Sony DSC-S75 Specifications

Street Price
US$ 700
Max resolution
2048 x 1536
Low resolution
2048 x 1360 (3:2 ratio),
1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 & 480
Image ratio w:h
4:3 (3:2 @ 2048 x 1360)
CCD pixelsClick for help
3.34 megapixels (3.14 effective)
CCD sizeClick for help**
1/1.8" (0.556")
A/D Converter
14 bit
ISO ratingClick for help
Auto, 100, 200, 400
Lens Aperture
F2.0 - F2.5
Lens Thread
With VAD-S70, 52mm
Zoom wide (W)Click for help
34 mm
Zoom tele (T)Click for help
102 mm (3 x)
Digital zoomClick for help
Yes, smooth up to 2 x
Auto Focus
Contrast detection
AF Illumination lamp
Yes, visible light (orange), can be disabled
Manual FocusClick for help
Yes, 0.1 m - Infinity in 14 steps
Normal focus range
50 cm (19.7") - Infinity
Macro focus range
4 cm (1.5") - 50 cm (19.7")
White Balance
Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push manual
Min shutterClick for help
8 sec (Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual)
Max shutterClick for help
1/1000 sec
Built-in Flash
Yes, internal
Flash Guide No.
2.5m (8.2ft) @ F2.0
External Flash Yes, Sony sync connector
Hot-shoe Hot-shoe "holder" with no connections
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 (13 positions: F2.0 - F8.0) [F2.5 max at Tele]
Shutter priorityClick for help
Yes, full range (40 positions: 8 s - 1/1000s)
Full manualClick for help
Yes, but just 2 frames
Movie mode
MPEG 320 x 240 / 160 x 120
(Recording time limited only by storage space)
Tripod mount
Yes, 10s delay
Remote control
Time-lapse recording
Video out
Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage types
Memory Stick
Storage included
8 MB Memory Stick
Uncompressed format
Compressed format
Quality Levels
TIFF, JPEG Fine, JPEG Normal, GIF (B&W Text)
1.8" 123,000 pixel
Playback zoom
Yes, 1.1x to 5.0x
Operating system
Printing Compliance
DPOF, Print Image Matching
BatteryClick for help
Yes, supplied Sony InfoLithium NP-FM50 (1200 mAh)
Battery chargerClick for help
Yes, supplied AC-L10 AC adapter / charger
Weight (inc. batteries)
430 g (15.1 oz)
120 x 74 x 63 mm
(4.7 x 2.9 x 2.5 in)

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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)