Cyber-shot® digital still camera
The Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-W50 is an ideal camera for starting out or stepping, combining 6.0 megapixel resolution for
big prints, Carl Zeiss® 3X Optical zoom, High Sensitivity Mode for great low-light shooting, and on-screen Function
Guide for easy setup. 32 MB2 Internal Memory allows shooting in-camera -- and Lithium Ion battery provides up to 390
3 shots.
6.0 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD
Higher megapixels gives you more detail
and definition for making large prints and
cropping in on your subject. Sony’s
advanced Super HAD (Hole
Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows
more light to pass to each pixel,
increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
Extra-Large 2.5” 1 LCD Screen
The DSC-W50 has a bigger, brighter
2.5” 1 LCD screen for setting up and
viewing images -- with a one-touch
“ Play” button that makes it quick and
easy to view your photos.
Simple Controls, Function Guide
User-friendly controls and simple onscreen Function Guide text/icon display
help you set up camera functions for
terrific shots -- and you’ll have greater
creative freedom to adjust color mode
(including “ Natural” for subtle colors and
“ Rich” for more intense colors),
sensitivity, brightness and image size.
High Sensitivity Mode
A new High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 1000)
allows you to shoot with great results in
low-light conditions -- and Sony’s original
Clear RAW™ NR (Noise Reduction)
image processing technology helps
suppress the color noise that can
accompany high-senstivity shooting.
Carl Zeiss® 3X Optical/2X Digital
3X Optical Zoom helps the DSC-W50
bring distant subjects closer and lets you
frame shots for better composition;
Sony’s precision 2X Digital Zoom
provides an additional 2X magnification
to enlarge details without jagged edges.
Stamina® Battery Power
With its powerful Lithium Ion
rechargeable battery, the DSC-W50 can
capture up to 390 images3 -- enough for
a whole vacation. The compact BC-CSG
Battery Charger is also supplied for
battery recharging on the go.
13X Smart Zoom® Feature
At VGA resolution4 , Sony’s Smart
Zoom® feature intelligently “ crops into”
the central portion of interest in your
photo without sacrificing full CCD
resolution -- avoiding the image
degradation of other digital zooms.
Capture Images In-Camera
With 32 MB2 Internal Memory, the DSCW50 allows you to shoot without a flash
memory card -- then transfer your
images to optional Memory StickDuo™
media, upload to your computer or
make prints on your digital printer.
Memory Stick Duo™ Media
The DSC-W50 has a built-in slot for
optional Memory StickDuo™ or highercapacity Memory Stick PRO Duo™
media -- the ultra-compact media for
shooting, storing and sharing your photo
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
The DSC-W50 can capture VGA (640 x
480) audio/video clips at high frame rate
(up to 30 frames per second), with
length limited only by the capacity of your
Cyber-shot Viewer Software
Sony’s new software that makes it easy
to import images via camera or Memory
Stick® media -- then organize and
browse through photos on your PC with
simple scrolling through thumbnail
PictBridge™ Compatibility
The DSC-W50 connects easily to any
PictBridge™ compatible printer with the
supplied USB cable, so you can print
directly from your camera. You can view
images and make print selections right
on the camera’s LCD screen -- with
simple menus for print quality, date and
index print.
Cyber-shot® digital still camera
Megapixel: 6.0 MP
Imaging Device: 1/2.5" Super HAD™ CCD
Recording Media: 32MB1 internal Flash
Memory, optional Memory Stick® DUO
Media, optional Memory Stick DUO
PRO™ Media
White Balance: Automatic, Cloudy,
Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent,
Self Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds,
Memory Stick PRO™ Media
Compatibility: Tested to support up to
2GB Memory Stick DUO PROTM media
capacity1 ; does not support Access
Control security function.
Still Image Mode(s): Burst, JPEG
(Fine/Standard), Multi-Burst
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On/Off all
Movie Mode(s): MPEG VX Fine with Audio
(640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine
requires Memory Stick DUO PRO™
media), MPEG VX Standard with Audio
(640x480 at 16fps), Video Mail with Audio
(160x112 at 8fps).
Burst Mode: 3 Shot at 1.43 fps (6MP JPEG
fine), 98 Shot VGA at 1.43 fps (JPEG std.)
Power Save Mode: Yes (after approx. 3
min. of inactivity)
Erase/Protect: Yes/Yes
Date/Time Stamp: No/ No
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes/Yes
Scene Mode(s): Beach, High Sensitivity,
Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight,
Twilight Portrait
Color Mode(s): Black & White, Natural,
Rich, Sepia
Inputs and Outputs
Accessory Terminal: N/A
Audio/Video Output(s): Yes via Mutli-Use
USB Port(s): Yes (Supports USB 2.05 )
Smart Zoom® Technology: Up to 4.1X
(3MP), 5.2X (2MP), 4.4X (16:9 2MP) 13X
(VGA Resolution)4
35mm Equivalent: 38 - 114 mm
Aperture Range: f2.8-6.3(W), f5.1-11 (T)
Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV
Step Increments
Focal Distance: 4-3/4" (12 cm) (W), 193/4" (50cm) (T)
Focal Length: 6.3 -18.9mm
Focus: 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF
ISO: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Shutter Speed: 1/8-1/2000 sec. (Auto), 11/2000 sec. (Program Auto)
Filter Diameter: 30mm (with VAD-WB
Adapter Ring)
Macro Mode: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 19.7" (50 cm),
Macro 0.74" (2 cm)
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion NP-BG1
Battery Capacity: 3.6V, 950 mAh
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Supplied Software: Cyber-shot® Viewer
Vers 1.0 + USB Driver, (Windows®)
Operating System Compatibility:
Microsoft® 2000 Professional, Me, XP
Home and Professional; Macintosh® OS
9.1/9.2/OS X (10.0-10.4)
Weight: 4.5 oz (127 g) Body; 5.5 oz. (157
g) including Battery and optional Memory
Stick® DUO Media
Measurements: 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x
15/16" (89 x 57 x 23 mm)
Supplied Accessories
NP-BG1 Lithium-Ion Battery
BC-CSG Battery Charger
AV/USB Multi-Connector Cable
Wrist Strap
Software CD-ROM
Note: No Memory Stick® DUO media or
adapters are included.
Optional Accessories
LCD: 2.5"2 (115K Pixels TFT LCD Screen)
Viewfinder: Optical
Lens Construction: 6 Elements in 5
Groups, 3 Aspheric Elements
Microphone/Speaker: Yes/ Yes
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
Docking Station: N/A
Operating Conditions
Flash Effective Range: ISO Auto: 6” to 13'
9" (0.2-4.2m)(W), ISO 1000: 2' 7” to
24’ (0.8-7.3m)(W)
Flash Mode(s): Auto, Forced On, Forced
Off, Slow Synch, Daylight Fill
Total Zoom: 6X
Optical Zoom: 3X
Digital Zoom: 0-2.0X (Precision)
Accessory Kit (ACC-CLG)
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (NPBG1)
Conversion Lens Adaptor Mount (VAD-WB)
Deluxe Soft Carrying Case (LCS-BDA)
Wide Angle Conversion Lens (VCL-DH0730)
Super Telephoto Conversion Lens (VCLDH2630)
Telephoto Conversion Lens (VCL-DH1730)
Polarizing Kit Filter (VF-30CPKS)
External Slave Flash w/Bracket (HVLFSL1B)
Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-256S)
Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-512S)
Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-1GST)
Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-2GS)
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (MSAC-M2)
Memory Stick Duo USB Adptr (MSACUS40)
Color: Black, Silver
UPC Code: 027242682238
1: Viewable area, measured diagonally
2: A portion of the memory is used for data management purposes; approx. 30 MB will be available for image
3: Under average conditions; when fully charged, actual results may vary based on camera settings and
conditions of use.
4: Smart Zoom® feature will not work at highest resolution setting.
5: Not all products with USB connectors may communicate with each other due to chip-set variations
Sony, Cyber-shot, Handycam, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, , Super HAD, Clear
RAW, Smart Zoom, Stamina, Trinitron and Walkman are trademarks of Sony. All other trademarks are
trademarks of their respective owners.
Please visit the Dealer Network for more information at
Sony Electronics Inc. • 16530 Via Esprillo • San Diego, CA 92127 • 1-800-222-7669 • www.sony.com
Last Updated: 02/22/2006
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