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Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S60 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony announces Cyber-shot S60, S90
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 16:00 EST)

As part of a batch of new digital camera announcements for this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Orlando, Florida, Sony has unveiled its new Syber-shot DSC-S60 and DSC-S90 models.

The cameras are closely related, with both featuring a similar body design, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, and four megapixel imager. Unusually (and we'd say laudably, given the fact that it flies in the face of the common-place industry practice of creating multiple models with no difference beyond their imager resolution), Sony has chosen to differentiate the cameras based on their LCD size, rather than their megapixel ratings. The lower-cost DSC-S60 model features a 2.0 inch LCD; the DSC-S90 model upgrades this to a 2.5" LCD with identical resolution. The higher-resolution LCD, says Sony, will be more conducive to on-the-spot sharing of images with friends and family. Most other features of the cameras are identical; it should be noted that the S90 is just a touch heavier thanks to the larger LCD display, however.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S60 will ship with a pricetag of $249.95, while the S90 will cost $299.95. Both cameras will be in stores from mid-March in the USA.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S60
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S60 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Sony
Model Number DSC-S60
Dimensions 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.6"
97.0 x 64.0 x 40.0mm
Weight 198.0 g
6.9 oz
Planned Price $249.95
Planned Availability Mar 2005
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.7 CCD
4.10 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Dimensions 2304 x 1728 (4.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1280 x 960 (1.2 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality 2 levels
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder Yes
LCD 2.0", 115,000 pixels
Lens
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
3x optical zoom
Focal Length 6.0 - 18.0mm (actual)
39 - 117mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f2.8 - f5.6 (W), f5.2 - f10 (T)
Focusing System with AF assist lamp
Focusing Range Normal: 20" - 4,081" (50 cm - 9,999 cm)
Exposure
ISO Sensitivity auto, 80, 100, 200, 400
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/2000 second
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Internal Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Slow Synchro/ Redeye Reduction
Range: 6 in. - 12.5 ft. (0.2 -3.8m)
Creative
Scene Modes Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow
Digital Zoom 2x
Self Timer Yes, 10 seconds
Movie Format MPEG with audio
640 x 480
Max. frame-rate: 16 frames per second
Storage
Recording Medium Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Built-in
File Format JPEG
Connectivity
Video Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable
Computer USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Power
Battery Type AA NiMH, Alkaline, Nickel-Metal Manganese
Battery Form Factor 2 x AA
Product Bundle
Software Picture Package™ for Sony v1.6 (Windows), Pixela™ ImageMixer VCD2
Battery / Charger AA Nimh battery and charger
Flash Memory 32.0MB internal
Other
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Internal Speaker Yes
Operating System Compatibility Windows / Mac OS
More Photos
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S60 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S60 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S60 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S90 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Sony
Model Number DSC-S90
Dimensions 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.6"
97.0 x 64.0 x 40.0mm
Weight 202.0 g
7.1 oz
Planned Price $299.95
Planned Availability Mar 2005
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.7 Sony SuperHAD CCD
4.10 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Dimensions 2304 x 1728 (4.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1280 x 960 (1.2 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality 2 levels
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder Yes
LCD 2.5", 115,000 pixels
Lens
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
3x optical zoom
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 6.0 - 18.0mm (actual)
39 - 117mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f2.8 - f5.6 (W), f5.2 - f10 (T)
Focusing System with AF assist lamp
Focusing Range Normal: 20" - 4,081" (50 cm - 9,999 cm)
Exposure
ISO Sensitivity auto, 80, 100, 200, 400
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/2000 second
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Internal Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Slow Synchro/ Redeye Reduction
Range: 6 in. - 12.5 ft. (0.2 -3.8m)
Creative
Scene Modes Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow
Digital Zoom 2x
Self Timer Yes, 10 seconds
Movie Format MPEG with audio
640 x 480
Max. frame-rate: 16 frames per second
Storage
Recording Medium Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Built-in
File Format JPEG
Connectivity
Video Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable
Computer USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Power
Battery Type AA NiMH, Alkaline, Nickel-Metal Manganese
Battery Form Factor 2 x AA
Product Bundle
Software Picture Package™ for Sony v1.6 (Windows), Pixela™ ImageMixer VCD2
Battery / Charger AA NiMH battery and charger
Flash Memory 32.0MB internal
Other
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Internal Speaker Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Control No
Operating System Compatibility Windows / Mac OS
More Photos
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S90 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S90 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S90 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S90 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

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