With its Sony Super Steady Shot technology, the new 6-megapixel Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-T9 digital camera delivers more detailed images with
significantly less blur and graininess than typical point-and-shoot cameras.
Optical image stabilization reduces image blur from hand movement, while high
light sensitivity helps to lessen blurriness resulting from low-light
conditions. The end effect is better-focused, expressive images that look more
like the way you see them, imitating the human eye.
“Our Cyber-shot T-Series set the standard for slim, stylish, point-and-
shoot cameras with fine image quality,” said Akehiro Kaiya, General Manager,
Digital Imaging Products, Consumer Audio Visual/Information Technology Group,
Sony of Canada Ltd. “Now the use of this category of cameras is pervasive.
With the Cyber-shot DSC-T9, we are taking this category a step further by
incorporating advanced imaging technologies, such as the dual blur-free
feature with optical image stabilizer and enhanced ISO sensitivity that ensure
that you get the shot, even in unfavorable light conditions, like nightclubs
Sony is the first manufacturer to incorporate an advanced lens-shift
optical image stabilizer into a camera with a folded-path lens system. This is
what allows for a compact form; the lens does not have to extend from the body
of the camera.
The model is equipped with a newly-developed lens-shift system with two
gyro-sensors that detects hand movement, and automatically calculates the
compensation needed to provide a clear, crisp image.
The new model’s high light sensitivity (up to IS0 640) allows users to
capture clearer pictures in available light, giving them the option to not use
a flash, which sometimes creates unwanted glare or harsh highlights. As a
result, images have greater atmosphere and more detail, even when reflective
surfaces like glass and mirrors are in the pictures.
With a slim body less than one-inch wide, this compact powerhouse not
only takes great pictures but also brings them to life with Sony’s new Clear
Photo Plus LCD (liquid crystal display) screen and slide show function. The
2.5-inch LCD features astonishing vividness and greatly improved colour
reproduction compared to previous models. It is the perfect screen to show off
pictures as a slide show, which the camera creates for users — without having
to use a personal computer.
Users can select up to four themes, such as “Stylish” or “Active,” to
play back images, complete with dynamic transitions choreographed to their
choice of music clips. Depending on a personal computer’s configuration, users
can also upload their own music with the supplied software.
The Cyber-shot DSC-T9 digital camera offers mega resolution at six
megapixels for high-quality images, a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical
zoom lens, MPEG movie recording, and 58 MB (megabytes) of internal memory for
storage and easy transfer to an optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick
PRO Duo media card, now available in capacities up to two gigabytes.
As with other Cyber-shot T-Series digital cameras, users simply slide the
lens cover down and the camera is ready to capture images in seconds. Despite
the power consumption of the optical image stabilizer, Sony’s Real Imaging
Processor(R) power management system helps this model to achieve exceptional
battery life, up to 240 shots per charge.
With the Cyber-shot DSC-T9 digital camera’s slide show feature, sharing
photos right on the camera’s LCD is more enjoyable. Users can even connect
directly to their televisions with supplied cables. However, if prints are
what is desired, they can connect the model to a Sony DPP-FP50 digital photo
printer and print from the convenience of their own home. They can even create
postcards or calendars using the printer’s supplied software.
The Cyber-shot DSC-T9 digital camera will be generally available in mid-
January at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $579.99.