After the Nokia N82 was launched, Sony Ericsson practically lost the camera phone war, if there was one. The current Cyber-shot devices produce photos of lower quality than Nokia phones. But, that’s about to change, or we hope it will…
The Sony Ericsson C905 aka Shino is the next step in the Cyber-shot camera phone evolution, sporting a 8.1 megapixel camera! And while we’re not sure we actually need that many pixels — better colors and faster photo taking is all we require — it’s good to see the Swedish-Japanese company making further steps to advance its Cyber-shot line.
Anyway, let’s go through specs, shall we:
- First, the C902 Shino is a feature phone. It runs no mobile OS.
- Camera: 8.1 megapixels with auto-focus, face recognition, “Smart Contrast,” image stabilization, BestPic, red-eye reduction, xenon flash.
- Navigation: built-in GPS with further support for A-GPS.
- Display: 2.4-inch QVGA scratch-resistant mineral glass TFT display.
- Wireless connectivity: WiFi with DLNA-support, Bluetooth, HSDPA.
- Other: TV-Out, Memory Stick Micro (M2) expansion slot.
- Dimensions: 104x49x18 (19.5) mm, weight: 136 grams.
- Color options: Copper Gold, Ice Silver, and Night Black.
- Availability: Early Q4.