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.