Sony Debuts World’s First Digital Still Cameras with Back-Illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor Technology (Sept. 22, 2009) — Sony announced two new Cyber-shot® cameras DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1 models with “Exmor R” back illuminated CMOS sensor technology for taking pictures in low-light scenarios.

sony-tx1-and-wx1-rm-engUsing “Exmor R” CMOS sensor’s high speed, these TX1 and WX1 cameras capture six separate images in less than a second and utilize Sony’s BIONZ™ processor to combine the shots into a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise.

Combining the “Exmor R” technology with hand-held twilight and anti-motion blur modes, users can now capture images of stunning detail and low noise in scenes with no more than candlelight-without flash or the need of a tripod.

These new Cyber-shot cameras also include Sony’s Sweep Panorama and 10 fps burst shooting features.

The TX1 and WX1 Cyber-shot models can take up to 185 and 256-degree panorama shots respectively in one easy press-and-sweep motion with an image size of 7152 x 1080 (ultra wide horizontal).

The TX1 features just 16.5mm and 10.2 mega-pixel offers a new operation on the touch panel that lets you scroll through images with an effortless “flick” of your finger.

The 10.2 mega-pixel WX1 camera has a 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display. It features a Sony G lens with an extraordinary wide angle 24-120mm 5x optical zoom.

These cameras include the Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode which, recognizes scenes, lighting conditions and faces, and adjusts settings.

Pet mode is a new Sony feature that minimizes blur when shooting moving pets. This new mode also reduces glowing pet red-eye.

These cameras include Smile Shutter™ technology that automatically captures a smile.

These cameras record HD movies in 720p high definition MPEG4 format. You can record up to 29 minutes (or up to 2GB file size) in 720p format.

The TX1 and WX1 cameras will be available for $380 and $350 respectively.

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