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An example of a digital camera in the Cyber-shot line.

Cyber-shot is Sony's line of point-and-shoot digital cameras introduced in 1996. Cyber-shot model names use a DSC prefix, which is an initialism for "Digital Still Camera". Many Cyber-shot models feature Carl Zeiss trademarked lenses, while others use Sony, or Sony G lenses.

All Cyber-shot cameras accept Sony's proprietary Memory Stick or Memory Stick PRO Duo flash memory. Select models have also supported CompactFlash. Current Cyber-shot cameras support Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, and SDXC. From 2006 to 2009, Sony Ericsson used the Cyber-shot brand in a line of mobile phones.


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a bridge camera that sports a 1 inch sensor and a Carl Zeiss lens.

The current lineup consists of:[1][2]

Currently, the W and T-series use Sony N-type batteries While most H-series use G-type batteries.



Some Cyber-shot models can take 3D stills by shooting two images using two different focus settings; the technology uses one lens only for the process, and users can later see the images on a 3D TV or on a regular 2D screen. The cameras have been available since 2010.[3]


Cyber-Shot models such as the DSC-HX20V, DSC-HX90V and the DSC-HX200V have a built-in GPS so the user can have their photos automatically geotagged as they are being taken; the feature can also serve as a compass as it shows the user's position on the camera screen.[4]

Tru Black[edit]

Tru Black is a technology developed by Sony which allows a better visualization of the screen, even when there is too much light, it enables LCD screens to automatically change the display contrast in order to enhance the controlling reflectance.[5] In other words, when light hits a display with Tru Black technology, the screen turns opaque as a means to improve the visualization of the content.


All current Cyber-shot cameras are equipped with a panoramic technology branded as Sweep Panorama, which enables the user to capture wide format photographs using only one lens; the photos can be taken and displayed in 2D or 3D.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sony Cyber-shot Compact Digital Camera". Sony. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Explore Cyber-shot™ high definition cameras". Sony. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sony Adds 3D Shooting to New Cyber-shot Cameras".
  4. ^ "Camera with GPS Sony". Archived from the original on October 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "TruBlack Display". Archived from the original on January 12, 2014.

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