Sony Announces 7.2 Megapixel Cyber-Shot

From Sony’s press release:

Sony’s new Cyber-shot DSC-P150 is the world’s first compact point-and-shoot digital camera in the marketplace loaded with 7.2 megapixels, putting breathtaking, near-professional-quality photos in your shirt pocket or handbag. It will be available in September for less than $500.

The P150 camera yields an image size of 3072 x 2304 – making it the first pocketable camera capable of capturing enough pixels to make 300-dpi 8″ x 10″ enlargements.

The P150 has also been empowered with Sony’s own recently introduced Real Imaging Processor circuitry that ensures fast start-up and shot-to-shot times, and puts extra speed and performance behind automatic features such as auto focus and auto exposure. That means you’ll never miss that one-in-a-million shot because the camera is always ready to take great pictures.

“Not only does the Cyber-shot P150 camera offer tremendous value, it takes incredibly vivid and lifelike digital photos, capturing color and detail previously unavailable in such a compact camera,” said Greg Young, general manager for Sony Electronics Digital Still Camera marketing.

The Cyber-shot P150 digital camera is equipped with features typically found only on more full-sized cameras. At just 1 inch thin, it’s easy to hold, use, and carry with you in your pocket or purse.

The Cyber-shot P150 features a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3X optical zoom lens to complement and maximize the benefit of the camera’s high resolution.

The P150 also has a bird-like appetite when it comes to consuming battery power. With up to 310 shots per charge of the InfoLithium

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