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Sony CyberShot DSC-TX1 10.2 MP 3" LCD Touch Screen Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, BIONZ Image Processor, Silver

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The sleek Sony DSC-TX1 Digital Camera incorporates the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and boasts stunning low-light performance, reducing grain by more than 50%, even without a flash. High speed burst captures 10fps without distortion and expansive Sweep Panorama shots are easy to achieve with press and sweep motion.

Sporting an ultra-thin body, a 3" touch screen and phenomenal imaging technology, the Cyber-Shot DCS-TX1 digital camera delivers high-quality photos (and 720p HD video) in high-fashion style. A Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and Sony "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor works in combination with the BIONZ image processor for super-fast processing to make it easy to get the best shot. You can now shoot 10 frames per second at an incredible 10.2 megapixels per shot- perfect for those hard-to-get moments.

You can even shoot beautiful landscape shots with ease and capture clear photos when you're in dark environments. Not sure which mode to use in challenging lighting conditions? Let the Intelligent Auto (iAuto) Mode choose the setting for you.

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Key Features

  • 10.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Image Sensor: The TX1 features a 10.2 megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera's Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution and stunning low-light sensitivity.
  • Stylish Slim Design: Measuring at just 3 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 21/32", the DSC-TX1 is slim enough to slip into a pocket or purse, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
  • Handheld Twilight: Capture cleaner and sharper night shots without using a tripod. When set to Handheld Twilight Mode, the TX1 captures six images in a fraction of a second with one press of the shutter and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise
  • High speed shooting: The TX1 can capture full 10.2 MP resolution images at up to 10 fps, to ensure that you capture the decisive moment such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, it employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
  • Creative painting tools: Decorate your photos with words and drawings using the included paint pen. There are also more than 30 stamps and 15 types of picture frames.
  • Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode: Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions and faces and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone and less blur.
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity.
  • Pet mode: Pet-mode minimizes blur when shooting moving pets utilizing Motion Detection technology and automatically turns off the flash to reduce glowing pet eyes. AF illumination is also disabled so you can take more natural expressions avoiding startling your pets.
  • Viewing modes: Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes.
  • PHOTOMUSIC: PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active and Stylish).
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 4x Optical Zoom: The high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports and travel photos and Close Focus shoots close-ups up to just under ½" from the subject.
  • Anti-Motion Blur Mode: Capture cleaner and sharper images, even when your subject is moving. When set in Anti-motion Blur Mode, the TX1 captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shouter speed and combines the data from all six to create a single image.
  • HD Movie (720p): Capture more of your memories in high definition (720p) video. Record HD movies in 720p high definition MPEG4 format with stereo sound for stunning large-screen home movie playback. Record up to 29 min in 720p format (or up to 2GB) per movie.
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects nine different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings.
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer Standard and Plus: Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to help recover shadows and highlights. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees.
  • In-Camera Retouching Tools: Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming, Red-Eye Correction and Unsharp Masking functions.
  • PhotoTV HD: Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs.2 PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation and color.
  • 3" Clear Photo LCD Plus Touch Screen: A large 3" Clear Photo LCD Plus touch screen display (230K pixels) allows you to scroll through images by simply touching the display. Thanks to a layer of hardened glass on the touch screen, the display of the TX1 is twice as durable as the DSC-T90.
  • Sweep Panorama mode: Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama Mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed.
  • Easy Touch Screen Interaction: TX1 now offers intuitive additions to the multi-purpose touch screen, such as the ability to select the focus point with a simple touch, scroll through images by sliding your finger across the screen and one-touch access to the MENU.
  • Intelligent AF: Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child's adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3-sec.
  • Face Detection technology: Sony's improved Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images.
  • Wide zoom display: To use the entire image area of your compatible HDTV screen (sold separately), Wide Zoom display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9.
  • Easy Shooting Mode: With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing focus on your subject.

Technical Specs

BIONZ Engine Yes
Flash Effective Range ISO Auto: Approx.0.08-Approx.3.0m(Approx.0.26'-Approx.9.84')(W) / Approx.0.5-Approx.2.4m(Approx.1.64'-Approx.7.87')(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.6.0m(Approx19.7)(W) / Approx.4.8m(Approx15.7')
Flash Mode(s) Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps (10 shots)
Date/Time Stamp Available in the included PMB software.
Dynamic Range Optimizer Standard / Off / Plus
Image Stabilization Optical
Media/Battery Indicator Yes/Yes
Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility Tested to support up to 16GB Memory Stick DUO PRO media capacity; does not support Access Control security function.
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Scene Mode(s) Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Twilight using a tripod / Backlight / Backlight Portrait / Landscape / Macro / Portrait / Close Focus
Self Timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
Still Image Mode(s) Normal (JPEG) / Hi-Speed Burst
White Balance Auto / White Balance / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1(White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, Two Push Set / Underwater1 / Underwater
Imaging Device 1/2.4 type(7.59mm) Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Megapixel Approx. 10.2 Megapixels
Recording Media 11MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), optional Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Accessory Terminal Multi connector
Audio/Video Output(s) Yes via Multi-Use Connector
HD Output Yes (1080i)
USB Port(s) Yes - USB2.0 Hi-Speed
LCD 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus (230K pixels)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (including 4 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
Lens Type Vario-Tessar
Microphone/Speaker Mono
Viewfinder No
AF Illuminator Light Auto / Off
Clear RAW NR Yes
Histogram Display Yes
In-Camera Editing Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Movie Mode(s) 1280 x 720(Standard) (Approx.30fps, Progressive) / 1280 x 720(Approx.30fps, Progressive) / VGA(640 x 480, Approx.30fps, Progressive)
Multi-Pattern Measuring Yes
NightFraming System No
NightShot Infrared System No
PictBridge Compatible Yes
Power Save Mode Yes (after approx. 2 min. of inactivity)
Real Imaging Processor Technology BIONZ
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP Home and Professional SP3; Windows Vista SP2; Macintosh OS OS X (10.3-10.5)
35mm Equivalent Still shots: 35-140mm / Movie 169 35-152mm / Movie 4346-184
Aperture Range Auto(F3.5-F4.6)
Digital Zoom Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Face Detection Detects up to 8 Faces - with Touch Priority / Auto Priority / Child Priority / Adult Priority
Focal Length 6.18-24.7mm
Focus 9 points / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF/ Flexible Spot (touch)
ISO Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Macro Mode Auto Macro: W:Approx.1cm(0.03') to Infinity
Optical Zoom 4x
Shutter Speed Auto(2" - 1/1,250) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1,250)
Smart Zoom Technology 5M:Approx.5.6x(Total), 3M:Approx.7.1x(Total), VGA:Approx.22x(Total), 16:9(2M):Approx.7.6x(Total)
Total Zoom Approx. 8x
Battery Capacity Battery life (min.): Approx. 125; No of Images: Approx. 250
Battery Type LITHIUM ION / InfoLITHIUM D type 3.6V
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx.1.0W
Dimensions (Approx.) W x H x D: 93.8mm x 58.2mm x 16.5mm (3 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 21/32")
Weight (Approx.) Approx. 119g (4.2oz.) body only; Approx. 142g (5.0oz.) body with battery and MSDuo
Warranty Sony 1 year parts and labor limited warranty
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