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New Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70, WX50 Compacts Big on Features
by Allison Johnson -  1/29/2012

Sony's feature-rich, budget-oriented WX series gets an update today in the WX70 and WX50. Both cameras offer 16.2 megapixel EXMOR R CMOS sensors and full 1080 HD video capture. They each utilize Sony's new "Extra High Sensitivity" low light shooting technology, promising a reduction in noise thanks to a new image layering processing technique.

Sony Cyber-shot WX70

The WX70 and WX50 will both have a 5x optical zoom lens with a 25mm wide angle. The WX70 gets a bigger 3.0-inch, 921k-dot touch screen while the WX50 has a non-touch 2.7-inch display. Both feature a "Dual-Record" mode that will capture 13 megapixel stills as 1080 HD video is being recorded. Optical Steadyshot image stabilization is available to help fight camera shake.

Pricing and availability
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 and DSC-WX70 will cost about $200 and $230 respectively. They will be available this March.