Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Sony 02/24/03 Press Release
Press Release - February 24, 2003
Sony's Cyber-Shot DSC-V1 Digital Still Camera: For When Photography Crosses Over From Hobby To Passion
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"A signature of Sony design is an ergonomically comfortable device small enough to become part of everyday personal gear, but powerful enough to satisfy sophisticated needs," said Steve Haber, senior vice president for Sony Electronic's Digital Imaging Products Division. "The Cyber-shot V1 camera is just this combination."
Available in May for about , and barely larger than a deck and a half of cards, the Cyber-shot V1 camera will offer a 5-megapixel imager and a Carl Zeiss« Vario-Sonnar« lens with 4x optical zoom sharpness and color accuracy. It will also feature a hot shoe and accessory terminal. Plus, there are several Sony-only features, including a rechargeable Infolithium« battery system, with to-the-minute awareness of remaining battery life, along with Nightshot« and NightFraming features for taking crisp pictures in no or low-light conditions.
Let the User Experiment
This model was built for a special class of photographer who wants ultimate control over the picture-taking process, but who also wants the option to call upon automatic features to help balance light and exposure. Among the features that will appeal to the purist are:
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