New Cyber-shot steadies the shake

In this new world of Sony Ericsson Cybershot phones, Sony’s standalone digicams have been mulling over their future. Their response? A new model with

In this new world of Sony Ericsson Cybershot phones, Sony’s standalone digicams have been mulling over their future.

Their response? A new model with a chest-beating promise to help drunken people ‘win the fight against blur’.

While we don’t share the DSC-T30’s belief that Damon Albarn’s old band are the scourge of our streets, we do applaud its new double anti-shake tech.

The ‘double’ bit refers to the combined effect of its Super Steady Shot image stabilisation and high-sensitivity mode, both of which can be accessed in seconds.

Using both functions should arm you well for low-light conditions in bars and restaurants, as will Sony’s Clear RAW noise reduction.

You’ll be able to blow shots up to poster-size to create your own hall of shame thanks to the 7.2MP sensor, and the Carl Zeiss lens provides decent 3x optical zoom.

There are a couple of other nice touches too. Like the Nikon S6, you can create an instant slideshow with a soundtrack using MP3s loaded on your Memory Stick Duo, and the battery gives you 420 shots per charge, which is apparently almost twice as long as previous Cyber-shots.

The DSC-T30 is expected to go for £350 from May. For info on how to pocket one either go to Sony’s site or call 08705 111 999.