Sony today unveiled the Sony DSC-TX9, which is the world's smallest 3D cameras, capturing 3D images with a single lens system using a sweeping motion.
The Sony DSC-TX9 uses the new 3D Sweep Panorama feature, which lets you take panoramic pictures in one press-and-sweep motion. The high-speed burst of frames is stitched together using innovative processing techniques to automatically create detail-packed 3D panoramas.
The 3D photos taken with the Sony DSC-TX9 can be viewed on new 3D HDTVs.
How good the 3D quality of the Sony DSC-TX9 remains to be seen. Other manufacturers like Fuji chose a two lens approach to 3D photography and the results have not really been convincing.
The Sony DSC-TX9 looks like a typical Sony T-Series camera from the outside. Features of the TX9 include 12.2 megapixel resolution, 3.5-inch 921k resolution LCD touchscreen, Background Defocus mode (like you find on a DSLR), video capture in 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolutions in 60i and Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x zoom lens.
The Sony TX9 will be available for about $400 in (dark gray and red) in September. Sony also announced the Sony WX5 3D camera today. Shop for Sony TX cameras on Amazon.