Digital Imaging Cameras: Sony

Sony's DSC-P7 Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera combines a high-resolution 3.2-megapixel Super HAD CCD with a 3X optical zoom lens in a compact package that's small enough to fit in most pockets or purses. It offers a three-area multipoint autofocus for sharply focused shots and low-light conditions. The AF Illuminator briefly illuminates the subject for an accurate focus lock. The multiburst function captures 16,320 x 240 frames with three selectable intervals for convenient motion analysis. Versatile MPEG movie modes are highlighted with MPEG HQX, which captures 16 fps (320 x 240) full-screen playback video clips without audio, the length of which is limited only by the capacity of the media. Users can even edit MPEG clips into the camera with 6X cue/review and divide/delete. For reliable, long-lasting operation, the DSC-P7 Cyber-shot is supplied with Sony's InfoLithium battery and an AC adapter/in-camera charger. In addition, a supplied USB cable and driver software enable easy image transfers to most computers. Sony, New York, NY, (877) 865-7669,

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.