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Sony DSC-V3

By: Shawn Barnett and Dave Etchells

A no-excuses "enthusiast" camera from Sony: 7 megapixels, 4x zoom, 2.5 inch LCD, better grip, and features galore.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 09/09/2004, Updated: 11/30/2004


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3


General

Model Name:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 
Model Number: DSC-V3 
Camera Format: Mid-Sized 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $700.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2004-10-31
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 14.5 oz (410 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.7 x 2.8 x 2.5 in.
(120 x 72 x 63 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 160x112
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.20
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer: Sony 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: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 5-point multi 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.2500
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 14
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 0 cm
4.1 - 0.0 in
Min Macro Area: 87 x 66 mm
3.4 x 2.6 in
Min Aperture: f/10.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f2.8 / f5.6 (W), f5.4 / f10 (T) 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Optical 
Optical VF Accuracy: 79%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
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: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, Manual 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
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 / Forced On / Forced Off / Slow Synchro 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 2.5
Flash Range Description: 1ft 3 3/4 8ft 2. (0.4 - 2.5m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, HVL-F1000 Sync Terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: RAW,TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
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, USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 3.100 seconds
Shutdown Time: 3.800 seconds
Play -> Record: 4.500 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.900 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.280 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.010 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.100 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.230 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 15
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.040
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 2252.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FR1 InfoLithium 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion Rechargeable 
Batteries Included: Proprietary NP-FR1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
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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