Tough, waterproof point-and-shoot cameras are supposed to be awesome. Small enough to fit in your pocket. Submersible to depths of 40 feet. Able to survive drops from heights above a man's head.
Sony's new glass-faced TX200V is a decidedly opulent stab at something we've been asking for around here: a waterproof camera that doesn't sacrifice optics and design. It's just that it does it at a pretty painful price point.
There's potentially a lot to dig in Sony's TX-55: Like, it's only 12.2mm thin and there's a 3.3-inch OLED touchscreen. More importantly: It'll let you snap nearly full-res photos while shooting HD video, and Sony's promising full-res, pixel-perfect virtual zoom up to 10x.
Pretty soon, we'll find ourselves paying for 14 different 3G data contracts across all our various gadgets and appliances. Before that happens though, we might see a Sony CyberShot camera with inbuilt 3G that allows for limited free uploads, according to gdgt's sources. Supposedly users would be able to spring for…
Look at this pleasant tableau: two square-jawed gentlemen and one of their attractive lady friends enjoying a brand new Sony point-and-shoot. And so beautifully photographed! (By a Canon 5D Mark II.)
Don't get too excited about the 3D element of Sony's WX5 and TX9 snappers—the smallprint uses the phrase "3D-style viewing effects" so we suspect it'll be a bit of a, to use a technical phrase, mish-mash.
Sony's other new camera is the H55, which goes for the "stuffing a fat zoom lens into a tiny body" party trick (like Nikon's S8000). It's a 10x zoom, starting at a 25mm wide-angle. (I'm curious to see what kind of lens distortion we might get here, if any.)
Sony just announced a Cyber-Shot point-and-shoot camera with both GPS and a digital compass, so you can use Google Maps to find the best shooting spot in your area. Plus, it's packing an impressively high-end sensor.
Sony introduced a whopping 17 new cameras and camcorders today, in the Handycam and Cyber-Shot lines, and as was hinted, they support SD and microSD cards. Even better, the new TransferJet lets you share photos between cameras, wirelessly.
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 new 10.2Mp DSC-TX1 squeezes advanced low-light shooting features and a gorgeous touchscreen (responsive to both stylus and finger gestures) into a body just 0.66 inches thick.
Sony is rumored to be following up its Cyber-shot H50 with the DSC-HX1, a 20x superzoom cam that shoots 1080p video, a competitor to Canon's already announced SX1.
The Sony Ericsson C903 Cybershot comes in a slider form factor and has a 2.4-inch screen, 5-megapixel camera, face detection and geotagging.
The second real day of CES 2009 kicks off with Sony CEO Howard Stringer's keynote speech. Sony said yesterday they saved BIG product announcements for the gadget emperor himself. What are they? (Besides Tom Hanks.)
The Cybershot G3 is a camera so special Sony Sir Howard Stringer himself did the honors: It's the world's first Wi-Fi camera with a built-in browser.
Trickle down seems to be one of Sony's major CES themes: Bringing features from higher-end products down to its cheaper entry models, like its new entry-level Cybershot DSC-W220.