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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
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General
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
Model Number: DSC-P31  DSC-P31 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact  Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No  No 
Retail Price:    
Street Price:    
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2002-04-30 2002-04-30
Remote Control: No  No 
Remote Control Type: n/a  n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes  Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:    
Operating System:    
Weight: 8.1 oz (231 g) 8.1 oz (231 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked  checked 
Size: 106 x 58 x 40 mm
4.2 x 2.3 x 1.6 in
106 x 58 x 40 mm
4.2 x 2.3 x 1.6 in
Warranty in Months:    
Waterproof: No  No 
Image Capture
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 1600x1072, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240 1600x1200, 1600x1072, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Resolution: 320x240  320x240 
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2 4:3, 3:2
Imaging Sensor (Megapixels): 2.00 2.00
Sensor Type:
Sensor Size (inches): 1/2.7"  1/2.7" 
Sensor Filter Type:    
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Focal Length Multiplier:    
Movie Audio: No  No 
Quality Levels: 2 2
Lens
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 33 mm 33 mm
Zoom Ratio: Non-Zoom Non-Zoom
Digital Zoom: Yes  Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 3x  3x 
Auto Focus: Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Auto 3-Area Contrast Detect  Auto 3-Area Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:    
Auto Focus Step:    
Manual Focus: Yes  Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 5 5
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
4.1 in to Infinity
10 cm to Infinity
4.1 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Min Macro Area:    
Min Aperture: f/8.0 f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8 f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 - 8.0  f/2.8 - 8.0 
Aperture Step Size:    
Lens Thread:    
Lens Thread Type: None  None 
Display
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image  Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy:    
Monitor Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Monitor VF Accuracy:    
Monitor Size (inches): 1.6 1.6
Monitor Resolution: 61,000 dots 61,000 dots
Monitor Type: Optical / LCD  Optical / LCD 
Touchscreen:    
Max Playback Zoom: 5x 5x
Exposure
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 5 5
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent  Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent 
Manual White Balance: No  No 
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: Multi-Pattern, Spot  Multi-Pattern, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes  Yes 
Aperture Priority: No  No 
Shutter Priority: No  No 
Full Manual Exposure: No  No 
Self Timer:    
Flash
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
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: 1.3 - 12.5 feet (0.4 - 3.8 meters)  1.3 - 12.5 feet (0.4 - 3.8 meters) 
No of Flash "Pops":    
Ext Flash: No  No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Maximum Flash Sync:    
Image Storage
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
Usable Memory Types: Memory Stick  Memory Stick 
Other Memory Types:    
Memory Included (MB): 8.0 8.0
Uncompressed Format: None  None 
CCD Raw Format: No  No 
Compressed Format: JPEG  JPEG 
Movie File Format: MPEG, Animated GIF  MPEG, Animated GIF 
Connectivity
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
Video Out: Yes  Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:    
Video Usable as Viewfinder:    
External Connections: USB 1.1 USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In  DC In 
Included Software: Pixel ImageMixer v1.0  Pixel ImageMixer v1.0 
OS Compatibility:    
Performance Timing
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
Startup Time:    
Shutdown Time:    
Play -> Record:    
Record -> Play (max res):    
Record -> Play (min res):    
Shutter Lag, Full AF: 0.000 (T) 0.000 (T)
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:    
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:    
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:    
Cycle Time Max Res:    
Cycle Time Min Res:    
Buffer Frames, Max Res:    
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):    
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 16 16
Movie Sec @ Max Res:    
Movie Sec @ Min Res:    
Download speed, KB/second:    
Power
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P31 
Battery Form Factor: AA  AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH Rechargeable  Alkaline disposable, NiMH Rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 2 x AA NiMH Rechargeable 2 x AA NiMH Rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes  Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown Unknown
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Notes & Features: Has integrated automatic lens cover. 12-bit DXP. Manual focus has 5 steps, autofocus has three areas selected automatically by the camera. AF illuminator light can be turned on/off manually. Has "auto macro" mode, minimum focusing distance unspecified. Shutter speeds of 1/2 to 2 seconds available in Slow Shutter NR mode only. Shutter speeds in auto are 1/30 to 1/1000 second. Has Clear Color and Luminance NR modes (flatten noise in areas of uniform color/luminance). Sharpening level can be adjusted +/- 2 steps in 1-step increments. Flash level can be set to auto, high or low. LCD backlight can be turned on/off and is adjustable. Shows shots taken and remaining, and battery life remaining. Can capture a burst of 16 consecutive frames at 320x240 pixel mode, speed unspecified. Clip motion mode captures an animated GIF file at 160x120 or 80x72 pixel resolution. Playback zoom allows display of images at 1.1 to 5x zoom. Has in-camera MPEG cue review and divide features, as well as image trimming/resizing. Maximum MPEG file length is limited only by available flash memory. Supplied battery charger is part number BC-CS1.  Has integrated automatic lens cover. 12-bit DXP. Manual focus has 5 steps, autofocus has three areas selected automatically by the camera. AF illuminator light can be turned on/off manually. Has "auto macro" mode, minimum focusing distance unspecified. Shutter speeds of 1/2 to 2 seconds available in Slow Shutter NR mode only. Shutter speeds in auto are 1/30 to 1/1000 second. Has Clear Color and Luminance NR modes (flatten noise in areas of uniform color/luminance). Sharpening level can be adjusted +/- 2 steps in 1-step increments. Flash level can be set to auto, high or low. LCD backlight can be turned on/off and is adjustable. Shows shots taken and remaining, and battery life remaining. Can capture a burst of 16 consecutive frames at 320x240 pixel mode, speed unspecified. Clip motion mode captures an animated GIF file at 160x120 or 80x72 pixel resolution. Playback zoom allows display of images at 1.1 to 5x zoom. Has in-camera MPEG cue review and divide features, as well as image trimming/resizing. Maximum MPEG file length is limited only by available flash memory. Supplied battery charger is part number BC-CS1. 
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