Sony announces Cyber-shot T3, V3 and L1

Sony has launched a new slim-line digital camera called the Cyber-shot T3. A 5.1 megapixel model and successor to the T1 the main updates include a new 2.5in clear photo LCD, and slimmer body.

The camera also features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 3x optical zoom that doesn't protrude from the cameras body.

Start up time will be 1.3 seconds and Sony promises a boosted battery performance of up to 180 shots on one charge. Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo are the storage media used.

The T3 supports PictBridge and offers USB2.0 transfer speeds to a computer. The Cyber-shot T3 will be available throughout Europe in October 2004.

Sony has also launched two further cameras alongside the Cyber-shot T3. The Cyber-shot V3 will be a 7.2 megapixel compact digital camera that offers a 4x optical zoom lens, dual memory card slots for Memory Stick and Compact Flash, RAW data recording, a manual mode and large 2.5in LCD.

While the Sony Cyber-shot L1 aims to be compact enough for a pocket or handbag. It will offer 4.1 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens and 1.5in LCD. It will also offer 7 Scene Selection Modes and support PictBridge printers.

Cyber-shot T3 Key specifications:
• Clear Photo LCD (2.5" Hybrid)
• 5.1 effective Megapixel
• Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
• 3x Optical Zoom, up to 12x Smart Zoom, 6x Precision Digital
Zoom
• Macro 1cm in Magnifying Glass mode
• Quick Operation (Start-up 1.3 sec, Shutter Time Lag 0.23
sec, Shutter Release Lag 0.009 sec)
• Slim and Compact High Quality Stainless Body
• Real Imaging Processor
• MPEG VX Fine with Audio
• AF Illuminator
• Histogram Indication
• USB 2.0 High Speed Transfer
• 9 Scene Selection Modes
• PictBridge** Compatible
• Long Battery Life (approx 180* shots)
• Cyber-shot Station Supplied

Cyber-shot V3 Key specifications:
• 7.2 effective Megapixel
• Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® Lens
• 4x Optical Zoom, up to 19x Smart Zoom, 8x Precision
Digital Zoom
• Quick Operation (Shutter Time Lag 0.35 sec, Shutter
Release Lag 0.009 sec)
• Aperture/Shutter Priority and Manual Exposure Mode
• Stamina Battery Life (approx 300 shots*)
• Real Imaging Processor
• NightShot and NightFraming
• Hologram AF
• RAW Data Recording
• Large 2.5" LCD
• Dual Slots for Memory Stick(tm) or Memory Stick PRO(tm)
and Compact Flash***
• Flexible Spot AF
• High Speed Burst (x8) 2.5fps
• MPEG VX Fine with Audio
• AF Illuminator
• Histogram Indication
• Conversion Lens Compatible (Optional)
• High Quality Aluminium Body
• USB 2.0 High Speed Transfer
• 7 Scene Selection Modes
• PictBridge** Compatible

Cyber-shot L1 Key specifications:
• 4.1 effective Megapixel
• Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
• 3x Optical Zoom, up to 10x Smart Zoom, 6x Precision
Digital Zoom
• Quick Operation (Start-up 1.9 sec, Shutter Time Lag 0.42
sec, Shutter Release Lag 0.008 sec)
• Stamina Battery Life (approx 240* shots)
• Real Imaging Processor
• 1.5" Hybrid LCD
• Ultra Compact High Quality Aluminium Body
• MPEG VX Fine with Audio
• AF Illuminator
• Histogram Indication
• USB 2.0 High Speed Transfer
• 7 Scene Selection Modes
• PictBridge** Compatible
• Tripod Adapter Supplied


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