Consumer Electronics Show 2004

Sony F828

Sony Cybershot DSC-F828
Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

Sony was showing off the new high-end F828 digital camera:

This camera has an 8-megapixel resolution and uses a four-color pixel mask over the CCD instead of the traditional three-color mask (see How Digital Cameras Work for a description of the mask). The four colors are red, green, blue and emerald. In addition, instead of a flat mask, each pixel on the mask has a microscopic dome-shaped lens over it to gather slightly more light per pixel.

This camera has everything, including full automatic and manual modes, a 7X optical zoom (28mm to 200mm), both Compact Flash and Memory Stick memory slots and a host of other professional features. Amazingly, the price is only $999.

For more information, visit the Sony Web site. See Digital Photography Review: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828 for a review that calls the F828 "arguably the most important prosumer digital camera this year."