Sony this week introduced a pair of new CyberShot cameras. The DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1 are the first Sony cameras to feature the company’s "Exmor R" illuminated CMOS sensor technology, which is meant to make it easier to shoot in low light.
"We’ve all taken pictures in dimly lit situations, like blowing out candles on a birthday cake, and the results were grainy and unclear," Sony’s director of the digital imaging, Phil Lubell, said as part of the announcement. "By redesigning the way these cameras capture light, Sony is leading the industry by creating this easy way to take amazingly clear, vibrant photos in low lighting scenarios."
The TX1 camera will arrive in September for $380; the WX1 will come following month for $350. Pre-sales for both begin in August.