DSC-W5 Weight: 7 oz (197 g) Body; 9 oz (253 g) Body w/Battery, Media, Wrist StrapDimensions: 3 7/12" x 2 4/11" x 1 6/13" (91 x 60 x 37.1mm)
1/1.8" 5.1 Megapixel 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.
3X Optical/2X Digital/6X Total Zoom : Optical zoom helps you fill the frame with your subject for better pictures. And Sony’s Precision Digital Zoom helps bring your subject closer with an extra 2X magnification.
0 -12.0X Smart Zoom™ Feature (at VGA Resolution): The Smart Zoom feature 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.
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens: The Vario-Tessar lens is specially produced for very compact cameras. This specialized design allows quick auto-focus, appealing zoom range while still maintaining a compact design.
Real Imaging Processor™ Technology: The innovative Real Imaging Processor in the DSC-W5 not only improves picture quality and clarity but also improves camera response time, decreases shutter lag and improves battery stamina.
2.5" LCD Monitor: The extra-large high-resolution 115K LCD Monitor makes framing shots and reviewing pictures easy.
Live Histogram Display: Available in capture and playback the Live Histogram Displays the concentration of pixels at each luminosity value making it easy to evaluate correct exposure.
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.
5 Area Multi-Point Auto Focus: By evaluating 5 separate focus areas of the frame, Sony's Multi-Point AF system can intelligently focus on the subject and avoid mistakenly focusing on the background.
Manual Exposure Mode: Manual Exposure Mode provides extended control with 46-step adjustable Shutter speed (30-1/1000 sec.), and 2-step Aperture control.
AF (Auto Focus) Illuminator: Briefly illuminating the subject, in low-or no-light conditions, the AF Illuminator helps establish a positive focus lock.
Selectable Focus Mode: Monitoring AF (Auto Focus) helps you anticipate the action by focusing even before you press the shutter release.
Multi-Pattern Measuring: Independently light-metering 49 points of the frame, Multi-Pattern Measuring establishes the optimum exposure, even when highlight and shadow isn't centered in the frame.
Scene Selection Mode: With 7 Scene Modes, parameters can be matched to the shooting conditions. Choose from one of the following: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Candle.
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 ensure great flash shots.
Slow Shutter Noise Reduction: During long 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.
Memory Stick® Media and Memory Stick: Digital. Powerful. Transportable.™Memory Stick® media is compact, portable and rugged:connecting a variety of hardware and software applications.
32MB Internal Memory1 Included: Shoot without a flash memory card with 32 MB internal memory1; Slot for optional Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ media. Full 32MB of internal memory can be copied to optional Memory Stick media.
9 Shot Burst Mode: Capture up to nine 5MP shots (fine) or 100 shots VGA (standard) at 0.7 frame/sec. Perfect for high speed subjects or fast moving action such as sports or small children.
Multi-Burst Mode: Captures 16 320x240 frames as part of a single 1280x960 image which plays back sequentially in the camera. Selectable 1/7.5, 1/15, 1/30 second.
MPEG Movie VX Standard/Fine Mode: Captures VGA (640x480) high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second) audio/video clips with length limited only by the capacity of the media. Video mail mode captures smaller file sizes suitable for email.
Conversion Lens Compatible: With VAD-WA adaptor, you can add tele- or wide- conversion lenses for greater magnification or wider field of view, as well as protective and special effect filters.
PictBridge™ Compatibility: Connect to any PictBridge™ compatible printer with the supplied USB cable and print directly from the camera. Images can be viewed and selected for printing right on the camera's LCD, with menus for print quantity, date and index print.
Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries: The high capacity 2100 mAh AA NiMH batteries provide reliable, long-lasting power for continuous shooting. The supplied BC-CS2 charger provides a convenient way to charge the batteries.
Supports High Speed USB 2.02:
Clear Color/Clear Luminance NR:
3:2 Aspect Ratio Mode:
Adjustable Color Saturation/Contrast:
MPEG1 Cue, Review and Divide:
White Balance: Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Self Timer: Yes (10 Seconds)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 4GB 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)
Burst Mode: 9 Shot at 0.7fps (5MP JPEG fine), 100 Shot VGA at 0.7fps (JPEG std.)
Date/Time Stamp: Yes
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes
Imaging Device: 1/1.8" Super HAD™ CCD
Recording Media: 32MB1 internal Flash Memory, Memory Stick® Media, Memory Stick PRO™ Media, Memory Stick Duo™ Media (with adaptor), Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (with adaptor)
Megapixel: 5.1 MP
LCD: 2.5" (115K Pixels TFT LCD Screen)
Lens Construction: 7 Elements in 5 Groups, 3 Aspheric Elements
Viewfinder: Optical, True Zoom
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
Docking Station: N/A
Inputs and Outputs
USB Port(s): Yes (Supports USB 2.02)
Accessory Terminal: Mini-Jack
Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (NTSC/PAL Selectable)
Flash Effective Range: 1"-14'9" (0.3-4.5 m)
Flash Mode(s): Auto, Forced, Off, Slow SynchroOptics/Lens
Focal Length: 7.9-23.7mm
35mm Equivalent: 38-114mm
Aperture: f2.8-f5.2 (W), f5.2-f10 (T)
Focus: 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, 5-Step Manual
Focal Distance: 2 3/8" (6cm) (Minimum Macro W), 11 7/8" (30cm) (Minimum Macro T)
Aperture Range: f2.8-5.6(W), f5.2-10 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1/8-1/2000 sec. (Auto), 1-1/2000 sec. (Program Auto) , 30-1/1000 sec. (Manual)
Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400
Filter Diameter: 30mm (by required VAD-WA adaptor)
Smart Zoom® Technology: 0-12X (at VGA Resolution)
Digital Zoom: 0-2.0X (Precision)
Optical Zoom: 3X
Macro Mode: 2 3/8" (6cm)
Total Zoom: 6X
Battery Type: "AA" NiMH, "AA" Alkaline, "AA" Nickel-Metal Manganese
Battery Capacity: N/A
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Supplied Software: Picture Package™ for Sony v1.6 (Windows®), Pixela™ ImageMixer VCD2 (Macintosh®), USB Driver, Cyber-shot Life tutorial (Windows®)
Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh® OS 9.1/9.2/OS X (10.0 - 10.3)
Hybrid Record Mode: N/A
Movie Mode(s): MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640 x 480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO media), MPEG VX Standard with Audio (640 x 480 at 16fps), Video Mail with Audio (160 x 112 at 8fps)
Power Save Mode: Yes (after approx. 3 min. of inactivity)
Picture Effect(s): Black & White, Sepia
Scene Mode(s): Beach, Candle, Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait
Histogram Display: Yes
Real Imaging Processor™ Technology: Yes
AF Illuminator Light: Yes
PictBridge Compatible: Yes
Clear Color/Clear Luminance NR: Yes
Multi-Pattern Measuring: Yes
SteadyShot® Image Stabilization: N/A
NightShot® Infrared System: N/A
NightFraming System: N/A
Rechargeable AA Batteries (NH-AA-DA)
Battery Charger and Cord (BC-CS2)
A/V and USB Cables
Starter Kit (ACC-CN3TR)
Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (2pk)(NH-AA-2DB)
Soft Leather Carrying Case (LCS-WB)
Soft Textile Carrying Case (LCS-WD)
Conversion Lens Adaptor Mount (VAD-WA)
Wide Angle Conversion Lens4(VCL-DH0730)
Super Telephoto Conversion Lens4(VCL-DH2630)
Telephoto Conversion Lens4 (VCL-DH1730)
Polarizing Kit Filter4 (VF-30CPKS)
External Slave Flash w/Bracket (HVL-FSL1B)
Marine Sports Pak (MPK-WA)
Marine Color Filter Kit (VF-MP5K)
Memory Stick® Media (MSH-128A)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media (MSX-256S/N)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media (MSX-512S/N)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media (MSX-1GS/N)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media (MSX-2G/N)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media (MSX-4G/N)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media USB Adaptor (MSAC-US30)
Multi-slot Memory Stick Adaptor (MSAC-USM1)
1. Recording numbers are approximate and will vary depending upon the images. Available storage capacity of Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO media may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions. Actual available memory in MBs is:16=15, 32=30, 64=61, 128=123, 256=220, 512=460, 1GB=940MB, 2GB=1,850MB, 4GB=3.66GB. 2. Not all products with USB connectors may communicate with each other due to chipset variations. 3. Under Average Conditions: Normal Mode (JPEG), Picture quality Fine; Shooting each image at 30 second intervals; Flash operated every other shot; Power is turned on/off after every 10 shots. Actual results may vary on conditions of use. 4. VAD-WA Conversion Lens Adaptor Mount Required
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