Sony Cyber-Shot T50 with touchscreen

Posted on Wednesday, September 13 2006 @ 7:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony announced the new 7.2 megapixel Cybershot T50 digital camera. This digicam features 3x optical zoom and has a large 3.0-inch LCD touchscreen. The Cyber-shot T50 weighs a mere 130g. At just 95.0mm (W) x 56.5 mm (H) x 23.4m thin, it’s compact enough to slip into a pocket or bag for use any time. It’s easy to use, too, thanks to a large 3.0-inch touch-screen for quick access to shooting and playback functions. Complementing the high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x Optical Zoom lens, Double Anti-Blur technology teams a high sensitivity of ISO 1000 with Super Steady Shot optical image stabilisation for great results, even in poor light. Inside its sleek aluminium lines, the Cyber-shot T50 packs a wide range of other functions including Slideshow with Music to get even more out of shooting and sharing your photos. There’s even a handy stylus for ‘painting’ decorative additions to your pictures on the large touch-screen.

The Cyber-shot T50 uses a Sony-developed Super HAD CCD sensor with an extremely high resolution of 7.2 effective Megapixels. The 1/2.5-inch size sensor boosts dynamic range, reducing the causes of ‘washed out’ overexposed images – a common problem with cameras that pack a high pixel count into a small sensor size by reducing pixel pitch.

The Cyber-shot T50 features Sony Double Anti-Blur technology for crisp, clear photos. An extremely high sensitivity of ISO 1000 allows successful handheld shooting even when shooting indoors or at dusk. For even more natural looking results, Sony Clear RAW NR image processing helps suppress colour noise that tends to occur at high sensitivity settings. Complementing the camera’s high sensitivity, the T50 also features Super Steady Shot – an optical image stabiliser that combats the effects of camera shake, one of the biggest causes of spoiled pictures. An icon appears on the display to confirm when Super SteadyShot is active. This Dual Anti-Blur combination of high sensitivity and Super Steady Shot ensures that the Cyber-shot T50 captures clear, blur-free images, even in situations where other compact cameras struggle.

The high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens features a 3x Optical Zoom range. 6x Precision Digital Zoom and 14x VGA Smart Zoom modes provide even greater magnification of distant objects.

The hybrid 3.0-inch touch-sensitive screen features Clear Photo LCD Plus technology for clear, vivid image reproduction. The screen’s smooth anti-reflection layer improves image quality while suppressing reflections for increased contrast, especially outside in bright sunlight. A wide range of shooting and playback functions can be accessed directly via the LCD touch panel. A unique Flexible Spot AF function lets you focus directly on a specific part of the image with a single touch on the screen. The paint function permits artistic additions to photos using the touchscreen and supplied Paint Pen stylus. Smart illumination automatically turns off distracting on-screen icons while a scene is being composed. Display brightness can also be adjusted directly without the need to access the menu.

The Cyber-shot T50 will be available throughout Europe from October 2006.

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