Sony DSC-TX55/B Specification

Sony DSC-TX55/B Specification
Slim digital camera with with 3.3" OLED touch screen
See pictures in a whole new way with the Sony® DSC-TX55
camera. Viewing on the 3.3” OLED touch screen with vivid colors
brings photos to life. With features like 3D still image, amazing
Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode, superb low light function
and full HD video, viewing your pictures just got a lot more
• 16.2MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
• As thin as a single AA battery, stylish, and ready to shoot
• Full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies6
• 3.3” OLED touch screen for easy focus selection and photo
• Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode for blur-free movies
• 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ mode4
• Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode for one shot landscapes
in high resolution
• Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR
• Superior Auto; awesome shots, automatically
• Picture Effect for more expressive photos
• Clear image digital zoom maintains high-resolution zoom
• Fast capture with up to 10fps at full 16.2MP resolution
• Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes, and wrinkles
• Natural Flash corrects color balance for lifelike shots
• Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 5x (25mm) optical zoom lens
• Backlight Correction; get details in difficult lighting
• HDMI® output for easy connectivity
• Smile Shutter™ technology automatically captures a smile
• Face Detection technology captures faces naturally
• Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects
• Anti-blink, Face Priority and Red-eye Reduction functions
• Sweep Multi Angle™ for 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD
16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS Image Sensor
The DSC-TX55 features a 16.2 megapixel “Exmor R” CMOS image sensor that brings out the full
resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high
resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced
grain. In addition, the combined “Exmor R” CMOS sensor and BIONZ® image processor delivers
extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.3
Slim and stylish design
At just over 1/2" thin and only 3.3 oz, this stylish camera is the perfect size to take with you almost
anywhere. Slip it into a pocket, purse, or backpack and be ready to shoot memorable moments.
Full HD 1080/60i
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080. This
provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.6
3.3” (1,229K dots) OLED touch screen with wide viewing angle
3.3” (1,229K dots) OLED touch screen with wide viewing angle delivers brilliant-quality still images
and movies while enabling easy focusing operation. The new reinforced-glass touch screen
gives the camera a sturdy feeling and prevents color bleed during touch operations.
Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake
compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of
new electronic image stabilization.Now it’s easier than ever to obtain sharp, blur-free movies
even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking.
3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ mode
Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ capabilities.3
Images will take on a new dimension to view the world in a whole new way.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode
With Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let
the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution
panoramic image providing the ability to print very large panoramic images as well as to zoom
in on small details in the distance and crop them in for a larger view of the object. The high
resolution image is a 42.9MP file which is compressed into a jpg. When opening the file in Picture
Motion Browser ver. 5.6, it decompresses to the 42.9MP file.
Background Defocus
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis
on your subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The
system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping
the subject crisp and clear.
Superior Auto mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically
recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce
images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology
and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 36
scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Picture Effect for more expressive photos
Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and
portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Seven effects
give free reign to your imagination to expand creative horizons. HDR Painting creates a rich
painted look. Rich-tone Monochrome produces an artistic black and white image. Miniature
transforms mundane landscapes into fascinating works of art. Toy camera transitions an ordinary
photo into one with high contrast, tunnel view, and four color shifts. Partial color results in a
stunning monochrome photo containing a single designated color. High-key creates photos with
heightened brightness for a soft clean look.
Clear image digital zoom
Clear image digital zoom maintains a high-resolution feel that is as precise as optical zoom and
vastly expands the zoom range without lowering visible quality or pixel count in the final image.
With By Pixel Super Resolution processing, the camera’s 5x optical zoom range is extended,
allowing full resolution 16.2MP images with a maximum 10x zoom.
High speed shooting
The DSC-TX55 can capture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second,
helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the
goal. In addition, the DSC-TX55 employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when
continuously shooting moving subjects.
Soft Skin mode
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the
appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Natural Flash
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees
them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to
correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens with 25mm equivalent wide angle 5x Optical Zoom
The high-performance Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 5x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer
for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and travel photos, and Close Focus shoots
close-ups within a ½” of the subject. A 25mm equivalent wide-angle lens allows you to take
wider shots of the scene or group in crowded spaces.
Backlight HDR
Don’t miss a single detail in high contrast shots. The built in backlight correction analyzes the
image and automatically adjusts accordingly to give you a perfectly lit shot.
HDMI® output
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI®) is a compact audio/video connector interface
for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such
as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc™ player, a personal computer, a video game console,
or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital
television (DTV). Easily connect your Cyber-shot® camera via HDMI cable (sold separately) to any
compatible HDMI device to easily enjoy and upload content.6
Smile Shutter™ technology
Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile
Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. Also select adult and child priority and indicate
the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with
Smile Shutter™ mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized
for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Face Detection technology
Sony’s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults.
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus,
exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the
shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
Anti-blink Function
It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked
during the photo. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two
images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other
shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Sweep Multi Angle™ mode
In Sweep Multi Angle™ mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across
the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and
displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD.
Compatible with PC and MAC® Systems
The Full HD video captured with the DSC-TX55 can be used with the provided Picture Motion
Browser software for PC and iMovie® (sold separately) for Mac® systems.
Includes Sony® PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.6
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your
video and still images on your compatible PC.¹ In addition, multiple output options let you burn
your memories to DVD using an external DVD burning device, as well as take advantage of
one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (such as Facebook® and
Sony’s Personal Space™ site). Using the new 5.6 version also enables playback of 3D images taken
on the Cyber-shot® camera.
Includes Sony® PMB Portable software
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable 5.6 software the DSC-TX55 makes
it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from
the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any
additional software or install.2
Camera Type
1,920 X1,080 (FX)
Approx 24Mbps
Approx 60fps
1,920 X1,080 (FH)
Approx 17Mbps
Approx 60fps
1,440 X1,080 (HQ)
Approx 9Mbps
Approx 60fps
1,440 x 1,080
Approx 12Mbps
Approx 30fps,
1,280 x 720
Approx 6Mbps
Approx 30fps,
640 x 480 (VGA)
Approx 3Mbps
Approx 30fps,
LCD Display
Multi Pattern /
Center Weighted
/ Spot
Photo Capture
from Movie
Plus / Minus 2.0EV,
1 / 3EV step
Dual Record
Scene Mode(s)
High Sensitivity
/ Night Scene /
Hanheld Twilight /
Night Portrait / Soft
Snap / Landscape
/ Beach / Snow
/ Fireworks /
Hi-Speed Shutter
/ Gourmet /
Pet / Soft Skin
/ Anti Motion
Blur / Backlight
Correction HDR
Auto / 100 / 200
/ 400 / 800 / 1600
/ 3200
Clear RAW NR / NR
Slow Shutter
White Balance
Auto / Daylight
/ Cloudy /
Fluorescent 1
(White Fluorescent
Lighting) /
Fluorescent 2
(Natural White
Lighting) /
Fluorescent 3 (Day
White Fluorescent
Lighting) /
Incandescent /
Flash / One Push /
One Push Set
Touch screen
digital camera
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor
1/2.3" (7.77mm)
"Exmor R" CMOS
Pixel Gross
Color Filter
RGB primary color
Video Mode
Media Type
optional Memory
Stick Micro,
Memory Stick
Micro Mark 2,
Micro SD Memory
Card, Micro SDHC
Memory Card
Still Image
Audio Format
Still Image
Max Effective
Dolby Digital
(AC-3) / MPEG-4
Approx. 16.2
Stereo / Mono
Still Image Size
12M (4,608 x 2,592)
/ 2M (1,920 x
Still Image Size
Panorama Still
Image Size
2D: 7,152 x
/ 4,912 x
/ 4,912 x
/ 3,424 x
3D: 7,152 x
/ 4,912 x
/ 4,912 x
/ 3,424 x
/ 1,920 x
Sweep Multi
Angle Image
1,920 x 1,080
Video Format
AVCHD 60i / MP4
3.3" Xtra Fine™
OLED (1,229k dots)
5 steps
Grid Display
Yes (Off / On)
Focus Control
AF Modes
9 points AF (Under
Face Undetected)
/ Center Weighted
AF / Spot AF/
Flexible Spot AF
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Exposure System
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss® VarioTessar®
iAuto (F3.5-F(W))
/ Program Auto
(F3.5-F6.3 (W))
Still Image Size
16M (4,608 x
3,456), 10M (3,648
x 2,736), 5M (2,592
x 1,944), VGA
(640 x 480), 3D:
16M(4,608 x 3,456)
/ 16:9(12M)(4,608
x 2,592)
LCD Type
Aperture (Max.)
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Smart Zoom /
Precision Digital
Zoom / Off
Smart Zoom®
16M Approx. 20x
/ 10M Approx.
25x / 5M Approx.
35x, VGA: Approx.
72x / 12M (16:9)
Approx. 20x / 2M
(16:9) Approx 48x
Focal Length
Still 16:9: 28140mm / Still
4:3: 26-130mm
/ Movie 16:9:
12 elements in 10
groups (including
6 aspheric
elements,1 prism)
Minimum Focus
Drive System
Off / 10sec. /
2sec. / portrait1 /
Shutter Speeds
iAuto(4" - 1/1600)
/ Program
Auto(1" - 1/1600) /
Burst Mode
Approx 10 fps at
16.2MP (Maximum
10 shots)
Flash Modes
Flash Coverage
Auto / On / Slow
Syncro / Off
ISO Auto: Approx.
5.1m (Approx.
16.73') (W)
/ Approx.
4.0m (Approx.
13.12') (T),
ISO3200: up to
Approx. 7.2m
(Approx. 23.62)
(W) / Approx. 5.7m
(Approx. 18.70') (T)
Face Detection
8 Faces (Auto /
Touch - Selected
Face Memory
/ Child Priority /
Adult Priority/ Off)
Auto / On / Off
Single / Select /
Date / Folder /
Yes / Yes
Smile Shutter™
Power Save
Standard /
Stamina / Off
with Active Mode
Image Stabilization
Trimming / Red
Eye Correction /
Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Shooting Tips
Advanced Features
Anti Motion Blur
Intelligent Sweep
Panorama / 3D
Sweep Panorama
/ Sweep Multi
Convenience Features
1. Files compatible with iMovie® '09 or later on Mac. Software not compatible with Mac
2. For firmware update on Mac OS® X go to
3. Records in 29 minute segments.
4. Requires 3D HDTV, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and active 3D glasses sold separately.
6. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately.
© 2011 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Cyber-shot, Optical SteadyShot, BIONZ, Smile Shutter, Exmor
R, Sweep Multi Angle, Smile Shutter, and DVDirect logo are trademarks of Sony. PlayStation is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista
are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Blu-ray Disc is a trademark. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. iMovie, Mac, and the Works with iMovie logo and the Mac logo are
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
/Updated: January 18, 2012
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