Sony Adds Entry
By Greg Tarr On Jan 11 2012 - 12:28am
LAS VEGAS —
Sony (booth 14200) is unveiling
at International CES three Cyber-shot
point-and-shoot cameras with improved
creative features ranging from 360-degree
Sweep Panorama capture to a host of new
The new entry-level cameras all offer compact
body designs and include the DSCW610
($110 suggested retail), DSC-W620
($120) and DSC-W650 ($150).
The 360-degree Sweep Panorama feature
is included in all three models, offering the
capture of seamless 360-degree panoramic
images of the surrounding landscape with
one “press and sweep” continuous shooting
The resulting multiple images are automatically
stitched together to create one detailed
panoramic photo in the camera.
An Intelligent Auto mode optimizes camera
settings for focus, exposure, subjects and
more based on the external environment.
Image blurring due to camera shake is reduced
and subject motion is reduced with a
SteadyShot image stabilization system found
in the DSC-W610 and DSC-W620 cameras.
The DSC-W650 model offers enhanced
Optical SteadyShot functionality and also
boasts a 16.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD
The new DSC-W620 and W650 cameras
also feature 720p HD Movie mode and four
Picture Effect options that can be used to
create customized, artistic images.
Other effects include Toy Camera, Partial
Color, Pop Color and Soft High-key.
Accessories for the cameras include the
new LCS-1, LCS-2, LCS-TWM and LCMCSVH
The DSC-W610 will be available in silver,
black, pink, green and blue later this month
and offers a 14.1-megapixel Super HAD
CCD image sensor, 4x optical zoom and 2.7-
inch LCD screen.
The DSC-W620 will be available in silver,
black and red this February and includes
a 14.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image
sensor, 5x optical zoom starting at a 28mm
equivalent, 2.7-inch LCD screen and four total
The DSC-W650 camera will be available
in silver, black and red this February and will
include a 3-inch LCD screen and four total