SE Releases 2 New Camera Phones

Sony Ericsson has launched 2 new camera phones – the K850 and Z320. Both phones are in no way alike and vary not just in design but features as well.

“Sony Ericsson is all about offering the right phone for you, whether that’s one that lets you snap quality pictures, listen to favorite songs on the move or just stay in touch,” says Sony Ericsson President, Miles Flint. “These two camera phones offer the choice between a viable digital camera alternative and a pocket-sized clamshell phone with camera for taking occasional snapshots.”

Sony Ericsson K850
The K850 has a 5-megapixel camera and is part of Sony Ericsson’s Cyber-Shot series. It’s loaded with an auto-focus lens and a xenon flash. It also has advanced digital camera features like – BestPic, Photo fix and PictBridge capabilities. The regular phone keyboard also has a dual purpose; switch to camera mode and illuminated icons indicate which keys act as short-cuts for the digital zoom and other functions.

Aside from the camera the K850 is also a well-equipped Tri-Band Quad-Band GPRS/EDGE phone with HSDPA that allows you to upload images and videos to your own website for picture and video blogging. It’s also equipped with Bluetooth. The K850 is also a multimedia phone. The new media browser puts all of your stored media, images, videos and Podcasts in one particular place so locating files is simplified. Its 2.2-inch crystal display has a rotate feature that displays images in correct aspects irrespective of the orientation it may have been taken in.

Sony Ericsson Z320
The second phone being released is the Z320 clamshell model. This phone has 1.3-megapixel camera with one-click camera access. It’s not as high-ended as the K850 and the camera settings are quite simple and to the point with settings for night-mode and white-balance. Essentially a lot less complicated.

The Z320 is equipped with infrared and USB for easy PC connectivity to store data. Its icons apparently have retro designs. It has a 1.8-inch display sporting 65k colors with a 128×160 pixel resolution. The Z320 is a GSM/GPRS/850/900/1800/1900 phone. It’s also equipped with a sound recorder and speakerphone. It’s 12MB internal memory allows you store upto 100 images.

The K850 comes in Velvet Blue or Luminous green and will be available in select markets from early in the second quarter of this year, while the Z320 is available in Crimson Red or Atlantic Blue (changeable and will be out somewhere in the third quarter. Prices have not yet been disclosed.

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