DSC-U50 Digital Still Camera F E AT U R E S 1/2.7" 2.0 Megapixel Effective Super HAD™ CCD Super HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCDs provide excellent image quality by allowing more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise. ➤Rotating Lens Housing Allows U to get in the picture, and lets U take pictures from overhead or down low (120° front, 90° back). Fast Start-Up (0.9 sec.) Lets you capture your precious memories at the speed of life, rather than miss “The” shot, waiting for your camera to start up. Pre-Flash Metering With a momentary pre-flash, the camera illuminates the subject and sets exposure through the lens for accurate flash metering. Adjustable flash level and red-eye reduction insure great flash shots. Memory Stick Duo™ and PRO Duo™ Compatibility Digital, Powerful, Transportable.™ At 1/3 the size of standard Memory Stick® Media, Memory Stick Duo and PRO Duo Media offers the same benefits and capabilities, but in a smaller size, perfect for the ultra-compact camera. Red-Eye Reduction The Red-Eye Reduction system uses a series of pre-flashes that causes the subject’s pupils to contract, reducing the possibility of reflection from the back of the eye that causes the red-eye problem. Scene Selection Mode With 5 Scene Modes (Soft Snap, Illumination Snap, Twilight, Active Outdoor and Vivid Nature), the camera parameters are changed to match the shooting conditions. Progressive Scan Provides crisp, clean images without interpolation of the loss of detail commonly seen with fast moving objects. ➤ STEP-UP F E AT U R E 12-Bit DXP A/D Conversion Sony’s 12-bit Digital EXtended Processor captures the range between highlight and shadow with up to 4,096 values, for extended dynamic contrast and detail. 1.0" Hybrid LCD Monitor Monitors the scene for accurate framing. The Hybrid system consists of a transmissive LCD combined with a reflective LCD. By turning off the LCD backlight, it will capture more ambient light virtually eliminating “wash-out.” Images will be visible in the LCD even in the most challenging outdoor lighting conditions. Auto Bright Monitoring To help framing in low or no-light situations, the CCD gain is briefly increased to provide an extra bright display on the LCD viewfinder just before exposure. Selectable Picture Size Select 1632 x 1224 (UXGA) picture resolution great for photo quality 5" x 7" prints, or 640 x 480 (VGA) picture resolution for on-screen viewing and email applications. Burst Mode Capture ten (10) 640 x 480 frames or two (2) 1632 x 1224 frames, which allows for the ability to capture fast moving objects in separate files for viewing at a later date. USB Interface Allows digital still images and stored on USB MPEG1 movies, Memory Stick® Media, to be easily transferred to Microsoft® Windows® operating system compatible or Macintosh® computers equipped with USB terminals. Simply plug in the supplied USB cable from your camera to the computer’s USB port for fast access to your pictures. UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS USB Bus Powered for File Transfer Using the supplied USB cable, power is supplied to the camera allowing for easy transfer of still images and MPEG1 movies directly from the camera to the PC. No need for an additional power source. ➤PictBridge™ Compatibility Connect the DSC-U50 directly to a compatible printer via the supplied USB cable allows for easier printing capability without the need for a computer. Picture Effects Select from 4 Picture Effects (Negative Art, Sepia, Black & White, Solarize) to add creativity to ordinary pictures. Picture Indexing Finding a special picture stored on the Memory Stick® media is easy with the Picture Index mode. View four (4) images at a time for convenient and quick access to your images. MPEG Movie EX Mode (No Audio) Unlike earlier MPEG1 Movies, MPEG Movie EX will allow you to record 320 x 240 resolution MPEG movies uninterrupted up to the capacity of the Memory Stick Duo™ Media. Rechargeable NiMH Batteries Reliable power is provided by Sony’s Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) AAA Stamina® batteries with external charger. Playback Zoom During playback, zoom either 2.5X or 5.0X on the image; then save the new image as a new file. Active Lifestyle Lanyard Over-sized, active-wear, adjustable lanyard included to allow the DSC-U50 to be portable, wearable, fashionable and accessible for you wherever you are and whenever you want to capture the moment. DSC-U50 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Imaging Device: 1/2.7" 2.0 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD Recording Media: Memory Stick Duo™ Media, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media Zoom: N/A Filter Diameter: N/A Focal Length: 5.0mm 35mm Equivalent: 33mm Aperture: f2.8 Focus: 4-Step Manual Preset with Auto Minimum Focus Distance (Auto Macro): 3.9" (0.1m) Shutter Speed: Auto (1/8 – 1/2000) Manual Exposure: N/A Color LCD: 1.0" 64K Pixels Hybrid LCD Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Red-Eye Reduction Red-Eye Reduction: On/Off Flash Effective Range: 1.6 – 6.0 feet (0.5 – 1.8m) White Balance: Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Fluorescent/Incandescent Picture Effects: Solarize, Black & White, Sepia, and Negative Art ISO: Auto Scene Modes: Soft Snap, Illumination Snap, Twilight, Active Outdoor, Vivid Nature Self-Timer: Yes, 10 seconds Video Output: N/A Still Image Modes: JPEG (Normal) MPEG Movie Mode: MPEG Movie EX (320 x 240) without Audio, Video Mail (160 x 112) without Audio Clip Motion: N/A Microphone/Speaker: N/A USB Terminal: Yes Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media Compatibility 1: Tested to support up to 512MB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function Supplied Software: Pixela ImageMixer™ Software for Sony v1.5, USB Driver OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, XP Home and Pro. Macintosh® 8.5.1/8.6/ 9.0/9.1/ 9.2/ X (10.0, 10.1, 10.2) Supplied Accessories: “AAA” Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (2), BC-CS2 Battery Charger, USB Cable, MSG-M8A 8MB Memory Stick Duo™ Media, MSAC-MZ Memory Stick Duo Adapter, Lens Cap, Neck Strap, Software CD-ROM Dimensions: 4" x 1 5/8" x 1" (99.9 x 40.5 x 24.9mm) Weight: 4.7oz (132g) JPEG Still Image Mode Standard Picture Quality Memory Stick Duo™ Media1 1632 x 1224 (2MP) 640 x 480 (VGA) 14 29 60 122 245 80 161 326 656 1316 445 906 2380 4840 8MB 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media 256MB 512MB MPEG MOVIE EX MODE Maximum Storage Time MPEG EX (320 x 240) Video Mail (160 x 112) 5m 35s 8MB 1m 26s 16MB 2m 54s 11m 3s 32MB 5m 52s 22m 43s 64MB 11m 48s 45m 40s 128MB 23m 39s 1h 31 m 34s 256MB 42m 47s 2h 45m 35s 512MB 1h 27m 1s 5h 36m 43s h = hours m = minutes s = seconds OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ACC-CN4 Starter Kit (BC-CSQ2 Quick Charger, 4 Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries) NH-AAA-2DA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries LCS-UL Soft Carrying Case (Blue) LCS-UM Soft Carrying Case (Black) MSH-M64A, MSHM128A Memory Stick Duo™ Media MSX-M256A, MSA-M512A, Memory Stick Pro Duo™ Media LCH-MA High Grade Memory Stick® Media Case MSAC-PC3 Memory Stick Media PCMCIA Card Adapter MSAC-US30 Memory Stick Media USB Reader/Writer MSAC-US70 Memory Stick USB Mouse/Adapter OPTIONAL CARRYING CASES Sony Electronics Inc. 16765 West Bernardo Drive San Diego, Ca 92127 www.sony.com/di ©2003 Sony Electronics Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. Sony, Cyber-shot, Digital. Powerful. Transportable, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, the Memory Stick logo, Stamina and Super HAD are trademarks of Sony. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. PictBridge is a trademark of CIPA. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate. 1 Available storage capacity of Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo media may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.