Sony adds to W-Series with W170, W150, W130, W120 and W110


More Cyber-Shot compacts, with Sony today introducing the W170, W150, W130, W120 and W110.

The range is topped by the 10.1 megapixel W170 with 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD, Carl Zeiss wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom, Intelligent Scene Recognition and the option to take two shots – one with standard automatic settings and the other with optimised settings. Other key W170 features include Smile Shutter, Face Detection and Super Steady Shot optical image stabilisation for clearer low-light shooting.

The 8.1 effective megapixel W150 also has a 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD, along with 5x zoom Carl Zeiss wide angle lens, Smile Shutter, Face Detection, Super Steady Shot and Intelligent Scene Recognition. The W130 has 8.1 effective megapixel resolution, plus Smile Shutter, Face Detection, Super SteadyShot and a 4x Carl Zeiss optical zoom lens. The W120 shares similar specifications to the W130 but with a resolution of 7.2 effective megapixels. The entry-level W110 offers 7.2 effective megapixel resolution plus 4x optical zoom, Smile Shutter and Face Detection.

Common features include the Sony BIONZ image processor, D-Range Optimiser, which automatically adjusts exposure and contrast for natural-looking results and increased sensitivity on all models – boosted to a maximum ISO 3200. There’s also a HD output on all models for hooking up to your HD-ready TV.

Expect all in the coming months, prices to be confirmed.


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