Sony Australia has unveiled the beautifully styled, smallest ever Cyber-shot with Carl Zeiss high optical zoom lens. For sports, travel or simply having fun with friends and family, the new Cyber-shot H3 packs big camera features into an ultra-compact body.

With a resolution of 8.1 megapixels, the H3 delivers all the picture quality you?d expect from the Cyber-shot brand. The compact, easy-to-use Face Detection capability helps photographers of all abilities capture great-looking ?people pictures?.

The new, advanced Sports Shooting Mode makes the Cyber-shot H3 an ideal camera for fast moving action or sports moment ? now you can watch the kids from the sidelines and capture high quality memories from their moments on the field. With continuous AF and a focus control function, you can track the moving subject for a sharp quality photo image. Teaming a high 1/2000 sec shutter speed with predictive auto focus, the H3 ensures the crisp, clear capture of fast-moving subjects.

Light enough to carry with you on all occasions, the H3 is the smallest ever Cyber-shot featuring a Carl Zeiss 10x zoom lens (38-380mm equivalent). The powerful optical zoom pulls distant subjects closer with superb clarity. Its wide range also broadens the scope of framing options for greater creative possibilities ? from expansive landscapes and intimate portraits to dynamic nature shots and sporting scenes.

Powered by the camera?s super-responsive BIONZ image processor, Face Detection automatically adjusts exposure, flash and other settings. Enhanced autofocus performance and eye detection ensure beautifully sharp portraits with natural skin tones ? even at high zoom settings, in low light or with moving subjects. The H3 also adjusts exposure and contrast using the Dynamic Range Optimiser (DRO), analysing each image for balanced, natural-looking results.

It?s easy to enjoy the finest quality High Definition images captured with the H3 on a BRAVIA LCD TV or HD Ready display (HD output adapter cable required) so you can share your big, beautiful images with friends and family. Music can accompany the slideshows for an extra dimension of enjoyment to your photos. Just pick from four visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active and Stylish) and four preset musical accompaniments ? then watch the show onscreen with HDTV image quality. Slideshows can be personalised further with MP3 background music tracks imported from a PC.

Photo TV HD optimises the images for subtler, more natural colour and textures on the latest generation of Full HD BRAVIA LCD TVs. This offers a significant improvement over viewing still images on conventional TV sets that are optimised for moving video.

Double Anti-Blur technology reduces camera shake for clear, bright images when shooting conditions are less than perfect. Super Steady Shot image stabilisation is coupled with high sensitivity (ISO 3200) for blur-free, atmospheric results without flash. When you?re shooting indoors or in low light at high ISO settings, Sony Clear RAW NR noise reduction suppresses colour and luminance noise for natural results.

Accessories

From high-grade lenses and filters, GPS location recorders and spare batteries to tripods and stylish carry cases ? there?s a full range of official Cyber-shot accessories to help you get even more from your H3. A range of high quality compact dye-sublimation photo printers are also available for printing and sharing the best of your photography.

Price and availability

The H3 is available now, and has an RRP of $599.

Source: Sony