SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony today announced the latest
addition to its high-zoom camera line, the 9.1-megapixel Cyber-shot(R)
DSC-H50 digital camera. It is the ideal choice for people looking for high
zoom, high-resolution and speed.
This new model utilizes a powerful Carl Zeiss(R) 15x optical zoom lens
with Super SteadyShot(R) optical image stabilization to capture action at a
distance. One of the main lens elements is manufactured from super low-
dispersion glass, which helps it produce more exact point-to-point
correspondence between an object and its image. The lens yields sharp,
high- contrast images and reduces color fringing, even when shooting in
The camera also features a large, 3-inch tilting LCD screen so you can
shoot comfortably from nearly any position, at low and high angles. Its
scratch-resistant, UV hard-coat finish adds a premium look and feel that
mirrors the performance of the model.
Improved Advanced Sports Shooting Mode
Its improved "advanced sports" shooting mode now employs a system to
apply higher shutter speeds, up to 1/4000 of a second, more frequently than
on previous models. This mode combines high shutter speeds with predictive
continuous auto-focusing so you can quickly focus and capture fast-moving
subjects with minimal shutter lag -- basically the time it takes for the
camera to focus and shoot.
The camera's versatile, long-distance flash is powerful enough to
illuminate subjects more than 55 feet away (when using ISO 3200, wide
Noise reduction is now a user-selectable option, with high, low and
standard settings, for greater control over the final look of images. For
example, a high setting used for portraits or night scenes can help produce
smoothly textured images with reduced noise.
The unit features extensive manual controls, including an exposure
bracketing mode that newly includes settings for white balance and color
modes. This function records three images, each with a different white
balance or color mode applied, to help capture the ambience of the original
Smart Technology to Capture Better Photos Automatically
The camera also incorporates intelligent features that help you take
better pictures more easily. They include improved smile shutter and face
detection technologies with child or adult priority recognition, as well
as, intelligent scene recognition with standard and advanced modes to
analyze shooting conditions and select the optimal setting automatically.
Other helpful features include a new D-Range Optimizer (DRO) plus mode
that applies a high image correction algorithm to retrieve more picture
detail in bright highlights and dark shadows; NightShot(R) technology to
help capture photos in virtually no light as well as infrared remote
access; five color modes including "real" for less in-camera processing and
more faithful color reproduction; in-camera editing features; advanced
in-camera image management functions; improved slide show functions with
longer music files; and HD component output for viewing photos on a
compatible HDTV set.
Pricing and Availability
The H50 model will soon sit at the top of the Cyber-shot high zoom
line. It will ship in May for about $400 with a full line of accessory
options. All can be purchased online at www.sonystyle.com, at Sony Style(R)
retail stores, at military base exchanges and at authorized dealers
SOURCE Sony Electronics Inc.