Oct 16, 2005

Sony Cybershot N1 Preview

The Sony Cybershot DSC-N1 is about the same size as a deck of playing cards and incorporates a high-performance, 8-megapixel digital camera, with a large, 3-inch, touch-screen LCD. The N1's album function automatically stores up to 500 of your favorite images in VGA resolution, and uses them to create dynamic slide shows with music and transition effects – in the camera. The camera comes supplied with a Lithium Ion battery, battery charger, multi-connector cable, wrist strap, stylus, and software CD-ROM. Optional accessories include the Cyber-shot Station™ cradle, a marine pack, and leather carrying case.

Steve's Digicams just posted his Sony Cybershot N1 Preview. As it is a preview and not a review, he doesn't (yet) give us his editorial remarks about the camera, but we do get to see all of the features and menus closely.

The touch screen can even be used to control the autofocus point during capture.

DSC-N1 Features:
* Sony 8.1 Megapixel effective CCD image sensor
* Carl Zeiss 3x Zoom (38-114mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
* 3.0-inch Clear Photo wide angle viewable color touchscreen LCD
* Stylish, durable, lightweight and thin aluminum body
* Pocket Album function stores up to 500 VGA images
* Unique slideshow feature with music and transition effects
* Macro focus for subjects as close as 6cm (2.4 in.)
* MPEG Movie: 640x480 VX Fine w/audio at 30fps (Memory Stick Duo Pro required),
640x480 VX standard at 16fps, length limited only by media
* Live histogram display in capture and playback modes
* 5 Area Multi-point AF; auto or selectable Spot AF point
* ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800 equivalent
* Adjustable color saturation, contrast and sharpness
* Noise Reduction: Automatically cleans up long exposure images
* 14bit DXP A/D Conversion - allows a wider dynamic range from highlight to shadow
* Flash with Auto, Fill, Forced Off, and Slow Synchro (Red Eye reduction available)
* USB 2.0 high speed Auto-Connect to host computer
* Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and AC charger included
* 26MB internal memory + Memory Stick Duo & MS Duo Pro cards
* DPOF and PictBridge direct-print USB compatible
* Optional Cyber-shot Station docking cradle