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Sony Cybershot DSC-W55, 7.2 Megapixel, 3x Optical/2x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Silver)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W55 Digital Camera (Silver)

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The Sony Cybershot DSC-W55 Digital Camera is a compact, pocket-sized and durable camera that incorporates a 7.2-megapixel Super HAD CCD image Sensor which achieves a high ISO1000 sensitivity for low-light shooting, and a precision 3x zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to produce beautiful images. This high performance camera also features quick start-up, fast shot-to-shot times, and long battery life of up to 380 shots on a full charge of the Lithium ion battery.

Use either the traditional, eye-level viewfinders or the large 2.5-inch LCD screen to frame your shots. Although the camera is loaded with great features, it is still incredibly easy to use. The camera has a range of pre-programmed scene modes so you'll get good images - even in difficult shooting situations, and it also incorporates a function guide and resolution guide to assist you in selecting the right settings for your photography needs.

7.2 MP Super HAD CCD
The advanced Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD of the DSC-W55 provides 7.2 megapixels of resolution for images with detail and definition to make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. Furthermore, The Super HAD CCD allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise
Carl Zeiss 3X Optical Zoom Lens Design
The top-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens provides a 3x optical zoom to bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots quickly for better composition. There is also a 14X Smart Zoom feature that intelligently "crops into" the central portion of your photo, and a 2x Digital Zoom to provide even further flexibility in framing and shooting your images.
Large 2.5" LCD Screen and Optical Viewfinder
The DSC-W55 includes a large, 2.5" LCD screen for composing shots, checking results, sharing your photos on location and reading camera setup menus, and the display is bright enough to be viewable even in full sunlight. The camera also includes a zoom viewfinder for when more precision image framing is called for.
High Sensitivity Mode and Clear RAW NR
With high sensitivity of ISO1000, the DSC-W55 can produce images shots in low light that have plenty of image detail, making it great for birthday parties, indoor gatherings and candid portraits. In addition, the Clear RAW NR (Noise Reduction) image processing technology helps suppress color noise that can accompany high-sensitivity shooting.
56MB Internal Memory and Memory Stick Duo Media Convenience
The DSC-W55 allows you to capture a large number of images without a memory card, making it great for traveling and candid snapshots. However, the camera also has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately), that can support capacities of up to 8GB to store literally thousands of images.
Convenient Photo Modes, Color Modes & Fast Burst Mode
The DSC-W55 includes several convenient photo modes to choose from including Auto, Program Auto, and Scene Selections for Twilight, Portrait, Landscape, and other shooting environments. The camera also includes creative color modes (Natural, Rich, Monochrome, Sepia) and a fast burst capability for action photos.
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
The DSC-W55 lets you capture VGA (640 x 480) video clips with sound at high frame rate of up to 30 frames per second, with the clip length length limited only by the capacity of your media.
Function and Resolution Guides
An on-screen Function Guide makes it easy to learn the camera functions by providing a simple text explanation of each camera setting, right on the LCD screen, and the resolution guide is helpful when deciding on the best resolution to select for the desired print size.
Stamina Battery Power
The included rechargeable NP-BG1 Lithium Ion Battery provides sufficient power to capture up to 380 shots on a full charge. That's enough power to cover a long weekend or a whole vacation without needing to recharge.
Includes Picture Motion Browser Software
The supplied software makes it easy to upload, organize and search photos on your PC, and provides a convenient map view function to sort photos by location and display their origin on a world map by using an optional GPS unit.
UPC: 027242705135
Camera Type Ultra-Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.5" 7.2 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
Effective Resolution 7.2 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB Output
Color Modes Natural, Rich, Sepia, Black & White
Image File Formats JPEG (Fine/Standard)
Recorded Resolution 7MP (3072 x 2304)
3:2 (3072 x 2048)
5MP (2592 x 1944)
3MP (2048 x 1536)
2MP (1632 x 1224)
VGA (640 x 480)
Video Recording MPEG Movie Mode with Audio
MPEG VX Fine (640x480 at 30fps)
MPEG VX Standard (640x480 at 16fps)
Video Mail (160x112 at 8fps)
MPEG VX Fine Requires Memory Stick PRO Duo media
Clip Length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording Yes
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens (6 Elements in 5 Groups with 3 Aspheric Elements)
Optical Zoom 3x
Lens Focal Length 6.3mm -18.9mm (38mm - 114mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 2x
Up to 14x Smart Zoom (VGA)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.8" (2cm)
Maximum Aperture f2.8-5.4
Optical Image Stabilization No
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 30mm with VAD-WB Lens Adaptor
Focus Control
Focus Type Contrast Detect AF with AF Illuminator
Focus Modes 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF
Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 0.8" (2cm) - infinity
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO
Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1000)
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed 1-1/2000 seconds
Aperture Range f2.8-5.4 - f/7.1-13.0
Exposure Metering Multi-Pattern Measuring
Exposure Modes Auto, Program Auto, Exposure Compensation (±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV Increments)
White Balance Modes Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
Scene Modes Beach, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off, Slow Synch)
Effective Flash Range 0.5' (0.2m) - 12.7' (3.9m)
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability 1.1 fps up to 4 shots (7.2MP JPEG fine)
1.3 fps up to 64 shots (VGA JPEG std.)
Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording No
Date & Time Stamp No
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory 56MB
Compatible Memory Cards Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo
(up to 8GB)
Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type NP-BG1 Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
Power Adapter AC-LS5K Portable AC Adapter (optional)
Computer Interface USB 2.05 via Multi-connector
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control No
Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL) via Multi-connector
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows Me, 2000, XP
Macintosh OS 9.1- 9.2; OS X (10.0-10.4)
Viewfinder Optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Display 2.5" TFT Color LCD (115,000 Pixels)
Language Options English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish
Playback Options Full frame, Thumbnail, Playback zoom (5x), Resize, Trim, Slideshow, Slideshow with music, Video playback (with sound)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.3 x 3.5 x 0.9" (57 x 89 x 23 mm)
Weight 4.2 oz (116 g) without battery
Sony Cybershot DSC-W55, 7.2 Megapixel, 3x Optical/2x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Silver)
  • NP-BG1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BC-CSG Battery Charger
  • USB Multi-connector Cable
  • A/V Multi-connector Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD-ROM (Picture Motion Browser 2.0, USB Driver)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Sony U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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