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Pre-CES: Sony has announced the DSC-W650, DSC-W620 and DSC-W610 entry-level company cameras. The DSC-W650 features a 16MP CCD sensor and 5x stabilized zoom lens that covers the 25-125mm equivalent range, it also features a 3.0" LCD. The W620 has a 14MP sensor, unstabilized 5x, 28-140mm equiv. lens and 2.7" LCD. The W610 has the same 14MP sensor and 2.7" screen but with a 4x, 26-104mm lens. All three offer the company's 360° Sweep Panorama mode, while the W650 and W620 also get 4 'Picture Effect' creative filters.
Three New Entry-Level Compact Cameras Offer Enhanced Point and Shoot Flexibility
LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #14200), Jan. 9, 2012 – The newest additions to Sony’s Cyber-shot® line of point-and-shoot cameras deliver powerful new features for consumers, ranging from 360 Sweep Panorama™ and image stabilization technologies to creative picture effects. These new entry-level cameras pack high performance into a compact body, allowing users to take high-quality, creative photos with ease.
The stylish and compact new lineup include the DSC-W610, DSC-W620 and DSC-W650 models.
The compact DSC-W610, DSC-W620 and DSC-W650 cameras feature Sony’s new 360 Sweep Panorama™ mode. Users can now capture beautiful, seamless 360 degree panoramic images of the entire surrounding landscape with one easy “press and sweep” motion. Multiple images are automatically stitched together to create one stunning, detailed panoramic photo.
Additionally, the “Intelligent Auto” mode allows the cameras to automatically optimize camera settings based on the external environment. They analyze focus, lighting, subjects and more, selecting the appropriate scene mode to realize a clear, high-quality image output with ease. Further, in order to reduce image blur often caused by camera shake and subject motion, the DSC-W610 and DSC-W620 cameras feature SteadyShot® image stabilization. The DSC-W650 model offers enhanced Optical SteadyShot™ functionality and also boasts a 16.1 mega pixel Super HAD™ CCD image sensor.
The new DSC-W620 and W650 cameras also feature HD Movie mode (720p) as well as four “Picture Effect” options which can be used to create customized, artistic images. The full list of effects includes Toy Camera, Partial Color, Pop Color and Soft High-key.
The cameras and an expanded range of stylish accessories, including the new LCS-CS1, LCS-CS2, LCS-TWM and LCM-CSVH carrying cases, will be sold at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) as well as other authorized retailers throughout the Sony dealer network. New camera specs are below:
The DSC-W610 camera will be available in silver, black, pink, green and blue later this month for approximately $110. Features include:
The DSC-W620 camera will be available in silver, black and red this February for approximately $120. Features include:
The DSC-W650 camera will be available in silver, black and red this February for approximately $150. Features include:
|Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456||4320 x 3240|
|Other resolutions||4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080||4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16.1 megapixels||14.1 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||16.4 megapixels||14.5 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (2)||No|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–125 mm||28–140 mm|
|Digital zoom||Yes||Yes (10x)|
|Macro focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||Clear Photo TFT LCD|
|Maximum aperture||F2.6 - F6.3||F3.2 - F6.5|
|Minimum shutter speed||2 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/1600 sec|
|Flash range||3.7 m||3 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync|
|Continuous drive||Yes (1 fps)||Yes (1.1 fps)|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo|
|Storage included||27 MB||28 MB|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NP-BN battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||220|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||124 g (0.27 lb / 4.37 oz)||116 g (0.26 lb / 4.09 oz)|
|Dimensions||94 x 56 x 19 mm (3.7 x 2.2 x .75″)||98 x 56 x 20 mm (3.86 x 2.2 x .79″)|