Sunday, 21 February 2010

The Sony TX5 Touchscreen Water, Shock, Dust and Freeze Proof Digital Camera

I used to think of owning a waterproof digital camera... during the earlier days when only Pentax and Olympus were the only companies that produce those. Nowadays, almost all major companies that manufacture digital cameras have at least one model so I lost interest in all of them until I saw this one by Sony.

By design, these kinds of digital cameras have minimal movable mechanical parts but this DSC-TX5 seemed to have a complete slide down front cover. That caught my attention. In addition to that, it also has a touchscreen that is usable underwater! How cool is that? And I would normally not blog about Sony digital cameras but since the company now includes SD memory card support, well yeah!

Other notable features for this camera: Panorama sweep (just hold the shutter button and sweep across the scene and the camera will do the stitching automatically), optical image stabilisation, touch focus, 10.2 megapixels "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, 720p video recording and a 25-100mm equivalent Carl Zeiss lens. The camera appears to cost US$350.

via Photography Blog.

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