Spring launch set for Sony Cyber-shot WX70 and WX50 cameras 

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sony-cyber-shot-wx70-wx50.jpgA handful of new compact cameras from Sony are heading their way into stores in March. Part of their CyberShot range, the WX70 and WX50 are slim, pocketable cameras perfectly friendly to beginners.

Sharing many features, both measure 92.2 x 52.0 x 19.1mm and have a 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. Sony’s Bionz processor is onboard with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. A 5x optical zoom is backed by a 10x digital Clear Image Zoom, with ISO up to 12800.

HD video can be shot with both cameras in AVCHD 1920 x 1080 / 50i format. MP4 formats are also an option.

The battery will last 120 minutes of continuous still shooting with the LCD on, while Sony’s Optical SteadyShot Active Mode  keeps shot clear for even the shakiest of hands.

The only important difference between both models comes with their screen specifications. The WX70 comes complete with a 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD touchscreen, with a 921k dot resolution, while the WX50 has a non-touch 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD screen, with a 460k dot resolution.

No pricing available yet, but the range of colours for each camera is Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 will be available in silver, black, pink, gold and blue. The WX70 is said to come in less colours (just black, silver and white) but an image attached to the press release also shows the camera in pink and purple shades too. These colours may only be set for other territories outside of Europe though.

Gerald Lynch