Three new Cybershot models of digital camera are due to arrive in stores soon, Sony have announced.

The DSC-W520, the DSC-HX100V and the DSC- HX9V will be released in March and April of this year, with the W520 being released in the March and the other two models in April.

Specifications on the W520 include 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom (with 25mm wide angle lens), 2.7″ LCD screen. The two HX cameras both have 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensors which combined with the Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode that they both will be installed with, will give a humongous 10480×4096 resolution shot. The HX100V is the most powerful camera of the new releases with it’s Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens which offers a 30x optical zoom. The Sony G lens on the HX9V allows for a 16x optical zoom.

Pricing details are to follow.

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Sony has unveiled the α390 (DSLR-A390) and α290 (DSLR-A290) which are the latest additions to it’s α range of cameras. Both these cameras are designed to be light, compact and stylish unlike the usual DSLR cameras which are bulky and difficult to carry around.

Both cameras sport a 2.7 inch LCD display and have a 14.2 megapixel CCD image sensor and BIONZ image processing engine. They have an on-screen help guide, Graphic User Interface and user-friendly navigation menus which are similar to their predecessors. In addition to this they also feature an ergonomic grip, which makes it easier for users to hold.

Both the cameras come with SteadyShot INSIDE system which stabilizes blurred images due to camera shakes. The α390 and α290 are each equipped with a mini HDMI terminal, USB 2.0 and support PhotoTV HD. They are also compatible with BRAVIA Sync. They are equipped with a dual memory card slot for SD and SDHC memory cards, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo.

The difference between the two cameras is that the α390 offers a tilt and swivel LCD display. The cameras are set to hit stores next month. It remains to be seen how much they will cost.


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Meet the world’s first full-frame 24.6 megapixel digital single-lens reflex (DSLR). This is the Sony Alpha 900 Digital.

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