Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:00 AM
"The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is the latest addition to Sony’s extensive range of slim, compact and stylish pocket cameras. The 10 megapixel TX7 has an Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which promises to greatly improve low-light performance, resulting in cleaner images with less noise. Featuring a metal body, sliding front plate and folded lens optics, the super-slim Sony TX7 offers a 25-100mm equivalent 4x zoom lens, 3.5 inch touch-sensitive rear screen, SteadyShot optical image stabilisation, face and smile detection technology, ISO 3200 and intelligent scene recognition."
Phew, Sony seems to be packing a lot of stuff into their recent compacts. I'll admit I generally don't follow Sony products ("Friends don't let friends buy Sony" is a personal mantra of mine), so some of the features on the new cameras are surprising to me, like the inclusion of a SDHC card slot. Sony must be hurting for sales if they're doing that; traditionally they've almost always favoured their in-house proprietary solution. PhotographyBLOG seemed quite impressed with the camera, and I'm sure the extra features like Sweep Panorama will entice a fair number of buyers. I still won't be buying one though!