updated 09:05 am EDT, Mon September 11, 2006
Sony Cyber-Shot N2 and T50
Hinted at in August, Sony today formally announced two new Cyber-Shot cameras that focus equally on capturing and sharing photos. The DSC-N2 (pictured) has a unique photo capture method that takes both a full-resolution image as well as a small, VGA-sized version of the same image that is transferred to a special pocket album that can be kept separate from regular photos on the camera, turning the N2 into a portable photo album. The N2 also features a high-density 10-megapixel sensor, 25MB of internal memory, and a high ISO 1600 sensitivity for photography in lower lighting. Further announced today was the DSC-T50, an update to the existing T30 ultra-compact model. It specifications are largely similar to the 7.2-megapixel earlier model with blur reduction, 56MB of internal memory, and ISO 1000 sensitivity. It and the DSC-N2 gain Sony's new Clear Photo Plus LCD technnology that adds a more intuitive touchscreen interface while also increasing the display resolution to 230,000 pixels. Both models will begin pre-orders on September 12th at the SonyStyle website and are expected to ship in October at prices of $450 (DSC-N2) and $500 (DSC-T50). UPDATED Click through for photos of both new models.