Sony brings 3D photography with new Cyber-shot cameras

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A simple software update will not suffice Sony with their 3D domination plans. The company has revealed that it will make two new Cyber-shot cameras that will natively shoot in 3D, right from the box, with the new DSC-TX9 and the DSC-WX5 cameras.

Both will feature a new feature call Sweep Multi View, allowing photographers caputre 3D-like images and view them on the camera without a dedicated 3D display, and will also feature Background Defocus mode, allowing them to blur the background so the image just focuses on the product.

The TX9 follows the slide-down-the-cover-to-reveal-the-lens design of previous models, and will have 4x optical zoom and a 3.5-inch LCD screen. The WX5, however, follows the classic camera design, where the lens pops out when turned on, and has 5x optical zoom with a 24mm wide-angle lens and a 2.8-inch LCD screen. Both feature the Exmor R CMOS sensor and can record in full HD.

The TX9 comes in red (though it looks like it is pink) and grey, while the WX5 comes in silver and black. Availability and pricing has not been revealed. Image gallery is below. (Note, the image above is the WX5)