Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sony TX1 and WX1 with Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS technology promises better low light pictures

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1 are both 10-megapixel cameras, with one unique feature. Both sport a back-illuminated CMOS sensor, the Exmor R that promises to deliver improved low-light performance. Low light has never been the forte of compact cameras and belonged to SLRs with larger sensors and faster lenses.

According to Sony the camera is able to capture low light photos better due to

  • Advanced COMS technology (explained in the figure below)
  • Faster f 2.4 lens used. This is much faster than the f 3.5 lens that comes with most compacts
  • Six-shot layering technology

There are some example shots below from sony Australia site.





To read the full press release and details:

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