Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W630 / W620 / W610 / S5000

January 10, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | CES 2012, Digital Compact Cameras | Comment | |
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Sony unveiled four new compact cameras at CES today. The 16-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W630 (pictured) features a Carl Zeiss branded, 25-125mm equivalent zoom lens with enhanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation. The 14-megapixel DSC-W620 also offers 5x optical zoom, but without the Zeiss branding and the optical stabiliser. The W610 also has a 14-megapixel sensor but comes with a Sony branded 4x zoom lens, while the Sony DSC-S5000 is an AA-powered compact with 14 megapixels of resolution and 5x optical zoom. Sony’s Sweep Panorama mode is available on all models to capture an all-round view of landscapes, city scenes and more. The Cyber-shot W630, W620 and S5000 also add four Picture Effect modes - Pop Colour, Toy Camera, Partial Colour and Sof High-key - for easy in-camera creation of “artistic” images. All four new cameras come with PlayMemories Home software pre-installed. The Sony Cyber-shot W630, W620, W610 and S5000 will be available from February.

Sony Press Release

Small cameras, big performance
10 January 2012

Easy-to-use new Cyber-shot™ DSC-W630, W620, W610 and S5000 from Sony

  * All-round images with new 360 Sweep Panorama
  * SteadyShot image stabilisation for clearer handheld shots (W630 with enhanced Optical SteadyShot)
  * Intelligent Auto mode recognises up to 33 scene settings for great results automatically(W630, W620, S5000)
  * Picture Effect modes (W630, W620, S5000) for easy in-camera effects
  * Cyber-shot™ W630: 16.1 megapixels, Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom/25mm wide angle, HD video with Optical SteadyShot Active mode (combined with electrical stabilisation)
  * Cyber-shot™ W620: 14.1 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, HD video
  * Cyber-shot™ W610: 14.1 megapixels, 4x optical zoom
  * Cyber-shot™ S5000: 14.1 megapixels, 5x optical zoom

Point-and-shoot photography has never been so satisfying – or so much fun. Four new compact cameras from Sony make it simple for everyone to take great pictures. The Cyber-shot™ W630, W620, W610 and S5000 put high quality creative imaging within easy reach, even for first-time digital camera owners.

Featured on the Cyber-shot™ W620, W610 and S5000, SteadyShot image stabilisation ensures clearer handheld images with less blur. Optical SteadyShot on the W630 is now enhanced to combat camera shake even more effectively whether you’re shooting HD video or stills – even at high zoom settings.

New 360 Sweep Panorama on all models captures an all-round view of landscapes, city scenes and more. Just press the shutter button and sweep the camera smoothly: a burst of images is stitched together automatically to create stunning 360-degree photos.

Not sure how to get the best out of your next photo opportunity? Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) recognises up to 33 different shooting situations from portraits to twilight scenes. Cyber-shot™ automatically adjusts exposure and other camera settings for clear, natural results without fuss.

As an extra refinement, the Cyber-shot™ W630, W620 and S5000 add four Picture Effect modes for easy ‘in-camera’ creation of artistic images. Enhance your photos with Pop Color, Toy Camera, Partial Color, and Soft High-key effects, with no PC or editing software needed.

A perfect entry into the world of digital imaging by Sony, the Cyber-shot™ S5000 shares many of the fun, easy-to-use features of W Series models. Using widely-available AA batteries, it’s a practical, great-value choice for first-time photographers.

All four new cameras come with PlayMemories Home software pre-installed. Just connect Cyber-shot™ to your PC for easy viewing, editing, printing, emailing, web uploads, disc burning and more.

The range of compatible accessories for Cyber-shot™ now includes a new choice of carry cases that offer stylish, practical protection.

A perfect match for Cyber-shot™, the new core range of SDHC cards by Sony
Available from March 2012 in capacities up to 32GB. X-ray-, shock- and temperature-resistant, the cards’ performance has been upgraded to support data transfer rates up to 30MB/s – ideal for dependable continuous shooting and Full HD video with your Cyber-shot™. Now allowing recovery of accidentally deleted or damaged 3D as well as 2D photo/video files, File Rescue software is available as a free download for registered card owner.

The new Cyber-shot™ W630, W620, W610 and S5000 digital compact cameras by Sony are available from February 2012.

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