It is just 17mm thin and comes with a 2.5inch LCD. It has ISO of up to 640, 3x Optical Zoom (with image stabilization) , 58 megabytes of internal memory and boasts a battery capable of up to 240 shots per charge.
The DSC-T9 comes in both silver and black.
Expect to see it in Japanese stores by November 18 at an estimated 47,000 Yen.
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SONY ENHANCES PICTURE QUALITY AND PHOTO SHARING WITH NEXT-GENERATION T-SERIES DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
Sony is stepping up the picture quality of ultra-slim digital still cameras with the introduction of its new Cyber-shot DSC-T9 model, the first in this category to offer both Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization and high light sensitivity.
With these Sony technologies, the new six-megapixel DSC-T9 delivers more detailed images with significantly less blur and graininess than typical point-and-shoot cameras. Optical image stabilization reduces image blur from hand movement, while high light sensitivity helps to lessen blurriness resulting from low-light conditions. The end effect is better-focused, expressive images that look more like the way you see them, imitating the human eye.
"Our T Series set the standard for slim, stylish, point-and-shoot cameras with fine image quality," said James Neal, director of digital imaging products at Sony Electronics. "Now the use of this category of cameras is pervasive. With the DSC-T9, we are taking this category a step further by incorporating advanced imaging technologies that ensure that you get the shot, even in unfavorable light conditions, like nightclubs and restaurants."
Get a Clear Shot
Sony is the first manufacturer to incorporate an advanced lens-shift optical image stabilizer into a camera with a folded-path lens system. This is what allows for a compact form; the lens does not have to extend from the body of the camera.
The model is equipped with a newly-developed lens-shift system with two gyro-sensors that detects hand movement, and automatically calculates the compensation needed to provide a clear, crisp image.
The new model's high light sensitivity (up to IS0 640) allows you to capture clearer pictures in available light, giving you the option to not use a flash, which sometimes creates unwanted glare or harsh highlights. As a result, images have greater atmosphere and more detail, even when reflective surfaces like glass and mirrors are in the pictures.
Enhanced Photo Sharing Brings Your Photos to Life
With a slim body less than one-inch wide, this compact powerhouse not only takes great pictures but also brings them to life with Sony's new Clear Photo Plus LCD screen and slide show function. The 2.5-inch LCD features astonishing vividness and greatly improved color reproduction compared to previous models. It is the perfect screen to show off your pictures as a slide show, which the camera creates for you -- without having to use a PC.
You can select up to four themes, such as "Stylish" or "Active," to play back your images, complete with dynamic transitions choreographed to your choice of music clips. Depending on your PC configuration, you can also upload your own music with the supplied software.
Big Features, Small Body
The DSC-T9 camera offers mega resolution at six megapixels for high-quality images, a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical zoom lens, MPEG movie recording, and 58 MB of internal memory for storage and easy transfer to an optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media card, now available in capacities up to two gigabytes.
As with other T-series cameras, you simply slide the lens cover down and the camera is ready to capture images in seconds. Despite the power consumption of the optical image stabilizer, Sony's Real Imaging Processor power management system helps this model to achieve exceptional battery life, up to 240 shots per charge.
More For Your Memories
With the DSC-T9's slide show feature, sharing your photos right on the camera's LCD is more enjoyable. You can even connect directly to your television with supplied cables. However, if prints are what you want, then you can connect the model to a Sony DPP-FP50 digital photo printer and print from the convenience of your own home. Don't think that you're limited to basic prints with this camera; you can even create postcards or calendars using the printer's supplied software.
Perhaps you need to print tens or even hundreds of pictures, or want to share funny video clips, then there is the option of using Sony's online photo service. At www.imagestation.com, you can create your own online photo and video albums, order prints, or make customized gifts from coffee mugs and photo books to calendars and T-shirts.
The Cyber-shot DSC-T9 camera will be available in January for about $450 online at SonyStyle.com, at Sony Style retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail) and at authorized dealers nationwide. Pre-orders begin on Nov. 1 at www.sony.com/T9.
The camera is supplied with an InfoLithium battery, battery charger, multi-connector cable, wrist strap and software CD-ROM. Optional accessories include the Cyber-shot Station cradle for about $80, a sports pack for about $100, and leather carrying case for about $40
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DCRP reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 and writes - 'I was impressed with the DSC-T9's autofocus speeds. In good light the camera typically took just 0.1 - 0.3 seconds to lock focus. Even when the lens was near the telephoto end the camera still focused quickly. The only slowdown was when the camera had to use the AF-assist lamp, which extends focus times to over a second in some cases. On a related note, low light focusing was good thanks to that AF-assist lamp.'
CNET Reviews the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T9 and gives it a rating of 7.6 (very good). They write - 'The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T9, the latest in Sony's T-series of shirt-pocket-size digital cameras, is a great tool whether you're a casual shooter or a more serious photographer. Snapshooters will appreciate the camera's ease of use, and discerning photographers will appreciate the 6-megapixel model's above-average image quality and responsive performance. And while a not-so-wide lens and poor red-eye behavior will mar some indoor portraits, any user will love the camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen, its thin and attractive body, and its image stabilization for keeping low-light pictures sharp. The deal is sweetened by 58MB of internal memory.'
Imaging Resource have posted a great review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 Digital Camera where they recommend - 'Arguably the best model yet in Sony's diminutive Cyber-shot "T" series, the Cybershot T9 delivers good picture quality and a great feature set in a rugged, super-compact all-metal body. The 6.0-megapixel CCD is an nice feature in a camera this small, and the large LCD monitor is quite impressive as well. The T9 showed good image quality, with good color, and high resolution. Its image sharpness and noise levels aren't quite up to the level of the best full-sized 6.0-megapixel cameras out there, but they're very good for a subcompact model. Relative to competing full-sized digicams, the Sony T9 does have rather limited low-light capability and marginal flash power, but that's to be expected in a camera of this size. The T9's flexible exposure modes and features give the camera the versatility to handle most common shooting situations with aplomb. The camera's light weight and portable size are perfect for travel. New features such as the Steady Shot option and the ability to download music for slide shows are interesting additions to the T-series as well, increasing the T9's value and usefulness. Overall, the Sony Cybershot T9 is an excellent option for busy consumers looking for a tiny digital camera that performs very well as a point-and-shoot.'
Cameras.co.uk reviews the Sony DSC T9 and writes - 'There is a lot to like about the DSC T9. I was very impressed by the camera when it came to picture quality. There was just one problem that was noticeable with the camera and that was the dreaded red eye.... The plus points of the Sony DSC T9 far outweigh any negatives. Picture quality is very good and Sony appears to have nailed shutter lag. I am happy to recommend this digital camera to anyone looking for a good quality pocket sized model. Be warned it doesn't come cheap though. '
Digital Photography Interface has posted their review of the Sony Cyber-shot T9 where they write - 'There are somethings the T9 lacks like improved movie mode (with zoom, maybe?) since that same old VGA 30 FPS movie mode has been there for ages! Image quality (in terms of sharpness and edges) should be improved - It's been like that over the past 6 T-series cameras. I think that the Sony Cyber-shot T9 is an acceptable camera with an excellent macro mode, low-light capabilities (except the LCD) and portability. But if you expect excellent image quality or manual controls, this is not your camera!'
Think Camera reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 and writes - 'With the exception of the 'anti-blur' features, it wasn't immediately obvious why this camera had been added to the range. But the other more minor changes all add up to make this significantly more usable than last year's models, and we'd have no hesitation in recommending this to someone who wanted an all-round, excellent compact camera.'
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I own one Sony T9 cybershot. I need to download music and supporting features from internet for free. Please assist me.