The DK-1 Digital Camera (£1,500 + VAT) can capture images at up to 768 x 576 resolutions and store up to 140 images on a 10Mb flash memory card. Images can be uploaded to a PC or Macintosh through the card or via the SCSI cable provided. A macro facility allows for close-up shots and the 1/15-1/4000 second shutter can capture extremely high-speed movement. A colour viewfinder shows the picture being taken.
Lesley Brown, technical co-ordinator at rival Canon, said a zoom lens demanded a penalty: "A zoom lens on a digital camera would be very advantageous but there must be drawbacks in terms of weight and size."
Sony's digital camera distributor DirekTek can be contacted by telephone on 01494-471100.