Sony MVC-CD1000 Specifications

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Max resolution
1600 x 1200
Low resolution
1600 x 1072 (3:2)
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Image ratio w:h
4:3 or 3:2 @ 1600 x 1072
CCD pixelsClick for help
2.1 million (1.92 million effective)
CCD sizeClick for help**
A/D Converter
12 bit
ISO ratingClick for help
Auto (variable 80 - 300)
10 x Sony Zoom, F2.8 with optical SteadyShot
Zoom wide (W)Click for help
36 mm
Zoom tele (T)Click for help
360 mm (10 x)
Digital zoomClick for help
Yes, smooth up to 2 x
Auto Focus
Contrast detection
Manual FocusClick for help
Yes, focus ring free focusing (focus-by-wire)
Normal focus range
Wide: 25cm (9.8") - Infinity
Tele: 80 cm (31") - Infinity
Macro focus range
3 cm (1.2") - Infinity
White balance override
Yes - 3 position & one-touch (button on case)
Min shutterClick for help
8 sec (Night+/Shutter Priority)
Max shutterClick for help
1/500 sec
Built-in Flash
Yes, pop-up
Flash Range
0.6m (23") to 2.5m (8.2ft)
External Flash Yes, Sony sync connector (for HVL-F1000)
Flash modes
Auto, Anti-red-eye, Fill-in, Off
Exposure adjustmentClick for help
-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
MeteringClick for help
Center-weighted, Spot
Aperture priorityClick for help
Yes, full range (9 positions: F2.8 - F11)
Shutter priorityClick for help
Yes, full range (18 positions: 8s - 1/500s)
Full manualClick for help
Lens thread
Yes, 52 mm
Continuous / Burst
Movie: MPEG 320 x 240 (15s) / 160 x 120 (40s)
Tripod mount
Yes, 10s delay
Remote control
Time-lapse recording
Video out
Yes, switchable NTSC / PAL
Storage types
8cm (3") CD-R (8x speed read, 4x speed write)
Storage included
5 x Blank 8cm (3") CD-R
Uncompressed format
Compressed format
Quality Levels
TIFF, JPEG Fine, GIF (B&W Text)
LCD viewfinder 0.56" (180,000 pixel)
2.5" TFT (123,200 pixel)
Playback zoom
Yes, 1.1x to 5.0x
Operating system
BatteryClick for help
Yes, supplied Sony InfoLithium NP-F550
Battery chargerClick for help
Yes, supplied power adapter / charger
Weight (inc. batteries)
990 g (35 oz)
137 x 131 x 212 mm
(5.5" x 5.25" x 8.3")
Notes Voice recording

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What that means is that if it were a vidicon tube it would be 0.556 inches in diameter.

This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.

For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)