What do a candle-lit restaurant, a campfire, a birthday party and digital cameras all have in common?
Sony has just announced 2 new Cyber-shot digital cameras that are made for taking pictures in these types of dimly lit scenarios.
Let’s face it, taking pictures in low-light situations is challenging There are a couple of reasons for this: Either the camera takes a few more seconds to capture the image, to let more light in, but this typically causes image blur. Or you change the setting to increase speed, thus minimizing light, and the result is grainy or “noisy” photos.
Warning!!! Here comes the techy stuff…
The two new Sony cameras (models DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1) have a back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor that captures more light, letting you capture the best shot in low-light scenarios. Sony engineers figured out a new design for the image sensor. Typically, a wire circuitry sits on top of the light-gathering part of the sensor and blocks the light from coming through. We’ve flipped the circuitry and sensor, allowing twice the light to be captured, even at high speed, reducing noise significantly.
Check out the photo to see the difference. By the way, these cameras have most of the same cool features as the DSC-HX1, including Sweep Panorama. We made some videos to highlight the features. Be sure to check them out here.
We have received a lot of feedback from our customers that this is a feature they’re looking for in their digital still cameras. We hope that you’ll try out these new cameras and let us know what you think?
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