 mega zoom camera.
The optically stabilized Sony G Lens (in this case, with 5x optical zoom) has only otherwise been seen in digital SLRs and high-end camcorders. But the 10.2-megapixel WX1 has some new tricks, too.
A new Twilight mode automatically combines shots at various exposures to produce more dynamic low-low photos. The WX1's Twilight mode and an Exmor R CMOS sensor can also be found on the sexy new Cyber-shot DSC-TX1.