Sony DSC-S780 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780
Resolution: 8.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.5"
Lens: 3.00x zoom
(35-105mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
ISO: 100-1250
Shutter: 1-1/2000
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(91 x 56 x 27 mm)
Weight: 4.5 oz (128 g)
MSRP: $180
Availability: 04/2008
Manufacturer: Sony
8.10
Megapixels
3.00x zoom
1/2.5"
size sensor
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Sony S780 Intro

Sony USA has announced two entry-level digital camera models that are closely related to the Cyber-shot S730 announced December 2007. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750 and DSC-S780 are nearly identical to each other, with the exception of sensor resolution.

Sony S780 Features

The S750 offers seven megapixels, while the S780 boosts this just slightly to eight megapixels. As compared to the S730 the new cameras are a little smaller, most likely due to the use of a proprietary Lithium-ion battery rather than the standard AAs of the S730. The Sony S750 / S780 also have a slightly larger and higher resolution LCD display.

Additional Sony S780 features and details (adapted from the press release):

  • The Sony S780 features higher sensitivity settings up to IS0 1250 to help reduce the risk of blurry photos when shooting in low-light conditions.
  • The Sony S780 offers seven convenient scene selections, including twilight, twilight portrait, landscape, soft snap, beach, snow and high sensitivity, allow you to adjust quickly for specific shooting conditions.
  • The S780’s five-point autofocus system helps take the guesswork out of picture taking by intelligently selecting the best focus for the subject. This helps to ensure that the subject is in focus, even if they are not in the center of the frame.
  • The DSC-S780 is equipped with 22MB of internal memory so you can start shooting as soon as the camera is out of the box. The capacity can be expanded easily with an optional Memory Stick Duo™ or Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media card, now available in capacities up to 16 gigabytes.

Sony S780 Pricing and Availability

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750 will begin shipping April 2008, priced at US$180.

 

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