“World’s thinnest” digital camera hits Japan

By Chris Nicholls

TOKYO: Sony Japan has unveiled what it claims is the world’s thinnest digital camera – its new DSC-T77.

Despite its 13.9 mm depth, the T77 houses a 10.1 megapixel ‘Super HAD CCD’ sensor, 4 x optical zoom and an optical anti-camera shake device.

Sony claims the T77 is the world’s thinnest camera to feature such an anti-camera shake device.

The T77 also includes Sony’s updated scene mode settings, a food setting and upgraded its ‘Smile Shutter’ mode to enable it to work even when zooming in.

The T77 is joined by its T700 brother, which opts for a slightly thicker casing, at 15.4 mm, but retains all the T77’s features.

It also adds a larger 3.5-inch screen (The T77 has a three-inch screen) with four times the resolution of previous models and comes with 4 GB of memory on board, as opposed to the T77’s 15 MB.

Both models are due to go on sale in Japan from 5 September, but as is usual in Japan, no RRPs were given.

Local release dates and prices have yet to be confirmed.

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