Sony to the power of 10

What started as a trickle is fast turning into a flood. First Casio then Pentax, Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic, HP, BenQ and now, finally, Sony. Add in

What started as a trickle is fast turning into a flood. First Casio then Pentax, Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic, HP, BenQ and now, finally, Sony. Add in other minor manufacturers and it brings the number of 10megapixel compact snappers into double figures. So what’s Sony been brewing all these months since Casio started the ball rolling? Well, not a lot more than is already available on the N1. The N2 keeps its predecessor’s 3-inch touchscreen display but adds the all important 10.1megapixel sensor and an extra-high 1600 ISO, which should help the camera cope in low light without needing to fire the flash. The innovative internal memory, which retains a 640x480pixel image of every shot, also remains. As before, you can find pictures by date and add a soundtrack to create slideshows. Also announced is the ultra-slim DSC-T50 (pictured in red). Like previous models, it has a 3x zoom lens with optical image stabilisation but only a ‘mere’ seven megapixels.Essentials

 

Price: £TBA

On sale: October

Contact: Sony