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Sony Launches 18MP, 10x Optical Zoom Lens-equipped Cyber-shot WX170

Sony Launches 18MP, 10x Optical Zoom Lens-equipped Cyber-shot WX170

The Cyber-shot DSC-WX170 is a super-small (just 17.6mm at the thinnest point) and light (103g, body only) digital compact camera. It's equipped with a 10x optical zoom Sony G lens, a 1/2.3-inch type Exmor R CMOS sensor that's an effective resolution of 18.2 megapixels, and a 3.0-inch, 922K-dot touchscreen. With the latter, users can easily choose the focus point with a simple tap on the screen.

Available in pink, white, gold, and black colors, the WX170 also sports a slew of shooting modes, including 14 scene selections, nine picture effects, Sony's Sweep Panorama mode for quick and easy panoramic photo creation, and a 3D still photo mode. The camera is able to record videos up to full HD 1920 x 1080 at 60i/50i using the AVCHD format. Still image stabilization is taken care of by Sony's Optical SteadyShot technology.

The DSC-WX170 will be available in selected Asia Pacific countries (South Korea, Hong Kong, and Gulf countries) from end August 2012. Pricing information is to be confirmed.

Source: Sony PR

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