Feeds

Sony shows off new shooters

Photographers have never had so much choice

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Sony has taken the wraps off a trio of new snappers, two DSLRs extend Sony's Alpha range: the 10.2 megapixel 300 and the 14.2 megapixel 350, plus the Cyber-shot DSC-H10 - an 8-megapixel high-zoom compact.

Both sport a 2.7in tilting LCD screen; anti-shake technology; nine-point autofocus; internal anti-dust mechanism; spot, centre-weighted and 40-segment metering; ISO 100-3200 sensitivity; and a fast live autofocus mechanism for shooting with the LCD as a viewfinder.

Sony Alpha 350 DSLR

Sony's Alpha 350

The 300 model can shoot three continuous frames per second when you use the viewfinder, but it can manage two frames per second using the LCD. The 350 can shoot 2.5 frames a second and two frames a second, respectively, with viewfinder and LCD.

Both SLRs have a slot for CompactFlash Type I/II media cards, but an adaptor for Memory Stick Duo cards is available separately.

The Alpha 350 and 300 will be available in the UK in March and April respectively. UK pricing has yet to be confirmed, but we suspect the A350 will cost around £500 of your hard-earned given in the US the camera body alone is costing $800, and the A350 kit with a DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 3.9x zoom lens is shipping for around $900. The A300 kit with a DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens will ship in the US for about $800.

Sony Cyber-shot H10

Sony's Cyber-shot H10

The other device from Sony making its debut today is the high-zoom Cyber-shot DSC-H10. Designed to replace the current DSC-H3 model, the 8 megapixel H10 camera also sports a wider, 3in LCD screen than its predecessor.

Featuring a Carl Zeiss 10x optical zoom lens and a long-range flash, its face-detection technology can identify and focus on up to eight faces in a frame, Sony claimed.

The camera includes Sony's advanced sports shooting mode, which "combines high shutter speed and continuous auto-focusing to help you capture fast-action shots". Other features include shooting up to ISO 3200 and Super Steady Shot optical image stabilisation.

No UK pricing or availability details were announced, but it's going to ship in the States for around $300. It's expected to arrive in the UK the Spring.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?