Oct 19, 2005

Sony Cybershot DSC-N1 first look

Back on the 3rd of this month we announced Sony's introduction of the Cybershot DSC-N1 digital camera. You will recall this camera is focused on sharing of images, courtesy of a a massive 3" LCD touchscreen which is ideal for viewing and the touch-screen is convenient for controlling camera functions and searching thumbnail images . In addition, an innovative feature lets you focus on a subject by just touching it on the LCD screen. As usual, the camera has a Carl Zeiss® 3X Optical/6X Digital zoom, 26 MB2 internal memory and a high-stamina Lithium Ion rechargeable battery.
Sony Cybershot DSC-N1 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Today, DCResource.com have given us a First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1. Here's a short sampler-
"The DSC-N1 is one of just two digital cameras on the market with a 3-inch LCD display. It's huge! And it's not just big -- it's touch-sensitive too. Virtually all camera functions are controlled via this screen, and you can use your fingers or the included stylus (see picture earlier in review).

Here's a little more about that huge LCD. The screen resolution is decent, with 230,400 pixels on board. Outdoor visibility is very good (which is important since there's no optical viewfinder) and the screen is just as visible in low light conditions, as it brightens automatically.

Normally I'd complain about the lack of an optical viewfinder on the N1, but let's not kid ourselves: there's no way they're going to fit one in on this camera. "