Sony claims "world's thinnest compact camera" crown
Sony has made some of the smartest and smallest cameras in the past, and its new Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 camera continues the trend. Taking on the mantle of the world’s thinnest compact camera, it offers some outstanding features, including the ability to shoot 3D images and a 3.3-inch OLED touchscreen.
Considering the fact it’s the world’s thinnest compact camera, at around 12mm, Sony has crammed a surprising amount of high-end technology into the Cyber-shot DSC-TX55. Unlike lots of the company’s older cameras, it’s also compatible with microSD cards as well as as the company’s own Memory Stick Micro memory cards, supporting up to 8GB of storage.
A 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor promises pin-sharp photographs, with both a 5x optical zoom and a 10x digital zoom on offer. Sony also claims that the resolution remains at 16.2 million pixels when using the digital zoom, letting you get up close to the action without seeing your images degrade in quality.
With a design that’s remarkably free from buttons, the 3.3-inch OLED screen dominates the back of the DSC-TX55, and it also offers the main way of controlling the camera.
You’ll be able to shoot regular 3D photographs, with a panoramic 3D function in place as well. Sony has also included lots of different image effect options, promising to deliver the best images, whatever the conditions.
It certainly looks good! Would you still buy a compact camera? Or are you happy to stick with the snapper on your phone? Leave a comment and let us know.