In a double whammy of new releases, Sony unveiled its first digital camera to combine double anti-blur technology and a 3-inch touch screen LCD.

In a double whammy of new releases, Sony today unveiled its first digital camera to combine double anti-blur technology and a 3-inch touch screen LCD.

The 7.2MP Cyber-shot T50 features Super SteadyShot technology in addition to a High-Sensitivity mode. This double Anti-Blur teams a higher sensitivity of ISO 1000 with Super Steady Shot optical image stabilisation for improved results in poor lighting conditions.

In keeping with the spirit of Sony?s lifestyle T-series, the T50 weighs in at just 130g and measures 23.4mm in depth. At the heart of the camera lies a Sony-developed 1/2.5-inch Super HAD CCD sensor, which is paired with a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x Optical Zoom lens.

A hybrid 3.0-inch touch-sensitive screen, meanwhile, features Sony?s Clear Photo LCD Plus technology and provides direct access to a range of shooting and playback functions. An incorperated Flexible Spot AF function enables users to focus directly on a specific part of the image with a single touch on the screen. A Paint function permits artistic additions to photos using the touch-screen and supplied Paint Pen stylus. Smart illumination automatically turns off on-screen icons while a scene is being composed. Display brightness can also be adjusted directly without the need to access the menu.

Images can be viewed on the LCD screen as a slideshow, which can be customised further with the addition of effects (simple, nostalgic, stylish, active) and optional music accompaniment (4 preset tunes). Bundled Music Transfer software allows this preset music to be replaced with songs stored on a PC.

There?s 56MB of internal memory, which is complemented by storage using optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The Cyber-shot T50 also supports PictBridge, the standard for printing directly to compatible PictBridge photo printers, such as the Sony DPP-FP55.

The Cyber-shot T50 will be available from October 2006; full details are available at www.sony.co.uk