Compact cameras are more effective as ready cameras due to one simple fact; they are always there when you need them, as they can be switched on and made ready within a matter of seconds. The Sony Cyber Shot camera is the best choice for beginners who want to learn more about photography. Sensor Technology This camera is equipped with a high performance 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor that can be used for high performance photography. The sensor is also well suited for low light photography. Lens Arrangement The compact camera is equipped with a high quality Carl Zeiss lens that comes with a zoom capability of 8 X in the optical range. Optical zooming is far superior to digital zoom as it allows you to zoom without compromising on the quality of the image. High Definition Movie Shooting This camera is capable of shooting movies in High Definition format with a resolution of 720 p. This is also supported by the Active Steady Shot which comes in handy for unsteady situations where you will need to keep an eye on your footing as well as on the subject. Intelligent Auto Mode This camera is also incorporated with an intelligent auto mode that can come in handy for those who wish to only enjoy taking in the scenes and not bother much about the settings of the camera. Creative Effects This camera also consists of a few creative effects that come with it, which makes it ideal for use with creative photography. These Beauty Effects can be applied to portraits and also for some other scenes. There are also a host of different picture effects that can help bring your creative clicks to life. Display Technology The camera is incorporated with a high quality 2.7 inch LCD screen that can serve as the viewfinder as well as the primary means to review all your clicked pictures. The flash is also quite advanced in the Sony Cyber Shot camera as it can be used as and when necessary according to the situation around the subject.