Sony G1 snapper joins the wireless elite

We thought Sony got this new camera thing out of its system last month with the seven fresh Cyber-shots. But no, it turns out there was still one more

We thought Sony got this new camera thing out of its system last month with the seven fresh Cyber-shots. But no, it turns out there was still one more to come in the shape of the DSC-G1 – and what a beauty it is.It's the first Sony to pack Wi-Fi, bringing it sharply into line with the likes of Nikon's Coolpix P3 and Canon’s wireless Ixus. Give it half a chance and it'll beam its digital wares to your PC before you can say, 'where did I put my card reader?' It'll also share over-the-air with other cameras displaying the natty new DLNA logo (that's Digital Living Network Alliance).Inside is a familiar 3x non-extending zoom backed up by Super Steady Shot image stabilisation. Sony's been slightly stingy with the 6MP sensor but ultra generous with the on-board memory – all 2GB of it. The munificence extends to the derriere which is dominated by a stonking great 3.5in LCD.It was too busy swanning around the stands at PMA in Las Vegas to tell us how much it would cost here but, judging by the dollars RRP, we'd say ‘pretty pricey’.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G1 Price: TBA ($600 in US) On sale: TBA (April in US) Contact: SonyRelated stories: Sony takes aim with seven new Cybershots