Sony cuts back on its CES Cyber-shot announcements

If you like Sony's cheap cameras, you're in luck. The rest of you will just have to wait.

LAS VEGAS--At CES 2011, Sony announced nearly its entire spring/summer Cyber-shot lineup--11 cameras--all at once. This year, not so much.

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Sony popped out only three point-and-shoots at CES 2012 and none of them are anything to write home about. Or even write more about here, so I've just listed out the specs.

DSC-W610

  • 14 megapixels

  • 4x f2.8-5.9 26-104mm lens

  • 2.7-inch LCD

  • 720p HD movie capture

  • Electronic image stabilization

  • Available in silver, black, pink, green, and blue in January for about $110

DSC-W620

  • 14 megapixels

  • 5x f3.2-6.5 28-140mm lens

  • 2.7-inch LCD

  • 720p HD movie capture

  • Electronic image stabilization

  • Available in silver, black, and red in February for about $120

DSC-W650

  • 16 megapixels

  • 5x f2.6-6.3 25-125mm lens

  • 3-inch LCD

  • 720p HD movie capture

  • Optical image stabilization

  • Available in silver, black, and red in February for about $150

So, yeah, nothing great. The one big feature they all share is a new 360-degree Sweep Panorama mode that lets you create panoramic images simply by pressing the shutter release and sweeping the camera. Those of you (myself included) who were expecting to see some new compact megazooms or ultracompacts have some waiting to do, I guess.

 

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