Sony Electronics on Thursday announced two new Cyber-shot digital cameras, the DSC-T700 and the DSC-T77. The cameras retain Sony’s slick T-series form factor with slim, pocket-friendly brushed aluminum bodies, sliding lens covers, and multiple color choices. The 10.3-megapixel T700 is intended to double as a high-res portable photo frame, while the entry-level T77 comes with additional automatic shooting modes.The Cyber-shot DSC-T700 replaces the DSC-T300 and offers 10.3 megapixels, 4GB of internal storage, and a 4x optical zoom. The star of the show, however, is the camera’s crisp and bright 3.5-inch, 921k-pixel LCD touch screen, which offers three times the resolution of the T300. To compare, the improved LCD is the same size as the screen you’ll find on an Apple iPhone, but images should look even crisper: the T700 offers 210 pixels per inch (ppi), while the iPhone has only 163 ppi.
To encourage users to put their T700 to work as a portable photo frame, the camera will ship with software that will easily sync, transfer, and organize pictures from your computer—even those not taken on the T700. The app will also automatically resize images for storage and viewing on the camera’s LCD. The T700 should hit store shelves in late September for about $399. The second new camera, the entry-level Cyber-shot DSC-T77, replaces Sony’s DSC-T70. Like its predecessor, the T77 has a 3-inch LCD touch screen and a slim-form-factor (just 0.6 inches wide). It improves on the previous model with 10.1-megapixel resolution (up from 8 megapixels) and a 4x optical zoom (up from 3x). For the T77, Sony has also added more features to its automatic shooting mode, including anti-blink, red-eye reduction technologies, and improvements to the Smile Shutter function, which captures an image when the camera detects a smile in the frame. The T77 should also be available in late September and will keep the T70’s price of $299.
Source: Pc Magazine