Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sony DSC-H9, 15x zoom, and it sees in the dark!

dpreview published the Sony press release: [edited]

Responding to the growing demand for super zoom digital cameras, Sony is introducing its 8-megapixel DSC-H9.

The camera debuts Sony’s sports shooting mode. This mode combines high shutter speed shooting and intelligent continuous auto-focusing. The cameras can quickly focus on fast-moving subjects by predicting where those subjects will be in the frame. This predictive technology also helps to reduce shutter lag, the time it takes for the camera to focus and shoot.

The DSC-H9 features a Carl Zeiss 15x optical zoom lens. Sony’s new face detection technology can identify up to eight faces and automatically adjust white balance and flash as well as focus and exposure for correctly exposed, sharp photos.

The H9 incorporates Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization to minimize blur caused by camera shake. And high sensitivity, up to ISO3200, also helps to fight blur resulting from fast-moving subjects.

The H9 camera sports a 3-inch, flip-up LCD screen so that you can shoot comfortably from nearly any position. It also features 'NightShot' technology which allows you to take photographs in environments with virtually no light.

The DSC-H9 will ship in April for about $480.

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