Get the thinnest Cyber-shot camera ever made with a super stylish body as slender as a single AA battery. Enjoy enchanting evening shots thanks to the large 16.2MP "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and capture all the action at up to 10 frames per second. Shoot video in full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies or add a dimension of fun to sharing your memories with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ mode. Notice the difference the 3.3" OLED display makes when reviewing photos or selecting focus.
Sometimes a flash can wash out a scene and make it hard to authentically capture the mood of the moment. For low-light environments, the back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers stunning performance and increases sensitivity by 2x to reduce noise. Shots from a night out on the town never looked better.
Stop saying you wish you had your camera with you when something unexpectedly amazing happens. Since its slimmer than an AA battery at just under 0.5", the TX55 is the perfect size to take everywhere. Slip it into a pocket, purse or backpack on your way out of the house and you and your camera will be in the right place at the right time the next time something unbelievable pops up.
Seven effects give your imagination free reign to expand creative horizons. For a rich, painted look, try HDR Painting. For an artistic black and white feel, Rich-tone Monochrome. Transform mundane landscapes into works of art with Miniature or achieve tunnel view, high contrast and four color shifts with Toy Camera. Create stunning monochrome images containing a single designated color with Partial Color or heighten blackness for a soft, clean look with High-key.
Shoot beautiful HD movies then burn them to DVD. By recording in the AVCHD™ format, you can transfer full 1080i clarity and smooth motion video to disc then play it on your Blu-ray Disc™ player or PS3™ system7. Create an entire library of memories in high definition. Movie files are limited to 29 minutes each.
Feast your eyes on a stunning 3.3" (1,229K dots) OLED touch screen with wide viewing angle. Capture brilliant-quality still images and movies and control focusing operations with ease. Enjoy the sturdy feeling the reinforced-glass touch screen adds to the TX55 as it simultaneously prevents color bleed during touch operations.
Capture still images—plus vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots—in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your compatible 3D TV or 3D-enabled VAIO® computer4.
All screen images simulated.
Capture mesmerizing moments to share with the people back home – even if you're just down the street. Since the TX55 is so small – as slim as a AA battery – it's more likely you'll have it on you when the perfect opportunity presents itself to create beautifully frameable images. Get exquisite shots even in low light situations thanks to the back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Reviewing your shots and selecting focus just got even easier since the beautiful 3.3" OLED display makes a real difference when compared to most LCDs.
The DSC-TX55 features a 16.2 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 with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined “Exmor R” CMOS sensor and BIONZ® image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.3
3.3” (1,229K dots) OLED touch screen with wide viewing angle delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation. The new reinforced-glass touch screen gives the camera a sturdy feeling and prevents color bleed during touch operations.
With Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to print very large panoramic images as well as to zoom in on small details in the distance and crop them in for a larger view of the object. The high resolution image is a 42.9MP file which is compressed into a jpg. When opening the file in Picture Motion Browser ver. 5.6, it decompresses to the 42.9MP file.
Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Seven effects give free reign to your imagination to expand creative horizons. HDR Painting creates a rich painted look. Rich-tone Monochrome produces an artistic black and white image. Miniature transforms mundane landscapes into fascinating works of art. Toy camera transitions an ordinary photo into one with high contrast, tunnel view, and four color shifts. Partial color results in a stunning monochrome photo containing a single designated color. High-key creates photos with heightened brightness for a soft clean look.
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Don’t miss a single detail in high contrast shots. The built in backlight correction analyzes the image and automatically adjusts accordingly to give you a perfectly lit shot.
Sony’s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
In Sweep Multi Angle™ mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD.
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable 5.6 software the DSC-TX55 makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software or install.2
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.6
Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ capabilities.4 Images will take on a new dimension to view the world in a whole new way.
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 36 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
The DSC-TX55 can capture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, the DSC-TX55 employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
The high-performance Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 5x 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 within a ½” of the subject. A 25mm equivalent wide-angle lens allows you to take wider shots of the scene or group in crowded spaces.
Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. Also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC.¹ In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD using an external DVD burning device, as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (such as Facebook® and Sony’s Personal Space™ site). Using the new 5.6 version also enables playback of 3D images taken on the Cyber-shot® camera.
As slender as a single AA battery at just under ½ inch, this stylish camera is the perfect size to take along almost everywhere. Slip it into a pocket, purse, or backpack and be ready to shoot memorable moments.
Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization.Now it’s easier than ever to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking.
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on your subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
Clear image digital zoom maintains a high-resolution feel that is as precise as optical zoom and vastly expands the zoom range without lowering visible quality or pixel count in the final image. With By Pixel Super Resolution processing, the camera’s 5x optical zoom range is extended, allowing full resolution 16.2MP images with a maximum 10x zoom.
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI®) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc™ player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV). Easily connect your Cyber-shot® camera via HDMI cable (sold separately) to any compatible HDMI device to easily enjoy and upload content.6
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.
The Full HD video captured with the DSC-TX55 can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software for PC and iMovie® (sold separately) for Mac® systems.
Rechargeable Battery Pack
USB Charging DC Power Adaptor
8GB microSDHC Memory Card
4GB Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)
8GB Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)
16GB Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)
Micro to HDMI Cable - 4' 7"
Micro to HDMI Cable - 9' 6"
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