Ilse Jurriën : January 10th 2011 - 02:00 CET
Sony CyberShot WX9
Sony CyberShot DSC WX9 digital camera : Sony unveils five new CyberShot digital still cameras that makes it easy to get DSLR-like quality still images, stunning 3D photos and high-quality full HD videos. Among the new cameras is the 16.2-megapixel Sony CyberShot WX9 digital camera, the world’s first compact digital still camera to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. The Sony WX9 also has innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. With Sony’s 16.2-megapixel “Exmor R” back-illuminated CMOS sensor technology, the Sony CyberShot WX9 provides excellent low-light performance, up to 10fps burst shooting and the Intelligent Sweep Panorama feature. |
Sony CyberShot WX9 camera
"Sony is one of the first camera manufacturers in the industry to provide a 16.2MP CMOS sensor, which is a great benefit for consumers," said Kelly Davis, director of the digital imaging group at Sony Electronics. "They are getting the best image quality as well as all of the benefits of the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor technology in the very compact and stylish Sony CyberShot WX9 digital camera. The Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 digital camera is a technology packed CMOS model providing the consumer with great “Exmor R” features such as low light, 3D Still Image/3D Sweep Panorama mode and AVCHD video all in a compact size with a wide, bright lens."
Sony WX9 photos and videos
The Sony CyberShot WX9 digital camera records crystal clear movies at 60i in 1080 AVCHD format. Borrowed from the Handycam camcorder line, the Sony WX9 camera has Dual Rec mode which can shoot video, while simultaneously capturing 3-megapixel digital still pictures (2-megapixel in 4:3 ratio when recording in MP4). The new Sony DSC-WX9 camera features a dedicated still image button and a dedicated movie capture button to make it easy to use for consumers. Dual Rec does not work in 60p mode.
Sony CyberShot WX9 3D images
Sony makes it easy to create personal 3D content that can be viewed on an HDTV with 3D home theater system. 3D images can be captured using 3D Sweep Panorama mode or the new 3D Still Image mode. In this mode, the Sony DSC- WX9 takes two consecutive shots in different focus positions to calculate the depths, and then it creates left-eye and right-eye images to produce a 3D effect. These images can be enjoyed in 2D or stunning 3D on compatible 3D televisions like Sony’s new BRAVIA KDL-HX820 models (3D-compatible HDMI cables and 3D glasses are also required and are sold separately).
3D Sweep Panorama on the Sony CyberShot WX9
The 3D Sweep Panorama feature lets you take panoramic pictures in one press-and-sweep motion. The high-speed burst of frames is stitched together using innovative processing techniques to automatically create detail-packed 3D panoramas. The Sony WX9 will let you view images in a whole new way. Unlike 3D Sweep Panorama mode, which lets you view your 3D images on compatible 3D television systems, Sweep Multi Angle lets you view images moving in simulated 3D right on the cameras’ LCD screen by tilting the camera back and forth. This shooting feature captures 15 images at different angles and then compiles them into one photo, creating a 3D-like effect on the display.
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 camera technologies
The Sony DSC-WX9 camera has a 5x 25mm wide angle lens for capturing the perfect group shot or landscape in one shot. You can view your images on the Sony WX9 camera’s 921,000 Xtra-Fine LCD with the new Control Wheel. With improved Superior Auto and Intelligent Auto modes, the new Sony CyberShot WX9 camera captures more dynamic pictures. The digital camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six multi-shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using six-shot Multi-shot Layering technology.
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 features
• “Exmor R” CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
• 5x Optical Zoom with 24m wide angle bright lens
• Fast capture with up to 10fps at full 16.2-megapixel
• Full HD 1080@60i with Dual Rec of stills and movies
• 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama photo modes
Sony DSC-WX9 digital camera
Designed to help users learn about the cameras’ features and how to use them on the spot, the “In-Camera Guide” is accessible from the menu button on the camera. Users can search by purpose or keyword and easily access the functions they seek. The Sony CyberShot WX9 digital camera also has a Background Defocus mode, which highlights your subject like a DSLR; Soft Skin mode, which reduces visible blemishes and wrinkles and Natural Flash, which corrects color balance for more natural shots.
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 digital camera
The Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 also offers fast capture with up to 10fps at full 16.2-megapixel resolution. With Backlight Correction HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the Scene Selection Shooting mode, the Sony WX9 digital camera makes it easy to get the best shot in difficult lighting conditions. The Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 camera compiles two images in Backlight Correction HDR mode, enabling crisp details in difficult lighting.
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 price & availability
The new Sony cameras and a range of Sony camera accessories will be available online at Sony Style retail stores and at authorized dealers nationwide. The new Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 camera will be available in black, silver and red for about $220 in March. Presales will begin in January.
Sony CyberShot WX9 review
As soon as we receive an Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Sony CyberShot WX9 review.