What could make your vacation photo album even better? And no, being back on vacation is not an option. How about being immersed in a 3D view of the exotic locals, scenic vistas or the family events you’ve captured. Today Sony announced the Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5 point and shoot cameras and when used with a compatible 3D television system, you’ll be able to enjoy images in stunning Sony 3D.
First, capturing 3D photos with these Cyber-shot point and shoot cameras couldn’t be easier. Both models offer 3D Sweep Panorama™ a feature that lets you press the shutter and sweep across a scene to capture panoramic image. The camera uses high-speed burst of frames and stitches together multiple shots to automatically create detail-packed 3D panoramas. I’ve used the iSweep Panorama™ on my TX7. It’s not 3D but the panoramic photos are always a crowd pleaser.
With the new cameras you’ll also be able to view 3D images right on the camera. A new technology called Sweep MultiAngle™ allows you to see images moving in simulated 3D on the camera’s LCD screen by tilting the camera back and forth. It works by capturing 15 images at different angels and then compiling them into one photo which gives you the 3D like look on the LCD display.
You’ll be able to view any of your photos in 2D and when you want to see 3D on the “big screen” remember you need a compatible 3D television, 3D-compatible HDMI cables and 3D glasses.
Both cameras will be available in September. The TX9 is $400 and the WX5 is $300. Find out more about the cameras and additional features like the new Background Defocus mode and HD video recording capability from www.Sony.com/news.