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Sony Intros New T-Series Slim Digicam

San Diego — Sony announced its latest T-series ultra-compact digital camera today, offering improved battery life over its predecessor.

The 5-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-T5 digital sports a 3x optical non-protruding Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens, a 2.5-inch LCD screen and 32 MB of internal memory. It uses Sony’s reduced sized Memory Stick Duo media.

According to Sony, the new T5 improves on the battery life of its predecessor. Using the included InfoLithium battery, the T5 can snap up to 240 shots per single charge. It features a start-up time of less than 1 second, 10 preset scene modes, macro focusing to 1cm and a high-speed shutter mode for recording action.

The LCD screen features an anti-reflective “Clear Photo” technology to reduce glare.

Using PRO Duo media, the T5 can record MPEG-VX video at 640 by 480 resolution at 30 frames per second to the capacity of a compatible media card.

The silver version of the T5 will be available in September for an estimated $350; gold, red and black T5s will ship in October.