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Sony DSC-S85

Sony extends its S-series Cybershot line with the S85, sporting a 4-megapixel CCD, Exposure Bracketing, and Burst 3 sequential capture.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 6/7/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85


Model Name:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 
Model Number: DSC-S85 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $899.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-07-31
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Win98, ME, 2000, MacOS 8.5.1+ 
Weight: 14.9 oz (423 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.9 x 2.0 x 2.6 in.
(125 x 52 x 65 mm)
Warranty in Months:
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 2272x1520, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x112
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 34 - 102 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 13
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 - 50 cm
1.6 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 62 x 47 mm
2.5 x 1.8 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.0
Aperture Range Description: f/2.0 (wide) / 2.5 (tele) - f/8.0 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 52 mm
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom type 
Optical VF Accuracy: 83%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 123,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 5.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 4
White Balance Settings: Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One Touch 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, On w/ red-eye reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.0
Flash Range Description: 1 - 9.8 feet (0.3 - 3 meters) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: HVL-F1000 external flash sync 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: Memory Stick 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG, GIF 
Movie File Format: MPEG, Animated GIF 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: MGI PhotoSuite v8.1, PhotoSuite SE v1.1, VideoWave III SE, USB Driver SPVD-004 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 6.580 seconds
Shutdown Time: 6.150 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.250 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 10.510 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 6.360 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.250 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.840 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.190 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 4.180 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 4.040 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 3
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.410
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 16.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 5400.00
Download speed, KB/second: 414.00
Battery Form Factor: NP-FM50 InfoLithium M 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion 
Batteries Included: NP-FM50 Lithium Ion
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: 14-bit A/D conversion. Sharpening can be adjusted (5 levels). Flash level can be adjusted (auto, high, low). LCD backlight can be enabled/disabled and level adjusted. Has InfoLithium Acu-power meter to show battery life remaining in minutes at current power drain. Has 320x240 pixel 'email' mode. Can record voice memos to accompany images. Movies can be recorded in MPEG EX (160x112/320x240, 8fps up to card capacity) or MPEG HQ (320x240, 16fps w/ 10KHz audio, 5/10/15 second clip length). MPEG movies can be replayed and split into multiple movies in-camera. Playback zoom is variable 1.1 - 5x. Images can be cropped/resized in-camera. Clip motion mode creates 160x120 or 80x72 pixel Animated GIF file with 10 frames at 0.5 second intervals, and can use flash. Text mode records black-and-white GIF still image. Exposure bracketing mode captures 3 images, with exposures varied by 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0EV. Battery life rated at 90 minutes or 2500 images. AC adapter also recharges battery in-camera. Bundled with battery, AC adapter, video cable, USB cable, shoulder strap, lens cap w/ strap, 16MB MemoryStick. Optional accessories include LCM-SX semi-soft carrying case, LCS-CSC soft carrying case, ACC-CSS starter kit (soft case, battery, 8MB MemoryStick), VCL-MHG07 0.6x wide lens, VF-R52K neutral density filter kit, VAD-S70 filter adapter ring. Warranty is 90 days labor, one year parts. 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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