Sony adds three new Cyber-shot cameras

CES 2009: W210, W220 and first timer's S950

Sony has unveiled three new Cyber-shot cameras; with the W210 and W220 and an entry level Cyber-shot S950.

The W-series additions are the W220 and W210, both of which are 12.1MP snappers with Carl Zeiss lens, 4x optical zoom, SteadyShot and are described by Sony as 'fun to use'.

This is presumably because of the Smile Shutter tech which automatically fires the shutter when someone smiles. Presumably not when it's turned off.

'Adjustable to prioritise children's or adults' smiles, it's perfect for relaxed, informal portraits,' says the press release.

Sony has also bundled in a 2.7-inch LCD screen and PhotoTV HD for those people with a Bravia television.

S950 for Noobs

At the cheaper end of the market is the Sony Cyber-shot S950.

The 10.1MP camera has a 4x zoom, 2.7-inch screen and apparently 'First-time camera users won't be confused with simple shooting menus and a choice of six easy-to-use Scene Selection modes.'

Good news for all you first time camera users out there then…

The Cyber-shot W210, W220 and S950 are available from February 2009, with no prices confirmed by Sony UK.

From CES 2009


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