Sony DSC-W55 Specification

Sony DSC-W55 Specification
Cyber-shot® digital still camera
In silver, black, pink or light blue, the DSC-W55 is a stand-out choice for style-conscious start-out or step-up camera
customers who appreciate real value and advanced technology. 7.2 MP imaging, Carl Zeiss® 3X Optical zoom lens and high
sensitivity combine to capture clear, high-detail images even in low light -- and with up to 380-shot2 Stamina® battery power, 56
MB Internal Memory capacity and large 2.5” 1 LCD screen, the DSC-W55 is ideal for family memories at home or on the road.
7.2 MP Super HAD™ CCD
More megapixels give you more
detail and definition when you
make big prints or crop in tight on
your subject. The advanced Sony®
Super HAD™ (Hole Accumulated
Diode) CCD design allows more
light to pass to each pixel,
increasing sensitivity and reducing
Carl Zeiss® 3X Optical Zoom
Lens Design
A top-quality Carl Zeiss® 3X Optical
zoom lens design helps the DSCW55 bring distant subjects closer
and lets you frame shots quickly
for better composition -- a real
advantage for family sports,
outdoor fun and travel photos.
Large 2.5” 1 LCD Screen
The DSC-W55 provides a large,
bright LCD screen for composing
shots, checking results, sharing
your photos on location and
reading camera setup menus even
in full sunlight.
High Sensitivity Mode
With high sensitivity of ISO 1000,
the DSC-W55 gives you better
shots in low light so you can shoot
without flash to preserve the
mood -- great for birthday parties,
indoor gatherings and candid
Clear RAW™ Noise Reduction
The original Sony Clear RAW™ NR
(Noise Reduction) image
processing technology helps
suppress color noise that can
accompany high-sensitivity
56 MB Internal Memory
The DSC-W55 allows you to
capture a large number of images
without a flash memory card, so
it’s great for traveling or for quick
candid snapshots.
Memory Stick Duo™ Media
The DSC-W55 also has a built-in
slot for optional Memory Stick
Duo™ or Memory Stick PRO Duo™
media -- the compact, highcapacity storage media that make
it easily to upload photos to your
computer or make lab-quality
prints at home on your Sony
Picture Station™ digital printer
(sold separately).
Function Guide Text/Icon
An on-screen Function Guide
text/icon display makes it easy to
learn the camera functions that
give you greater creative freedom
to adjust photo settings.
Versatile Color Modes
The DSC-W55 gives you greater
creative freedom to adjust color
mode for the creative results you
want -- with Natural setting for
subtle colors, Rich setting for more
intense colors, in addition to
Monochrome and Sepia color
Convenient Photo Modes
To adjust quickly for specific
shooting situations, the DSC-W55
lets you choose from several
convenient photo modes: Auto, PAuto, and Scene Selections for
Twilight, Twilight Portrait,
Landscape, High Sensitivity, Soft
Snap, Snow, and Beach
14X Smart Zoom® Feature3
The Sony Smart Zoom® feature
intelligently “crops into” the central
portion of interest in your photo,
avoiding the image degradation of
other digital zooms.
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
Stamina® Battery Power
Burst Mode
Picture Motion Browser Software
Cyber-shot® digital still camera
Operating Conditions
Flash Effective Range: ISO Auto: 6” to 12'
8" (0.2-3.9m)(W), ISO 1000: 6" to 23’ (0.27.0m)(W)
Flash Mode(s): Auto, Forced On, Forced Off,
Slow Synch
Megapixel: 7.2 MP
Imaging Device: 1/2.5" Super HAD™ CCD
Recording Media: 56MB 1 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, Off)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility:
Tested to support up to 8GB Memory
Stick DUO PROTM media capacity1 ; does
not support Access Control security
Still Image Mode(s): JPEG: Normal, Burst,
Multi Burst
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On/Off all modes)
Burst Mode: 4 Shot at 1.1 fps (7.2MP JPEG
fine), 64 Shot VGA at 1.3 fps (JPEG std.)
Erase/Protect: Yes/Yes
Date/Time Stamp: No/ No
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes/Yes
Color Mode(s): Black & White, Natural, Rich,
Image Quality Mode: Yes, JPEG
Convenience Features
Real Imaging Processor™ Technology: Yes
AF Illuminator Light: Yes
PictBridge Compatible: Yes
Multi-Pattern Measuring: Yes
SteadyShot®Image Stabilization: N/A
Scene Mode(s): Beach, High Sensitivity,
Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight,
Twilight Portrait
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).
Power Save Mode: Yes (after approx. 3 min.
of inactivity)
Inputs and Outputs
Accessory Terminal: N/A
Audio/Video Output(s): Yes via Mutli-Use
USB Port(s): Yes (Supports USB 2.05 )
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
Focal Length: 6.3 -18.9mm
35mm Equivalent: 38 - 114 mm
Focus: 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF
Aperture Range: f2.8-7.1(W), f5.2-13 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1/8-1/2000 sec. (Auto), 11/2000 sec. (Program Auto)
Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV
Step Increments
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Filter Diameter: 30mm (with VAD-WB
Adapter Ring)
Smart Zoom®Technology: Up to 3.6X
(5MP), 4.5X (3MP), 5.6X (16:9 2MP) 14X
(VGA Resolution)4
Digital Zoom: 0-2.0X (Precision)
Optical Zoom: 3X
Macro Mode: Yes
Total Zoom: 6X
Minimum Focus Distance: 19.7" (50 cm),
Macro 0.74" (2 cm)
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion NP-BG1
Battery Capacity: 3.6V, 960 mAh
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Supplied Software: Windows: Picture
Motion Browser Vers 2.0 + USB Driver
Operating System Compatibility:
Microsoft® 2000 Professional, Me, XP
Home and Professional; Macintosh® OS
9.1/9.2/OS X (10.0-10.4)
Weight: 4.2 oz (116 g) Body; 5.1 oz. (147 g)
including Battery and optional Memory
Stick® DUO Media
Measurements: 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 7/8" (89 x 57
x 23 mm)
Supplied Accessories
NP-BG1 rechargeable battery
BC-CSG battery charger
A/V and USB multi-connector cables
Wrist strap
Software CD-ROM
Note: No Memory Stick® DUO media or
adaptors are included.
Optional Accessories
Accessory Kit (ACC-CLGB)
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (NPBG1)
Conversion Lens Adaptor Mount (VAD-WB)
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 (HVL-FSL1B)
Genuine Leather Cases (LCSTWA/TWB/TWC/TWD)
GPS Unit Kit (GPS-CS1KA)
Memory Stick Duo™ PRO (MSX-512S)
Memory Stick Duo™ PRO (MSX-1GST)
Memory Stick Duo™ PRO (MSX-2GS)
Memory Stick Duo™ PRO (MSX-M4GS)
Stick• 1.800.222.7669
Duo™ Adaptor (MSAC-M2)
Sony Electronics Inc. • 16530 Via Esprillo • San Diego,
CA 92127
Memory Stick Duo™ USB Adptr (MSACUS40)
1: Viewable area, measured diagonally.
2: Actual results may vary based on product settings, usage patterns, battery and environmental
3: Smart Zoom® feature will not work at highest resolution setting.
4: Shooting at high frame rate of up to 30 frames per second requires Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media.
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RAW, Cyber-shot, Handycam, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Duo PRO, Picture Station, Smart Zoom,
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Last Updated: 07/03/2007
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