Whatever you've got planned, if you've packed the TX5 you've got the shot. Waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof, this new Cyber-shot has been designed to keep pace with all the action. Available in five sleek colours, the TX5 looks equally at home whether you're hitting the hills on your bike, or heading out for dinner. While smart features like Intelligent Sweep Panorama make taking great pictures simple and fun, beneath the TX5's protective cover lies some serious imaging technology. The 10.2 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor helps you capture detail-packed pictures in low light, while the Carl Zeiss lens with 4x optical zoom and 25mm wide angle put intimate portraits and dramatic travel scenes all in the frame. And switching to HD movie shooting mode is easy, thanks to the enhanced touchscreen interface. With this clever little camera in your bag or pocket it's never been easier to grab that once in a lifetime moment.
The rugged yet super slim design lets
you keep shooting in tough conditions,
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The first waterproof Cyber-shot
This is a camera that's been built to match your active life. It may look small and superslim, with a depth of 17.7mm, but it'll take just about anything you can throw at it. Waterproof down to 3 metres, the TX5 lets you jump in and start snapping the fun. Changing settings is simple on the touchscreen, which will respond even if you're underwater or wearing gloves. Planning a skiing trip? The TX5 can deal with freezing conditions down to -10°C and even keeps shooting after being dropped from a height of 1.5 metres.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama shots
has enhanced the already impressive Sweep Panorama technology so that now you can even capture moving subjects in these extra-wide panoramic images. Just press the shutter, sweep the camera horizontally or vertically and the TX5 will capture up to 100 images in a quick burst, then seamlessly stitch them together to create the ultimate high-resolution panoramic shot.
Press and sweep to capture even
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Brilliant photos even in low light
No need now to be held back by low-light conditions, the TX5 captures the moment in sharp detail thanks to its super-sensitive 10.2 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor. Developed exclusively by Sony, it works by reducing noise on the sensor itself, giving you crisp, clean images in dusk or darkly-lit interiors, and even underwater. The TX5 also includes two low-light shooting modes, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur, which automatically take six frames at high speed and combine them into one optimised shot.
Press the shutter and the Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, working with the BIONZ image processor, enables you to shoot at an incredible 10 high-resolution frames per second at full 10 megapixel resolution.
The big screen
Spin the TX5 round and you've got a 3" Wide Clear Photo LCD touchscreen, with 230k dot resolution for excellent detail and contrast. An intuitive interface means a range of modes and settings are just a touch away. Tap the screen, reinforced with a layer of hardened glass, and scroll through your shots in vivid colour by just sliding your finger across the screen.
Press the shutter and the Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, working with the BIONZ image processor, enables you to shoot at an incredible 10 frames per second at full 10 megapixel resolution. By using a mechanical shutter, distortion is reduced and every move is caught in crisp detail.
Focusing on quality images
Great images start with a great lens. The TX5 is fitted with an optical lens made by renowned specialists Carl Zeiss, which means you'll get excellent image quality even at high magnifications. With the 4x optical zoom far away scenes can be brought into sharp focus, and 25mm wide angle capability gives you freedom to pack more into each scene. Plus with Optical SteadyShot stabilising the image, you won't need to worry about hand movement blurring your pictures.
Your home movies in beautiful HD
The TX5 isn't just about taking great still pictures. Press the movie button on the touchscreen and you're instantly ready to shoot in 720p HD. Great quality sound is taken care of, thanks to the stereo microphone.
Choosing the right settings
The TX5 is equipped with a number of smart features to take the guesswork out of matching your camera settings to your chosen subject. Select Intelligent Auto mode and the camera will automatically recognise eight commonly encountered scenes and adjust settings to ensure well-exposed results wherever and whenever you shoot.
Seen a great shot but high contrasts are causing washed-out backgrounds and detail lost in shadow? Just switch to Backlight Correction HDR and the TX5 will take two images at different exposure settings, then combine the best elements of each into one natural-looking image.