Sony DSC-S980 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 
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General
Model Number: DSC-S980 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $149.00
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Date Available: 2009-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 4.8 oz (135 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(93 x 56 x 24 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, Other),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.40
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.33" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 12.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 33 - 132 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 25x Smart Zoom 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/2.5 / f5.1 (wide) / f/5.6 / ? (tele) 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash WB 
Shutter Speed Range: 1 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight portrait, Landscape, Soft snap, Snow, Beach 
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Synch, Off  
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.5m - 3.5m(W), 0.5m - 1.5m(T) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo 
Memory Included (MB): 12.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: Motion JPEG AVI 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Multi-terminal, DC Input 
Included Software: Sony CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BK1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BK1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 310
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Easy Mode, Face Detection, In-camera Retouching. Available in silver, black and pink. 

 


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