Other than the ruggedized DSC-TX200V waterproof camera, Sony continues to expand its Cyber-shot series with the Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 compact point and shoot. Although not as advanced as the TX200V or any unit from the Cyber-shot TX series for that matter, the Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 does have a little pull in its specifications.
The Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 comes equipped with an 16.2-Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor and is powered by an improved BIONZ image processor which delivers an enhanced low-light performance and autofocus speeds. Sony also launches the Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 which takes a similar form factor and is also equipped with the same 16.2-Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor and an improved BIONZ image processor.
Both Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 and DSC-WX50 almost seems to be same device with different names but what distinguish these models are the sizes of their LCD displays. The DSC-WX70 gets a 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD touchscreen while the latter gets a smaller 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD display.
Basically that is the only differences as they both share the same specifications such as a 5x optical zoom lens with 25mm wide angle, they offer 10x virtual zoom, thanks to the Clear Image Zoom technology, they also include 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities as well as multiple shooting modes: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode, Superior Auto mode, Motion Detection, Face Detection, Anti-blink, Soft Skin mode, Smile Shutter and Natural Flash.
Sony’s WX70 and WX50 comes with the Dual-Record function that allows the user to record Full HD 1080p HD videos and snap 12-megapixel still images at the same. The Cyber-shot WX70 will go for the price of $229.99 in black, pink, silver and violet, and the WX50 for $199.99 in black and silver. Both models are presently listed on pre-order over at Amazon, get the Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 or the Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 now.