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Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-T9|
(Tuesday, November 1, 2005 - 03:01 EST)
Sony Electronics has today announced a new digital camera model that it says is the first to combine an optically stabilized, prism-folded lens with high ISO sensitivity.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 offers a CCD sensor resolution of 6.0 effective megapixels and ISO sensitivity from 64 to 640, coupled with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 3x optical zoom lens - the first time that we're aware of a stabilized lens in a Sony camera being thus branded. The lens has an effective focal length range of 38 - 114mm. Other features of the DSC-T9 include shutter speeds from 30 to 1/1000 second, a choice of Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, or Spot metering, five white balance presets, 10 scene modes, USB and video connectivity, and both Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo storage coupled with 58MB of built-in memory.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 goes on sale in the US next January, priced at US$450.
|Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 |
|Camera Type ||Ultra Compact |
|Manufacturer ||Sony |
|Model Number ||DSC-T9 |
|Dimensions ||3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8" |
90.0 x 54.8 x 20.2mm
|Weight ||160.0 g |
|Planned Price ||$450.00 |
|Planned Availability ||Jan 2006 |
|Image Capture |
|Sensor Type ||1/2.5" CCD |
6.00 megapixels (effective)
|Aspect Ratio ||4:3, 3:2 |
|Image Dimensions ||2816 x 2112 (5.9 megapixels) |
2816 x 1712 (4.8 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1920 x 1080 (2.1 megapixels)
1280 x 960 (1.2 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
|Capture Speed ||Continuous: 0.8 frames per second for 7 frames |
|Image Quality ||2 levels |
|Image Preview / Review |
|Viewfinder ||No |
|LCD ||2.5", 230,000 pixels |
|Playback Zoom ||5.0x max |
|Lens Type ||Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar |
3x optical zoom
|Image Stabilization ||Yes |
|Focal Length ||6.3 - 19.0mm (actual) |
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
|Aperture Range ||f/3.5 (wide) / f/4.3 (tele) - ??? |
|Focusing System ||5-area Contrast detect with AF assist lamp |
Manual Focus possible (5) steps
|Focusing Range ||Normal: 20" - infinity (50 cm - infinity) |
|ISO Sensitivity ||Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 640 |
|Shutter Speed ||30 - 1/1000 second |
|Metering Modes ||Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot |
|Exposure Compensation ||+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments |
|White Balance ||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash |
|Internal Flash ||Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, On, On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synch, Slow Synch w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Off |
Range: 0.6 - 16.4 ft, (0.1 - 2.8m)
|Scene Modes ||Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High-Speed Shutter, Candle, Magnifying Glass (Super Macro), Soft Snap |
|Digital Zoom ||Precision 2x |
|Recording Medium ||Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Built-in |
|File Format ||JPEG |
|Video ||Yes |
|Computer ||USB 1.1 |
|Other ||DC In |
|Battery Type ||Lithium Ion rechargeable |
|Battery Form Factor ||Proprietary NP-FT1 InfoLITHIUM |
|Product Bundle |
|Battery / Charger ||Proprietary NP-FT1 InfoLITHIUM rechargeable battery and charger |
|Flash Memory ||58.0MB built-in memory |
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant ||Yes |
|PictBridge Compliant ||Yes |
|Internal Microphone ||Yes |
|Internal Speaker ||Yes |
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|SONY ENHANCES PICTURE QUALITY AND PHOTO SHARING WITH NEXT-GENERATION T-SERIES DIGITAL STILL CAMERA|
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2005 - Sony is stepping up the picture quality of ultra-slim digital still cameras with the introduction of its new Cyber-shot® DSC-T9 model, the first in this category to offer both Super Steady Shot® optical image stabilization and high light sensitivity.
With these Sony technologies, the new six-megapixel DSC-T9 delivers more detailed images with significantly less blur and graininess than typical point-and-shoot cameras. Optical image stabilization reduces image blur from hand movement, while high light sensitivity helps to lessen blurriness resulting from low-light conditions. The end effect is better-focused, expressive images that look more like the way you see them, imitating the human eye.
"Our T Series set the standard for slim, stylish, point-and-shoot cameras with fine image quality," said James Neal, director of digital imaging products at Sony Electronics. "Now the use of this category of cameras is pervasive. With the DSC-T9, we are taking this category a step further by incorporating advanced imaging technologies that ensure that you get the shot, even in unfavorable light conditions, like nightclubs and restaurants."
Get a Clear Shot
Sony 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.
Enhanced Photo Sharing Brings Your Photos to Life
With a slim body less than one-inch wide, this compact powerhouse not only takes great pictures but also brings them to life with Sony's new Clear Photo Plus® LCD screen and slide show function. The 2.5-inch LCD features astonishing vividness and greatly improved color reproduction compared to previous models. It is the perfect screen to show off your pictures as a slide show, which the camera creates for you -- without having to use a PC.
You can select up to four themes, such as "Stylish" or "Active," to play back your images, complete with dynamic transitions choreographed to your choice of music clips. Depending on your PC configuration, you can also upload your own music with the supplied software.
Big Features, Small Body
The DSC-T9 camera offers mega resolution at six megapixels for high-quality images, a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar® optical zoom lens, MPEG movie recording, and 58 MB of internal memory for storage and easy transfer to an optional Memory Stick® Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media card, now available in capacities up to two gigabytes.
As with other T-series cameras, you simply slide the lens cover down and the camera is ready to capture images in seconds. Despite the power consumption of the optical image stabilizer, Sony's Real Imaging Processor® power management system helps this model to achieve exceptional battery life, up to 240 shots per charge.
More For Your Memories
With the DSC-T9's slide show feature, sharing your photos right on the camera's LCD is more enjoyable. You can even connect directly to your television with supplied cables. However, if prints are what you want, then you can connect the model to a Sony DPP-FP50 digital photo printer and print from the convenience of your own home. Don't think that you're limited to basic prints with this camera; you can even create postcards or calendars using the printer's supplied software.
Perhaps you need to print tens or even hundreds of pictures, or want to share funny video clips, then there is the option of using Sony's online photo service. At www.imagestation.com, you can create your own online photo and video albums, order prints, or make customized gifts from coffee mugs and photo books to calendars and T-shirts.
The Cyber-shot DSC-T9 camera will be available in January for about $450 online at SonyStyle.com, at Sony Style retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail) and at authorized dealers nationwide. Pre-orders begin on Nov. 1 at www.sony.com/T9
The camera is supplied with an InfoLithium™ battery, battery charger, multi-connector cable, wrist strap and software CD-ROM. Optional accessories include the Cyber-shot Station™ cradle for about $80, a sports pack for about $100, and leather carrying case for about $40.
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Editor's Note: Available storage capacity of Memory Stick Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
For additional information about Sony products, your readers can call toll-free at (888) 222-SONY, or visit Sony's web site at: www.sonystyle.com.