Features16.1 effective megapixels CCD sensor - Captures extremely high quality images, allowing detail-packed enlargements10x optical zoom/25mm wide angle G Lens - High quality lens by Sony, with powerful zoom range to pull distant subjects closer and wide angle for group shots/landscapesSweep Panorama - Just press the shutter and sweep the camera: automatically combines a burst of images to create extra-wide panoramic picturesIntelligent Auto Mode - Camera recognises a wide range of common shooting situations, optimising settings for clear, natural results without fuss720p HD movie - Record smooth, high quality HD video clips using MPEG4 format (720p): optical zoom possible during video shootingBIONZ processor - Powerful image processing ensures clear, detailed, low-noise images and quick, responsive shooting7.5cm/3"" Clear Photo LCD - Clear Photo LCD screen (230k dot resolution) offers excellent detail, high contrast and wide viewing angleDouble anti-blur - Optical SteadyShot and high sensitivity ISO 3200 with noise reduction, for superb handheld images with less blur, even at twilightFace Detection - Automatically adjusts focus, exposure and white balance for clearer portraits: priority selectable for children/adultsSmile Shutter - Automatically fires shutter when subject smiles: with adjustable smile threshold and priority selectable for children/adultsSoft Skin mode - Automatically retouches portraits, removing blemishes and boosting skin tone for beautiful facesSelf Portrait Timer - Detects correct framing when camera is held at arm's length, firing shutter automatically for well-composed self portraitsHD output - View video and still images on HD TV (requires optional cable): PhotoTV HD enhances viewing on compatible BRAVIAHD Slideshow with music - Fun image display with effects and music on LCD or connected HD TVasy Shooting mode - Fuss-free operation for beginners with large, easy-to-read on-screen instructionsIn-camera retouching - Fun in-camera image retouching functions including trim, red-eye correction and unsharp maskPMB Portable - Built-in transfer software allows quick, easy uploads to image sharing sites when camera is connected to any web-enabled computerPMB (Picture Motion Browser) - Easy-to-use PC software simplifies browsing, management and sharing of photos and video clipsMemory card compatibility - Cyber-shot can accept a wide range of media cards, including Memory Stick/MS PRO Duo/MS PRO-HG and SD/SDHCIn-Camera Guide - Get on-screen tips and information about operating your camera without leafing through paper instruction manuals
Design and Ergonomics
This camera is 28.6mm thick. It features a lens has extend even when the camera zooms.
7.5cm/3"" Clear Photo LCD
Clear Photo LCD screen (230k dot resolution) offers excellent detail, high contrast and wide viewing angle
Picture Quality and Lens
With 16.1 megapixels you can get a 11x14 print at full resolution with room for cropping and with greater enlargement possible to achieve high quality banner size prints. The 10 times Sony G lens has a 35mm film equivalent focal length range of 25-250mm, which will give you a perspective from a extra wide angle to full telephoto for large groups and landscapes to very creative portraits and distant landmarks of interest. The lens has extend even when zooming. It also has a 20 times digital zoom and up to 72 times smart zoom which is just a digital zoom that adjusts for optimum results by lowering resolution. This camera is also capable of a high 3200 ISO for better lowlight photography.
Sweep Panorama mode
Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama Mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take panoramic shots of up to 185 degrees. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony Cyber-shot technology without leaving auto mode. Whether you’re shooting expansive landscapes, capturing playground action, or taking pictures at a birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize your camera’s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
Face Detection technology
Sony’s improved Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Newly added Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and accelerates the shutter speed when facial movement is detected, reducing blur in the subjects face.
Smile Shutter technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Available scene modes are: Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Twilight using a tripod / Backlight / Backlight Portrait / Landscape / Macro / Portrait
CompatibilityConnectivity: USB 2.0 Hi-SpeedBattery: Lithium Ion NP-BG1 (approx 290 shots per charge)Memory: Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo(Mark2 only for movie) / Memory Stick PRO Duo High Speed (No Speed Advantage) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo (No Speed Advantage)
Included AccessoriesBatteryChargerMulti-cablePicture Motion Browser