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Sony DSC-G3 Cyber-shot Digital Camera

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Sony DSC-G3 Cyber-shot Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 10.1MP, 1/2.3" CCD
  • 4x Optical Zoom
  • 3.5" LCD
  • ISO 80-3200
With one glance at its ultra-slim design, huge 3.5" LCD, and impressive feature set, you'll know that the Sony DSC-G3 Cyber-Shot is not just another garden-variety digital camera.

This ultra-portable high-performance imaging machine combines the imaging performance of an impressive 10MP CCD with an incredible 4GB of internal memory. It's small enough to slip into just about any pocket; you can take it everywhere you go.

The DSC-G3 Cyber-shot comes with a comprehensive selection of tools and features needed to produce impressive high-quality images; some of which are built into the camera - you can fix, resize, and proudly share them almost instantly via the built-in Wi-Fi and an intuitive Easy Upload Home Page.

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Sony DSC-G3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210.1MP Super HAD CCD w/BIONZ Processor
  • 3Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x Zoom Lens
  • 43.5" Xtra Fine LCD
  • 5Face Detection
  • 6Image Stabilization
  • 7Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 8Burst Mode
  • 94GB of Internal Memory
  • 10Stamina Battery Power
  • 11High-Quality Video
  • 12Creative Control and Workflow

With one glance at its ultra-slim design, huge 3.5" LCD, and impressive feature set, you'll know that the Sony DSC-G3 Cyber-Shot is not just another garden-variety digital camera.

This ultra-portable high-performance imaging machine combines the imaging performance of an impressive 10MP CCD with an incredible 4GB of internal memory. It's small enough to slip into just about any pocket; you can take it everywhere you go.

The DSC-G3 Cyber-shot comes with a comprehensive selection of tools and features needed to produce impressive high-quality images; some of which are built into the camera - you can fix, resize, and proudly share them almost instantly via the built-in Wi-Fi and an intuitive Easy Upload Home Page.

10.1MP Super HAD CCD w/BIONZ Processor

The Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD increases sensitivity and reduces noise by allowing more light to pass to each pixel. The BIONZ processor delivers fast performance and high-resolution imaging

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x Zoom Lens

Carl Zeiss' world renowned optical quality ensures well-defined high-constrast images. This 6.18-24.7mm (35-140mm equivalent in 35mm format) 3x zoom lens is designed for moderate wide-angle to long-telephoto imaging. Semi-manual and/or manual focusing ensures a sharp focus at all times

3.5" Xtra Fine LCD

Reveals exquisite image detail by providing up to five times the resolution (921k) of typical digital camera screens. This large screen allows sharing photos on-site, access to camera functions and the function guide display with its simple on-screen camera setup instructions

Face Detection

Detects up to eight faces; controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance for accurate, natural skin tones and reduced red-eye. Prioritizes the camera's focus to distinguish between children and adults

Image Stabilization

Optical SteadyShot stabilization minimizes blur and allows flash-free shooting when it's not permitted or inappropriate. A high ISO sensitivity (ISO 1000) permits faster shutter speeds for low-light situations, or freezing action

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Wireless internet connection via 802.11b/g: upload images directly from camera to popular sharing sites

Burst Mode

Up to 100 shots @ 0.62 second intervals at all resolution settings

4GB of Internal Memory

Store 40,000 VGA-sized images or 950 high resolution images. Memory card slot accepts optional (up to 16GB)Memory Stick Duo Media

Stamina Battery Power

Fully-charged lithium-ion battery supports up to 200 shots

High-Quality Video

Records 10 minutes of VGA 640 x 480 video @ 16/30 fps, or 320 x 240 @ 8 fps

Creative Control and Workflow

  • Dynamic Range Optimizer: determines the best exposure and contrast settings for most situations
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition: detects eight different types of scenes, selects the appropriate camera settings
  • Anti-blink Function: records the photo with less squinting or blinking
  • Creative Painting Tools: built-in Paint Pen, 30 stamps, 15 picture frames. Painted/framed images are saved separately without altering the original
  • In-Camera Retouching: Retouch/enhance images - trimming, red-eye correction, soft focus, partial color, fisheye, cross filter, radio blur, retro, happy face, Unsharp mask
  • PHOTOMUSIC: Combines images with music to produce entertaining slide shows with five standard visual effects (simple, basic, nostalgic, active, stylish) and three face priority effects (basic, nostalgic, stylish). Select music from eight preloaded tracks or personal music library
  • Simplified Image Management: organize your photos based on when they were shot, and view/select thumbnail images for full-screen viewing. Browse photos in four convenient ways: folder, date, event, favorites. Face Detection technology can filter by face type - all people, children, infants, or smiles
  • Picture Motion Browser/Sharemark: offers a user-friendly way to transfer video and still images to the Web, YouTube, or your computer
  • Easy Exporter function: store a large number of smaller files on your camera for easy viewing
  • HDTV Compatibility: view HD images on PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs; fine-tunes TV's sharpness, gradation, and color settings to display images that look more like printed photographs. Wide Zoom display automatically expands standard 4:3/3:2 images to 16:9
  • Password Lock: Stored images can be password-protected

Sony DSC-G3 Specs

Camera TypeCompact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image SensorSuper HAD CCD
Effective Resolution10.1MP
Color DepthNot Specified by Manufacturer
Color ModesFull Color
Image File FormatsJPEG
Recorded Resolution2816 x 2112
2816 x 1872 (3:2)
2048 x 1536
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
1632 x 1224
640 x 480
Video RecordingVX Fine, 640 x 480 @ 30fps, VX Standard, 640 x 480 @ Approx.16.6fps, QVGA, 320 x 240 @ 8.3fps
Audio RecordingYes
Optics
Lens TypeWide angle-Telephoto Zoom
Optical Zoom4x
Lens Focal Length6.18-24.7mm (35-140mm equivalent)
12 elements (4 aspheric,1 prism)/10 groups
Digital Zoom4x
Minimum Focus Distance0.4" (1cm)
Maximum ApertureWide: f/3.5
Tele: f/10
Optical Image StabilizationSteadyShot Image Stabilization
Accessory Lens/Filter MountNot Specified by Manufacturer
Focus Control
Focus TypeSemi-manual and automatic
Focus ModesCenter weighted, spot, flexible, semi-manual
Focus RangeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure Control
SensitivityISO: Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Shutter TypeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed1-1/1000 second
Aperture Rangef/3.5-10
Exposure MeteringMulti-Pattern Measuring
Exposure ModesAuto, Program Auto, SCN, Exposure Compensation (±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV Steps), Auto Bracketing
White Balance ModesAuto, daylight, cloudy, fluorescent 1/2/3, incandescent, flash, underwater auto/1/2/flash
Scene ModesAuto, easy, program, movie, high-sensitivity, twilight, twilight-portrait, soft-snap, landscape, beach, snow, fireworks, hi-speed, underwater, gourmet, auto-adjust
Flash
Built-in FlashYes
Effective Flash RangeNot Specified by Manufacturer
External Flash ConnectionNo
External Flash ControlNot Applicable
Performance
Start-Up TimeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter LagNot Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between ShotsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability100 shots at every resolution
Self Timer10 sec/2 sec/off
Interval RecordingNot Specified by Manufacturer
Date & Time StampNot Specified by Manufacturer
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory4GB
Compatible Memory CardsMemory Stick Duo/PRO Duo (up to 16GB)
Recording CapacityNot Specified by Manufacturer
Battery TypeNP-BD1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power AdapterBC-CSD AC Power Adapter
Input/Output
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0
Direct Print CapableYes, PictBridge
Remote ControlNo
Video OutputNot Specified by Manufacturer
Web-Cam CapableNot Specified by Manufacturer
System & Software RequirementsMacintosh OS X 10.1.5 or later
Microsoft Windows Me, 2000, XP, Vista
Display
ViewfinderNo
LCD Display3.5" LCD 921k
Language OptionsEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish
Playback OptionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
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