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Sony Cyber-shot Camera Reviews & Buying Guide

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Amy Carson•updated: 5/24/2011

Looking to buy a new Sony Cybershot camera? You've got several options available in the market right now. Here, we give you seven of the best Sony Cyber-Shot cameras available in the market today. Read on to find out which Sony Cybershot camera you should consider buying.

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 I've heard so many great feedback about the Sony Cybershot TX5 from friends who purchase this Sony Cybershot camera. And they are all good feedback. First and foremost, this camera is built tobe water-, shock, dust- and temperature-proof. So, those features are enough reasons that ensures you'll get value for your money. Topping the great features of the Sony TX5 are - intelligent Sweep Panorama, Handheld Twilight and Anti-motion blur. This camera performs well even when in low-light condition, thanks to its ability to capture panoramic images via Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode. A fast 10 frames per second shutter speed ensures that you'll never miss to take a shot of abrupt, important events. Of course, nothing would be better than previewing the photos that you've taken by displaying it on a nice LCD screen, and the Sony TX5's 3-inch wide touchscreen LCD handles this pretty well.

    As for the specs and other features of the Sony Cybershot TX 5, here's a quick rundown - 10.2 MP back-illuminated Exmor R image sensor, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 25mm equivalent wide 4x optical zoom, easy-touch screen interaction, anti-motion blur mode, bakclight correction HDR, high speed shooting up to 10 fps, 720p MP HD movie mode, self-portrait timer, Bionz image processor and so much more. (Price: $283.89)

    Buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5.

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    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W570

    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W570 

    Featuring a slim design and form factor, this Sony Cybershot camera boasts of a 16.1-inch MP CCD image sensor. This enables you to capture gorgeous-looking images with great contrast and clarity. This camera lets you compose and shoot photos and 720p HD movies and view them on its 2.7-inch LCD. Other features of the Sony Cyber-Shot W570 include - Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, soft skin mode perfect for portrait shots, in camera guide, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 25mm wide and 5x optical zoom. (Price: $179.99)

    Buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W570.

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    Sony DSC-WX5

    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 

    This Sony Cyber-Shot camera performs pretty well on low-light environment, thanks to its 12.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor. It boasts of great features including - Superior Auto and Background Defocus, 3D Sweep Panorama10, and full HD 1080/60i AVHCD movie capture, What makes this digital camera a standout is its Background Defocus. In DSLR parlance, this is widely known as the Bokeh effect werein the background of your photos gets blurred to highlight the main subject. I'm pretty sure you will like this feature. This Sony Cyber-Shot camera also has HDMI connector which allows you to transmit uncompressed digital streams to larger monitor or TV screens. Read our full review of the Sony DSC-WX5. (Price: $249.95)

    Buy the Sony DSC-WX5.

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    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX1

    Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 

    Here's another one of Sony's best Cyber-Shot camera. The Sony HX1 allow you to capture a scene with more flexibility. Plus it has a 9.1 MP image sensor with 20x optical zoom capability, a large 3-inch LCD, G lens ranging from 28mm wide angle to 560mm telephoto and Sweep Panorama feature. Quite surprisingly, this camera shutter speed is faster at 10 fps, hence it's a nice camera for taking photos of action scenes and moving subjects. Other features of this Sony Cybershot camera include - Handheld Twilight mode, 1080p HD video capture, built-in microphone recorder, anti-motion blur, and HDMI support. ($308.64)

    Buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX1.

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    Sony Cyber-Shot T99

    Sony T Series DSC-T99 

    This Sony Cyber-Shot camera also features Sweep Panorama mode - allowing you to capture landscape sceneries as well as take better group shots with its 25mm wide angle lens. Another nice feature is the iAuto Mode which practically makes it so easy to take your best shots even on emergency situations. The camera's Sweep Panorama mode allows you to take photos of landscapes continuously from one end to another and then it automatically stitches these photos together to produce a great panoramic shot. It can take up to 256 degrees panoramic shot. Other features of the Sony Cyber-Shot T99 include - a large 3-inch LCD touch screen display, 14.1-inch MP 1/2.3 Super HaD CCD image sensor, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens, and high ISO ranges from auto to 3200. (Price: $168.27)

    Buy the Sony Cyber-Shot T99.

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    Sony Cyber-Shot WX9

    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX9 What would you do with a digital camera that boasts of a 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor coupled with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens? A lot of good things, right? Well, believe it or not this Sony Cyber-Shot camera has that feature plus more including - high-speed, low-light sensitivity, improved image clarity, reduced grain, Bionz image processor, fast 10 fps shooting speed, anti-motion blur, handheld twilight feature and 1080i movie mode. Other nice features of this camera include - 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama, backlight correction HDR technology, and optical steadyshot image stabilization. (Price: $219.99)

    Buy the Sony Cyber-Shot WX9.

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    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H55

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 Want to take better shots even at greater distances? This is the right camera for you. Encased in a compact body, this Sony Cyber-Shot camera allows you to take breathtaking panoramic shots in one sweeping motion through tis Sweep Panorama mode. It also features a 3-inch LCD screen, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, 14.1 MP SuperHAD CCD image sensor, and 10x optical zoom (equivalent 25mm). This camera also lets you record 720p HD movie in MP4 format. It also has BIONZ image processor technology that delivers high-res photos. Performance-wise, this camera has loads of stuff that make it a fast-performing digital camera including - Handheld Twilight, Animotion Blur, HDR and more. (Price: $173.98)

    Buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H55.

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