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Sony DSC-T200 coming soon, 3.5in display

5x Zoom and touch screen
By: Lars Göran Nilsson | Posted: Aug 20, 2007 11:27 am

Sony is about to launch a new Cyber-shot T-series camera, the DSC-T200 and it looks like it's going to be a real stunner. Not only does it feature a massive touch sensitive 3.5-inch widescreen display, but it also has 5x optical zoom in a body that measures just 93.5mm x 59.3mm x 20.4mm (WxHxD) and it weighs in at 186g with the battery fitted.


It features a fairly bog standard 8 Megapixel sensor by today's standards, but this is more than enough for most users. It has 31MB of built in memory which according to Sony is good for 10 shots at full resolution. It will take a variety of Memory Stick Duo cards to expand this.


One downside is that it can only shoot 16:9 images at 1,920x1,080 (HD resolution) which seems odd, but it will shoot at 3:2 up to 3,254x2,176. It can't record video in widescreen which is a shame, so you're stuck with 640x480 at 30fps.



Still, this has to be one of the best looking compact digital cameras out there, although it looks like it might be a bit fiddly to use for those with large digits as there are only four buttons on the top of the camera and one of these is the zoom. We'd also expect it to be silly expensive of course, as it is a Sony.


No expected retail price or release date is available, but you can find out some more information and additional images here


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