May 17, 2007

World's First 12.1 Megapixel Digicam

Sony has introduced the world's first 12.1-megapixel compact digital camera, the Cybershot DSC-W200.

The company says that the DSC-W200 combines an amazing detail of 12.1-megapixel resolution with high sensitivity for shooting without a flash even in very low light.

Besides, the DSC-W200 has advanced high-tech features like Face Detection, D-range optimization, in-camera retouching, and red-eye reduction, along with Super SteadyShot image stabilization that keeps blur to a minimum, the company says. And for shooting and sharing on location, it has a large 2.5-inch LCD screen that makes viewing exceptionally easy.

With a compact Silver Aluminium body, the camera also has high definition (HD) output for displaying still images on HDTV screens, optical viewfinder, and Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens.

Sony says the DSC-W200, which has more megapixels than most digital cameras, is able to capture greater image definition to enable big prints and tight crops without losing sight of detail.

The advanced Super Hole Accumulated Diode (HAD) CCD design allows more light to pass through each pixel, thus increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.

Other key features include: Sony Bionz processor for improved picture quality and high-speed operation; DRO technology for automatic contrast and exposure correction; HD slideshow with music for playback on camera LCD screen or HDTV; up to 300 shots with LCD screen on; MPEG Movie VX (VGA 30fps movie mode with audio); PictBridge for direct connection to printer without need for PC; and 31MB of internal memory.

The camera has an on-screen function guide, along with an on-screen menu in choice of 17 languages, including Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

The camera is supplied with a rechargeable battery, charger, AV and USB cables, wrist strap, and is compatible with a wide range of optional Sony accessories.

Meanwhile, the DSC-W200 will be available within a month's time in India through Sony branded stores, and will likely carry a price tag of Rs 17,000 approximately.

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