Sony DSC-S500 Specification

Sony DSC-S500 Specification
Cyber-shot® Digital Still Camera
An amazing combination value, simplicity and performance makes the Sony® Cyber-shot® DSC-S500 a perfect entry-level
choice for first-time digital photographers. Advanced features place it at the head of its class: 6.0 MP resolution for tight crops
and big prints, a quality 3X Optical zoom and wide-angle shooting capability, a large 2.4” 2 LCD screen for setting up shots and
sharing results, 25 MB1 Internal Memory for capturing images in-camera and high-capacity up to 350-shot3 Stamina® power
with optional NiMH rechargeable battery.
6.0 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD
More megapixels give you more detail
and definition when you make big
prints or crop in tight on your
subject. The Sony advanced Super
HAD® (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD
design allows more light to pass to
each pixel, increasing sensitivity and
reducing noise.
Convenient Photo Modes
To adjust quickly for specific
shooting situations, the DSC-S500
lets you choose from several
convenient photo modes: Auto, PAuto, and Scene Selections for
Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape,
Soft Snap, Candle, and Beach
3X Optical/2X Digital Zoom
3X Optical Zoom helps the DSC-S500
bring distant subjects closer and lets
you frame shots for better
composition; the Sony precision 2X
Digital Zoom provides an additional
2X magnification to zoom in close
without jagged edges.
QVGA Movie Mode
The DSC-S500 can capture 320 x 240
audio/video clips at high frame rate
(up to 30 frames per second), with
length limited only by the capacity of
your media.
Capture Images In-Camera
With 25 MB1 Internal Memory, the
DSC-S500 allows you to shoot
without using a memory card -- then
easily transfer your images to
optional Memory Stick Duo™ media,
upload photos to your computer or
make prints on your digital printer.
Large 2.4” 2 LCD Screen
The DSC-S500 gives you a big, bright
LCD screen for reading camera
menus, composing shots, checking
results and sharing your photos on
Burst Mode
You can fire off three shots
automatically at 1-second intervals
(VGA standard mode) or 2-second
intervals (6 MP mode) -- a great way to
capture a child’s first steps or a pet’s
best tricks.
Stamina® Battery Power
With optional Sony NiMH
rechargeable batteries, you can
capture up to an amazing 350 shots
3 -- shooting capacity that’s about
the equivalent of 10 rolls of 35mm
film. With supplied AA alkaline
batteries, the DSC-S500 can capture
up to 60 shots 3 .
Memory Stick Duo™ Media
The DSC-S500 has a built-in slot for
optional Memory Stick Duo™ media -the compact, high-capacity storage
media that are compatible with
millions of devices worldwide.
Cyber-shot Viewer Software
Sony’s new software that makes it
easier to upload images from camera
or Memory Stick Duo™ media -- then
organize and browse through
photos on your PC screen by simply
scrolling through thumbnail images.
Cyber-shot® Digital Still Camera
Color: Silver
UPC Code: 027242692541
Megapixel: 6.0 MP
Imaging Device: 1/2.5" Super HAD™ CCD
Recording Media: 25MB 1 internal Flash
Memory, optional Memory Stick® DUO
Media, optional Memory Stick DUO
PRO™ Media
LCD: 2.4"2 (110K Pixels TFT LCD Screen)
Viewfinder: N/A
Lens Construction: 6 Elements in 5 Groups,
2 Aspheric Elements
Microphone/Speaker: Yes/No
Lens Type: Sony
Docking Station: N/A
Focal Length: 5.4 to 16.2 mm
35mm Equivalent: 32-96mm
Aperture: f2.8-5.6(W), f4.8-9.7 (T)
Focus: Single AF
Focal Distance: Normal Minimum: 19
3/4" (50cm)
Shutter Speed: 1/8-1/2000 sec. (Auto); 11/2000 sec. (Program Auto)
ISO: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400
Filter Diameter: N/A
Smart Zoom®Technology: Up to 4.1X
(3MP), 5.1X (2MP), 13X (VGA Resolution)4
Digital Zoom: 0-2.0X (Precision)
Optical Zoom: 3X
Macro Mode: Auto Macro
Total Zoom: 6X
Minimum Focus Distance: 2" (5 cm)
EV Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
Weight: 5.3 oz (146 g) Body; 7.3 oz. (198 g)
including Battery and optional Memory
Stick® DUO Media
Measurements: 3-5/8" x 2-7/16" x 11/4" (92.4 x 62.3 x 31.2 mm)
Supplied Accessories
“ AA” type one-use Alkaline batteries (x2)
USB cable
Wrist strap
Software CD-ROM
NOTE: No Memory Stick Duo™ media or
adaptors are included.
Optional Accessories
Cyber-shot® Starter Kit (ACC-CN3TR)
Rechargeable NiMH Batteries - 2pk (NH-AA2DB)
External Slave Flash w/ Bracket (HVLFSL1B)
Soft Carrying Case (LCS-WA, LCS-CSD, LCSCP2)
Memory Stick Duo™ Media (MSH-128A)
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (MSX-256S)
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (MSX-512S)
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (MSX-1GS)
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (MSX-1GN)
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (MSX-2GN)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media USB Adaptor
Multi-slot Memory Stick® Adaptor (MSACUSM1)
1: A portion of the memory is used for data management purposes; approx. 30 MB is available for image
2: Viewable area, measured diagonally.
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: Memory Stick DUO PRO™ Media compatibility: tested up to 2 GB media capacity; a portion of the
memory is used for data management purposes. Actual available memory for storage purposes is 1.85
6: Not all products with USB connectors may communicate with each other due to chip-set variations
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All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in parts without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Cybershot, Handycam, Memory Stick Duo, , Stamina, and Walkman are trademarks of Sony.
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Last Updated: 10/15/2006
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