Unlike other gadgets, rugged digital cameras can be very stylish and slim. Sony shows you its latest creation, the Cyber-shot DSC-TX20, a ultra slim, stylish yet rugged digital camera ideal for everyday adventures, from skiing to trips to the beach or pool. The TX20 is waterproof up to 5 meters, shockproof up to 1.5m, freezeproof (up to 14F) and dustproof.
The Sony TX20 features a 16.2 Megapixel BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor, a 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and the BIONZ image processor that combines with the sensor to deliver super fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes. The zoom range can be extended to 8x thanks to the Clear Image Zoom technology. Like other Cyber-shots, the rugged TX20 has Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and it includes the Active mode for blur-free video recording. It records Full HD 1080/60i video and is able to capture 12 Megapixel stills while video recording via Dual Record function. Other features include Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode, Intelligent Scene Recognition mode, Superior Auto mode, Motion Detection, Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter technology, Background Defocus. It includes 7 Picture Effect options for creating unique, custom-styles photos and video as well.
The Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 comes with a 3-inch XtraFine LCD touchscreen and offers HDMI output. It supports MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Sony will release the TX20 in May in stylish orange, green, black, blue and pink colors for $329.00.