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Sony beefed up its Cyber-shot range of snappers today, revealing a couple of compacts with snazzy sensors geared towards low-light settings. The Sony Cyber-shot WX70 and WX50 rock up with a 16.2Mp Exmor R Cmos sensor and an improved image processor. Sony Cyber-shot Wx70 The 25mm lens features a 5x optical zoom and captures …

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Umm...

High ISO ain't the problem. High ISO without a crapload of noise is the problem. Wait and see, I guess.

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Re: Umm

Still, it IS nice to see a product launch/press release focus on something related to real-world image quality rather than megapixels, touchscreens, digital zooms etc.

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compact + low light capability... something nobody wanted to connect so far!

Granted, we won't know if the claim holds true till we see samples from dpreview , but its about time somebody tried to improve the state of things for people who find even the NEX cameras with their big lenses too big / valuable for some places they travel to.

Also, Sony has some credibility in that area now, with the NEX5 N outdoing a Nikon D7100 for low light image quality, while Nikon went the other way, releasing those clunky and expensive daylight-only Nikon-1 series snappers...

With all the Apple hype, people seem to have forgotten all about Sony having made pretty cool stuff over many years...

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