The much awaited 3G Camera phone from Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot™ Series slider C903 has officially shipped to India. Packed full of features, the C903 Cyber-shot™ comes with face Detection technology, Sony Ericsson C903 intelligent cam can find up to three people in the frame at a time and using Smile Shutter™ technology it can automatically pick beaming smiles.
The C903 Cyber-shot™ also comes complete with aGPS which will never lose track of where you took an image or where you are. Simply tag your photos to a location or use the feature to find your way home or to the pub.
Specifications at a glance
Size – 97 x 49 x 16 mm
Weight – 96 g
Screen – 2.4-inch TFT (256K color & 240×320 pixel)
Camera – 5 megapixel with Auto focus, LED Flash along with other Sony’s innovative add-ons like Image stabiliser, Face detection, Smile Shutter™, upto 16x Digital Zoom. Take pictures easier, C903 comes with an accelerometer to auto-rotate its orientation (portrait or landscape) when you hold the phone sideways. C903 also comes with BestPic™, Activate it to take 9 pictures in quick succession – with one press on the camera button. Keep the ones you like, delete the rest. Phone’s integrated application Photo fix – edit just-captured pictures in a flick.
Video recording is restricted to QVGA resolution at 30 frames per second. Video stabiliser is also here. Video blogging is possible directly from the phone.
The phone also offers in-built social networking features, you can upload your photographs to blog, photo-sharing site like Picase, YouTube, etc. Adding to it, the C903 has the support for HP’s Snapfish™ service that enables users to order for printouts of photographs to be delivered at your doorsteps. or use PictBridge – print straight from your phone. You can take advantage of phone’s location-based service capabilities – geo-tag your photos. And of course you can use your photos and videos to send as MMS.
To save your memories in form of photos and videos the phone has internal memory of 130 MB (actually around 100MB to use), but supports upto 16GB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™).
Apart from its great camera, C903 offers features like 3G (for Streaming video/Video calling); Bluetooth with A2DP; GPS, A-GPS and G!Maps; stereo FM radio with RDS; and full EMail support on the box. Modem & USB support is available. You will never get lost with C903 – it comes with a trial version of Wayfinder Navigator™
Media Player of C903 is featured with PlayNow™ – 3 click music download, TrackID™, MegaBass™ and supports Music tones – MP3, AAC.
According to company claim, it can provide 10 hours of talk-time and 400 hours of standby time.
Now available on 3 attractive shades – Glamour Red, Lacquer Black, Techno White, the C903 Cyber-shot is retailing across India for around Rs 18,500.
Verdict : If you are in search of a camera phone in the price range INR 15-20k, Sony Ericsson’s C903 Cyber-shot could be the best bet.