Sony Debuts New Cyber-Shot Cameras

dell takes a slice at apple with super thin latitude z dellz closed

Electronics giant Sony has taken the wraps off four new Cyber-Shot cameras, each offering 7.2 megapixel resolutions, 3× optical zooms, and enough internal memory to actually be useful if you find yourself without a media card—although Sony doesn’t actually say how much memory that might be. All four cameras also offer anti-blur technologies, sensitivities up to ISO 1000 (enabling decent shows in low-light conditions), short start-up times and long battery life.

“Now that digital cameras are personal items, it’s common to have more than one camera per household,” said Phil Lubell, Sony Electronics’ director of marketing for digital cameras, in a release. “Our new models are solid performers that will be easy for novices to digital photography to use and at the same time meet the needs of more advanced users.”

The DSC-W35 and DSC-W55 offer a 2.5-inch LCD viewfinder and an AF Illuminator to further enhance low-light capabilities—basically, it lights the subject before taking the picture to better detect areas of contrast, than snaps the pic after the illuminator using the information it gleaned from the light-up. (Not subtle for your subjects, but better than the red-eye-and-lurking shadow effect from a traditional flash.) The rechargeable batteries are supposed to power the W55 and W35 for up to 380 shots, and the cameras take optional 8 GB Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick Pro Duo flash media cards. The W55 and W35 are due to hit retailers in February for about $200 and $180, respectively in Caribbean blue, pale pink, straight black, and silver.

The DSC-S650 and DSC-S700 will only come in silver; the S650 will have a 2-inch LCD display while the S700 kicks that out to 2.4 inches, and handle memory storage via Memory Stick Duo flash media cards with capacities up to 4 GB; rechargable AA batteries can power the cameras through up to 460 shots. The S650 will be priced around $150 when it lands at retailers in February; the S700 is due in march for about $180.

Product Review

Sony's Xperia 10 falls frustratingly short of budget brilliance

Better know for premium products, Sony does also have a budget smartphone range, but can the Sony Xperia 10 compete with great cheap phones from Nokia and Motorola? We put it through its paces to find out how it measures up.
Mobile

iPad Air vs. iPad Mini: Which new tablet from Apple is best for you?

Apple has unveiled two new iPad models, including a new iPad Air and a new iPad Mini. Both devices have a lot to offer. But which iPad is right for your needs? We put the iPad Air and iPad Mini to the test to find out.
Mobile

Here's where you can pre-order the Moto G7 Power and its massive battery

After a number of leaks and rumors, the Motorola Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power are finally here. The devices represent quite a spec bump over the previous-generation Moto G6 phones, yet still come at a reasonable price.
Mobile

Check out our favorite Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus accessories

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are two of the most talked about smartphones of 2018. If you've managed to get your hands on one, you're no doubt looking to score some new accessories. Here are a few of our favorites.
Photography

Amid confusion, the Red Hydrogen team promises a pro in-device camera

Learning from the Red Hydrogen One, the company is gearing up for a pro-level device. In a forum post, Red's founder shares how the team is designing a Red Hydrogen with a pro-level in-device camera.
Photography

Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 is sharp enough to handle futuristic 90-megapixel cameras

Lens launches come with a lot of hype and marketing speak but a recent test confirmed some of the initial claims around the Sony FE 135 f/1.8. A rental company says that the Sony 135mm is the sharpest lens that it has ever tested.
Photography

Forget folding phones, the Insta360 EVO camera folds in half to shoot 360 video

The Insta360 EVO is a...flip camera? Unfolded, the Insta360 Evo shoots 3D in 180 degrees, folded, the new camera shoots in 360 degrees. The EVO launches with what are essentially a pair of 3D glasses for your phone, not your face, the…
Photography

Obsbot Tail camera uses A.I. to follow the action (or a pet) for you

Want to capture more epic action selfies, or see what your pet is doing while you're gone? The Obsbot Tail is a camera-gimbal combo that uses artificial intelligence to follow the action.
Social Media

Twitter takes a cue from Instagram and Snapchat with new quick-swipe camera

Twitter is giving the "what's happening" treatment to photos and video by allowing users to access the in-app camera fast enough to catch and share the moment. The new Twitter camera is now accessible with a swipe.
Photography

The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 35 mimics tilt-shift blur for less cash

Want to create a tilt-shift image on a budget? The new Lensbaby Composer II with Edge 35 mimics the look of a tilt-shift lens for under $500. The new Edge 35 optic is part of the Composer Pro II optics system.
Photography

Loupedeck Plus can now edit video, audio with Final Cut Pro

The list of Loupedeck Plus-compatible software is growing. The photo-editing console now works with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Audition for video and audio editing. The controls can be configured to be used on either platform.
Photography

Photography News: Taking a smartphone photo probably saved this guy’s life

A man was snapping a photo in Australia when the smartphone stopped an arrow shot at his face. In this week's photography news, see Canon's plans for a stabilized mirrorless, Hasselblad's newest accessories, Samyang's latest lens, and more.
Deals

The best budget-friendly GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke

Cold weather is here, and a good action camera is the perfect way to record all your adventures. You don't need to shell out the big bucks for a GoPro: Check out these great GoPro alternatives, including some 4K cameras, that won’t leave…
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Write music with your voice, make homemade cheese

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!