Sony Cybershot P92 - PMA 2003
Sony Cybershot DSC P92 digital camera
Sony has introduced a lot of new cameras; among them is the new DSC-P92 camera. This model is equipped with 5 million effective pixels and a 3x optical zoom lens. The DSC-P92 combines outstanding picture quality with uncompromising ease of use and is the perfect point-and shoot camera for the newcomer to digital photography. This new model has - at least in the Netherlands - a very competitive price and has created some high expectations on the market. The new model is one of the first new generation cameras that is compatible with Memory Stick Pro which delivers up to 1GB storage capacity. All of the new generation cameras are also compatible with the standard Memory Stick generation.
The DSC-P92 provides superb image quality that gives great shots and prints, even in large formats. The 5 Megapixel image resolution provided by the DSC-P92 gives outstanding quality pictures with an incredible level of detail. Five Megapixel resolution allows users to zoom and crop images to get just the shots they want, as well as increase the size of images to make large format prints. In addition, zoom without quality sacrifice is now a reality with the new Smart Zoom function, which intelligently adjusts the zoom ratio according to the image resolution and achieves zoom ratios of up to 12x. The camera is supplied with batteries that provide more capacity and have more stamina than its predecessor. The DSC-P92 comes with two NiMH rechargeable batteries. Shots in difficult conditions are now worry-free with a bigger assortment of Scene Selection modes that automatically adjust the camera settings for a range of environments. In addition to "Twilight", "Twilight Portrait" and "Landscape," "Snow" lessens the greyness of images containing a large amount of white by adjusting colour temperature and enhancing luminance, and "Beach" emphasises blue and extends depth of field to make sea more vivid.
Sony Cybershot P92 camera
The camera is more intelligent in making adjustments to light conditions thanks to a number of improvements. A new exposure warning means users always have the right exposure, as the camera detects the exposure level before taking the shot and a warning blink appears if it is not enough. In addition, Slow Synchronized Flash operates at a slow shutter speed for shooting foreground objects in twilight backgrounds, giving clarity to the background as well as to the foreground and, in daylight conditions, Auto Daylight Synchronised Flash automatically measures the exposure level for foreground objects, which have light behind them. Flash White Balance helps to make colour tones as realistic as possible in shots that contain a lot of reflective surfaces, such as under water.
In these conditions, the camera might detect all light sources around the subject, creating a colour distortion. This is avoided by Flash White Balance, as the camera adjusts the white balance in the shot to restore colours to their true condition. In Burst Mode, the camera uses a buffer memory to take three shots in rapid succession for successful shooting of once-in-a-lifetime moments and in sports, action and wildlife environments.
Many improvements have been made to make the cameras more easy and quick to use so that shots can be taken swiftly with minimum fuss. Start-up times and shutter time intervals have improved and newly designed control functions mean that the cameras can be operated by little more than the touch of a thumb. Menu operation has also been extended from two to six European languages. Aspiring filmmakers can get some practice as the cameras allow movies to be made with sound. The MPEG Movie VX feature records video in VGA format, which can be viewed on a television screen and is four times better than the preceding HQX. When the cameras are equipped with Memory Stick PRO media, storage capacity is increased to 1GB, allowing up to 44 minutes of video to be recorded. The new Cyber-shot DSC-P92 will be available in Europe around the beginning of May 2003.
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