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Sony Cybershot DSC-G3 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization

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  • 10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens
  • 3.5-inch Xtra Fine touch-screen LCD display
  • Wireless Internet connectivity (802.11b/g); upload images directly from camera to sharing sites
  • 4 GB internal memory; compatible with Memory Stick Duo Media (not included)
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Product Description

Product Description

Sony DSC-G3 Cyber-shot® Digital Camera Series highlights: Wireless internet connectivity (802.11b/g), upload images directly from camera to popular sharing sites, Digital Portable Photo Album, 3.5" XtraFine LCDTM touch screen display Return to PreviousView Share your memories on the go with the slim and stylish 10.1 megapixel DSC-G3 Cyber-shot®digital camera. Built-in Wi-Fi and an intuitive Easy Upload Home Page make it a snap to upload yourphotos and videos to popular sharing sites directly from your camera, and even send email notifications to friends and family. Packed with impressivefeatures, this camera comes equipped with DigitalPortable Photo Album, Optical SteadyShotTM image stabilization and Intelligent Scene Recognition. Plus, with 4GB3 of internal memory, you can save hundreds of images and view them on the dazzling 3.5"(measured diagonally) touch screen LCD. 10.1Megapixel Super HADTM CCD Image Sensor A powerful 10.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HADTM CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With10.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3 size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots. 3.5"1 Xtra FineTM LCD Touch-Screen Displays Compose images on a dazzling 3.5"1 LCD display and use the touch screen to navigate menus, specify focus points, and more. When you've finished shooting,show off your images with spectacular clarity. Featuring 921K pixels, the ultra-bright, high-contrast LCD screen with a wide viewing angle is among the highest resolution screens available on a compact digital camera, and displays your images with astonishing visual clarity. Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 4x Optical Zoom Lens The newly developedCarl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens enables close-up shooting up to just under ?" (1cm) from the subject(in Magnifying Glass Mode), while the optical 4x telescopic zoom offers superior visual acuity f

From the Manufacturer

Share the excitement of your experience! The slim, and stylish Wi-Fi Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 allows you to capture, upload, and share your memories directly from the camera. The G3 has Wi-Fi internet capabilities so you can connect from home, hotel, airport, restaurant, or any public hotspot, and can upload your pictures and movies to popular sharing sites including YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, Photobucket, Shutterfly and DailyMotion.

Sony DSC-G3 digital camera highlights
With 10.1 megapixels, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, and Intelligent Scene Recognition--you are sure to capture your memories with great quality. Also as a Digital Portable Photo Album, save hundreds of images in the 4GB internal memory, breeze through them easily with image management features and enjoy them on the dazzling 3.5-inch high-resolution, high contrast touch screen LCD.

Cyber-shot DSC-G3 Highlights

10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor
A powerful 10.1 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 10.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3 size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 4x Optical Zoom
The newly developed Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens enables close-up shooting up to just under 1/2-inch from the subject (in Magnifying Glass Mode), while the optical 4x telescopic zoom offers superior visual acuity for a compact digital camera.

3.5-inch Xtra Fine LCD Touch-Screen Display
Compose images on a dazzling 3.5-inch LCD display and use the touch screen to navigate menus, specify focus points, and more. When you've finished shooting, show off your images with photo-like quality and spectacular clarity. Featuring 921K pixels, the ultra-bright, high-contrast LCD screen with a wide viewing angle is among the highest resolution screens available on a compact digital camera, and displays your images with astonishing visual clarity.

BIONZ imaging processor
The BIONZ Imaging Processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony digital camera.

Slim design
The DSC-G3 packs a lot of performance into a slim design. Measuring just over 3/4-inch (19.4mm), the DSC-G3 is slim enough to slip into a pocket, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Sony DSC-G3 digital camera highlights


Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye for beautiful images of family and friends. Face Detection can even distinguish between children and adults, so you can prioritize the camera’s focus on children in the scene for clear images of their memorable moments.

Smile Shutter technology
The popular Smile Shutter technology automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply choose the Smiley Face feature and the camera will capture a smile the moment it happens. You can also select subject priority (Adult or Child Priority or touch subject on screen) and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity to high (small smile), medium (laugh) or low (grin).

Double Anti-blur Solution
The combination of Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and High ISO sensitivity helps compensate for shaky hands, minimizes blur and allows flash-free shooting to preserve the mood.
Sony DSC-G3 digital camera highlights
SteadyShot image stabilization in action


Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.

High Sensitivity ISO 3200
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take pictures indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to eight ISO settings (Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.

Sony DSC-G3 digital camera highlights
Intelligent Scene Recognition
Intelligent Scene Recognition
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically recognizes eight different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a Tripod, Portrait, Landscape and Macro. iSCN has 2 modes: Advanced and Auto. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advance Mode, the camera takes a picture with optimized settings and in Twilight or Backlight situations where light conditions are difficult the camera will take an another picture with advanced settings.

Dynamic Range Optimizer Standard and Plus
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine the best exposure and contrast settings for almost any shooting environment. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene with a dramatic contrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus allows for even greater optimization by analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image processing.

Anti-blink Function
It's frustrating to think you've captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap Mode or Auto mode with iSCN Advanced, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected while in other shooting modes with Face Detection ON, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.

Red-eye Correction
Reduces common red-eye problems.

Convenient Photo Modes
Choose from thirteen convenient photo modes to quickly adjust for specific shooting conditions. Photo modes include Auto, Program Auto, Easy Shooting, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Soft Snap, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, and scene selections such as Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High Speed Shutter and new Gourmet Mode. Gourmet Mode lets you capture mouth-watering culinary creations with all the color and clarity of images you see in gourmet magazines.

MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
Capture VGA (640 x 480) audio/video clips at a high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second). The maximum length of time you can shoot continuously is approximately 10 minutes.

Semi-manual focus
Semi-manual focus lets you specify the camera's approximate focus distance, helping you capture your subject even in tricky conditions like through a fence or window.

9-Point Auto Focus
Because an off-centered subject can make your shot more interesting, a 9-point auto focus system measures nine precision focus points, giving you greater creative freedom to compose your images.

Burst Mode
You can fire up to 100 shots at approximately .62 second intervals (at any resolution; VGA to high resolution mode).

Function Guide
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.

Easy Shooting Mode
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great pictures. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen. Intelligent Scene Recognition set by default further simplifies operation by selecting the optimum settings.

16:9 High Resolution Mode
Using the 16:9 High Resolution Mode, you can record high resolution images in the 16:9 aspect ratio favored by HDTVs. This setting is ideal if you plan to view your images on a compatible HDTV and invite friends and family members over for a slideshow.

4GB internal memory
The Cyber-shot DSC-G3 comes with 4GB of internal memory, which can store up to 950 high resolution images (10.1MP), or an astounding 40,000 VGA-sized images. Should you need more storage capacity, an additional slot can accept Memory Stick Duo Media (sold separately). Memory Stick Duo Media Convenience: A built-in slot accepts Memory Stick Duo media or Memory Stick PRO Duo media. Both sold separately.

Stamina Battery Power
Provides extended battery life and shooting capacity when using a fully-charged lithium-ion battery. The included battery supports up to 200 shots.

Wi-Fi connectivity
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g connectivity lets you connect your Cyber-shot DSC-G3 camera from home, hotel, airport, restaurant, or just about any accessible wireless hotspot and upload photos and videos directly from the camera.

Easy Upload Home Page
Direct from the camera, you can conveniently upload pictures and videos to popular sharing sites including YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, Photobucket, Shutterfly and DailyMotion. (YouTube and Picasa are trademarks of Google Inc., Photobucket is a trademark of Photobucket, Inc., Shutterfly is a trademark of Shutterfly Inc., Dailymotion is a trademark of Dailymotion SA.)

Capture and share
Do more with your pictures than just store them on your Memory Stick. Capture the moment and share the excitement of the experience right from the camera--without having to connect to the internet from a PC. You can even send e-mail notifications to friends and family with links they can follow to view your uploaded images.

Portable Photo Album
The DSC-G3 combines an ultra-bright, high resolution 3.5-inch LCD, 4GB internal memory capable of storing up to 950 high resolution (10.1MP) pictures, easy image management and password protection, all of which make it an exceptional portable photo album that you can take wherever you go and share with your friends and family.

Easy Image Management
Easy Image Management takes the hassle out of sorting through large volumes of image data, so you can quickly select and view your desired photos. Photos can be browsed in four convenient ways: by Standard Folder view, Date view, Event view and Favorites showing only user-selected images. You can also harness the power of Face Detection technology to filter by face type (choices include All People, Children, Infants, and Smiles).

HDTV Compatibility
View your photos in glorious high definition on a Sony BRAVIA or similar compatible HDTV using the included HD output adapter cable (VMC-MHC1) or optional Cyber-shot Station cradle (CSS-HD2). It's the perfect way to share your photos with friends and family. PhotoTV HD: Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, Full HD 1920x1080 images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your HDTV such as sharpness, gradation and color to display images that look more like actual printed photographs.

Wide Zoom display
To use the entire image area of the compatible HDTV screen (sold separately), Wide Zoom display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9.

PHOTOMUSIC feature
PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music to produce fun and entertaining slide shows. The five standard visual effects (Simple, Basic, Nostalgic, Active and Stylish) are supplemented with three face priority effects: Face1 (Basic), Face2 (Nostalgic) and Face3 (Stylish). Select from eight pre-loaded tracks on camera or transfer your own from your compatible PC (sold separately).

In-Camera Retouching Tools
Retouch and enhance your pictures on the go with 10 in-camera editing functions: Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, Soft Focus, Partial Color, Fisheye Lens, Cross Filter, Radio Blur, Retro, Happy Face and Unsharp Masking effects.

Creative Painting Tools
Let your imagination run wild with the built-in Paint Pen, as well as more than 30 stamps and 15 types of picture frames. Painted images are saved separately from the original images, so you can have fun without having to worry about permanently altering your original images.

Multi-purpose Resize function
The Multi-purpose Resize function lets you change the aspect ratio of an image right in the camera, so you can adjust images as necessary, whether you want to display them on a compatible HDTV6, email them or upload them to a blog.

Password Lock Images stored in internal memory can be password protected, preventing others from viewing your images in the event that your camera is lost or stolen.

Sharemark and Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable
With Sharemark and built-in Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable, it’s easy to pre-select images and videos in the camera to later upload8 them from the camera to popular Internet sharing sites.

Picture Motion Browser (PMB) v. 3.2
Sony Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software7 provides a simple, easy-to-use way to transfer video and still images to your PC, as well as sort, edit, and output to data disc and the Web. Additionally, the Easy Exporter function makes it easy to take your images with you by exporting smaller copies of your imported images back to your camera. The smaller file size means you can fit more pictures in your pocket, while the original, full-size image remains safe on your PC. Finding your images with PMB is easy with Calendar view and Face Search. Face Search allows you to filter by faces (one or many) and also a specific person’s face. Share images and videos on popular sharing sites with Media Services function.

What's in the Box
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BD1
  • Battery Charger BC-CSD
  • Multi Connector Cable USB/AV
  • Wrist Strap
  • Paint Pen
  • CD-ROM Software
  • Station Plate F


Product Details

User Manual [34.84mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.9 x 2.3 inches ; 6.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001O9ARC2
  • Item model number: DSC-G3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,296 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 8, 2009

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lee Hodges on February 1, 2009
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But I absolutely love this camera so far, and the other review is way off base. Firstly, of course it's going to take awhile to upload to Picasa, you are uploading pictures that are 3mb a piece, it takes just as long on my PC when uploading at full quality as it does on the camera at full quality (timed)

Picture quality is great, saw a helicopter while walking to my car, zoomed in, and took a picture, WOW, if you download the full resolution version you could totally say the dudes name if you knew him. [...]
Picture locking: It took me 3 minutes to figure out how to password protect pictures, when viewing pictures one of the option is a lock, you press that, and then you can password protect that picture. You can also password protect complete folders.

Services: Right now it offers Youtube, Picasa, Shutterfly, Daily Motion, and Photobucket. It is only missing facebook and flickr, hopefully both will be added soon as Sony has stated they are working on bringing more services over. Kind of disappointed that it is missing flickr right now, rumor is the second week of February it will be added *fingers crossed*

Value: You can definitely get a comparable camera (minus wi-fi) for a little cheaper ($140 cheaper at the time of writing this for a comparable cybershot). But come on, you are buying this camera for the cool factor; It was totally worth every penny to me to have the latest and greatest in the world of small compact cameras. The main reason I bought this camera was for Wrestlemania this year, as I do not have a camera. You can follow me on Picasa with that link earlier, and on flickr (ikahi) and on twitter [...] to see more pictures I take with the camera.

Sorry for the non-sense review, wrote quick.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kenny L Nipp on December 25, 2010
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I thought this camera's 'Wifi' would connect to my network pc's. Nope. All it does is allow the camera to connect to preloaded websites. Such as photobucket, ect...
So to get my photos wirelessly to my pc I have to first upload the photos to a website, and then access the website with my pc and then download the same shots. Lame.
Very badly thought out product by Sony.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By leonidas on February 1, 2011
Bought this because I am a sucker for cool-looking things.
Wirelessly connects only with DLNA compatiple products, and is slow to upload to the internet.
Very heavy.
Pictures suck (a lot). Basically can only rely on it to take decent pictures in bright natural light.
There are other cameras that cheaper, take better pictures, and whose battery life lasts much more. Canon PowerShot SD1400IS is just one example that comes to mind.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Abdus Salam Atif on November 15, 2009
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A good handy point and shot camera, just a but heavy compared to its size. Photo quality is also very good based on the form factor.

Everything was fine except that battery charger got burnt after putting it in for about 5 minutes, still wondering why it happened.

The Wifi speed seems very slow, I could upload the same photo with my phone a lot quicker.
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Paul M. Whitener on September 12, 2009
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This my third Sony Camera.... each one gets better....... easy to use....... great features!
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