SONY INTRODUCES NEW CYBER-SHOT DIGITAL STILL CAMERAS THAT MAKE IT EASY TO GET THE BEST SHOT

New Models Offer Consumers Advanced Features at Affordable Price Points

TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Never before has innovation, style and the most advanced technologies come together at affordable price points than with today's introduction of several new Sony® Cyber-shot® digital still camera models starting at about $130.

Sony today announced new models in its W, H and T-series Cyber-shot lines including models DSC-W510, DSC-W530, DSC-W560 and DSC-W570-some of its most affordable, full-featured point-and-shoot cameras to date. The all new W-series models feature Sweep Panorama™ mode, plus a variety of Sony innovations. These include SteadyShot® image stabilization that reduces blur, iAuto mode that automatically optimizes camera settings plus Face Detection and Smile Shutter™ technology, making it easy and affordable to get the best shot. W-series prices range from about $130 to about $200.

Sony also introduced a fresh, sleek addition to its world-class all-touch-screen T-series cameras (DSC-T110) that combines the must-have design factor with all the cutting-edge features the in-crowd demands.  Starting with the entry-level 16.1-megapixel DSC-T110 with a CCD sensor, the T-models feature a three-inch LCD with touch screen, Sweep Panorama mode and 720p HD movie capture. The Cyber-shot DSC-T110 camera will be available at about $240.

"For the first time, consumers will see advanced technology features like Sweep Panorama mode, HD video capture and bright, wide-angle lenses integrated into models across the Cyber-shot line at some of the most affordable price points," said Mio Ozawa, marketing manager with the digital imaging business at Sony Canada.

Sony also introduces a new 10x optical zoom Cyber-shot camera (model DSC-H70). With a 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor, it has the innovative Sweep Panorama feature, 720p HD movie recording, Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization and a 25mm wide lens. The DSC-H70 will run about $250.

Innovative Sweep Panorama™ Technology

Sweep Panorama mode, first introduced in Sony's breakthrough Cyber-shot DSC-HX1, DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1 CMOS models, utilizes a CCD sensor to capture dramatic panoramic scenes. Starting with the DSC-W510 at just about $130, and continuing up throughout the W and T-series cameras, these models shoot images continuously to capture wide landscapes or tall buildings in one easy "press and sweep" motion. Images are automatically stitched together to create one stunning panoramic photo.

The built-in help guide is another way that these cameras make it easy to get the best shot. Designed to help users learn about the cameras' features and how to use them on the spot, the "In-Camera Guide" is accessible from the menu button on the camera and allows users to easily search by purpose or keyword for functions they seek.

Pricing and Availability

The cameras and a range of accessories will be available online at SonyStyle.ca, at Sony Style® retail stores (www.sonystyle.ca) and at authorized dealers nationwide.

  • The DSC-W510 camera will be available in silver, black and red this February for about $130. Features include:
    • 26mm equivalent lens with 4x optical zoom
    • Capture breathtaking images in Sweep Panorama Mode
    • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
    • 12.1 megapixel 2.7" LCD screen for easy viewing
    • iAuto mode automatically optimizes camera settings
  • The DSC-W530 camera will be available in silver, black, pink, and blue this February for about $150. Features include:
    • 26mm wide Carl Zeiss® lens with 4x optical zoom
    • Capture breathtaking images in Sweep Panorama Mode
    • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
    • 14.1 megapixel 2.7-inch LCD screen for easy viewing
    • iAuto mode automatically optimizes camera settings
  • The DSC-W560 camera will be available in silver, black, red and blue this February for about $180. Features include:
    • 26mm wide angle lens with 4x optical zoom
    • Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p)
    • Take breathtaking images in Sweep Panorama Mode
    • 14.1-megapixel 3.0-inch LCD screen for easy viewing
    • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • The DSC-W570 camera will be available in silver, black, pink and violet this February for about $200. Features include:
    • 25mm wide lens with 5x optical zoom
    • Take breathtaking images in Sweep Panorama Mode
    • 16.1-megapixel 2.7-inch LCD screen for easy viewing
    • Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p)
    • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • The DSC-T110 camera will be available in silver, black, red, and violet this March for about $240. Features include:
    • 3-inch wide LCD with touch screen for easy focus selection and photo viewing
    • Sweep Panorama mode captures stunning panoramic images
    • Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p)
    • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar® 25mm wide angle lens with 4x optical zoom
    • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • The DSC-H70 camera will be available in black, red or blue this March for about $250. Features include:
    • 10x optical zoom in a compact camera body
    • Take breathtaking images in Sweep Panorama Mode
    • Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p)
    • 25mm wide lens and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization  
    • Active Mode stabilizes your hand held HD movies; Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects

*Editor's Note:

Press releases are available for the news media at Sony Canada news and information web site at www.sony.ca/presscentre

Members of the media can download digital images at
http://www.flickr.com/groups/sonycameraclub

For videos from the Sony Booth at CES, visit www.youtube.com/user/SonyConvergineer

About Sony of Canada Ltd.

Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High Definition.  Sony provides end-to-end solutions through products that include the market-leading Blu-ray Disc™ players, BRAVIA® televisions, Cyber-shot® digital cameras, Handycam® Camcorders, VAIO® computers, broadcast cameras, IPELA security cameras and video conferencing and many more products that deliver the true entertainment experience.

Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, games and online businesses.

With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, approximately 1,000 employees support a network of more than 500 authorized dealers and 62 Sony Style retail locations across Canada.

Sony Canada is devoted to the betterment of children, the environment, and the community. Through the Sony Canada Charitable Foundation (SCCF), Sony Canada aims to maximize its support of charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Make-A-Wish® Canada, the United Way of Canada and Earth Day Canada.

SOURCE Sony of Canada Ltd.

For further information:

Christina Stefanski
Public Relations Specialist
Sony of Canada Ltd.
647-502-8063
christina_stefanski@sony.ca


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