Sony, on September 30, debuted the DSC-T500, its first Cyber-shot series digital camera model equipped with 1280×720p HD video-recording functionality, for launch in the Taiwan market on October 9 at a recommended retail price of NT$12,980 (US$404), according to Sony Taiwan.
Main specifications of DSC-T500 include a 10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor, 5x optical and 10x digital zoom, and a 3.5-inch 230,000-pixel 16:9 TFT-LCD touch-panel screen. Dimensions are 97×59.3×21.4mm (W×H×D) with a weight of 155g (not including a battery and memory card), Sony Taiwan indicated.
Vendors including Sony, Fujifilm and Samsung have been increasingly focused on the development of HD video-recording technology for their high-end digital cameras as a competitive feature.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 digital camera