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Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T2 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony announces DSC-T2
(Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 00:01 EDT)

Sony has today globally announced the latest in its T-series of digital camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2.

The Sony DSC-T2 features an eight megapixel sensor which is coupled to a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.7" touch panel LCD display. The DSC-T2's 38 - 114mm equivalent lens incorporates Sony's Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization to minimize blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter speeds. The lens is protected by a sliding cover which nicely retracts flush with the surface of the camera body when closed, making the T2 more pocket friendly. Other T2 features include ISO sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 3200, a Memory Stick Duo / PRO Duo card slot plus a truly whopping 4GB of built in memory, and power from a proprietary NP-BD1 InfoLithium rechargeable battery.

The Sony T2 also offers USB 2.0 high-speed connectivity for connection to a personal computer, and high definition component video connectivity for viewing on the latest HD televisions. The Sony Cybershot T2 also includes Sony's face detection technology, which is linked not only to the camera's autoexposure and autofocus systems as in most similar systems, but also to white balance and flash metering as well - allowing the camera to ensure proper flash exposure and pleasing flesh tones. Also included is Sony's "Smile Shutter", which detects when a subject is smiling and automatically captures the photo without pressing the shutter button.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 ships from December 2007 priced at US$350, and will be available in blue, green, pink, white or black with matching case colors available separately.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T2 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera TypeUltra Compact
Model NumberDSC-T2
Dimensions3.4 x 2.2 x 0.8"
86.8 x 56.8 x 20.2mm
Weight156.0 g
5.5 oz
Planned Price$350.00
Planned AvailabilityDec 2007
Image Capture
Sensor Type1/2.5" CCD
8.30 megapixels (total)
8.00 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Image Dimensions3264 x 2448 (8.0 megapixels)
3264 x 2176 (7.1 megapixels)
2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1920 x 1080 (2.1 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality2 levels
Image Preview / Review
LCD2.7", 230,000 pixels
Playback Zoom5.0x max
Lens TypeCarl Zeiss Vario-Tessar (11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical)
3x optical zoom
Image StabilizationYes
Focal Length6.3 - 19.0mm (actual)
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Rangef/3.5 - 5.6 (wide) / f/4.3 - 10 (tele)
Focusing System9-area Contrast Detect with Face Detection with AF assist lamp
Focusing RangeNormal: 20" - infinity (50 cm - infinity)
Macro: 0.4" - infinity (1.0 cm - infinity)
ISO SensitivityAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Shutter Speed1 - 1/1000 second
Exposure ModesProgram
Metering ModesMulti-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White BalanceImage Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash
Internal FlashModes: Auto, On, Slow Sync, Off
Range: Auto ISO: Wide: 0.1 - 3.2m Tele: 0.25 - 2.8m
Scene ModesTwilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High-Speed Shutter, High Sensitivity, Soft Snap
Digital ZoomUp to 2x Precision zoom, up to 15x Smart Zoom
Self TimerYes, 2 or 10 seconds
Movie FormatMPEG1 with audio
Recording MediumMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Built-in
File SystemComplies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File FormatJPEG (EXIF 2.2)
VideoYes, NTSC / PAL switchable
ComputerUSB 2.0 High Speed, WiFi
OtherCradle (Multi-connector)
Battery TypeLithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Form FactorProprietary NP-BD1
Product Bundle
SoftwarePicture Motion Browser, USB Driver
Battery / Charger1 x Proprietary NP-BD1 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and charger
Flash Memory4000.0MB Internal
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliantYes
PictBridge CompliantYes
Internal MicrophoneYes
Internal SpeakerYes
Tripod MountYes
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Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T2 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T2 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:


SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2007 - It will be easy to keep this season's holiday photos in one convenient location with Sony's new mega-capacity Cyber-shot® DSC-T2 digital camera.

The 8-megapixel model features 4GB of internal memory and can store up to 40,000 VGA-quality photos or 1,000 8-megapixel pictures, eliminating the need to manage multiple media cards. And, you won't spend hours trying to find your pictures on this camera.

'Tis The Season For Photo Sharing
The camera's album folder makes it easy to organize and access thousands of photos in-camera. Images can be viewed in chronological order and displayed in a helpful calendar view. By installing the bundled Picture Motion Browser software, you can also view images by events like birthdays or Sunday BBQs.

Beloved photos can be selected and moved to the camera's "favorites" folder for virtually instant retrieval, without having to navigate through hundreds of pictures. In favorites, photos can be arranged in six separate subfolders with a touch of a finger.

The "sharemark" folder can store those photos and videos deemed worthy for sharing beyond the camera onto the web.

The T2 model is pre-loaded with Sony PMB Portable software, a user-friendly application that automatically runs when the device is connected to a compatible PC via the supplied USB cable. The software lets you publish photos and videos directly to popular web sharing sites, such as Crackle™, Flickr™, Photobucket™, Shutterfly™ and YouTube™.

Holiday Snapshots Made Easy
Designed to be both powerful and stylish for the holidays, the camera has a new look with a compact silver body; black LCD frame; and a sliding lens cover available in blue, green, pink, white or black. The fashionable Sony LCS-TWE carrying case is also available in the same colors to match the camera.

Its touch-panel LCD screen replaces small buttons with on-screen icons and a user-friendly interface to make camera operation fast and simple. You can touch the screen to select the subject you want to focus on (shooting mode) and where you want to zoom in (playback mode).

Sony's distinctive "smile shutter" function makes capturing informal portraits and family snapshots effortless. The function automatically detects and captures a person smiling without the need to press the shutter. If there are several people in the frame, you can select the primary subject for the camera to watch by touching the screen. A sequence of up to six smiling shots can be taken without the need to manually press the shutter.

Combined with such technologies as face detection, optical image stabilization and high sensitivity (ISO 3200), the camera is equipped to capture life-like holiday memories.

Photos As Holiday Entertainment
Photo viewing can be festive with the camera's new scrapbooking feature, which allows you to choose up to 16 colorful designs to view photos on the camera's anti-reflective screen. The unit also lets you add up to eight different creative effects to your photos, such as blurring and filter effects.

For the ultimate in photo viewing, you can gather family and friends around a high-definition television set and enjoy memories in full 1080 HD resolution. The T2 camera can be connected to the TV set via HD component cable or an HD cradle (both sold separately). Equipped with a built-in slide show function, the camera lets you view photos, complete with dynamic transitions choreographed to your choice of programmed music clips or by adding your own.

The Cyber-shot DSC-T2 digital camera will ship in December for about $350. Additional accessories will include batteries, travel chargers, sports packs and cases. All can be purchased online at sonystyle.com, at Sony Style® retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail), and at authorized regional dealers.

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Editor's Note: A portion of camera 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. Press releases and digital images are available for the news media at Sony Electronics' news and information web site at: www.sony.com/news/cybershot.

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