Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750, DSC-S780 budget compacts announced
by David Rasnake -  1/22/2008

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:

Sensor7.2 megapixel, 1/2.5" Super HAD CCD (S750); 8.1 megapixel, 1/2.5" Super HAD CCD (S780)
Zoom3x (35-105mm) zoom, f/2.8-4.8
LCD/Viewfinder2.5", 154K-pixel TFT LCD
SensitivityISO 100-1250
Shutter Speed60-1/2000 seconds
Shooting ModesAuto, Program, Movie, Scene, High Sensitivity
Scene PresetsTwilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow
White Balance SettingsAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
Metering ModesMulti, Center, Spot
Focus ModesMulti AF, Macro
Drive ModesNormal, Burst
Flash ModesAuto, Forced On, Slow Synchro, Forced Off
Self Timer Settings
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
Memory FormatsMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Internal Memory
31 MB
File FormatsJPEG, MPEG
Max. Image Size3072x2304 (S750), 3264x2448 (S780
Max. Video Size
320x240, 30 fps
Zoom During Video No
BatteryRechargeable 970 mAh lithium-ion, 280 shots
ConnectionsUSB 2.0, AV output, DC input
Additional FeaturesFace Detection