Sony DSC-T500 Shoots HD Video

Sony DSC-T500 Shoots HD Video

Range Govindan
Sep 9, 2008

If you are looking for a point-and-shoot camera that does it all and comes in a sleek package, look no further because Sony's latest offering will most probably do everything you want, and more! Not only does the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 feature a 3.5" touchscreen, but it can also record full-screen 720p movies at 30 frames per second in fine, standard and VGA recording modes. If you are wondering, the resolution is actually three times higher than standard definition movies. This makes it the perfect way to record home videos.

The T500 comes with a 3.5" transflective touch panel LCD screen for easy framing and navigation. The camera has a Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom with a wide field of view, which means in camera-speak 33mm to 165mm and is the equivalent of a 35mm. It has image stabilization and can go up to ISO3200 for low-light conditions. This model comes with face detection technology that will detect up to eight different faces and adjust focus, exposure and flash.

The T500 is a 10.1-megapixel camera that can record video clips of up to 10 minutes in length. Naturally, if you are using a high-capacity Memory Stick, like 16 GB, these 10 minutes can become hours. While you are shooting video, you can still capture photos. By simply pressing the photo button in movie mode, the camera will capture three photos without interrupting video recording. Sony is now accepting pre-orders on this camera, which will be available by October. The Sony DSC T500 will retail for about $400.

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