|Page (1) of 1 - 08/21/01||email article||print page|
Sony Intros Five-Megapixel Cyber-shot Camera(August 21, 2001)
This new Cyber-shot model offers numerous options for both manual and automatic controls, so photographers can do as much, or as little, as they want to achieve extraordinary images. Built-in photo quality comes with a 5.24 MP CCD (5.02 MP effective), Carl Zeiss optics, and an advanced automatic flash system. Other controls have been added to enhance focus, exposure and composition.
Among its features are:
maximum image size of 2560 x 1720. At this resolution,
photographers can capture images with the detail required for
vibrant, lifelike photographs.
lens with F2.0 aperture, giving it extraordinary light gathering capability.
they can hold up directly to their eye.
-- High-speed AutoFocus and Manual Focus Ring with LCD
moonless night, Hologram AF is a Sony-exclusive laser
focusing system designed to achieve accurate focus on
subjects with little contrast in dark conditions. It projects a visible Class 1 laser hologram pattern directly onto the subject so the camera can detect the contrast between the edge of the laser pattern and the subject itself.
-- Multi-Pattern Metering -- To get accurate exposure in uneven lighting, like a scene with the sun in one corner and a shaded hammock in the other, a multi-pattern metering option is included for the first time in a Sony digital still camera. By dividing the scene into a matrix of separate cells, each which can be metered independently, it accurately calculates exposure when highlights and shadows exist outside the center of the
exposure, then a second time to record the image with the best exposure possible.
available when needed.
-- NightShot -- Sony's DSC-F707 makes it easy to take pictures in low- and no-light situations. With the flip of a switch, the infrared NightShot mode is activated, which defeats the flash and an infrared picture is captured with no visible light at all. NightShot makes it possible to take pictures or MPEG movies of sleeping children and nocturnal wildlife in a way that is impossible with all other digital still cameras.
noise reduction tool for the first time. Clear Color NR reduces noise in the color signal, which is useful when the subject includes areas of similar color, such as blue sky backgrounds.
Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-F707 camera captures the moment in a variety of formats, including: JPEG, TIFF, voice memo, e-mail and text. It also has MPEG-HQ and MPEG-EX video modes, Clip Motion animated GIF modes and in-camera editing functions. The camera ships with a 16MB Memory Stick media card, an InfoLithium M battery, an AC adapter/in-camera charger, an A/V output cable, a USB cable, a shoulder strap and a lens cap.
For more information, visit www.sony.com
Related Keywords:digital imaging
Source:Digital Media Online. All Rights Reserved