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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5


General

Model Name:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5 
Model Number: DSC-P5 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-09-30
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 7.5 oz (214 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.4 x 2.1 x 1.4 in.
(113 x 54 x 36 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 2048x1360, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 160x112, 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.21
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 2
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 39 - 117 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 5
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 50 cm
4.1 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 96 x 72 mm
3.8 x 2.8 in
Min Aperture: f/9.6
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/9.6 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image Optical Zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 80%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 123,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 5.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 4
White Balance Settings: Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One-Push 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer:  
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, On, On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 2.8
Flash Range Description: 1.6 - 9.2 feet (0.5 - 2.8 meters) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: Memory Stick 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 8.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG, GIF 
Movie File Format: MPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: USB Drivers, MGI PhotoSuite SE, MGI VideoWave III 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 4.260 seconds
Shutdown Time: 3.530 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.790 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 9.600 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 9.600 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.330 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.110 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.020 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 33.100 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 6.400 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 3.950 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 2
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.450
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 16.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 15.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 60.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: NP-FC10 Infolithium C 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium rechargeable 
Batteries Included: NP-FC10 Infolithium
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Has integrated lens cover. 14-bit A/D conversion. User-adjustable sharpening (+/-2 steps). Flash brightness adjustment (Auto, High, Low). LCD brightness adjustment (On, Off, Adjustable). InfoLithium Acu-power meter shows battery life remaining in minutes. As well as resolutions above, also has 320x240 pixel 'email' mode. Voice memo mode allows annotation of images with audio clips. Has 4 special effect 'picture modes' (unspecified). Clip Motion mode records 160x120 or 80x72 pixel Animated GIF files. MPEG recording at 160x112 or 320x240 pixels, 8 or 16fps for 5, 10 or 15 seconds. 160x112 pixel 8fps movie mode also allows up to 60 second clips. 16fps movies allow cue/review and in-camera dividing. Comes bundled with AC adapter AC-LS1, InfoLithium C battery and 8MB Memory Stick. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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