Sony's entry-level S series of compacts received some reworking today with the introduction of the Cyber-shot DSC-S750 and DSC-S780.
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.
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|
|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||3072x2304 (S750), 3264x2448 (S780|
| Max. Video Size|| 320x240, 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|