IFA 2008: Sony's Cyber-shot T500 – 10.1 megapixels and 720p movie clips

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DSC-T500-photo.jpgSusan here is impressing her friend with the new Cyber-shot T500, which Sony has just revealed at IFA 2008.

The minuscule snapper boasts a spec-sheet-pleasing 10.1 megapixels, plus the ability to record videos at official HD Ready 1280×720 resolution, in MPEG4 AVC/H.264 format, for proper HD playback on the widescreen TV of your choice – although recording time is limited to 10 minutes per clip. You’ll fit a fair few on the supplied 4GB Memory Stick, mind.

There’s a very-decent-for-the-size 5x optical zoom in there too, plus you may luxuriate in the joy of having a 3.5″ LCD screen round the back for composing your little artistic works properly – and Sony’s Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation system will keep things non-blurry if you were on the sauce last night and still a bit shaky. The T500’s out in October.

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(Via Sony)

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Gary Cutlack