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Sony announces Cyber-shot TX55

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-TX55, a mid-range point-and-shoot that will extend its “Exmor R” line and replace the TX100V. The model will feature a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, slimmer chassis, 5x folded optics lens, and 3.3-inch OLED touchscreen.

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Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-TX55, a mid-range point-and-shoot that will extend its “Exmor R” line and replace the TX100V. The model will feature a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, slimmer chassis, 5x folded optics lens, and 3.3-inch OLED touchscreen.

Full-HD 1080p video will be supported at up to 60 frames per second, and a 3-D shooting function will be included as well. The TX55 is also capable of taking a 12 megapixel still image while simultaneously shooting a video, thanks to a new technology Sony has whimsically dubbed “bi-pixel super resolution.” The company also claims this new software allows for significantly improved digital zoom performance.

The 26mm wide-angle lens will feature optical image stabilization and Sony claims its new autofocus system is capable of achieving a lock in one tenth of a second. The chassis, at only 1.2cm wide, is no thicker than a AA battery, and will be available in black, red, purple, and silver.

The TX55 will carry an MSRP of $349.99 and will launch at the end of September.

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