Sony slyly brings out yet another Cyber-shot digital camera today, claiming its DSC-T9 is the first ultra-slim digital camera to offer both Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization and high light sensitivity. Like, What-Ever. In English, however, the DSC-T9 is an incredibly sleek and good-looking 6 megapixel camera that incorporates
"an advanced lens-shift optical image stabilizer into a camera with a folded-path lens system. This is what allows for a compact form; the lens does not have to extend from the body of the camera."
So, ok, cool. It also includes a lens-shift system that detects hand movement and compensates for that when it takes the image. And it's supposed to be great for low lighting (meaning you schmucks that insist on taking photos of really, really drunk people in bars on Halloween), letting you take your photos without a flash in certain situations. Other features include a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical zoom lens, MPEG movie recording, and 58 MB of internal memory for storage and easy transfer to an optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media card. Available in January for about $450.
Sony Cybershot DSC-T9 [Digital Photography Blog]
SONY ENHANCES PICTURE QUALITY AND PHOTO SHARING WITH NEXT-GENERATION T-SERIES DIGITAL STILL CAMERA [Sony]