Sony DSC-W55 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: DSC-W55
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $200.00
Street Price: $522.99
Date Available: 2007-02-28
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.2 oz (147 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(89 x 57 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 7.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Color Filter Type:  
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: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1632 x 1224 (2.0 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/16.6)
160x112 (8.3)
Movie File Format: MPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38.0 - 114.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - 7.1(W), f/5.2 - 13(T)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 cm to Infinity
0.8 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 14x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 5-area Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 115,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 5.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash WB
Shutter Speed Range: 1 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: No
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, High Sensitivity, Soft Snap
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Synch, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: W:0.6-12.8 ft (0.2-3.9m) T:1.0-6.6 ft (0.3-2.0m)
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
Included Memory: 58.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: 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): 1.43
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): 1.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4
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): 0.32
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.55
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.214
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.012
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.7
Play -> Record Time: 0.2
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.8
Power
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:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 380
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Picture Motion Browser v2.0
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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