Always pushing the limits of camera phones, Sony Ericsson has done it again. Today, the company announced the Sony Ericsson C905 Cyber-shot, a slider phone equipped with an impressive 8.1-megapixel camera. (As far as we know, the Samsung SCH-B600 is the only mobile to have a higher lens at 10 megapixels.) But it's not all about the megapixels as the C905 has a Xenon flash, an image stabilizer, face detection, and autofocus, to name just a few of the camera options available to you.
Sony bumps up its point-and-shoot cameras to a new height of resolution with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300, the company's first 13.6-megapixel snapshot camera. This follow-up to last year's 12-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-W200 bears some of the most impressive features found in Sony's W-series of compact cameras, along with one of the line's heftiest price tags yet.
The W300 includes an impressive set of features under its shiny, titanium-coated casing. Its 35 to 105mm-equivalent f/2.8-5.8 lens seems fairly standard, but its 2.7-inch LCD screen and optical viewfinder give it surprising flexibility compared with … Read more
Though it can't match the stalker creds of Olympus' SP-570 UZ, Sony's latest top-of-the-line megazoom has its own attractions. Like the recently announced H10, the H50 offers a modest update over its predecessor.
Though Sony increases its resolution to 9.1-megapixels, it incorporates the same f/2.7-4.5 31mm-465mm-equivalent 15x zoom lens (naturally with Sony's Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization system). That 31mm wide-angle remains a bit narrow compared with Olympus' 26mm and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18's 28mm. On the upside, it also retains the tilting 3-inch LCD.
The DSC-H10 has a 230,000-pixel 3-inch LCD display, compared to the 115,000-pixel, 2.5-inch version on the DSC-H3 it replaces. Given the lack of an electronic viewfinder, that's a nontrivial enhancement, but pretty much the only one. Expect to see it in mid-April, for $299. Now go read something more interesting.
Sony has updated its Cyber-shot DSC-W series of digital cameras with the announcement of four new models, the Cyber-shot DSC-W120, W130, W150, and W170. Sitting squarely between the company's budget-priced Cyber-shot S-series and its more upscale, style-minded T-series, these new cameras should appeal to users looking for a colorful, modestly-featured camera between $200 and $300.
All four new cameras feature a handful of new options based around an improved face detection system. According to Sony, these new cameras can now distinguish between adult and child faces, letting you decide whether the camera will base its auto-focus and auto-exposure on … Read more
The wait has finally ended. Sony Ericsson has announced that the highly anticipated K850i Cyber-shot phone is available in all Asia-Pacific markets at a recommended retail price of about $617 (without plan).
We've just received our commercial review unit and a full review of the 5-megapixel camera phone will be coming up early next week. For now, you can check out our initial hands-on examination of the K850i here. And While you're at it, check out our first-look video too.
(Source: Crave Asia)
An excellent item last month comparing the desktop designs of Apple and Sony by our colleague Matthew Elliott drew some of the most reader comments seen on Crave in months. We won't wade into that territory again but wanted to pass along this item from Engadget Japanese to show that we're hardly the only ones to draw parallels between the two companies.
Engadget says the photos are "official, un-doctored press shots from both Apple and Sony" of an older iPod Nano and the new Sony Cyber-shot released yesterday, respectively. Even the colors and position of the … Read more
Sony's newest member of the stylish Cyber-shot T-series line beckons you to leave the memory cards at home. The company just announced the Cyber-shot DSC-T2, an 8-megapixel camera with a whopping 4 gigabytes of internal memory. That's about 1,300 full-resolution photos without any external memory. Of course, if you need more space, the camera accepts Memory Stick Pro Duo cards as well.
To organize, view, and share all these pictures, the T2 features Sony's PMB Portable software to help automate the process uploading videos and pictures to commonly used media sharing sites. If you want to … Read more
Suddenly, it seems that compact, inexpensive megazooms without an eye-level viewfinder are all the rage. Canon just announced its first foray at the $300 price point, the PowerShot SX100, and now Sony follows suit with the Cyber-shot DSC-H3.
The H3 will offer the usual set of buzzword features, including face detection and HD downconversion for correct-aspect HDTV output.
Sony rated performance specs:Startup: 1.8 secs Shutter lag: 0.3 secs Shot to shot: 1.3 secs Burst: 2fps Battery life: 330 shot Canon SX100 IS Sony DSC-H3 Sony DSC-H7 Resolution 8 megapixels 8 megapixels 8 megapixels Lens f/… Read more
Sony's two new Cyber-shot T-series cameras don't look very different from past models, but they certainly feel different; these new cameras eschew buttons in favor of big, touch-sensitive LCD screens.
The Cyber-shot DSC-T200 and T70 respectively replace the DSC-T100 and DSC-T20 in Sony's lineup. Their 3.5 and 3-inch 16:9 touchscreens control nearly every aspect of the cameras. Besides changing settings and navigating the cameras' menus, users can also control focus with the touchscreens by tapping the object they want to focus on. This isn't the first time Sony has attempted a touchscreen system with … Read more