Announcing six new models without the higher-end Exmor R CMOS sensor, Sony refreshes its mid-to-entry level point-and-shoot lineup. Premium features like Sweep Panorama have trickled down throughout the entire breadth of the Sony roster.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T110
The T110 will have a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor and a wide 3.0-inch touch panel. The popular Sweep Panorama function has been incorporated into this entry-level T model, and so has 720p HD movie capture. The T110 uses an internally contained 4x optical zoom lens starting at a wide 27mm.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70
The Cyber-shot H70 offers similar features as the HX70V introduced today with the exception of the premium CMOS sensor and GPS functionality. The H70 does offer a 10x optical zoom 25mm lens, optical image stabilization, 720p HD video and Sweep Panorama.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570, DSC-W560, DSC-W530 and DSC-W510
The budget-friendly W series point and shoots all offer Sweep Panorama mode for the first time. Starting from the top, the W570 will offer a 25mm wide angle 5x optical zoom lens, a 16.1 megapixel sensor, a 2.7-inch LCD and 720p HD video.
The W560 has a 26mm 4x zoom lens, a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 720p HD video and a slightly larger 3.0-inch screen. Both the W570 and W560 have Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. Moving down the line, the W530 loses the optical image stabilization but will have the same 4x zoom lens and 14.1 megapixel sensor.
Finally, the W510 scales down to a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a 2.7-inch LCD and the same 26mm 4x lens.
Pricing and availability
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T110 offers all of that slim Cyber-shot style in sliver, black, red, pink and violet for $229.99. The DSC-H70 will be offered in black, red, blue and silver for the same $229.99 price. Both the T110 and H70 are slated to arrive in March.
Each W series camera should arrive in February. The W510 will be offered in silver, black, pink and red for $109.99. The DSC-W530 will be available in silver, black, pink, green and blue for $129.99. Above that, the W560 for $159.99 will be offered in silver, black, red and blue. For $20 more at $179.99 the W570 is offered in silver, black, pink and violet.