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CES 2009: Sony unveils web browsing Wi-Fi camera

Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can wirelessly link to hotspots

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Sony unveiled the world’s first Wi-Fi-enabled digital camera with a built-in web browser at this year’s CES. The 10Mp Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can wirelessly connect to any public hotspot, making it simple to upload photos and videos.

To access the web you simply hit the WLAN button on the camera. This opens the Sony Easy Upload Home Page, which has direct links to photo-sharing sites such as Photobucket, Shutterfly and Picasa, as well as video-sharing sites YouTube and Dailymotion. This means you can share your favourite photos and videos without having to switch on your computer.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

The 10Mp camera has a 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens, 4GB of built-in memory, a 3.5-inch LCD screen and includes Sony’s usual camera features – smile shutter face recognition and image stabilisation.

Chris Christoforou, Which? digital camera expert, said, ‘We’ve seen other cameras with Wi-Fi quite recently from Canon, Nikon and Kodak, but with the G3, Sony takes connectivity and the ability to share your photos and videos easily while on the move to a new level.’

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There’s no information on a UK launch yet, but the camera is available in the US from this month for about $500 and comes with complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi access until 31 January 2012.

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