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Sony has recently introduced their first rugged and waterproof digital camera in the form of the Cybershot DSC-TX5. Unlike most rugged cameras, the TX5 does not look the part, it actually looks pretty similar than any other Sony model that starts with the letter T. However, the TX5 is waterproof to 3.3m (10′), shockproof to 1.5m (5′) and freezproof to -10C (14F).

Internally the Cybershot TX5 features a 10 megapixels back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a very wide 25-100mm lens, a rarity among waterproof cameras. The speed of its CMOS sensor allows it to reach 10 FPS at full-resolution. It can also record HD 720p video in MPEG-4 format and create sweeping panoramas automatically. The TX5 ships in April for $350 USD.

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