Sony Japan has today announced a range of new 'high quality' products under the 'QUALIA' name, each product is identified simply by the QUALIA name and a three digit product number. Inlcuded as part of this range is the 'Qualia 016' an ultra-compact two megapixel digital camera which stores images on Memory Stick Duo and has a 0.55" LCD monitor installed. The camera measures just 69 x 24 x 17 mm (2.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 in) - significantly smaller than the 'U' series. The body is made almost completely from aluminium and is supplied in a very neat looking black box with a range of accessories including a flash unit, viewer unit, wide conversion lens and tele conversion lens. Yours for just 380,000 YEN ($3,200). With no word from Sony companies elsewhere in the world it does look as though this may be another exciting product only available in Japan, we will try to get confirmation on this later in the day.
Phil: Sounds like the delivery of a prototype seen back in July 2000.
Sony QUALIA 016
|Sensor||1/2.7" 2 megapixel (effective)|
|Lens||41 mm equiv. F2.8|
|Digital zoom||Up to 4x|
|Image sizes|| 1600 x 1200
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Image format||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Focus range|| Normal: 0.4 m - Infinity
(1.3 ft - Infinity)
Macro: 0.1 - 0.8 m (0.3 - 2.6 ft)
|Exposure compen.||+/-2.1 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|LCD monitor|| 0.55" TFT LCD
|Flash|| Separate flash unit
Modes: Auto, On, Off
Range: 0.5 - 2.0 m
|Continuous|| 1.25 fps
Up to 4 frames
|Storage media||Memory Stick Duo|
|Power||Included Lithium-Ion battery|
|Controls|| Zoom controller 'touch
pad' on top of camera
Shutter release button
|Included accessories|| QUALIA 016 digital
Wide converison lens (0.7x)
Tele conversion lens (1.4x)
Memory Stick Duo & Adapter
Lithium-Ion battery (three)
Remote / timer control unit & Remote
|Dimensions||69 x 24 x 17 mm (2.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 in)|
|Weight (inc batt & card)||50 g (1.8 oz)|
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