Sony unveils T50 and N2 touchscreen compact cameras

Sony has launched two flashy new compacts that both feature touchscreen design to cut down on buttons and increase screen size.

The DSC-T50 and the DSC-N2 both features 3-inch touchscreens, built-in slideshow capabilities, and Clear Photo Plus technology for 230,000 pixels of resolution on the screen and better viewing from different angles.

They also both offer Super SteadyShot optical image stabiliser to reduce motion blur from shaky hands, and incorporate low-light sensitivity, up to ISO 1000 for the T50 and ISO 1600 for the N2.

The T50 is the slimmer of the two, and is the new flagship product of the T-series. It features a 7MP CCD, a 3x optical zoom lens, and, unusually, 56MB of internal memory. It comes in red, black, or silver, and accepts Memory Stick Duos or Memory Stick PRO Duo of up to 4GB in size.

The N2, which features a champagne gold casing, is a 10MP compact with a 3x optical zoom. Its most highly-touted feature is its built-in photo album feature, which lets you store automatically-saved copies of your images in VGA resolution on 25MB of internal memory. You can keep the tiny images on the camera to play back in a slideshow.

The T50 ships in October for around $500, while the N2 is slightly less at $450. No word on when they’re coming to the UK.