Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Model Number: DSC-W170
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $300.00
Street Price: $224.54
Date Available: 2008-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.0 oz (169 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
(94 x 58 x 24 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, 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
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, Other),
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 380 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/16.6)
320x240 (8.3)
Movie File Format: MPEG-1
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Carl Zeiss, 9 elements in 7 groups including 1 ED, 3 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 25mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.3 (wide) / f/5.2 (tele) - f/13
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 25x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Top Deck Display:
Maximum ISO (native):  
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, Underwater (4)
Shutter Speed Range: 2 - 1/1600
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Smile Shutter, Underwater, High Sensitivity
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Synch, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: Wide: 0.2 - 4.2m; Tele: 0.5 - 2.7m
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: No
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: MPEG-1
Included Memory: 15.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: 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): Multi-jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.64
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.36 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.40 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.380 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.62 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.008 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 11.6 seconds
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 370 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):  
Battery Life, Video:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Included Software: Sony CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Notes & Features: Sony’s D-Range Optimizer to retrieve picture detail in photos with harsh highlights or dark shadows; semi-manual focus that allows you to select the focusing distance based on your subject’s location; an improved auto focus system that includes macro ranges; Super SteadyShot image stabilization; high sensitivity settings up to ISO 3200; and in-camera editing functions such as “unsharp mask” to sharpen images. Sony’s “smile shutter” mode, which automatically captures an image when your subject smiles – without having to press the shutter. This function even lets you prioritize adult or child faces to capture photos only when the intended subjects smile.

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