Sony DSC-W120 Review
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Rounding out Sony's "W" series of ultra-compact and durable models for 2008 is the 8.1-megapixel DSC-W130 and 7.2- megapixel DSC-W120 units. Both feature a 4x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD screen, Face Detection AF, Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization, etc.
Newly-available on the W-series cameras is Sony's "smile shutter" mode, which automatically captures an image when your subject smiles - without having to press the shutter. This function even lets you prioritize adult or child faces to capture photos only when the intended subjects smile.
Each of the new W series models includes Sony's improved face detection technology, which, like the smile shutter technology, can now distinguish between the faces of children and adults. You can select "child priority" or "adult priority" and the camera will detect up to eight faces in the camera frame and optimize focus, exposure, white balance, and flash control.
The "W" series features a number of powerful features, including: Sony's D-Range Optimizer to retrieve picture detail in photos with harsh highlights or dark shadows; semi-manual focus that allows you to select the focusing distance based on your subject's location; an improved auto focus system that includes macro ranges; Super SteadyShot image stabilization; high sensitivity settings up to ISO 3200; and in-camera editing functions such as "unsharp mask" to sharpen images.
To view your images in 1080 high-definition resolution, you can connect each of the cameras to a compatible HDTV sets via HD component cable or Sony's HD Cyber-shot Station® cradle (both sold separately).
Sony DSC-W120 Specifications
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