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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 04/18/2003, Updated: 7/1/2003


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1


General

Model Name:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1 
Model Number: DSC-V1 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $699.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2003-05-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 10.5 oz (298 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 3.9 x 2.6 x 2.2 in.
(99 x 65 x 57 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2592x1944, 2592x1728, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 160x112
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 5.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer: SuperHAD CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 2
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 34 - 136 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 5-area Multi 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 13
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
16.3 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 0 cm
4.1 - 0.0 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.0 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 52 mm
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ Adapter 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type:  
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 123,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, One-push Manual 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 49-area multi 
Spot Metering:  
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Slow-Sync; Red-Eye On / Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: 1.6 – 11.5 ft (0.5 – 3.5m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Accessory Terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: MPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In, USB 2.0 
Included Software: Pixela™ Image Mixer Software for Sony v1.5, USB Driver SPVD-008 
OS Compatibility: Win98, 98SE, 2000 Pro, ME or XP; MacOS 8.5.1 - 9.2 
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:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 16.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FC11 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: NP-FC11 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens has 8 elements in 7 groups, with aspheric elements. Has hologram AF function which projects a Class 1 laser pattern on the subject to provide contrast for focus detection. Compliant with Memory Stick PRO up to 1GB; does not take advantage of the high-speed transfer or access control functions of PRO cards however. Comes bundled with NP-FC11 InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery, AC-LS5 AC Adaptor/In-camera Charger, A/V and USB Cables, Wrist Strap, MSA-32A 32MB Memory Stick® Media; Software CD-ROM. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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