Sony Rolls Out the DSC-S800 Digital Camera Sony's latest S series by pzs15406

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									30 April 2007   By: Robert Ursache, Gadgets Editor
                Sony Rolls Out the DSC-S800 Digital Camera
                Sony's latest S series point-and-shoot camera boasts a 6 optical zoom
                Sony thought it's time to add a new point-and-shoot digital camera to their Cyber-shot S
DSC-S800
                series of digital cameras. Cyber-shot DSC-S800 leads the "S pack" with a 30 X smart zoom,
                raising the optical zoom to 6 x. Instead of the usual Carl Zeiss lens, it comes with Sony's
                own high-sensitivity lens.

                 The camera features an 1/1.8-inch Super HAD CCD tiny image sensor (a “stunning” 8.1
                megapixels resolution), sensitivity rating up to 1250, 2.5-inch LCD monitor, Direct Playback
                mode, 56 MB of on-board shot storage, MSPro/ MSDuo compatibility. It also boasts the
                two-centimeter macro mode, 16:9 playback, PictBridge support, multi-language GUI support
                and a Motion JPEG video mode that's not going to impress anyone.

                Here's a complete specs list:

                -8.1 effective Megapixels
                -6 x optical zoom, 12 x digital zoom, up to 30 overall zoom
                -ISO 1250 high sensitivity (REI) for shooting in low-light situations
                -Large 2.5-inch (6.2cm) LCD screen
                -Silver full metal body
                -56MB internal memory
                -High quality Sony lens
                -2cm macro for close-up shooting
                -Easy operation with an on-screen function guide
                -16:9 mode for playback on a widescreen TV
                -Motion-JPEG (30 frames per second movie mode with audio)
                -PictBridge for direct connection to printer without need for PC
                -STAMINA battery life (up to 390 shots)
                -In box: 2 NiMH AA batteries, charger, AV&USB cables, wrist strap and software
                -User interface in 15 languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German,
                Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

                 Cyber-shot DSC-S800 will only be available on the European market and it should be
                shipped starting this May. Pricing details are still unknown.

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