Sony Cybershot P8 - PMA 2003
Sony Cybershot DSC P8 digital camera
Today Sony announces a lot of new digital camera among them is the new DSC-P8 3.3 Megapixels camera. With the introduction of the DSC-P10 we have seen a 5 Megapixel camera, the DSC-P8 will bring us 3.2 million effective pixels. The new P-series Cyber-shot line from Sony now starts with minimal 3 Megapixels, a resolution that will provide a fine photo-quality result for the average consumer. The DSC-P8 is equipped with a 1/2.7" Super HAD CCD 3.2 million effective pixels and a 3x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 6-18mm equivalent to 39-117mm on a 35mm camera. The lens has a bright f2.8 in wide and a regular f5.2 in tele. The size of the new DSC-P8 is ultra-compact with a metal construction.
By connecting a VAD-PHA adapter it is possible to extend the focal length trough a tele converter. The digital camera is using a 14-bit DXP and a Clear Color/Luminance Noise Reduction function to make this end result as high quality as possible. The DSC-P8 features a Tracking Auto-Focus System to maintain continuous focus lock on moving subjects, a live histogram, and adjustable color saturation and contrast. The new Cyber-shot model is also able to handle with video clips with the new MPEG VX movie function that also records audio. The new Smart Zoom option replaces digital zoom, and intelligently uses the full resolution of the camera's imager at lower resolution settings to zoom into the portion of interest by cropping the image size.
Sony Cybershot P8 digital camera
Further details of this new Cyber-shot DSC-P8 camera are:
Super Resolution Converter, single AF, monitoring AF and continuous AF, Multi point AF, centre AF and spot AF, exposure compensation of -/+ 2EV with 1/3 EV, selectable contrast, sharpness and saturation, selectable white balance (6 modi), selectable 7 scenes, 4 picture effects, pre flash, self-timer, selectable ISO setting of 100, 200 or 400 ISO, AF-illuminator, compatible with Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro, 1.5-inch LCD display, JPEG, GIF and VX format, burst mode of 2 images, audio/video interface and USB interface, histogram, weight of 172g (without battery and accessory) and dimensions of 108x51.5x35.1mm.
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