Sony DSC-S500 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 
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General
Model Number: DSC-S500 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $180.00
Street Price: $148.71
Date Available: 2006-08-04
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 5.1 oz (146 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(92 x 62 x 31 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.7
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 8
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 6.20
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 6.00 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 32 - 96 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 13x Smart Zoom, 6x Precision 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: Wide: f/2.8 - 5.6, Tele: f/4.8 - 9.7 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.4
LCD Resolution: 110,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD:  
Max Playback Zoom: 5.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400
White Balance Settings: Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent 
Shutter Speed Range: 1 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 49-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority:  
Shutter Priority:  
Full Manual Exposure:  
Creative Exposure Modes: Beach, Candle, Landscape, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, Forced, Forced w/ red-eye reduction, Off, Slow Synch, Slow Synch w/ red-eye reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 19 in to 8.2 ft (0.5 - 2.5 m) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo 
Memory Included (MB): 25.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format:  
Movie File Format: AVI 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Other Connection: DC input 
Included Software: Cyber-shot Viewer Vers 1.0 + USB Driver (Windows) 
OS Compatibility: Win 2000, Me, XP Home / Pro, Mac OS 9.1 - 10.4 
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 2 x AA alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
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