MVC-CD500 CD Mavica® Digital Still Camera F E AT U R E S ➤ 1/1.8" 5.0 Megapixel Effective Super HAD™ CCD Super HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD’s provide excellent image quality by allowing more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise. ➤ Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® Lens Famous for sharpness & color accuracy, the Vario-Sonnar 3X Optical zoom lens features 7 elements in 8 groups with 2 aspheric elements. Its fast f2.0 aperture is great for low light shooting. 0 - 4.0 Smart Zoom (at VGA size) Smart Zoom intelligently uses the full CCD to let you zoom into the portion of interest by cropping the image size—thus avoiding the image degradation of Digital Zooms. 5 Area Multi-Point Auto Focus Evaluating 5 separate areas of the frame, Sony's Multi-Point AF system intelligently focuses on the subject and displays the selected focus point. Alternately, choose any of the 5 points for manual control. ➤ Hologram AF™ Illuminator Projecting a Class 1 laser pattern, Hologram AF reads the contrast between the pattern’s edge and the subject for precise focus, even in low or no light. Continuous Auto Focus To maintain accurate focus lock with fast moving subjects, Continuous AF keeps focusing until the moment of exposure. Multi-Pattern Measuring Independently light-metering 49 points of the frame, MultiPattern Measuring establishes the optimum exposure, even when highlight and shadow isn't centered in the frame. ➤ S T E P - U P F E AT U R E Recordable CD Media CD Mavica cameras shoot directly to 156MB CD-R/RW discs, so there's room for hundreds of images and movie clips. The optical disc also provides "instant archiving" — there's no need to transfer to the PC as with flash media. Slow Shutter Noise Reduction During long Twilight mode exposures, Slow Shutter NR captures the scene, and then the CCD noise pattern with a dark frame exposure. By subtracting the two, even long exposures can be clear. 14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion Sony’s 14-bit Digital EXtended Processor captures the range between highlight and shadow with up to 16,384 values, for extended dynamic contrast and detail. ➤ Manual Exposure Controls Flexible Exposure control is provided with Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Exposure modes. Program Shift lets you select aperture/shutter speed combinations for direct control of motion and depth of field, while still in Program AE mode. Pre-Flash Metering With a momentary pre-flash, the camera illuminates the subject and sets exposure through the lens for great flash shots. Auto Daylight Synchro Fill Flash Because the Multi-Pattern Measuring system determines the subject is backlit or in shadow, fill flash automatically fires to provide optimum exposure. Dynamic Flash White Balance By evaluating the Pre-flash, white balance can be set to the color temperature of the flash for greater color accuracy. ➤ 5 Megapixel (2592 x 1944) Image Size With its high resolution CCD, the MVC-CD500 captures in 4 image sizes, TIFF and Fine or Standard JPEG. Scene Selection Mode With 6 Scene Modes, camera parameters can be matched to the shooting conditions. Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Snow and Beach presets make great shots easy . Multi-Burst Mode Captures 16 320 x 240 frames as part of a single 1280 x 960 image which plays back sequentially in the camera. Selectable 1/7.5, 1/15, 1/30 second frame intervals provide convenient motion analysis. MPEG Movie VX Mode Captures VGA (640x480) high frame rate (16 fps) audio/ video clips with length limited only by the capacity of the media. MPEG Movie Video Mail mode captures smaller files sizes suitable for email. 2.5" LCD Monitor Extra-large LCD provides excellent viewing and playback clarity, even outdoors. For eye-level viewing, add the optional DSAC-MVC eye-level finder. ➤ Live Histogram Display The live histogram displays number of pixels at each luminosity making it easy to evaluate correct exposure. ➤ Hot Shoe and ACC Terminal Connect Sony's HVL-F32X flash or Remote Controls with ACC terminal, or synchronize other flash units or studio lighting with the Hot Shoe terminal. Rechargeable Infolithium® Battery Provides reliable, long-lasting power for continuous shooting, without "memory effect". AC-L15 adaptor/ charger provides stable power for USB transfer. MVC-CD500 A D D I T I O N A L F E AT U R E S 3 Shot Burst Mode 3 Shot Auto Exposure Bracketing Adjustable Color Saturation/Contrast Clear Color/Clear Luminance NR Spot Auto Focus MPEG1 Cue, Review 3:2 Aspect Ratio Mode Video Output (PAL/NTSC Selectable) 4 Mode In-Camera Picture Effects 5 Step Manual Preset Focus Still Image Mode 8cm (3") CD-R/RW Disc (156 MB) Image Size 2592x1944 (5MP) 2560x1728 (3:2) 2048x1536 (3MP) 1280x960 (1MP) 640x480 (VGA) JPEG Fine 51 51 81 194 655 JPEG Standard 95 95 145 345 1284 TIFF 7 8 7 8 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Imaging Device: 1/1.8" 5.0 Megapixel Effective Super HAD™ CCD Recording Media: 3" (8cm) CD-R/RW Optical Disc Zoom: 3X Optical, 4X Smart Zoom (at VGA size), 12X Total Filter Diameter: 52mm w/Adaptor Focal Length: 7 - 21mm 35mm Equivalent: 34 - 102mm Aperture: f2.0 - 2.5 Focus: 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Manually Selectable Point, 13 Step Manual Preset Minimum Focus Distance: 19.7" (50 cm) Macro Focus Distance: 1.6" (4 cm) Shutter Speed: Auto: 1/30 – 1/1000 sec, Manual: 8 –1/1000 sec Aperture Range: f2.0 – 8.0 13-step Manual Exposure: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps Color LCD: 2.5" 123K Pixels Low Temperature Polysilicon TFT Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Slow Synchro Red-eye Reduction: On/Off Flash Effective Range: 1.3 – 16.4 ft (0.5– 5.0m) White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash. Manual Picture Effects: Black & White, Solarize, Sepia, Negative Art ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400 Scene Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow Self Timer: Yes, 10 Seconds Video Output: Yes NTSC/PAL Selectable Still Image Modes: JPEG (Fine/Std.),TIFF, Burst, Auto Bracketing, Email, Voice Memo MPEG Movie Modes: MPEG VX (640x480, 16fps, with audio) MPEG Video Mail (160x112, 8 fps with audio) Clip Motion: Normal (160x120), Mobile (80x72) Microphone/Speaker: Yes/Yes USB Terminal: Yes, Supports USB 2.0 Battery Type/Capacity: InfoLithium® NP-FM50 1180 mAh Rated Supplied Software: Pixela™ Image Mixer Software for Sony v1.5, USB Driver SPVD-010 OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP Home/Pro; Macintosh® OS 10.1/10.2 Supplied Accessories: NP-FM50 InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery, AC-L15 AC Adaptor/In-camera Charger, A/V and USB Cables, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, MCR-156A CD-R Media, MCRW-156A CD-RW Media; Software CD-ROM Sony Electronics Inc. 16765 West Bernardo Drive San Diego, Ca 92127 www.sony.com/di MPEG MOVIE MODE Maximum Recording Time (minutes/seconds) 8cm (3) 156 MB CD-R/RW Disc VX Mode (640 x 480) 5 min 54 sec BATTERY LIFE Mail Mode (160 x 112) 91 min 34 sec (Approx) Battery Recording-# Shots* Recording-Minutes* Viewing** Fully Charged LCD On LCD On No. Images/Batt. Life NP-FM50 220 110 min *Under Average Conditions: Normal Mode (JPEG), Picture quality Fine; Shooting each image at 30 second intervals; Zoom is alternated from Wide to Telephoto ends; Flash operated every other shot; Power is turned on/off after every 10 shots; Actual results may vary on conditions of use. **Viewing single images consecutively, at about 3 second interval. Dimensions (W/H/D): 5 7/16" x 3 3/4" x 4" (138.5 x 95.7 x 103.1mm) Weight: 1 lb 6 oz (606g) (w/Battery, CD-R/RW, Strap) OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES DSAC-MVC Clip-on Eye-level Finder/Magnifier ACC-MVCD2 Starter Kit (LCS-MVC4, NP-FM50, MCRW-156A x3) ACC-FMV50S Stamina Value Kit (LCS-VA3, NP-FM50) NP-FM50 InfoLithium® Battery AC-SQ950D AC/DC AC Adaptor/Quick Charger LCS-MVCA Deluxe Soft Carrying Case HVL-F32X External AutoProgrammable Flash HVL-F1000 External Flash VAD-S70 Conversion Lens Adaptor Ring VCL-DEH07V Hi-grade Wide Angle Conversion Lens VCL-DEH17V Hi-grade Telephoto Conversion Lens VF-52CPKS Polarizing Filter Kit VF-R52K Neutral Density Filter Kit MCR-156A 8cm (3") CD-R Media 5MCR-156A 8cm (3") CD-R Media 10MCR-156A 8cm (3") CD-R Media MCRW-156A 8cm (3") CD-RW media 3MCRW-156A 8cm (3") CD-RW Media VMC-14UMB Replacement USB Cable RM-VD1 Multi-Function Wired Remote Control VCT-D680RM Remote Control Tripod VCT-R640 Lightweight Tripod VCT-MTK Travel Tripod ©2003 Sony Electronics Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. Hologram AF, Sony, InfoLithium, Mavica, the Memory Stick logo, and Super HAD are trademarks of Sony. Carl Zeiss and Vario-Sonnar are trademarks of Carl Zeiss. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
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