Sony has launched its new DSC series WX1 CyberShot digital camera equipped with 10.2 megapixels CCD sensor and featuring 2.7-inch (6.85 cm) LCD display (230K Pixels) and advance features such as 5x optical zoom, Smile Shutter, Sweeping Panaroma, Anti Motion Blur and Handheld Twilight mode.
One of the 22 new digital camera launched just few days by Sony in India, the new Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 digital camera has 2.7-inch (6.85-cm) 230 x 400 pixels LCD-Clear Photo LCD screen that offers excellent detail, high contrast and wide viewing angle. The camera also offers 5x optical zoom lens-High quality optics that helps providing crisp, clear images at all zoom settings.
Equipped with 1/2.3 type (7.79 mm) 10.2 effective megapixel Sony SuperHAD CCD image sensor with RGB color filter array, the Sony W370 digital camera supports ISO : Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 standards. In addition, it also offers ability to record 720p HD Quality Video in 1280 x 720 pixels resolution @ 30 fps and its built-in flash has extended range of up to 3.3 meters.
Sony WX1 camera is equipped with back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and features a ultra fast 24mm Sony G F2.4 wide-angle lens, that enables this camera to offer almost most of the capabilities otherwise offered by a larger and expensive H-series DSC-HX1. Besides, both the Exmor sensor and the G lens are of the same quality as in Sony expensive dSLR and prosumer camcorder lines of advanced cameras.
The Sony WX1 offers autofocusing to a minimum of just 5-cm at wide angle, or 50 centimeters at telephoto. The camera captures 4:3 aspect ratio images at up to 4,000 x 3,000 pixel resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio images at up to 4,000 x 2,248 pixels.
Weighing 120 gms, the new Sony CyberShot WX1 digital camera comes with support Sony’s proprietary Memory Stick Duo, PRO Duo, PRO Duo High Speed, or PRO-HG Duo cards, along with the more common Secure Digital and Secure Digital High Capacity cards and it features SteadyShot for reduces blur during handheld shooting, Scene Selection Presets that offers choice of eight scene modes makes it easy to get excellent results under a wide range of conditions, Intelligent Auto feature that automatically adjusts exposure and other settings for optimum results in a wide range of shooting situations.
The new Sony DSC-WX1 cameras offers seven pre-programmed scene modes viz. High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Snow, and Beach, a clear photo LCD color display and come with a brushed metal chassis and also includes NTSC / PAL standard definition video output port, HDMI digital out port for direct connection to home HD TV, as well as USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port data connectivity.
In addition, some advance features of Sony CyberShot DSC-WX1 includes Face Detection that automatically adjusts focus, exposure and white balance for clearer portraits, Smile Shutter option that automatically fires shutter when subject smiles, and Easy Shooting mode option for a really fuss-free operation for beginners with simplified controls and easy-to-read on-screen instructions.
Sony DSC-WX1 has a more specialized modes viz the Sweeping Panorama that, unlike other shooters that require you to take several shots, lets users shoot horizontal or vertical panoramas with a single press of the shutter release. In addition, it also offers Anti Motion Blur and Handheld Twilight modes, which allows quickly capture six images and combine them into one photo with less blur and better detail than otherwise possible with just one shot.
Sony CyberShot WX1 digital camera retails for Rs. 19,990/- and it comes with PMB Portable built-in transfer software that enables quick, easy uploads to image sharing sites when camera is connected to any web-enabled PC besides offering in-camera retouching feature allowing users in-camera image retouching including trim and red-eye correction.