Over the last 2 months, I noticed that Sony has been discounting their W-series compact cameras quite actively. The first hint was about a month back when I heard that the Sony W120 can be had for the same price as the Panasonic LS-80 whose retail price is almost half of the Sony.
Last week, I noticed that Harvey Norman also had this particular model on sale and a very attractive price. This coupled with the fact that a Sony branded outlet had this large clearance sale for some of the W-series made me ponder about the new compact cameras. (Generally, Sony branded outlets only advertises the products at retail price, so this came as a surprise to me).
I am quite sure that these are signs of new compacts from Sony in order to boost up their revenue. The latest ones on clearance sales include the W-120, W-170 and the T900.