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Details and photos leaked on waterproof Sony DSC-TX5 pocket camera

While it's not official yet, some details have leaked Sony's new waterproof DSC-TX5 camera that they might be prepping for this summer.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

While it's not official yet, some details have leaked on Sony's new point-and-shoot DSC-TX5 camera that they might be prepping for this summer.

If the drops of moisture shining off the pocket cameras pictured above aren't enough of a hint, these new colorful cams are water-resistant, to say the least.

Expected to be released at PMA 2010 in Southern California next month, Photo Rumors has come across some spilled details. Some of the important (rumored) specs include:

  • Touchscreen LCD screen
  • Exmor CMOS sensor
  • 10 fps Burst Mode
  • 4x Optical Zoom with Optical Zoom and Image Stabilization (available in video too)
  • GPS and Compass tagging
  • Preset functions: Face Detection, Face Motion Recognition, Smile Shutter
  • Backlight Correction
  • Video: 1080p (12mbps) 720p (6mbps) or VGA (3mbps) MPEG-4 movie recording; 1920×1080 60i AVCHD at either 17mbps or 9mbps
  • Will also be compatible with SD memory cards

Sony Insider estimates the price will be around $300, but that's just a guess, not a leaked number. I'd also like to see just how waterproof these cameras will be (depths, amount of time, etc.). Summer might be hard to imagine right now, but think you'll want to hit the beach with one of these in a few months?

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