Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 features high resolution, small price point

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  1. Allison Johnson

    Allison Johnson News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 debuted earlier this week in a flurry of pre-PMA camera announcements. It's a basic point-and-shoot, but Sony has managed to equip it with a couple of user-friendly tech goodies and a sizable 12.1 megapixel sensor.

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    A thinner camera with bulkier specs
    In terms of specifications, Sony has stepped up several of this camera's features compared to previous S series models. It sports a slightly larger LCD at 2.7 inches, 4x optical zoom range, and a higher resolution sensor at 12.1 megapixels. Physically, the S series cameras are trending toward a slimmer build, with the S980 just under 24mm wide.

    User-frienldy technology
    On the technology side, the S980 includes a pared-down selection of Sony's intelligent features, but offers enough to keep the casual photographer happy. Steady Shot digital image stabilization, six pre-programmed scene modes, and face detection technology round out the S980's tech profile. A few in-camera retouching options are also available, including image cropping and red-eye correction.

    Pricing and availability
    The Cyber-shot DSC-S980 will become available for pre-order in March and will reach retail outlets sometime in April for $149.

     
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  2. KCook

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    If I read the engraving on the lens flange right, that thing sports an f/2.5 zoom? Coupled with the right ISO games this could be a low light sleeper ....

    Kelly Cook
     
  3. David Rasnake

    David Rasnake News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    That's right: f/2.5 at the equivalent of 33mm.

    dr
     
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    That seems like a great price for that camera. i'm in the market for a low priced, good quality point and shoot.
     
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  5. KCook

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    You can get the Sony W150 online for less ....
     
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