Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 digital camera

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When it comes to Sony and their range of Cyber-shot digital cameras, you can be more or less sure that these will come in ergonomic form factors with a stunning design, and the latest DSC-TX5 digital still camera is no different, living up to its Cyber-shot reputation. Just how thin is it, you ask? Well, it is no thicker than an inch – that is roughly the equivalent of a deck of cards, making it the thinnest and smallest certified waterproof (up to 10 feet deep) digital still camera in the world, where it comes complete with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and touch operation. Not only that, this 10.2 megapixel shooter is also Sony’s first digital still camera that is equipped with an “Exmor R” CMOS sensor which has been certified to be freeze proof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, shockproof up to about a 5-foot drop and dust proof. More on this device right after the jump.

We would like you to bear in mind that while it is waterproof up to 10 feet deep, it isn’t able to remain underwater for long, maxing out at just an hour, so you might want to bring along a waterproof watch with you should you decide to indulge in a little bit of underwater activities for the entire day. Still, an hour ought to be more than sufficient for casual divers, where you can also take advantage of the situation by shooting 720p high definition videos. As mentioned earlier, it is able to withstand cold weather as well as accidental drops, while being dust proof lets you tote it on a camping trip or mountain bike ride without worrying about it seizing up or dying at the most inopportune of moments.

Inside, you will find a foldable, 25 mm equivalent wide-angle 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Tessor lens that is capable of delivering outstanding sharpness and high-quality photos without affecting the camera’s compact size. With a 3″ Clear Photo LCD Plus (230,400 pixels) wide touch screen display, you can even use it when swimming with fishes during your next snorkeling trip. Focusing on your subject, operating the menu and sharing photos and videos using but a single touch is possible whether wet or dry. The TX5 camera will be out later this April for approximately $350 in silver, black, pink, green and red colors.

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