Although I’ve never been a huge fan of the Cybershot line, it’s interesting to see how much tech Sony has been dumping into these things of late. For example, this $350 camera shoots full 1080i video and 12-megapixel stills at exactly the same time with no interruption.
It has 5X optical zoom and some sort of 16-megapixel 10X digital zoom and can also shoot in 3D. Panoramas are easy and… → Read More
TransferJet is a close-proximity wireless transfer technology Sony introduced in 2008. The idea is to let two electronic devices quickly exchange data (theoretically at up to 560 Mbps) just by bringing them close together (touch is possible, too). By way of comparison: The data transfer rate for Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR stands at just 3 Mbps.
We’ve been hit with numerous camera rumors this week (Nikon & Canon), primarily ’cause the photography gear show PMA starts next week, and now Sony is joining the rumor mill party. The CyberShot DSC-HX1 sounds like it will make at least a small splash at the show too, with a 1080p video recording mode and a massive 20x optical zoom at a pocket cam price point. → Read More
Canon announced they shipped their 100 millionth compact digital camera in mid-August, following Sony, which became the first company in the world reaching that mark two months earlier. Canon released its first compact digital camera, the PowerShot 600 (570,000 pixels/pictured above), in 1996 and since then, the company has churned out 106 different models. Sony started with the Cybershot in the… → Read More
Sony unveiled two new CyberShot cameras today, the DSC-T700 and the DSC-T77, and both look pretty cool in my opinion. Press releases were issued in Japan and the USA at the same time but American buyers will have to wait for both cameras until the end of September (Japan release: early September). The superior DSC-T700 is equipped with a 10 megapixel 1/2.3’’ CCD sensor, 4x optical zoom, a… → Read More
Sony Ericsson will release a James Bond edition Cyber-shot C902 to tie in the with release of the new, cursed Quantum of Solace movie. The phone will ship with a memory card with pre-loaded Bond content. Sounds a lot like The Dark Knight phone that just came out. Hopefully it’s not as gimmicky. As it stands, the C902 is a pretty decent phone (from what I’ve read—never used it… → Read More
After a long day blogging, I like to pull out my TWA/T and rub its soft insides. Sometimes it gets a little hot and wet on humid days, but it keeps my Cybershot warm and cozy when I’m inside and feels so good when I slide my cameras in and out. Best of all, this TWA/T costs $39.99, about $100 less than the one I got in Reno back in college. Product Page via Giz → Read More
Sony today released an update to its CyberShot line of cameras in the form of the T2. Unlike an Arnold Schwarzenegger flick though, the CyberShot DSC-T2 features the sliding lens cover that’s made Sony point-and-shoots so popular, as well as an 8-megapixel CMOS sensor with Carl Zeiss optics, 3x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD. What really makes the DSC-T2 worth the buck is definitely the… → Read More
I’m not one to speculate, but this may be a photo of a new Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera/phone hybrid with 3x optical zoom. It may or may not be replacing the K850i some day and, who knows, maybe it’ll have a 5-megapixel resolution, too. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that the finished version will have some sort of screen, not just a metal plate as shown in the… → Read More
Sony-Ericsson today officially announced the highly anticipated Cybershot K770. This powerful cameraphone is due out in Q4 and is only a mere 14-mm thin! It packs a 3.2-megapixel camera unlike some other phones, has an included 256MB M2 card for storing all those high-rez pics, an LED flash, and a beautiful 1.9-inch QVGA display. Top it off with a lil’ tri-band GSM and you have a hell of a… → Read More
Give one to your bratty kids Let’s hope you didn’t buy one of Sony’s popular Cybershot cameras lately. The company is issuing a recall on 416,000 Cybershot DSC-T5 cameras sold in the US, Europe, China, and Japan. Apparently the outer casing could warp and form sharp edges, which in turn would cut your hands. Ouch. Hit up Sony to see if your camera is affected. Sony recalls… → Read More
What if I told you Sony-Ericsson was poised to drop a dope 5-Megapixel Cybershot cameraphone in the next few months? You’d be all, “No way!” and I’d be all, “Yes, way!” And I’d be right, so STFU. The forthcoming (and here leaked) K850i is more camera than phone, with a red-eye reducing flash and anti-shake features, both things that will make this phone… → Read More
WiFi. Photosharing. MP3 playback. Overkill? Maybe. → Read More
Just when you thought that the W610 was the only thing Sony-Ericssson was pulling out, in comes the K810 (left) and K550 (right) Cybershot phones. Both phones have beautiful designs and pack a lot of power to boot. The K810 is only 17mm thick and has a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto focus and Xenon flash, a video camera in the front for video calls, Memory Stick Micro support and tri-band GSM.The… → Read More