Sony DSC-T500 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 
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General
Model Number: DSC-T500
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $400.00
Street Price:  
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(97 x 59 x 21 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Super HAD
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
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)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif v2.21)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI, Other
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar; 12 elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspheric
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 33 - 165 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/4.4 (tele) - f/10
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 20 cm
0.4 - 7.9 in
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point / center / spot / flexible (touch) spot AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash
Shutter Speed Range: 1 - 1/1000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Hi-Speed Shutter
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.15m (0.49
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Cradle
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FD1 InfoLithium rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FD1 InfoLithium rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 0
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Picture Motion Browser
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Touch Screen, HDMI Video Out, HD Movies.

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