Sony Cybershot DSC-V1 Review
Sony DSC-V1 Specifications
|Street Price|| US: $ 699 [check
UK: £ 549 [check / order]
|Body Material||Magnesium alloy|
|CCD effective pixels||5.0 megapixels|
|CCD size||1/1.8" (7.2 x 5.3 mm - more info)|
|CCD Colour Filter Array||G - R - G - B|
|Max resolution||2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)|
|Lower resolutions|| 2592 x 1728 (3:2)
2048 x 1536
1280 x 960
640 x 480
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480, 16 fps, media
160 x 112, 8 fps, media limit only
* All with audio
|File formats|| Still images: JPEG (EXIF
Movie clips: MPEG 1
|JPEG Quality Levels|| Fine
|Sensitivity equiv.|| Auto
|Lens Thread||With optional bayonet fit adapter, 52 mm|
|Zoom wide (W)||34 mm|
|Zoom tele (T)||136 mm (4 x)|
|Zoom steps||16 steps|
|Lens Max. Aperture||F2.8 - F4.0|
|Digital zoom|| Yes, up to 4.0x at VGA resolution
* Sony's new Smart Zoom will only digital zoom if doing so does not
compromise image quality (thus only at lower resolutions).
|Focus|| 5 area Multi-Point AF
Selectable AF point
Manual focus (13 positions)
Hologram AF assist beam
|Focus range|| Normal: 40 cm (1.3 ft) -
Macro: 10 - 40 cm (3.9 - 15.7 in)
|Manual focus||0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15 m, Infinity|
|AF Illumination lamp|| 'Hologram AF' laser pattern
Night Shot InfraRed lamp
|Exposure modes|| Auto
Program AE (With program shift)
Shutter Priority AE
Aperture Priority AE
|Scene modes|| Twilight
Multi-Pattern (49 segment)
|Min shutter|| Auto: 1/8 sec
Program AE: 1 sec
Aperture Priority AE: 8 sec
Shutter Priority / Manual: 30 sec
|Max shutter|| Auto/Program AE/Aperture
Priority AE: 1/2000 sec
Shutter Priority AE/Manual: 1/1000 sec
Wide: F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1,
|Shutter priority||30, 25, 20, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000 sec|
|Noise reduction|| Clear Color
Slow Shutter (1/6 sec or slower)
|Exposure compensation||-2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Exposure bracketing|| 3 images (+,0,-)
0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV
|White Balance|| Auto
|Picture Effect|| Black & White
|Image Parameters|| Sharpness (+,Normal,-)
|Drive modes|| Single
Burst (3 shot)
Multi-burst (16, 320x240 images)
Clip motion (GIF)
Auto AE bracketing
Self-timer 10 seconds
|Built-in Flash||Yes, pop-up|
|Flash Range (ISO 100)||0.5 - 3.5 m (1.6 - 11.5 ft)|
|Flash compensation|| High
|External flash|| Hot shoe
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal|
|Remote control||Optional USB wired|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage|| Memory Stick (inc. Select)
Memory Stick Pro
|Storage included||32 MB Memory Stick|
|Viewfinder|| Optical, no dioptre adjustment
Approx. 84% frame coverage
|LCD|| 1.5" TFT, 123,000 pixels
|Histogram display|| Live view
|Playback zoom||Yes, 5x (18 steps)|
|Connectivity|| DC-IN (inc. charging)
|Print Compliance|| DPOF
EXIF 2.2 (ExifPrint)
|Power|| Lithium-Ion InfoLithium
Supplied AC adapter / charger
|Weight (inc. battery)||291 g (10.3 oz)|
|Dimensions||99 x 65 x 57 mm (3.9 x 2.6 x 2.2 in)|
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