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Sony upgrade their DSC-U range with the DSC-U20

Sony upgrade their DSC-U range with the DSC-U20 - Reinforcing this completely new lifestyle concept, the DSC-U20 offers a higher 2 megapixel image resolution in a sapphire blue aluminum body.

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DSC-U20 Offers Higher Resolution in an Ultra Compact Design with new Style Options

Sony UK has today announced the introduction of a new model within its Cyber-shot U Series. Reinforcing this completely new lifestyle concept, the DSC-U20 offers higher image resolution in a sapphire blue aluminum body. The core concepts of quality, style and affordability* remain at the heart of this small and powerful Cyber-shot digital camera.

The DSC-U20 integrates a 2.0 effective Megapixel progressive scan Super HAD CCD, which when combined with Sony's advanced digital signal processing, they say offers stunning image quality from such a highly compact camera. This kind of resolution will help you make great prints and project the right image - in the club, at the party, or even out on the town with your friends.

The camera comes supplied with 2 STAMINA NiMH AAA rechargeable batteries so it works right out of the box, whilst offering incredible power performance. By sliding the lens cover of the DSC-U20 you can get started in less than one second. With Auto focus and a 10cm Auto Macro, VGA Burst multiple shot sequences, Scene selection and even an MPEG movie option, shooting great pictures as they happen, when they happen has never been so easy.

Immediately after shooting, you can review the images on the camera's built-in LCD screen, save them to the Memory Stick and transfer them to your PC via the USB interface, or the integrated Memory Stick Slot. The easy to use Image Transfer software will automatically upload your pictures to your PC.

Bundled Image Mixer software transforms your PC into your personal 'memory bank' image archive. You can build your own photo collection, store them for as long as you want and send them to friends and family via email.

Pocket life with DSC-U20
With Cyber-shot U, Sony envisages users taking their digital camera everywhere. Significantly smaller and lighter than the Cyber-shot P Series, the DSC-U20 weighs under 90g and fits into a small pocket. It comes with its own neck strap and has the look and feel of designer fashion wear. This elegant and stylish personal accessory attracts attention for all the right reasons.

The DSC-U20 will be available from mid December 2002.

Technical Specifications for Sony DSC-U20
Lens
F F2.85 mm
35 mm conversion 33 mm
Focusing range AF 100 mm - infinity
Macro AF Full range AF

CCD
CCD type Super HAD CCD
Size 1/ 2.7 type
Scan System Progressive scan

Camera
Effective pixels 2.0 pixels
DXP 12 bit
Auto Focus Center weighted
Focus preset *
Aperture Auto
Shutter speed Auto (1/30 - 1/2000)
White balance Auto
Light metering Center weighted
ISO sensitivity setting Auto
Scene selection Soft snap, Vivid nature, Illumination
Picture effects Solarize, B&W, Sepia, Neg. Art
Flash mode Auto, auto red-eye reduction,
forced flash, no flash
Distance limitations using flash 0.5m - 1.8m
Pre-flash *
Red-eye reduction *
Camera, continued
Self timer *

LCD
LCD screen size 1" type
Total dot number 64,5K
Auto bright monitoring *

Recording
Recording media Memory Stick
Still image size 1632 x 1224, 640 x 480
Burst shot number 5 shots (only VGA)
MPEG movie * (without audio)

Jacks
Digital I/O (USB) *

General
Start up time approx. 1.0 sec.
Battery system AAA nickel metal hydride batteries (2x)
Dimensions 84.5 x 39.8 x 28.6 mm
Weight (body/incl accy) approx. 87g/approx. 118g
Supplied software Pixela image mixer Ver 1.0 for Sony,
Image Transfer, USB Driver

Note: Subject to error and technical changes

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