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Sony CyberShot DSC-P30

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 4/9/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P30


Model Name:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P30 
Model Number: P30 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $299.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-04-15
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System:  
Weight: 9.1 oz (258 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(143 x 103 x 79 mm)
Warranty in Months: 12 
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1280x960, 1280x848, 1024x768, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Resolution: 160x120, 80x72
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 5:4
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.22
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 2
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 41 - 123 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 5
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 59 x 44 mm
2.3 x 1.7 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description:  
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 37 mm
Lens Thread Type: Front Element 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy: 72%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 123,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 4
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Hold 
Manual White Balance:  
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Auto 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, Forced, Off, Red Eye 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description:  
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: Memory Stick 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 4.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG, GIF 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software: MGI PhotoSuite 8.1 (Windows), PhotoSuite SE v1.1 (Mac), Videowave IIISE (Windows), Sony SPVD-004 USB driver (Mac/Windows) 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac (limited) 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 4.600 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.130 seconds
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res): 1.700 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 1.200 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.750 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.350 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.200 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.500 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.500 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 288.00
Battery Form Factor: AA, InfoLITHIUM S 
Usable Battery Types: AA, InfoLITHIUM S 
Batteries Included: AA
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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