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The camera has a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar lens with a 5x range covering 38-190mm focal lengths and a 10x digital zoom. Viewing is by way of an electronic viewfinder or rotating 1.8inch LCD.
Commenting on the new camera, Adam Williams, product manager for Sony digital imaging explains; "This camera sits on the cutting edge of digital image technology evolution and provides the photography enthusiast with a digital camera of power and quality that they have never encountered before."
The camera has manual exposure and focusing options along with several auto programs and features 49-segment multi-pattern, spot and centre-weighted metering. Sony claim their new Hologram AF function increases the camera's focus range so that you get precisely focused images even in low light. This laser technology, that's safe to the human eye, accurately measures the subject distance and when used with NightShot mode enables you to see and focus in zero light conditions. This is achieved by detecting background infrared to see in the dark. Then you use either auto flash to illuminate the subject or the slow shutter function that has a noise reduction system built-in to avoid increased grain.
The camera, which is expected to sell for around 1000, comes with MGI
PhotoSuite and MGI VideoWave and will be available from the end of October. Full
specs are available in our specifications compared section.
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