For those of you who keep track of these things, Sony is up to the seventh model in their T-series line of
slim-bodied subcompact cameras in under two years, with the six megapixel
DSC-T9 about to join the ranks of the
T7. Digital Camera Resource Page takes a look at a
pre-production unit of the T9, and their preliminary assessment indicates that it's a fine successor to the rest of the
well-received T-series. With mostly the same features and design as previous models, the biggest upgrade DCRP finds is
the addition of optical
stabilization, a relatively high-end feature which seems to make a fairly significant difference in side-by-side
comparison shots. Other niceties include a sliding lens cover, 58MB built-in memory, VGA video at 30 fps, extensive
in-camera viewing options, and a long-life battery (although Sony loses points for the external battery charger).
Expect this model to cost around $450 when it's available Stateside.
[Via Digital Photography Blog]