Sony’s new CyberShot with HDTV video recording capability
These newly announced compact digital cameras by Sony are getting pretty close to the size of a mobile phone. The DSC-T90 measure only 13.9mm at its thinnest part while the DSC-T900 model only measures only 15.1 mm. The DSC-T90 comes with a 3.0 inch wide LCD touch panel and DSC-T900 model comes with a 3.5 inch wide LCD touch panel just like the previous model DSC-T500. The resolution for HDTV video shooting on both models is at 1280 X 720 same as the previous model DSC-T500. The amount of recording on its 4 Gigabyte memory stick at MPEG4 format is about 82 minutes but having said this size of a recorded movie can not exceed 2 Gigabyte. The new features on these cameras are their higher resolution 12.1 Mpixel 1/2.3 inch Super HAD CCD, an optical stabilizer and a 4X optical zoom lens. Further, the new CyberShot cameras include functionalities such as “Omakase Auto” which integrates an auto shooting mode with face recognition functionality plus an automatic optimization of settings called “Omakase Scene Detect” as well as “Smile Shutter” smile detection functionality. Among other features on these cameras is “Face Motion Detection “capable of increasing ISO sensitivity and shutter speed in an event that it detects a movement if a human face. The cameras come with 11 megabyte of internal memory. Sony is planning to release the products to the market by March of 2009 but yet to set a suggested retail price on these two models. Their market price is expected to be at about 38,000 yen for DSC-90 and 45,000 yen for DSC-900.