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Sony has introduced the “smallest 3D cameras” for shooting 3D still photos and panoramic landscapes using a single button push. The new cameras are the newest members of Sony’s Cyber-shot line of pocket cameras, and the first to shoot both 2D and 3D images.

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Sony has introduced the “smallest 3D cameras” for shooting 3D still photos and panoramic landscapes using a single button push. The DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5 are the newest members of Sony’s Cyber-shot line of pocket cameras, and the first to shoot both 2D and 3D images.

The cameras work in 2D much like other Sony cameras, with Carl Zeiss optics and the ability to record HD video. The true 3D recording is the 3D Sweep Panorama that entails pushing the shutter button once and sweeping the camera to record panoramic landscapes. These must be viewed on a 3D TV using special glasses. Sony has also included a simulated 3D mode dubbed Sweep Multi Angle that records an image from 15 different angles and lets you see the 3D effect by tilting the camera’s screen back and forth.

Both cameras shoot 12.2 mega-pixel photos and have special features like Background Defocus that simulates depth-of-field by blurring the image background. The DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5 will be available in a variety of colors for $400 and $300, respectively.

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  1. Sony always is one step ahead of the game–especially with their digital point and shoots. I used to see cameras, and I have yet to find one that takes as good a picture as Sony. Canon is a close second, but they’re not quite there yet. I’m interested to play around with this new 3D camera and see what it’s all about.

    Does anyone know if this camera will be part of that whole 10% off they do for college students? I’m thinking about picking one up if it is:

    http://studentrate.com/studentrate/suffolk/get-suffolk-student-deals/Sony-Style-up-to-10percent-Student-Discount–/0

  2. Jonathan Cohen Friday, July 9, 2010

    “These must be viewed on a 3D TV using special glasses.” – No glasses required, eh? :)

    The Fujitsu W1 still wins out for ease of use, and also includes a glasses-free 3D monitor on the back.

    1. “Sony has also included a simulated 3D mode dubbed Sweep Multi Angle that records an image from 15 different angles and lets you see the 3D effect by tilting the camera’s screen back and forth.”

      No glasses required. :)

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