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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: DSC-W560
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $159.99
Street Price: $120.76
Date Available: 2011-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 4.4 oz (126 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.
(94 x 56 x 19 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Super HAD
Effective Megapixels: 14.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.43 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30 (Fine/Standard))
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4)
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 Vario-Tessar; 6 elements in 5 groups; 3 aspheric elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.7 or 8.0 (W) / f/5.7 or ? (T), 2-steps with ND filter
Normal Focus Range: 4 cm to Infinity
1.6 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 27x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 9-area with face detection; Center-weighted; Spot AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push
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: iAuto, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Snow, Beach, Gourmet, Pet, Underwater, Soft Skin
Self Timer: 10, 2, Portrait 1, Portrait 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off; Red-eye reduction: On/Off/Auto
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.2m - 3.8m (W), 0.6m - 1.9m (T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4)
Included Memory: 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:  
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: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multiuse Terminal (AV(SD/HD Component), USB)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
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?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 100
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):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BN1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BN1 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): 230
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Sony CD-ROM (Picture Motion Browser 5.3 (Windows), Picture Motion Browser Portable (Windows/MAC)
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 26mm eq. Carl Zeiss 4x zoom lens with Optical SteadyShot, 720p movies, iAuto, Sweep Panorama mode. Available in silver, black, red and blue.

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