EXCLUSIVE: Once more we can bring you the inside information on a new digital camera release, this time the much awaited Sony DSC-F505. Loosely based around the DSC-F55 this digital camera has had an interesting marketing campaign over the last few days, just a few minutes ago I received a confirmation of specifications and the name DSC-F505 for the camera.
The Sony DSC-F505
- 2.1 Megapixel CCD (1600 x 1200)
- Carl Zeiss Zoom Lens (5 x)
- Digital Zoom (2 x)
- 2" Hybrid LCD Screen (122,000 pixels) - very sharp
- LCD switchable backlight (with hybrid "sunlight" portal at top)
- No optical viewfinder
- Auto or Manual focus
- Aperture and Shutter priority
- Spot metering mode
- Manual "hold" whitebalance
- Macro mode
- Rotating lens assembly (-50 degrees to +90 degrees)
- Internal pop-up flash (top of lens assembly)
- MemoryStick storage (only)
- MPEG movie ability
- InfoLithium batteries
- USB and Serial connectivity
- Video out (switchable)
- Price: (not confirmed) US$950
- Availability: (not confirmed) October 1999
There we are, everything but shutter speeds and apertures, looks like an interesting camera, with a 5 X zoom and the same imaging engine from the F55. My only worries are the lack of viewfinder (objective) and use of MemoryStick for storage (again, objective). Look out for a review of this camera on this site soon.
Some of Sony's pictures of the camera:
|Carla... by lickity split|
from Beautiful caucasian female faces
|Lunar New Year Fireworks by Michael L NYC 99|
|Vatican Basilica by wam7|
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