Pre-PMA 2005: In Sony's second announcement of the day comes two near-identical four million pixel cameras. The only difference between the Cyber-shot DSC-S60 and the Cyber-shot DSC-S90 (pictured) appears to be that the latter has a 2.5-inch LCD, while the S60 has a 2.0-inch LCD and is very slightly lighter. Other than that there is little to distinguish between the pair. They both sport 3x zoom lenses (39 - 117 mm equiv), offer seven scene modes, are PictBridge-compatible and have a 32 MB internal memory. The S60 and S90 will be available in mid March priced $250 and $300 respectively.
NB: The Cyber-shot S60 will be not be available in Europe, but the Cyber-shot S80 will be.
SONY'S NEW STAMINA SERIES DIGITAL CAMERAS GEAR UP FOR MARATHON PICTURE-TAKING SESSIONS
ORLANDO (PMA 2005, Booth 3032), Feb. 19, 2005 — With a focus on performance, Sony's Stamina series of Cyber-shot® digital cameras set a new standard for speed, battery life and picture quality in compact cameras.
Adding to the overall value of the line, two of the models include the benefit of large LCDs for simple image inspection and sharing right on the camera. The optional Cyber-shot Station charging cradle offers additional convenience and utility to the DSC-S60 and DSC-S90 models.
All three easy-to-use, four-megapixel cameras are packed with features like Sony's Real Imaging Processor™ circuitry for better battery efficiency, more responsiveness and high quality movie taking. The Carl Zeiss® Vario Tessar® 3X optical zoom lens on the models complements their high resolution for great picture clarity, while 32 MB of internal memory and a Memory Stick® media slot provide plenty of storage capacity.
The new models in the S-series let you take approximately 110 shots while using two "AA" type batteries and around 550 shots while using a NIMH rechargeable battery.
So that pictures are captured in-focus with the proper lighting and exposure, the new cameras offer a smart auto-focusing and exposure system—meaning that even if the subject is off-center and in a difficult lighting situation, the cameras can automatically make the necessary adjustments. All of the models include a 3X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom for better looking, properly framed pictures.
Additionally, various preset scene modes are available for quickly selecting the best setting for the shooting conditions.
"Today's savvy customers are demanding more from their digital cameras," said Hiro Takahashi, Sony Electronics' vice president for digital imaging products. "From the entry level user to those looking to advance up, our new Cyber-shot S (for Stamina) cameras meet those needs by offering intelligent features and great value."
DSC-S60 and DSC-S90 Models
Incorporating all the smart features of the DSC-S40 camera, the DSC-S60 and DSC-S90 models step up with an elegant new design, larger LCDs, manual exposure control and the added utility of Cyber-shot Station™ compatibility. Both of these models also offer the option to add tele- or wide- conversion lenses for greater magnification or a wider field of view.
You won't need reading glasses to set up the perfect shot on these cameras. The DSC-S60 model has a crowd-pleasing 2-inch LCD, while the S90 display goes a step further at 2.5-inches. The DSC-S90 camera also comes supplied with rechargeable NiMH batteries and charger. Both models will be available in mid-March for about $250 and $300, respectively.
Cyber-shot Station Accessory
With the optional Cyber-Shot Station dock (CSS-SA), transferring images and recharging the battery of the DSC-S60 and DSC-S90 cameras is practically effortless. By placing a camera in the cradle, you can switch between a TV, PC or camera for easy viewing on the display of your choice, in addition to the ability to print to any PictureBridge photo printer.
The Cyber-shot Station dock comes supplied with an AC adapter and NP-NH25 NiMH rechargeable battery and will be available in late April for about $80.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S60
1/2.7" Super HAD CCD
|Image sizes|| 2304 x 1728
2304 x 1536 (3:2)
2048 x 1536
1280 x 960
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480 @ 16 / 30 fps
160 x 112 @ 8 fps
Limited only by the capacity of the memory card
|Lens|| 39 - 117 mm (35 mm equiv) 3x optical zoom
F 2.8 - 5.6
|Conversion lenses||Wideangle, telephoto, super telephoto|
|Digital zoom||Up to 2x|
|AF area modes|| 5 Area Multi-Point AF
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|Focus distance|| Normal: 50cm
Macro: 10 cm
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|Exposure compensation|| +/-2.0 EV
1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed|| 1/8 – 1/1000 sec (Auto)
2 – 1/1000 sec (Program Auto)
30 – 1/1000 sec (Manual)
|Aperture||f2.8 – f5.6 (W), f5.2 – f10 (T)|
|Scene modes|| Twilight
|White balance|| Auto
|Self timer||10 sec|
|Continuous shooting||0.7 fps up to four frames|
Modes: Auto, forced on, forced off, slow sync, red-eye reduction
Range: 1.6 – 12.5 ft. (0.5 – 3.8m)
|LCD monitor|| 2.5" TFT LCD
| 2.0" TFT LCD
|Storage|| Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO
32 MB internal memory
|Power||2 x AA type battery (alkaline, NiMH, NiMM)|
|Weight|| 202 g (7.1 oz) body
253 g (8.9 oz) with batteries, wrist strap, media
| 198 g (7 oz) body
249 g (8.7 oz) with batteries, wrist strap, media
|Dimensions||97 x 64 x 40 mm (3.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 in)|
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