Sony released a new six megapixel digital camera today, the Cyber-shot DSC-T9. This camera is about 5/8" thin and features a large 2.5-inch LCD display along with 3x optical zoom and 58MB internal memory. The camera also supports Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media cards to boost the storage capacity up to 2GB.
Sony says it is the first manufacturer to incorporate an advanced lens-shift optical image stabilizer into a camera with a folded-path lens system. This is what allows for a compact form; the lens does not have to extend from the body of the camera.
The model is equipped with a newly-developed lens-shift system with two gyro-sensors that detects hand movement, and automatically calculates the compensation needed to provide a clear, crisp image.
The new model's high light sensitivity (up to IS0 640) allows you to capture clearer pictures in available light, giving you the option to not use a flash, which sometimes creates unwanted glare or harsh highlights. As a result, images have greater atmosphere and more detail, even when reflective surfaces like glass and mirrors are in the pictures.
The DSC-T9 will start shipping on January 20, 2006 for $450.