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Sony announce Sony Cyber-shot T9 - A six megapixel super slim digital still camera with 3x zoom and Double Anti-Blur, Super SteadyShot and High Sensitivity technology
Double Anti-Blur - Super SteadyShot and High Sensitivity Technology
Thanks to the Cyber-shot T9s double anti-blur technology you can shoot in difficult conditions, such as low light, without the risk or hand shake blurring your pictures. The combination of the Super Steady Shot and High Sensitivity even allows you to shoot with out the flash, resulting in pictures that are as sharp as when using a flash but far more natural. Plus difficult to capture moving objects can be captured with the reassurance that they will be blur-free. With the Cyber-shot T9 you can relax in the knowledge that your photo opportunities will be never limited, and the results stunning every time.
The inclusion of Super SteadyShot optical image stabiliser automatically compensates for hand-shake and vibrations to produce sharp digital pictures every time. Unwanted movement of the camera that could blur the image is measured, processed and the optical lens element adjusted to compensate for the vibration. The Sony engineers have designed the system so that it is carefully optimised for vibration frequencies that occur when the Cyber-shot T9 is held, dramatically reducing the effects of hand-shake. This feature can also be used in combination with slow shutter or closed aperture for more creative shots, or even whilst in the Movie mode.
Picture blur is also significantly reduced because of the High Sensitivity capability of the Cyber-shot T9. This allows you to capture fast moving objects with no blur, a feature that is not possible when just using image stabiliser technology. Traditionally High Sensitivity would lead to an increase in noise, however utilising the newly developed Clear RAW NR feature, the signal to noise ratio is greatly improved. The Sony Clear RAW NR original algorithm system reduces colour and luminance noise, enabling shooting with significantly higher sensitivity (up to ISO 640). This ensures images with less noise and finer detail. This is especially beneficial when shooting in low-light conditions.
Sony and Zeiss in Partnership
Although amazingly slim, you are assured of excellent picture quality with every shot thanks to a 6.0 effective Megapixel Super HAD CCD. The high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x Optical Zoom lens ensures crystal clear shots, no matter how closely you zoom in on your subject. Its folded path lens system means that the lens and prism are contained within the body of the camera, to maintain its sleek profile. If you need to zoom even more, no problem: the camera features a 6x Precision Digital Zoom, and a 13x VGA Smart Zoom to help you view subjects near and far. The Magnifying Glass mode enables you to shoot subjects as close as 1cm, and to view subjects 3.5x larger than actual size on the LCD screen.
With the 16:9 shooting mode you can even shoot wide-screen images for playback on your wide-screen TV.
Get the Big Picture
The new Clear Photo LCD plus technology greatly improves the resolution and brightness of the 2.5 inch LCD screen. The improvement of the LCD screens NTSC colour ratio to 65% leads to superior colour reproduction. The LCD screen also incorporates a smooth anti-reflection layer, for a better image quality than conventional textured layers. It additionally suppresses reflections more effectively to increase the display contrast, especially outside in bright sunlight. Perfect for sharing photographs with friends and family.
Truly Dynamic Slide Shows
In addition, the Cyber-shot T9 features a built-in Slideshow with Music function for a truly rich slide show experience. It automatically brings your pictures to life by playing them back in a variety of slide show styles: select from 'Active', 'Simple', 'Stylish' and 'Nostalgic' modes and your pictures will be shown at random accompanied by a choice of four pre-set background music melodies to complement the mood. You can even add background music of you own choice using the supplied Picture Package software. You can select the Music Transfer function to add your own music (MP3 or CD music) to the cameras internal memory to further personalise your slide shows. To make the very best of your memories, the camera goes one step further, blending and zooming in and out on images for a truly dynamic, movie-like slide show. You don't even have to wait to get home to enjoy this great feature-just switch to Slideshow with Music mode and the camera does the rest! There is also a 'Normal' function for playback without mood music.
Stylish Shooting on the Go
Timeless design, flexibility and simplicity characterise the Cyber-shot T9s good looks. With the lens cover closed, the camera appears to be a simple, beautiful metal accessory once opened, it becomes a functional, good-looking camera. Whatever the occasion, there is bound to be a suitable setting to capture it amongst the ten pre-set Scene Selection modes, including Twilight, Snow, Fireworks and Beach functions. Just choose your preferred mode: the camera settings have all been pre-set for worry-free and convenient shooting.
Your worry-free shooting experience continues thanks to the Cyber-shot T9's 58MB internal memory for shooting. Now not only can you shoot and store pictures for viewing, transferring or printing on an optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo, but with the internal memory you can be safe in the knowledge you will never miss a great photo opportunity again.
The Cyber-shot T9s Real Imaging Processor provides a very quick camera response time. If you do run out of power, just charge the supplied InfoLITHIUM battery up again with the supplied battery charger. The Cyber-shot T9 can take up to an impressive 240 still shots on one charge.
The Cyber-shot T9 also features PictBridge, the standard for printing directly to compatible PictBridge photo printers, such as the Sony DPP-FP50. The optional Cyber-shot Station (CSS-TNA) makes charging and connecting to a PC, printer or TV even simpler. A great range of optional accessories are also available for the Cyber-shot T9, including a leather case (LCS-THG), and a new Sports housing (SPK-THC) for underwater shooting down to 3m.
A staggering choice of 15 menu languages on the Cyber-shot T9 is another great solution to ensure easier operation. Menu languages include: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
Double "Anti-Blur" Technology
High Sensitivity ISO640
6.0 effective Megapixel
Clear Photo LCD plus (2.5"/ 6.2cm Hybrid, 230k dots)
3x Optical Zoom, up to 13x Smart Zoom, 6x Precision Digital Zoom
Slideshow with Music
Clear RAW NR (Noise Reduction)
Stamina Battery Life (approx 240 shots - based on the CIPA standard (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association))
Quick Operation (Start-up 1.3 sec, Shutter Time Lag 0.25 sec, Shutter Release Lag 0.01 sec)
Macro 1cm (in Magnifying Glass Mode)
Slim and Compact High Quality Aluminium Body
Real Imaging Processor
16:9 Mode for Wide Screen TV
100% LCD Field of view
Internal Memory 58MB (for shooting)
MPEG VX Fine with Audio
USB 2.0 High Speed Transfer
Scene Selection Mode (10)
Cyber-shot Station Compatible (option)
15 Menu Languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Hungarian, Czech)
The Cyber-shot T9 will be available from January 2006.