Sony Announces Cyber-shot DSC-T5 Digital Camera

Sony announced Monday the Cyber-shot DSC-T5, a new ultra-slim digital camera that combines Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optics with 5.1 megapixel resolution, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5-inch LCD display.

The T5 also comes with 32MB of internal memory for storage, Memory Stick media card compatibility, and increased battery life. The T5 has a vertical design and features a lightweight, aluminum body with a matte silver lens cover that is available in four red, champagne gold, silver and black colors. The camera is expected to ship in early September for US$350.

The T5 has a vertical design featuring a lightweight, aluminum body. Thanks to its folding-optical-path design, the lens never needs to extend forward from the camera body. It also comes equipped with Sonyis anti-reflective Clear Photo LCD screen, which significantly reduces glare in brightly-lit environments.

With an optional Memory Stick PRO Duo media card, the T5 can shoot videos in MPEG-VX fine mode with 640x480 pixel resolution at 30 frames per second. A 1-gigabyte Sony Memory Stick card can hold up to 12 minutes of VGA-quality 640 x 480 MPEG video and 384, 5-megapixel JPEG Fine images.

The Cyber-shot T5 will be available in September for about $350, the company said in a prepared statement. Pre-orders begin on August 1st at Sonyis Web site.