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Las Vegas, Nevada, March 8, 2007 – Sony launched its first wireless camera today, the Cyber-shot DSC-G1 that will allow users to transmit photos to other cameras or PC computers. The new Cyber-shot carries a new high resolution LCD screen, 2GB of internal memory, and a new in-camera album system. The Sony G1 will retail for $599 when it becomes available in April.
"It’s the first step in wireless strategy," said Sony senior product manager Kelly Davis in an interview with DigitalCameraInfo.com. Equipped with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) connection, owners of the Sony G1 can wirelessly communicate with up to four DLNA-enabled devices, including Sony VAIO computers with a push of a button.
The 6-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot G1 carries a 3x Carl Zeiss optical zoom lens with a sliding lens cover. The G1 possesses a 3.5-inch LCD screen with 921,000 pixels of resolution. The new monitor resolution is four times higher than standard Cyber-shot monitors, according to a company press release today.
Geared for vacationers, the Cyber-shot G1 also totes a massive 2GB of internal memory, enough storage for 600 6-megapixel photos or 7,500 VGA-sized pictures, according to the release.
The Cyber-shot G1 includes a new auto image management system that allows users to set up photo albums in the camera. Users can then search for photos by keywords or search for other pictures by color, composition, or even by face.
The Sony Cyber-shot G1 is equipped with optical image stabilization, called Sony’s Super Steady Shot, with a maximum sensitivity of 1000 ISO. The G1 is the first of an expected new G-series.
3.5-inch, 921,000 pixel LCD
2GB of internal memory
DLNA wireless sharing
Auto Image Management
Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization