Waterproof Sony Cyber-Shot TX200V snapping away from March

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sony-cyber-shot-tx200v.jpgThe latest in a host of Sony compact camera announcements is the March release of their Sony Cyber-Shot TX200V snapper. The successor to the TX100V, it’s a slim number that’s surprisingly good looking considering it’s rugged-ready specs.

Waterproof up to 5m and freezeproof down to -10 c , it’s very much an adventurer’s compact, fitting snugly into a trouser pocket with just a 16mm thickness and a 3-inch 921-k dot LCD touchscreen display.

In terms of imaging tech, you’ve got a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens giving a 5x zoom (26-130mm in 35mm), and an 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. An “Extra High Sensitivity” Bionz processor should help reduce noise in low-light scenarios too.

Optical SteadyShot should help keeps snaps from the slopes nice and clear, while Full HD 1080/60p video capture, with Sweep Panorama, face recognition and face detection modes are also included.

Hitting US stores in March, the Sony Cyber-shot TX200V is up for pre-order at $499.99 . We’ll pass on word of a UK release as we get the details.

Gerald Lynch