Sony Cybershot N2 10.1MP camera with touchscreen

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 13 2006 @ 08:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony released the Cyber-Shot N2 digital camera which features a 10.1 megapixel sensor. It features 1600ISO, 3x optical zoom and has a large 3.0-inch LCD touchscreen.

With an improved sensitivity of ISO 1600 and special high sensitivity mode, the Cyber-shot N2 captures beautiful, blur-free images – even in low-light situations where other compact cameras struggle. High resolution images can be viewed on the large 3.0-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus screen that features handy Touch-Screen access to shooting and playback functions. The Cyber-shot N2 also packs a wide range of other functions into its slim (22.7mm) brushed gold-tinted aluminium body, including Pocket Album and Slideshow with Music to get even more out of shooting and sharing your photos.

Breaking the 10 Megapixel barrier for the first time in a compact Cyber-shot camera, the Cyber-shot N2 uses a Sony-developed Super HAD CCD sensor with an extremely high resolution of 10.3 Megapixels (gross), equating to 10.1 effective Megapixel resolution. The 1/1.7 inch size sensor is larger than the CCD found in the Cyber-shot N2’s predecessor, the Cyber-shot N1. This 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 high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens features a 3x Optical Zoom range. 6x Precision Digital Zoom and 17x 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. Simplicity and ease of operation is a keynote of the Cyber-shot N2’s design. A wide range of shooting and playback functions can be accessed directly via the touch-screen. The paint function allows artistic additions to photos using the touch-screen and supplied Paint Pen stylus.

The Cyber-shot N2 will be available throughout Europe from October 2006.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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