Sony unveils new underwater camera


  • Technology
  • Thursday, 01 Apr 2010

By SUBASHINI SELVARATNAM intech@thestar.com.my

Sony Malaysia has unveiled its latest digital camera, the Cyber-shot DSC-TX5, which the company says is the world’s slimmest waterproof camera.

With the waterproof feature, the TX5 can capture pictures underwater at a depth of up to 3m (10ft) for up to 60 minutes. The company says that the TX5 also allows you to keep on shooting in extreme conditions of below freezing point up to -10°C.

Furthermore the TX5 is a tough camera as it can endure an accidental drop from up to 1.5m.

This 10.2-megapixel camera comes with the “Exmor R” CMOS sensor that features a backlit design and dual noise reduction system for sharper and clearer pictures, Sony said.

The TX5 is equipped with the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and offers up to 4x optical zoom.

Other features include a 3in LCD screen and a backlight correction high dynamic range technology, which improves picture quality in backlit situations by reproducing shadow details and preserving highlight gradation.

The TX5 (RM1,499) is available in five colours — red, pink, green, silver and black.

Sony made the announcement at the launch of the Sony Expo 2010 show at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre here. The exhibition aims to introduce Sony’s group-wide products and services such as electronics, games, movies and more to the public.

It will be held from today until April 4.

++++ www.sony.com.my

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