Today, Sony unveiled the first Wi-Fi enabled digital camera with a built-in web browser. This new Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is so special that Sir Howard Stringer himself did the honors of announcing it. With its wireless capabilities, the Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can upload videos and photos using any public hotspot, making photo sharing easier and more convenient.
The camera can wirelessly connect to any public hotspot, whether free or fee-based, secured or unsecured. You’ll get complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi access to Sony’s Easy Upload Home Page until Jan. 31, 2012 with the camera, giving you Wi-Fi access at thousands of AT&T hotspots across the country.
To access the Web browser, all you have to do is press the WLAN button on the camera. Once you’re connected to the Internet, the camera will automatically navigate to the Sony Easy Upload Home Page, which has direct links to photo and video sharing sites such as Shutterfly, Picasa, YouTube, Photobucket, and others. Because the camera has a full browser, you can also access other sharing sites for uploading photos and videos.
From the Sony Easy Upload Home Page, you can send email notifications from the sharing Web sites to let friends and family know about your new photos. If you want to view a picture that you’ve previously uploaded to a sharing site, you can do so as well. The camera’s high resolution 3.5-inch LCD provides a nice way to view your photos on the go. As an additional means of showing off your photos, the camera supports DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) guidelines for connecting to DLNA-compatible devices as Sony BRAVIA televisions via access points.
Of course, imagining quality is also very important in a camera. The Cyber-shot DSC-G3 has a 10-megapixel sensor and a 4X optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. On the camera, you’ll also find Intelligent Scene Recognition, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, and an anti-blink function. The camera’s body is about three-fourths of an inch thick, making it very pocket able. To store all of your photos, the camera’s 4GB of internal memory should do the trick. The camera also has a Memory Stick slot.
The Cyber-shot DSC-G3 camera is now available in black for about $500. Click here for more information on the camera via Sony’s press release.