A handful of new compact cameras from Sony are heading their way into stores in March. Part of their CyberShot range, the WX70 and WX50 are slim, pocketable cameras perfectly friendly to beginners. Sharing many features, both measure 92.2 x…
It’s only been a matter of weeks since Sony last dropped a Cyber-shot camera on us, and already here’s five more. You’ve got to wonder what the life cycle for their products is. Still, here they are, and they’re numerous, so we best get cracking.
T900 and T90
The T900 and T90 are up first. They’re slim (15mm for the T900, and 14mm for the T90), pack a 12.1-megapixel sensor, a 4x optical zoom and can record in 720p HD. The T900 has a 3.5″ touchscreen, and the T90’s is smaller at just 3″. Both have image stabilisation, face and smile detection, and automatic scene recognition. They’ll be available in April, no pricing info yet.
Next is the W270. It’s much the same as the T900 and T90, in that it has a 12.1-megapixel sensor, can record 720p HD and has image stabilisation, face and smile detection, and automatic scene recognition. Its differentiating factor is that its zoom goes up to 5x, and it has a 28mm wide angle lens. The display isn’t touch, unfortunately, but it’s 2.7″ across. Available in mid-March.
Then there’s the Cyber-shot H20, which reduces the megapixel count to 10.1, but pumps up the zoom to 10x. One for stalkers then, I suppose. Again, it’s got 720p HD recording and the aforementioned software goodness. A 3″ non-touch LCD rounds things off. This one will be available in April.
Lastly, there’s the S930, which picks the worst of all the above, presenting a 10.1-megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom. It’s got the same load of software features as above, and a 2.4″ LCD display. Available in April.
All the models come in a range of colours – silver, black, red, bronze, pink, brown, blue and gold across the range. Not all colours are available on all cameras though, confusingly. Now, if anyone can explain the logic behind the model numbers to me, then I’ll be a very happy man.
Sony may have revealed its Cybershot G3 Wi-Fi enabled camera which we (apparently) are not going to get a sniff off in the UK, but we’ve got three Cyber-shot cameras of our own to keep us busy.
I’m not sure if these have been shown at CES or not, but everything else seems to have been, so this is where I’ll pretend we’ve seen them first.
The W210, W220 and S950 are compact digital cameras with a fairly standard set of features. Is it worth getting excited about them? Read on and find out.
The Cyber-shot W210 and W220 models both offer 12.1 megapixels, Carl Zeiss lens, 4x optical zoom, smile shutter and face detection (so hopefully you’ll catch shiny happy people in your photos), intelligent scene recognition, 30mm wide angle lens, and a range of body colours – silver, black, blue, pink and green, depending on the model…
I always get slightly confused by the way Sony doesn’t group its gadgets by what they are, just by broad product ranges. As a result, there are cameras and phones with the Cyber-shot badge, and MP3 players and mobiles with the Walkman badge. From the product name alone, it’s often impossible to tell what the device is.
Well, to clear up the confusion, both the products here are phones. The first is an ‘affordable’ 3.2 megapixel cameraphone, called the C510. Although there’s a comparative lack of megapixels on the sensor compared to other cameraphones, it’s got plenty of features to make up for it.