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Sony DSC-S50

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 4/12/2000


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50


General

Model Name:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50 
Model Number: DSC-S50 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $700.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available:  
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 13.1 oz (370 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.4 x 2.7 x 2.7 in.
(113 x 68 x 69 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x112
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.92
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Sony 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels:  
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:  
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
10.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 25 cm
1.2 - 10.2 in
Min Macro Area: 19 x 14 mm
0.7 x 0.5 in
Min Aperture: f/11.9
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 - f/2.9 / f/11.9 (Max aperture varies slightly with lens zoom) 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 37 mm
Lens Thread Type: Lens Threads 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: No 
Optical VF Type: n/a
Optical VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 93%
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 122,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100
ISO Rating Max: 100
Number of White Balance Settings: 3
White Balance Settings:  
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/725 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center Weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Forced, Suppressed 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 2.5
Flash Range Description: 11.8 inches to 8.25 feet (0.3 to 2.5 m) 
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): 4.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: MPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software: MGI PhotoSuite SE 
OS Compatibility: PC, Mac 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.500 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.100 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 15.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 60.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Custom 
Usable Battery Types: InfoLithium (NP-FM50) 
Batteries Included: InfoLithium (NP-FM50)
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Manual focus has four steps from 0.5m to infinity. Video out not switchable: Different models in US/Europe. NOTE that there's no optical viewfinder (LCD only)  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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