The Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 tops off the consumer-oriented portion of the Alpha lineup. It fits comfortably below the advanced A700 with a 14.2 megapixel sensor, yet offers functions brought up from the Cyber-shot line such as Smile Shutter and face detection. Our first look includes sample images and our initial impressions of the Sony Alpha A550.
Sony's new Cyber-shot WX1 utilizes an innovative back-illuminated Exmor "R" CMOS sensor to produce (according to Sony) a 200% increase in sensitivity over traditional front-illuminated CMOS sensors. We'll look into those claims in our upcoming full review, but for now take a look at some preliminary images and results from the Cyber-shot WX1.
Sony took the wraps off a new S-Frame digital picture frame today at PhotoPlus. The multi-tasking DPP-F700 digital frame doubles as a photo printer, spitting out glossy 4x6 inch prints at 300x300 dpi resolution. Sony gave us a brief demo on the show floor.
Sony launches their second full-frame DSLR today, the Alpha DSLR-A850. Like the flagship Alpha A900, the new A850 will feature a 35mm 24.6 megapixel CMOS sensor and a 3.0 inch 921k dot LCD. With a few exceptions, it's nearly identical to its predecessor. The A850 will start at $2000, a sweet price for a full-frame system.
Sony announces the Alpha DSLR-A500 and DSLR-A550 this morning sporting the latest generation of CMOS sensors. Coupled with their BIONZ image processor, the 12.3 megapixel A500 and 14.2 megapixel A550 are optimized for low-light performance and boast shooting at up to 12800 ISO.
Sony is offering free service on certain units of its Cyber-shot DSC-W170 cameras affected by peeling of the metal plating on the bezel.
Sony has introduced the Party-shot personal photographer, a camera dock that pans 360 degrees automatically detecting faces, adjusting composition and snapping photos for you.
Sony brings the high-speed sensor technology of the Cyber-shot HX1 to two slimmer and smaller new packages with the announcement of the Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 and Cyber-shot DSC-WX1. The new EXMOR R sensor in each model promises better low-light performance and high-speed shooting at up to 10 fps.
In a July 13, 2009 press release, Sony announced its 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX.
Sony has just introduced three new cameras to their Alpha DSLR series. The Alpha DSLR-A230, DSLR-A330 and DSLR-A380 have been styled to appeal to first-time SLR users moving up from digital compacts. From new menu guides to SD/SDHC memory card compatibility, Sony has given the existing Alpha model a real makeover in order to attract a new crowd.
At a pre-PMA press conference today, Sony announced another player on its roster of high zoom, compact cameras. This time, they've introduced a CMOS sensor to the lineup in the Cyber-shot DSC-HX1. With high-speed burst shooting of 10 fps and a 20x Sony G zoom lens, Sony hopes to make this a fast camera with a big zoom range.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 debuted earlier this week in a flurry of pre-PMA camera announcements. It's a basic point-and-shoot, but Sony has managed to equip it with a couple of user-friendly tech goodies and a sizable 12.1 megapixel sensor.
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