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The Sony CyberShot DSC-W120 is a 7.2 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features Carl Zeiss® 4X Optical Zoom Lens (35mm equivalent: 32-128mm) with Optical Image Stabilization, ISO 100-3200, Face Detection, PhotoTV HD and a 2.5″ LCD Screen.
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Sony CyberShot DSC-W120 Reviews
Megapixel reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W120 and writes;
“Positives: Good photo quality, Optical viewfinder, Flash bracketing, Flexible focusing and exposure modes. Negatives: Fussy battery compartment, Image softness outside focus frame in some circumstances, Noisy flash photos”
Cameras.uk reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W120 and writes;
“The Sony DSC W120 handles most snap shot situations well. It does struggle for sharpness in places once the subject gets distant. You can’t have everything at the price though and if you are looking for a cheaper pocket camera the DSC W120 still does a decent job. ”
Steve’sDigicams reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W120 and writes;
“During our testing, the W120 did well when using the “VX” Fine movie mode. Our movie sample shows good exposure and the AF system does well with fast panning or moving subjects.”
CNET reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W120 and writes;
” The good: Good picture quality; quick performance; broad feature set. The bad: Small buttons; misses many on-board editing options other models have. The bottom line: It’s not as feature-laden as higher-end models, but the Cyber-shot W120 offers plenty of style and substance for the price.”
Sony CyberShot DSC-W120 Samples
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Sony CyberShot DSC-W120 Press Release
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23, 2008 – Sony is introducing a new W-series Cyber-shot® digital camera with new imaging technologies for easier photo capture.
The 7.2-megapixel DSC-W120 units with 4x optical zoom and 2.5 inch LCD screens.
The lineup features a wider range of color choices than previous models – from playful pink and blue to sophisticated champagne gold and red. Newly-available on the W-series cameras is Sony’s “smile shutter” mode, which automatically captures an image when your subject smiles – without having to press the shutter. This function even lets you prioritize adult or child faces to capture photos only when the intended subjects smile.
Smart Technology to Capture Better Photos
Each of the new W series models includes Sony’s improved face detection technology, which, like the smile shutter technology, can now distinguish between the faces of children and adults. You can select “child priority” or “adult priority” and the camera will detect up to eight faces in the camera frame and optimize focus, exposure, white balance, and flash control.
Powerful Features for Outstanding Images
The series features a number of powerful features, including: Sony’s D-Range Optimizer to retrieve picture detail in photos with harsh highlights or dark shadows; semi-manual focus that allows you to select the focusing distance based on your subject’s location; an improved auto focus system that includes macro ranges; Super SteadyShot image stabilization; high sensitivity settings up to ISO 3200; and in-camera editing functions such as “unsharp mask” to sharpen images. Price and Availability
In pink, blue, black and silver, the DSC-W120 camera will be available for about $200 in March.
The new model can be purchased online at sonystyle.com, at Sony Style® retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail), at military base exchanges, and at authorized dealers nationwide. Pre-orders begin on Jan. 31 at www.sonystyle.com.