Mac users, we're pleased to announce Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available for purchase with special launch pricing. (Existing Macphun customers get a further discount.)
We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended", and you can now visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
The Sony Cyber-shot W270 is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a 5x, 28mm wide-angle optical zoom lens. The Sony W270 features a 2.7 inch LCD screen, Optical SteadyShot, Intelligent Scene Recognition, Enhanced Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology, and can record 720p HD movie clips. The Sony W270 will be available from mid-March 2009 for about £239.
Sony UK Press Release
The new compact Cyber-shot W270 puts even more shooting power in your pocket.
Available in a choice of eye-catching colours, Cyber-shot W series is all about uncompromising picture quality and practical, easy to use functions.
With a generous 5x optical zoom range and 28mm wide angle, the Carl Zeiss lens broadens shooting possibilities – from detailed close-ups to panoramic landscapes and fun-filled group shots at parties.
The powerful BIONZ processor ensures pristine, low-noise 12.1 megapixel images plus responsive shooting performance. Coupled with high sensitivity (ISO3200), Optical SteadyShot reduces the effects of camera shake when you’re shooting handheld, especially at dusk or in dimly-lit interiors.
Enhanced Face Detection and Smile Shutter make it easy to capture natural, spontaneous portraits and group shots. 720p HD movie mode shoots smooth HD video clips and stereo sound to enjoy on your HD TV.
The 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus screen gives a crystal clear, high-contrast view of your pictures and HD video clips, even in bright viewing conditions. Ease of use is enhanced with Intelligent Auto mode that takes care of optimising camera settings to suit any scene.
Sony Cyber-shot W270
12.1 effective megapixels
Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom with 28mm wide angle lens
Record 720p HD movie clips
Optical SteadyShot for clearer handheld shooting
Enhanced Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology
Intelligent Scene Recognition, adjusting exposure and other settings to give the best picture