Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1Sony "breaks the mold" with a unique SLR/all-in-one hybrid design.
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Page 1:Overview and HighlightsReview First Posted: 09/20/2005, Updated: 11/18/2005
||10.3-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers uninterpolated images as large as 3,888 x 2,592 pixels.
||Large sensor (almost APS-C size) offers improved noise performance|
||5x optical zoom lens covers a 24-120mm equivalent focus range.|
||Pop-up, 2.0-inch LCD monitor that swivels 270 degrees.|
NOTE: This review has now been updated, based on test results from a full production sample of the Sony DSC-R1.
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Sony DSC-R1 Overview
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Sony DSC-R1 Highlights
- 10.3-megapixel CMOS sensor delivering resolutions as high as 3,888 x 2,560 pixels.
- Digital electronic viewfinder with 0.44-inch, high-resolution TFT display.
- Top-mounted 2.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor that pops up and swivels 270 degrees.
- 14.3-71.5mm lens (equivalent to a 24-120mm lens on a 35mm camera) with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 to f/4.8, depending on the zoom setting, with manual zoom and focus rings.
- "Smart" and "Precision" digital zoom options for digital magnification up to 15x total.
- Auto and Manual focus with focus magnification, and adjustable AF spot.
- Macro focus option.
- Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, and four Scene shooting modes.
- Shutter speeds from 1/2,000 to 30 seconds, plus a Time setting for manual control of long exposures (up to three minutes).
- Multi, Center-Weighted, and Spot metering options, with AE Lock function and Auto Exposure Bracketing.
- Adjustable ISO with seven settings (Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1,600, and 3,200).
- Built-in, pop-up flash with five operating modes and manually adjustable intensity.
- External flash hot-shoe and ACC connector jack for accessory flash units.
- Continuous Shooting and Self-Timer modes.
- Color Saturation, Contrast, and Sharpness adjustments.
- Adjustable White Balance with seven modes, including a manual setting.
- Color modes include Standard (sRGB), Vivid Color (sRGB), Black & White, Adobe RGB with embedded color profile, and Sepia.
- RAW and JPEG file formats.
- Images saved on Sony Memory Stick, CompactFlash Type I or II memory cards, or MicroDrive.
- USB cable and interface software for connecting to a computer and downloading images.
- NTSC or PAL selectable video output signal, with cable included.
- Power supplied by a single high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack or AC adapter.
- DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) and PictBridge compliant.
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