Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750, DSC-S780 budget compacts announced

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Sony’s entry-level S series of compacts received some reworking today with the introduction of the Cyber-shot DSC-S750 and DSC-S780.

 

Sony S series cameras

 

Breaking with previous models, both the S750 (which replaces the Sony S700) and the all-new S780 rely on lithium-ion rather than AA power, providing up to 280 shots on a single charge.

 

Sony S series cameras

 

The 7.2 megapixel S750 and 8.1 megapixel S780 both feature a 3x optical zoom and 2.5-inch LCD. Sony Face Detection, ISO sensitivity to 1250 for improved low-light performance, and seven scene modes also appear on both budget-minded point-and-shoots.

The $150 S750 should find its way to stores in March. Look for the S780, at $180, to become available in April.

Sony DSC-S750/DSC-S780 specifications:

Sensor 7.2 megapixel, 1/2.5" Super HAD CCD (S750); 8.1 megapixel, 1/2.5" Super HAD CCD (S780)
Zoom 3x (35-105mm) zoom, f/2.8-4.8
LCD/Viewfinder 2.5", 154K-pixel TFT LCD
Sensitivity ISO 100-1250
Shutter Speed 60-1/2000 seconds
Shooting Modes Auto, Program, Movie, Scene, High Sensitivity
Scene Presets Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow
White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
Metering Modes Multi, Center, Spot
Focus Modes Multi AF, Macro
Drive Modes Normal, Burst
Flash Modes Auto, Forced On, Slow Synchro, Forced Off
Self Timer Settings
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
Memory Formats Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Internal Memory
31 MB
File Formats JPEG, MPEG
Max. Image Size 3072×2304 (S750), 3264×2448 (S780
Max. Video Size
320×240, 30 fps
Zoom During Video No
Battery Rechargeable 970 mAh lithium-ion, 280 shots
Connections USB 2.0, AV output, DC input
Additional Features Face Detection

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