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Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-S40
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 16:00 EST)

Sony USA has today announced its new Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera, a 4.1 megapixel entry level model scheduled to ship in mid-March for $199.

The S40 features a 3x optical zoom lens, branded as a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, and similar to that used in the previous DSC-L1 model. Other features include an eye-level viewfinder, 1.5" LCD, 32MB of internal memory, and a Memory Stick slot. The internal memory is fully addressable, meaning that you can copy images from memory to Memory Stick, or transfer them from the internal memory to a computer via USB (note however that you cannot copy TO internal memory from Memory Stick). The camera draws power from two AA batteries, and comes bundled with disposable alkaline batteries.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Sony
Model Number DSC-S40
Dimensions 3.9 x 2.0 x 1.3"
99.0 x 52.0 x 34.0mm
Weight 135.0 g
4.7 oz
Planned Price $199.00
Planned Availability Mar 2005
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.7 CCD
4.10 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Dimensions 2304 x 1728 (4.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1280 x 960 (1.2 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality 2 levels
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder Yes
LCD 1.5", 77,000 pixels
Lens
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
3x optical zoom
Focal Length 5.1 - 15.3mm (actual)
32 - 96mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f2.8 -f5.2
Focusing System with AF assist lamp
Focusing Range Normal: 20" - 4,081" (50 cm - 9,999 cm)
Exposure
ISO Sensitivity auto, 80, 100, 200, 400
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/2000 second
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Internal Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Slow Synchro/ Redeye Reduction
Range: 6 in. - 12.5 ft. (0.2 -3.8m)
Creative
Scene Modes Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow
Digital Zoom 2x
Self Timer Yes, 10 seconds
Movie Format MPEG with audio
640 x 480
Max. frame-rate: 16 frames per second
Storage
Recording Medium Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Built-in
File Format JPEG
Connectivity
Video No
Computer USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Power
Battery Type AA NiMH, Alkaline, Nickel-Metal Manganese
Battery Form Factor 2 x AA
Product Bundle
Software Picture Package™ for Sony v1.6 (Windows), Pixela™ ImageMixer VCD2
Battery / Charger AA alkaline battery
Flash Memory 32.0MB internal
Other
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Internal Speaker Yes
Operating System Compatibility Windows / Mac OS
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Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

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