Sony CyberShot DSC–TX200V brings super-slim camera superpowers

Along with the new DSC–WX50 and WX70, the TX200V is one of Sony’s most powerful cameras ever

Great things really do come in small packages as Sony has proved with its new CyberShot DSC–TX200V – the ultra-thin point-and-shoot compact camera that lands alongside the new DSC–WX50 and WX70. The flagship snapper sports the Sony's homegrown Exmor R CMOS sensor to dazzle us with its 18.2MP power alongside a 26mm 5x optical zoom lens, 1080p/60fps video and nippy shot speeds.

Sony’s says its new BIONZ processor means snaps are captured with extremely low noise even in low light. And the TX200V does it at a ridiculously snappy 0.13 seconds in daylight and 0.25 seconds in low-light. The TX even manages to stay waterproof under 16ft of the wet stuff and can brave temperatures as low as –10 degrees Celsius.

If the £320 price tag seems a little steep, there are other options, namely the DSC–WX–70 and DSC–WX50. Both have slightly smaller 16.2MP sensors with 25mm lenses that manage shoot interlaced full-def video (as opposed to the TX200V's better progressive shooting). The WX50 has a 2.7in display compared with the WX70's 3in screen and they'll be chalked up for £130 and £150 respectively when they ship in March.

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