Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Sony 08/30/04 Press Release
Press Release - August 30, 2004
Versatility, Quality And Design Collide In Sony’s Newest Enthusiast Camera, The Cyber-Shot DSC-V3
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Providing all the versatility of a much larger camera, the V3 is a compact, classic rangefinder-style camera featuring a large easy-to-handle grip. The new design incorporates a 2.5-inch LCD viewfinder, providing more room than ever before to see and share images the moment they are captured.
"The Cyber-shot DSC-V3 model is for a special class of photographer that wants creative control over the picture-taking process in an ultra-portable package," said Greg Young, general manager for digital still camera marketing in Sony Electronics’ Personal Mobile and Imaging Division.
Fast and Responsive
The new camera is powered by Sony’s recently introduced Real Imaging Processor™ circuitry that ensures fast start-up and shot-to-shot times of just over a second, providing increased speed and performance for automatic features like auto focus and auto exposure. Breathtaking still photographs are only part of the picture. When used with Memory Stick PRO media, the V3 camera also captures and plays back high resolution moving images in MPEG-VX Fine mode, with 640x480 pixel resolution at 30 frames per second up to the capacity of the media card.
The V3 model employs a rechargeable InfoLithium® battery system for quick recharging time, which means that you will spend less time charging and more time taking pictures, up to 260 shots per charge.
Packed with versatility, the DSC-V3 camera can satisfy the needs of even the most discerning hobbyist. In addition to dual media slots that accept Memory Stick and Compact Flash I media formats for storing hundreds of photos, this new camera can record in the RAW format, which preserves the original data recorded to the CCD and provides extensive control over the image editing process.
Capturing action shots is made easier with high-speed burst (SDRAM) mode, which can capture up to eight full-resolution images at more than two frames per second. Additional features include:
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