Sony Cyber-shot TX55: world's thinnest compact camera outed

Full HD video and 3D modes included

SD card support finally lands on a Sony compact.

Sony has officially pulled the wrappers off of its new Cyber-shot TX55 compact camera, a shooter it claims is the thinnest compact on the market. The 12.2mm thin snapper may be size zero, but it’s fully loaded with top-end specs to make images and movies look stunning.

Under the hood you’ll find Sony’s latest Exmor sensor, packing in 16.2 megapixels for high resolution shooting. That’s amped up to 42.9 megapixels when using high resolution mode as part of the camera’s Intelligent Sweep Panorama feature.

Full HD recording is also on board, with support for 16GB Memory Sticks or 8GB SD cards, so you can cram it full of your hi-def handiwork. You can also take 3D stills and clips using the cameras dedicated three-dimensional features, while the 5x optical zoom can be ramped up to 10x using the ‘By Pixel Super Resolution’ function. The Big S reckons this boosts magnification without hitting the pixel count. We’ll see about that when we take one for a spin soon.

A series of special filters to give your pics a unique look, without having to tweak them in Photoshop, complete the package. The TX55 is due to land later this summer, with Sony yet to reveal official UK pricing.