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Sony Cyber-shot TX55 super-slim HD digicam launches

Full 1080p video capture on 12.2mm thin 16Mp camera

Sony has announced two new 16.2Mp Cyber-shot cameras. The Sony Cyber-shot TX55 is touted as the world’s slimmest camera capable of capturing full HD video (1920x1080i), while the Cyber-shot WX30 has a widescreen 3in touchscreen display and can capture both full HD video and 12Mp still photos simultaneously.

 The Sony Cyber-shot TX55 is 12.2mm thick and packs in a 16.2Mp Exmor CMOS image sensor that can capture AVCHD video art. The camera has a 26mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and a 5x optical zoom. The 94g camera has built-in image stabilisation to help ensure crisp shots and judder-free video footage.

The Sony DSC-TX55 captures 1080i video footage in the AVCHD format. This format, co-developed with Panasonic, allows users to take high-definition video footage. Due to its highly efficient codec, the resulting files are relatively small, making the format ideal for compact cameras and consumer camcorders. 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC0TX55 camera has a generous 3.3in capacitive touchscreen OLED display. As with other Sony compact cameras, it offers an 'intelligent sweep' panorama mode. It is also capable of capturing 3D photos. 

Available in the UK from September, the TX55 will come in black. Pricing has not yet been announced. 

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