Sony’s Next Cyber-shot Line To Shoot 3D

Whether you’re keen on it or not, Sony is adding an extra dimension to the next line of Cyber-shots. Just last week, Sony released a firmware update for NEX-3 and NEX-5 EVIL cameras to include 3D panoramic sweep. The Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5 will have the same 3D panoramic sweep mode, but the TX9 model will also have a special LCD display by which 3D still images can be viewed on the camera by tilting the screen back and forth. The 3D images from both cameras can be viewed on 3D televisions.

Available in Septemter, the TX9 will run around $400 and the WX5 model is about $300.

Both prices severely undercut the cost of Fujifilm’s competing 3D point-and-shoot, the FinePix REAL 3D W1, which still runs for $599.95.

It’s notable that Sony has a particular interest in developing and promoting the third dimension; they’ve got a hefty share in the 3D television and home entertainment market.