I do not know if Sony inspired themselves by HP Envy 14 Spectra, but has just announced an ultra-compact sagging case built partly of glass. More specifically, the front of Cyber-shot TX200V is glass. The camera is shock resistant, but can be immersed in water at a maximum depth of 5 m and operate at -10 degrees Celsius. The list of specifications is also impressive enough to justify a high price. On a CMOS sensor rather small of Exmor R type were included 18.2 MP.
Sony TX200V‘s internal objective allows a 5x optical zoom and image stabilization system. OLED screen of 3.3″ is touch sensitive and will allow users to control shooting modes. The manufacturer boasts that the Exmor R sensor is capable of performing well in low light conditions, but we have big deductions here. The pixel density is too large to get good results. Image processing framework can focus very quickly and the user can indicate the focus area on the screen.
Along with full HD shooting, the ultra-compact camera from Sony can achieve 3D images and panoramas. Also on the list of specifications are the shooting of 10 frames per second (limited to 10 frames), ISO values between 64 and 12.800 and MS Micro and microSD/SDHC card support. Sony Cyber-shot TX200V weighs 129 g and has a thickness of 16 mm. For all the above, the price will be $500, the device is available from March.