Sony Ericsson K800i Review

Cyber-shot digital still camera. And mobile phone

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It’s here. A Cyber-shot digital camera and a small and sophisticated feature-packed 3G mobile phone all in one. Open the lens cover and you’re ready to take the picture. Bring the Sony Ericsson K800i with you and you have a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, built-in xenon flash and image and video stabilizer function ready for any moment, anytime. And a 3G phone for sharing your pictures. Instantly.

Get the best picture
With the Sony Ericsson K800i, it’s hard to take a bad picture. Get the picture you want with BestPic. The unique thing about this feature is that 4 of the resulting images were shot immediately before the camera key is pressed to complete the shot, and 4 immediately after. Pick the best. Delete the rest.

Enhanced imaging
A built-in xenon flash unit gives you real photographic light where lighting conditions are not optimal and Sony Ericsson K800i eliminates red eye making sure that the pictures you take are simply the best. A camera stabilizer function compensates any small movement of your hand when you’re taking a picture and shooting video.

Blog this
When you’ve taken a photo, you can share it straight away using Bluetooth, multimedia messaging or blog it. Take a photo add text and send it to a blog site. The site is created the first time you blog a photo and in return get a text message with the Web address and log in data. Send the address to friends and share your life in pictures.

Take and print
On each side of the 2” QVGA color screen you have photo keys to make using your Sony Ericsson K800i camera phone easy. For printing, the Sony Ericsson K800i supports the PictBridge standard. Connect the phone directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer using the USB cable and print your photos without a PC.

3G makes it possible
With proven 3G technology built-in, mobile Web browsing, photo blogging, downloading of multimedia content and video calling become a pleasant experience. Visit real internet sites with the Access NetFront browser and subscribe to automatic news updates with RSS Feeds. Multitask with Sony Ericsson K800i. Be engaged in a call or listen to the music player or FM radio while you search for information on the Web.

3G phone – work where you are
Stay mobile – work where you are. The Sony Ericsson K800i has everything you need to take your office on the road. And with 3G, you get a fast connection.

Mobile internet
You have web access, no matter where you go. And with the Access NetFront browser, web pages look just the way they are supposed to. Subscribe to RSS feeds to stay up-to-date. You receive news updates straight to your phone.

Email for real
Receive, read and send email, just as easily as if you were in the office. The Sony Ericsson K800i supports standard push email, a solution that allows you to receive email directly to your phone. Your 3G connection allows you to download heavy attachments quickly.

PC internet access – via your phone
Access the internet with your computer anywhere, instantly. Instead of plugging in a network cable, connect your PC to your phone with the included USB cable. Then your PC can use your phone’s 3G modem to get online*. If you prefer to connect without cables, use Bluetooth to pair your K800i with your PC (requires a PC with Bluetooth PAN NAP Profile).

Multitasking
Speak to a colleague and browse the web at the same time. Download files and send messages simultaneously. Multitasking means you can do many things at the same time.

Enhance with accessories

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Stay free from wires. Connect to a Bluetooth headset and have your hands free for your pencil and order book. Get in your car and drive safely with a car handsfree solution. Accessories take your mobile experience one step further.

Elegant stick
It’s a phone, and it’s a camera. And either way, the Sony Ericsson K800i looks – and feels – good. Sober, elegant, easy to use. Classic design bursting with innovation.

Screen perfection
When you have a high-performance camera, you want a screen that measures up. The Sony Ericsson K800i’s large 2.0-inch (240×320 pixels) QVGA 262K-colour screen makes viewing images and other content pure pleasure.

Ergonomic keypad
The keypad. The tool that controls your phone. It just has to feel right. It should allow you to type in phone numbers and write text messages quickly. It should be responsive to your fingertips and facilitate multitasking. Agree? Then try the Sony Ericsson K800i’s keypad. It’s designed to please.

Cyber-shot quality
The Sony Ericsson K800i Cyber-shot camera features 3.2 megapixels, exciting effects, various scene modes and many other impressive features. It’s simply a highly capable camera that also happens to be – a phone.

Pick the best – BestPic
Taking perfect pictures of moving subjects isn’t easy. But BestPic increases your chances – nine times. BestPic technology lets you capture nine images in quick succession. As in any camera, you take a picture when you press the camera button. But with the Sony Ericsson K800i, you also get four pictures from just before you press the camera button and four from just after. Just check the results and pick the pictures you like the most. Store on Memory Stick Micro (M2, optional accessory).

Real flash
Dark nights and poor light indoors won’t stop you taking memorable photos with the Sony Ericsson K800i Cyber-shot camera. The Sony Ericsson K800i comes with a real flash. Used on many still cameras, the Xenon flash converts electrical energy into a pulse of intense white light. Your pictures become sharper, the colours brighter. The Xenon flash also has a red-eye reduction function.

Zoom and autofocus
There’s more to help you take just the pictures you want. Get close with the 16x digital zoom and stay sharp with autofocus.

Get rid of blur
Avoid blurry stills. Activate the image stabiliser function to get sharper still pictures. When you’re recording video, use the video stabiliser to compensate for those small hand vibrations.

Picture blogging
A blog site of your own lets you share your life in pictures. Blogging is easy. Take or choose a picture. Select send to blog, add a little text and publish. Share the link to your blog with friends and family. You get your own blog free with your Sony Ericsson K800i.

Easy printing – PictBridge
Printing directly from your Sony Ericsson K800i couldn’t be easier. No need for a computer or photo-editing software. Just connect the phone to a PictBridge-compliant printer with the USB cable (supplied in the kit), choose a picture and print.

Get creative

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You’ve taken your photos, you’ve recorded your video clips. Now it’s time to get creative. PhotoDJ allows you to crop, edit and alter your images. With VideoDJ, you can combine different video sequences and add music and images. For a laugh, try Face warp. Take a photo and transform it funhouse mirror-style.

An entertainment centre
Taking pictures is a lot of fun. But when it comes to entertainment, the Sony Ericsson K800i doesn’t stop there. When you prefer to get your thrills via music or games, the Sony Ericsson K800i is there for you.

Music anytime, anywhere
The Sony Ericsson K800i has a fully fledged digital music player. Play your favourite music wherever you go. Organise your tracks and create playlists.

Your favourite channels
Tune in to your favourite radio channel with the FM radio. It features presets and lets you choose between manual or auto-search.

3D gaming
Get your adrenalin pumping with a fast-paced 3D game. Challenge a friend, connect via Bluetooth and play phone-to-phone. You’ll find several games embedded in your phone at purchase. When you’ve beaten them all, download new ones on Fun & downloads.

Tennis excitement – the WTA tour
Follow the world’s best female tennis players around the world, and see how the girls use their Sony Ericsson phones to relax and stay in touch between games. Check out the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour website – the place to get unique WTA downloads, try the Tennis Challenge and step behind the scenes with the players.