Sony Introduces Its First Wi-Fi Digital Camera

In April, Sony will join competitors Kodak, Nikon, and Canon by releasing Cyber-shot DSC-G1, its first digital camera able to send pictures over a Wi-Fi connection to PCs or other cameras. The camera can use 802.11b and g networks to connect to devices (computers and cameras alike) that support interoperability standards adopted by the Digital Living Network Alliance. "This is a step toward realizing a platform for networked photo communication. We will continue to explore the possibilities for networked digital imaging as broadband Internet becomes more pervasive in American homes," said Phil Lubell, director of marketing for digital cameras at Sony Electronics. The 6-megapixel Cyber-shot features a 3.5-inch LCD screen, 2GB of internal memory and supports Sony's Memory Stick Duo or Pro Duo cards for a maximum of 8GB additional storage. The $600 camera also contains photo organizing and search software. For optimal point-and-shoot picture taking, the camera includes Sony's optical image stabilization technology, which reduces blurring caused by an unsteady hand, and a lens cover that slides across, instead of down as with other models, for quicker preparation for a shot.

News source: InformationWeek

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