The G1 model is Sony's first digital camera with the ability to send photos wirelessly to other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-enabled devices, such as another camera or a PC.
The G1 model features a 3.5-inch LCD screen with resolution of 921,000 pixels. That's four times higher than previous Sony Cyber-shot models. The new camera's slide show with music function makes sharing photos directly on the camera even more enjoyable.
The new models' camera-to-camera wireless capability makes it possible to send your friends a photo at the push of a button. It's also possible for up to four camera users to send each other photos in real time. With a DLNA-compatible PC, storing and sharing photos becomes simplified through wireless image transfer from the camera to the PC.
Sony DSC-G1 Front
The G1 unit has 2GB of internal memory and can store up to 7,500 VGA-quality photos or 600 6-megapixel pictures. The camera's capacity can be expanded with an optional Memory Stick Duo media card or Memory Stick PRO Duo card, now available in capacities up to eight gigabytes.
Sony DSC-G1 Back 3.5-inch LCD screen
Armed with features for optimal shooting and sharing, the new model also integrates built-in technologies to minimize image blur, including Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization. It also has high light sensitivity, up to ISO 1000, to facilitate shooting at higher shutter speeds, as well as low-light conditions for more natural exposures or for settings where flash is not permitted.
This new Cyber-shot model also features a distinctive design. Its Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens is wrapped in an elegant metal body. You slide the lens cover across, instead of down as with previous models, and you're ready to shoot in less than a second.
The DSC-G1 digital camera will ship in April for about $600.