Sony set to launch CyberShot WX70 and WX50 cameras this Spring


A range of new, colourful and shiny cameras from Sony are reportedly heading our way in March. Part of the brand’s CyberShot offering, the WX70 and WX50 models are slim, pocketable cameras and friendly for beginners who are a little intimidated by getting into photography.

Both models share many measures, they 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 and 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 and 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 your shots 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.

We don’t have any pricing details quite yet, but we do know that the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 will be available in silver, black, pink, gold and blue and the WX70 is said to come in less colours (just black, silver and white). However, an image attached to the press release also shows the camera in pink and purple shades too, so we *think* these colours may only be set for other territories outside of Europe.

[Via Tech Digest]
Becca Caddy