Sony’s latest Cyber-shot camera not only looks good, but it also manages to take 3D photos. The DSC-TX55 is an ultra-thin and compact camera that measures just 12.2 slim, yet it manages to pack in a 16.2 megapixel sensor, the ability to record video in Full HD AVCHD, a 10X zoom, and the ability to snap 3D photos. The sensor inside the camera is an Exmore R CMOS sensor that promises to perform well, even in low light. The camera also features a super thin 5X optical folded zoom lens. To top it all off, the device sports a large 3.3″ Xtra Fine OLED wide touchscreen for viewing photos and video clips on the fly.
The Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 is also one of the first compact digicams to shoot 3D photos without the need for a bulky stereoscopic lens. All a user has to do is press the shutter once, and the camera will take two consecutive shots for stitching together the perfect 3D shot. The camera can also shoot in 3D Sweep Panorama mode and Sweep Multi Angle. Furthermore, a built-in Picture Effects mode in the camera lets users instantly apply neat picture effects without ever having to touch their computer. And fortunately, the TX55 has support for both microSD and Memory Stick Micro formats.
The Sony Cyber-shot TX55 digital camera will retail for $350 when it becomes available in September at SonyStyle. It will be available in a choice of purple, gray, or black.