Sony introduces new Cyber-shot models at CES 2013

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Announced earlier at CES 2013, seven new camera models—the WX200, WX80, WX60, TF1, H200, W730 and W710—are now welcomed into Sony’s Cyber-shot roster.

The new additions to the line-up feature interesting new modes and effects, such as an improved  Optical SteadyShot feature, which assists you in stabilizing your shot in order to produce sharp, blur-free photos, especially when shooting in zoom. Another new feature called the Beauty Effect automatically removes skin blemishes from the person in the image. The new models also have what Sony calls Advanced Flash—a function that extends the cameras’ flash range. Sony notes, however, that in some models, there is a decrease in image size when one makes use of the Advanced Flash setting.

The Cyber-shot WX200 with an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom, Optical SteadyShot, Full HD video shooting, Superior Auto, Beauty Effect, Advanced Flash and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Cyber-shot WX80 with a 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 8x optical zoom, Optical SteadyShot, Full HD video shooting, Superior Auto, Beauty Effect, Advanced Flash and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Cyber-shot WX60 has the same specs as the WX80, except that it doesn’t have Wi-Fi connectivity.

Three new Exmor R-equipped compact cameras—the WX200, WX80 and WX60—are equipped with an enhanced automatic mode called Superior Auto. They are also able to shoot video clips in Full HD. Two of these cameras, namely the WX200 and the WX80, have built-in Wi-Fi to enable you to instantly share your images to your smartphone using the PlayMemories mobile app. Wi-Fi connectivity also lets you use your smartphone as a remote shutter trigger.

Below are some of the features and specs of the other new Cyber-shot models:

The water-, dust-, shock- and freeze-proof Cyber-shot TF1, which features a 16.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 4x optical zoom, HD video capability, Optical SteadyShot, Beauty Effect and Advanced Flash, and can be submerged in water as deep as 10m for as long as an hour
The Cyber-shot H200, which hosts a 20.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 26x optical zoom, HD video, Beauty Effect, Advanced Flash, and can be loaded with AA batteries
The compact Cyber-shot W730—rocking a 16.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 8x optical zoom, Optical SteadyShot, Beauty Effect, Advanced Flash, and HD video recording
This is Sony’s new model that’s aimed at novice users. The Cyber-shot W710 has a 16.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom, Beauty Effect, Advanced Flash, and HD video recording.

The new Cyber-shot models will all be available in Europe in February 2013. No word yet on when they will be hitting our shores.