Sony is to release the T77,claimed to be the world’s thinnest digital camera with a depth of 13.9mm. It has a 3-inch screen and 230, 400-dot LCD, houses a 10.1 megapixel ‘Super HAD CCD’ sensor, 11 scene modes, face detection, and comes with a touchscreen interface.
Also released was the T700 which comes with a huge 4GB of internal storage – no memory card necessary. The T700 (not to be confused with the Sony Camera of the same name) also comes with a 3.5-inch screen, a 4x optical zoom and image stabilisation. The unit also has a 10 megapixel sensor, and an ISO up to 3200, for light-filled shots, even in dim conditions. Also there is an anti-blink feature that takes two pictures in quick succession, as well as face detection. It is also designed to function as a portable photo album, with a 3.5-inch LCD that has 921,600-dot resolution. A software system creates VGA copies of photos when they are downloaded from the camera to a computer, then loads the VGA images onto the camera.
Both provide an intelligent scene recognition mode that can evaluate what is in front of the lens and automatically set the camera to one of eight scene modes. The two cameras offer a selection of exposure-control tools, including automatic exposure bracketing, spot and center-weighted metering modes, a live histogram, and selectable flash output levels. They have a top light-sensitivity setting of ISO 3200 and a somewhat low top shutter speed of 1/1000 second.
Other features include face detection with adult- and child-priority modes; Sony’s Smile Shutter feature, which automatically releases the shutter when someone in front of the camera smiles; and a blink-detection mode that takes two shots in quick succession and alerts the photographer when someone’s eyes are closed in them. The cameras can also improve photos’ exposure by applying Sony’s Dynamic Range Optimizer, which opens up dark shadow areas.