Sep 8, 2004

New Sony V3

Sony has announced the sucessor to the DSC-V1, the 7MP, 4X optical zoom DSC-V3. This camera is noticeably larger than the DSC-V1, has a black body and a 'proper' hand grip - nice!
Changes include a huge 2.5" LCD monitor and a Compact Flash slot.
Way to go Sony!

Some more (unofficial) specs:
Super HAD CCD 7.410 mil. (7.2 effective), max. res. 3072x2304, optical zoom lens 4x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar (8/ 7 groups, 2 asph.), F2.8-4/34-136mm (35mm eq.), Digital Precision Zoom 8x, Smart zoom 19x, A/S/M, NightShot, NightFraming, 7 scene modes, picture effects, histogram, adjustable sharpness, contrast, saturation, Clear Color NR, Clear Luminance NR, Slow Shutter NR, laser hologram AF, multi-point AF, continual AF, multi-pattern metering, 2.5" LCD, JPEG/TIFF/RAW, ISO up to 800, USB 2.0,
MPEG VX Fine movies in VGA with sound - media limit only, AV out, max. shutter 1/2000s (Auto), white balance (5x + manual + flash), A/D DXP 14bit, InfoLithium® R Series aku NP-FR1 (1220 mAh), PictBridge. Available worldwide from Oct 2004. Expected price in Europe €599. Further details in Sept 2004.