Sony is not messing around when it comes to the advancement of 3D. It is a format that the company believes so much in that it continues to advance the field in new ways that would have seemed nearly impossible a few years ago, but are threatening to become the norm now. The Sony 3D TVs have been around for a bit now, the PlayStation 3 has recently begun the push to 3D with a new firmware patch and several 3D games on the way, and now Sony has introduced two new 3D digital cameras to the market, and both share the title of the smallest in the world.
The two new Cyber-shot digital still cameras, the DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5, will be able to capture both 3D and 2D images using a single lens using a sweeping motion. Both models will also offer 3D panoramas. The camera uses a high-speed burst of frames that stitches the photos together to create the panorama. Once stored the images can be viewed in 3D on any compatible 3D system.
The DSC-TX9 features 3.5-inch 921K LCD touchscreen, while the DSC-WX5 offers a 2.8-inch LCD screen. Both models will feature 12.2 megapixel cameras that can also record HD quality video.
Both cameras will be available in September. The Tx9 will cost about $400, while the WX5 will run about $300
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