The W300 deploys a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inches LCD screen, and an eye-level view finder -- among other features.
Keeping with the Sony Cyber-shot tradition, this camera too features Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization. Besides, it has a new extra high sensitivity mode (up to ISO 6400) to reduce blurriness in photographs while shooting in low-light conditions. Noise reduction is offered as a user-selectable option.
The other new Cyber-shot, the DSC-H50, offers a resolution of 9.1 mega pixels and boasts an advanced Sports Shooting Mode that allows for higher shutter speeds of up to 1/4000 of a second. The mode also helps combine higher shutter speeds with predictive continuous auto-focusing to capture fast-moving subjects with minimal shutter lag.
The DSC-H50 utilizes a Carl Zeiss 15x optical zoom lens, and a 3-inches tilting LCD screen making for greater creativity while shooting from high or low angles.
This camera also incorporates Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization, with noise reduction again a user-selectable option.
Both the W300 and the H50 feature the D-Range Optimizer (DRO) Plus that automatically applies image-correction algorithms when pictures are shot in high-contrast conditions. In effect, pictures retain overall exposure while bringing out the finer nuances of highlights and shadows.
Other features common to both cameras include: presence of Carl Zeiss lenses, face detection, smile shutter, and intelligent scene recognition. The USP of Carl Zeiss lenses is that they are manufactured from super low-dispersion glass, which helps them to produce very precise point-to-point correspondence between objects and their images.