Pre-CeBIT 2002: Sony Japan has today announced the four megapixel sucessor to the ultra-compact DSC-P5, the new DSC-P9. In a joint press release covering the recently announced DSC-P31 and DSC-P71 Sony Japan has also let the DSC-P9 out of the bag. The new DSC-P9 has a 3x optical zoom lens, 4 megapixel sensor, expanded white balance settings, multi-point AF (although in automatic mode) and the new 320 x 240 unlimited recording time MPEG Movie HQX. We've had a DSC-P9 'in house' for a week or so now in preparation for a review, unfortunately at this time Sony are still tweaking image quality so we can't post samples.
Sony DSC-P9 in pictures
Sony DSC-P9 specifications
|Sensor||1/1.8" 4.1 megapixel CCD|
|Effective pixels||4.0 megapixel|
|Image sizes|| 2272 x 1704, 2272 x
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
|Image quality|| Fine (JPEG)
|Lens||3x optical, 39 - 117 mm equiv., F2.8 - F5.6|
|Digital zoom||Yes, 2x|
|Focus|| Auto (Multi 3-area
/ Center AF)
Manual (5 positions including Infinity)
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|White Balance|| Auto
|Exposure modes|| Auto (Program AE)
Scene modes (Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape)
|Shutter speed|| Program AE: 1/30 -
Twilight: 2 - 1/2000 sec
|Noise reduction|| Clear Color / Luminance
NR (normal exposures)
Dark frame for exposures slower than 0.5 sec
|Exposure compensation||+/2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Flash modes|| Auto
Auto & Red-Eye reduction
On & Red-Eye reduction
Slow Sync (Twilight Portrait scene mode)
|Flash compensation|| High
|Flash range||0.5 - 3.8 m (1.8 - 12.5 ft)|
|Movie modes|| MPEG 160 x 120 (with
MPEG 320 x 240 (with audio, unlimited)
MPEG 320 x 240 HQX (with audio, unlimited)
Clip-motion (160 x 120 or 80 x 72 animated GIF)
Multi-frame 16 (7.5, 15 or 30 fps - max 16 - 320 x 240 frames)
|Playback modes|| Single image
Magnify (up to 5x)
9 thumbnails (3 x 3)
|Viewfinder||Optical, no dioptre adjustment|
|LCD monitor||1.5" 123,000 pixel|
|Storage||Memory Stick (16 MB included)|
|Power||NP-FC11 InfoLithium C, 2.4 Wh, (battery & charger included)|
|Connectivity|| DC in
|Dimensions||113 x 53 x 36 mm (4.4 x 2.1 x 1.4 in)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||206 g (7.3 oz)|
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