Full review of Sony DSC-S75 posted!|
(Friday, February 9, 2001 - 17:56 EST)
Wow, a big day for Sony, and we've got all the details! Sony announced a total of no less than SIX new cameras this afternoon, and we have reviews of several of them! The first is a nifty new 3.34 megapixel, updating their already-impressive DSC-S70. Lots of improvements, at a drastically low price!
Today sees a bevy of new Sony product announcements, and we're happy to be able to bring you full reviews of two of the most interesting. (As well as a "first look" review of another pair.)
We lead off with a full review of the impressive new 3.34 megapixel DSC-S75. This is an update of Sony's DSC-S70 introduced at last year's PMA show, and has many similar specs, but many updates and improvements too. Leading the list of welcome return items is the excellent lens used in the S70, one of the sharpest we've yet seen. Also welcome is Sony's standard InfoLITHIUM battery system, with long life and real-time feedback on remaining minutes of operation. (Having a high-capacity rechargeable battery system included in the box with a digicam is a good thing, to our minds.) New enhancements include 14 bit digitization for even better tonal range, enhanced movie-recording modes, and a completely revamped user interface. The new user interface is really a big step forward, IOHO, with a mode dial on top, a command wheel and small data readout LCD on the back, and a much simpler menu structure on the main LCD. Also new is a full-manual exposure mode, and a "cold shoe" for flash mounting on top. The best part? Sony's pegged the list price at $699, really a new benchmark for a camera this fully featured, and including a battery/charger system. The new camera is expected to be in retail outlets starting in April. Check it out!
Imaging Resource Full Review of DSC-S75