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Sony announces new 7 megapixel Cyber-shot S730

Sony Europe announces the 7 megapixel Cyber-shot S730, a light, compact and easy to use entry point to the world of digital photography. The S730 features a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.4-inch LCD screen with wide viewing angle, high sensitivity ISO for reduced camera shake and an easy-to-use on-screen function-guide. An on-screen Histogram mode displays image brightness in graphical form, useful if you're fine-tuning exposure settings for the best results. The S730 will be available throughout Europe from mid January 2008...

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View all current Sony digital camerasLight, compact and beautifully easy to use, the new Cyber-shot S730 presents a great-value entry point to the world of digital photography.

While it's remarkably affordable, the Cyber-shot S730 doesn't compromise on imaging quality. There's a Sony 3x optical zoom lens to bring distant objects closer, while pictures captured with the 7.2 effective megapixel sensor look crisp with superb detail – even blown right up to A3 size.

The Cyber-shot S730 lets you grab clear, blur-free pictures without the aid of flash if you're shooting in low light or on cloudy days. Selecting ‘High Sensitivity' mode on the easy-to-adjust mode dial boosts sensitivity to ISO 1250. This allows shooting at faster shutter speeds to reduce the risk of camera shake, even with moving subjects.

A new multi-point autofocus mode ensures pin-sharp images, even when your subject is moving or isn't in the centre of the frame.

Pictures and camera settings can be viewed clearly on the large 2.4-inch screen. Touching a button switches instantly to Playback mode, making it quick and easy to check pictures during shooting. There's also an on-screen Histogram mode that displays image brightness in graphical form – useful if you're fine-tuning exposure settings for the best possible results.

Even if you're new to digital photography, the Cyber-shot S730 guides you with a handy display of functions like flash, macro and self-timer settings. There's also on-screen advice to help you select the right settings for your chosen subject as selected with the Shooting Mode dial.

The Cyber-shot S730 can even help beginners pick the optimum image size for shooting, depending on your preferred printing paper size and the amount of memory space remaining.

The Cyber-shot S730 will be available throughout Europe from mid January 2008.

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December 27, 2007
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