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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
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General
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Model Number: DSC-S85  DSC-S85 
Camera Format: Compact  Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No  No 
Retail Price: $899.00 $899.00
Street Price:    
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-07-31 2001-07-31
Remote Control: No  No 
Remote Control Type: n/a  n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes  Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:    
Operating System: Win98, ME, 2000, MacOS 8.5.1+  Win98, ME, 2000, MacOS 8.5.1+ 
Weight: 14.9 oz (423 g) 14.9 oz (423 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked  checked 
Size: 125 x 52 x 65 mm
4.9 x 2.0 x 2.6 in
125 x 52 x 65 mm
4.9 x 2.0 x 2.6 in
Warranty in Months:
Waterproof: No  No 
Image Capture
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 2272x1520, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 2272x1704, 2272x1520, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x112  320x240, 160x112 
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2 4:3, 3:2
Imaging Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00 4.00
Sensor Type:
Sensor Size (inches): 1/1.8"  1/1.8" 
Sensor Filter Type: RGBG  RGBG 
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Focal Length Multiplier:    
Movie Audio: Yes  Yes 
Quality Levels: 3 3
Lens
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 34 - 102 mm 34 - 102 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes  Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x  2x 
Auto Focus: Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect  Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:    
Auto Focus Step:    
Manual Focus: Yes  Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 13 13
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 - 50 cm
1.6 - 20.4 in
4 - 50 cm
1.6 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 62 x 47 mm
2.5 x 1.8 in
62 x 47 mm
2.5 x 1.8 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0 f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.0 f/2.0
Aperture Range Description: f/2.0 (wide) / 2.5 (tele) - f/8.0  f/2.0 (wide) / 2.5 (tele) - f/8.0 
Aperture Step Size:    
Lens Thread: 52 mm 52 mm
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter  Body Threads w/ adapter 
Display
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom type  Real-image optical zoom type 
Optical VF Accuracy: 83% 83%
Monitor Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Monitor VF Accuracy: 100% 100%
Monitor Size (inches): 1.8 1.8
Monitor Resolution: 123,000 dots 123,000 dots
Monitor Type: Optical / LCD  Optical / LCD 
Touchscreen:    
Max Playback Zoom: 5x 5x
Exposure
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 4 4
White Balance Settings: Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One Touch  Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One Touch 
Manual White Balance: Yes  Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000  1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center-weighted, Spot  Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes  Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes  Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes  Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes  Yes 
Self Timer: 10 10
Flash
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Internal Flash: Yes  Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, On w/ red-eye reduction, Off  Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, On w/ red-eye reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):    
Measured Flash Range, 100 ISO (feet):    
Flash Range Description: 1 - 9.8 feet (0.3 - 3 meters)  1 - 9.8 feet (0.3 - 3 meters) 
No of Flash "Pops":    
Ext Flash: Yes  Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: HVL-F1000 external flash sync  HVL-F1000 external flash sync 
Maximum Flash Sync:    
Image Storage
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Usable Memory Types: Memory Stick  Memory Stick 
Other Memory Types:    
Memory Included (MB): 16.0 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF  TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No  No 
Compressed Format: JPEG, GIF  JPEG, GIF 
Movie File Format: MPEG, Animated GIF  MPEG, Animated GIF 
Connectivity
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Video Out: Yes  Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes  Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:    
External Connections: USB 1.1 USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In  DC In 
Included Software: MGI PhotoSuite v8.1, PhotoSuite SE v1.1, VideoWave III SE, USB Driver SPVD-004  MGI PhotoSuite v8.1, PhotoSuite SE v1.1, VideoWave III SE, USB Driver SPVD-004 
OS Compatibility:    
Performance Timing
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Startup Time: 6.6 seconds 6.6 seconds
Shutdown Time: 6.2 seconds 6.2 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.2 seconds 1.2 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 10.5 seconds 10.5 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 6.4 seconds 6.4 seconds
Shutter Lag, Full AF: 1.250 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds 1.250 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.840 seconds 0.840 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.190 seconds 0.190 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:    
Cycle Time Max Res: 4.18 seconds 4.18 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 4.04 seconds 4.04 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 3 3
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.41 1.41
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 16 16
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60 60
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 5400 5400
Download speed, KB/second: 414 414
Power
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Battery Form Factor: NP-FM50 InfoLithium M  NP-FM50 InfoLithium M 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion  Lithium Ion 
Batteries Included: NP-FM50 Lithium Ion NP-FM50 Lithium Ion
Battery Charger Included: Yes  Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown Unknown
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Notes & Features: 14-bit A/D conversion. Sharpening can be adjusted (5 levels). Flash level can be adjusted (auto, high, low). LCD backlight can be enabled/disabled and level adjusted. Has InfoLithium Acu-power meter to show battery life remaining in minutes at current power drain. Has 320x240 pixel 'email' mode. Can record voice memos to accompany images. Movies can be recorded in MPEG EX (160x112/320x240, 8fps up to card capacity) or MPEG HQ (320x240, 16fps w/ 10KHz audio, 5/10/15 second clip length). MPEG movies can be replayed and split into multiple movies in-camera. Playback zoom is variable 1.1 - 5x. Images can be cropped/resized in-camera. Clip motion mode creates 160x120 or 80x72 pixel Animated GIF file with 10 frames at 0.5 second intervals, and can use flash. Text mode records black-and-white GIF still image. Exposure bracketing mode captures 3 images, with exposures varied by 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0EV. Battery life rated at 90 minutes or 2500 images. AC adapter also recharges battery in-camera. Bundled with battery, AC adapter, video cable, USB cable, shoulder strap, lens cap w/ strap, 16MB MemoryStick. Optional accessories include LCM-SX semi-soft carrying case, LCS-CSC soft carrying case, ACC-CSS starter kit (soft case, battery, 8MB MemoryStick), VCL-MHG07 0.6x wide lens, VF-R52K neutral density filter kit, VAD-S70 filter adapter ring. Warranty is 90 days labor, one year parts.  14-bit A/D conversion. Sharpening can be adjusted (5 levels). Flash level can be adjusted (auto, high, low). LCD backlight can be enabled/disabled and level adjusted. Has InfoLithium Acu-power meter to show battery life remaining in minutes at current power drain. Has 320x240 pixel 'email' mode. Can record voice memos to accompany images. Movies can be recorded in MPEG EX (160x112/320x240, 8fps up to card capacity) or MPEG HQ (320x240, 16fps w/ 10KHz audio, 5/10/15 second clip length). MPEG movies can be replayed and split into multiple movies in-camera. Playback zoom is variable 1.1 - 5x. Images can be cropped/resized in-camera. Clip motion mode creates 160x120 or 80x72 pixel Animated GIF file with 10 frames at 0.5 second intervals, and can use flash. Text mode records black-and-white GIF still image. Exposure bracketing mode captures 3 images, with exposures varied by 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0EV. Battery life rated at 90 minutes or 2500 images. AC adapter also recharges battery in-camera. Bundled with battery, AC adapter, video cable, USB cable, shoulder strap, lens cap w/ strap, 16MB MemoryStick. Optional accessories include LCM-SX semi-soft carrying case, LCS-CSC soft carrying case, ACC-CSS starter kit (soft case, battery, 8MB MemoryStick), VCL-MHG07 0.6x wide lens, VF-R52K neutral density filter kit, VAD-S70 filter adapter ring. Warranty is 90 days labor, one year parts. 
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