Sony has today unwrapped the Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 which it claims is the thinnest compact camera in its class.

Cybershot TX55Sony has today unwrapped the Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 which it claims is the thinnest compact camera in its class.

The TX55 is touted as the thinnest camera on the planet with an optical anti-shake system.

The TX55 is 12.2mm thick, excluding lens cover (the full dimensions are 92.9×54.4×13.2mm).

Due out in September, the 3.3in touchscreen-equipped TX55 houses a 16.2-million-pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor.

New ?By Pixel Super Resolution? technology is claimed to boost the camera?s zoom power to 10x ?without any loss of quality?, at full resolution.

This feature is also said to be capable of significantly improving still image quality during movie recording. In movie mode the TX55 captures 12MP stills.

However, details of precisely how this technology works had yet to be released to AP at the time of writing.

On-board armoury also includes Full HD AVCHD video and 3D Sweep Panorama.

A price has not been announced.