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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Compact camera 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver compact camera

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With a digital camera all the pictures you make are stored digitally, which means you can instantly view a picture after you have taken it and take as many pictures as you like, without having to buy new films all the time. It is easy to download the pictures from your camera to your computer, either at home or at the shop and edit them before printing. Once they are on your computer, you can easily share your pics with the rest of the world by putting them on-line, or e-mailing them to friends.
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Long product name Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Compact camera 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver compact camera :
The short editorial description of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Compact camera 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver compact camera

DSCS500 CYBERSHOT 6MP 2.4IN LCDCAM 3X ZOOM 32MB INT MS DU IN (MSD)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Compact camera 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver compact camera:
The official marketing text of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Compact camera 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver compact camera as supplied by the manufacturer
Capture amazing digital images with the click of a button. The powerful, compact and easy-to-use Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-S500 is the perfect choice for first-time digital photographers.

A remarkable combination of value, simplicity and performance make the Sony® Cyber-shot® DSC-S500 a perfect choice for first-time digital photographers. The DSC-S500 combines 6.0 megapixel resolution with a quality 3X optical zoom lens design, terrific wide-angle shooting capability, 25 MB1 Internal Memory for capturing shots in-camera, and a bright 2.4"2 LCD screen that allows you to check your shots and share results immediately.

Feature List

6.0 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD
More megapixels give you more detail and definition when you make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. The Sony advanced Super HAD™ (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.

3X Optical/2X Digital Zoom
3X Optical Zoom helps the DSC-S500 bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots for better composition; the Sony precision 2X Digital Zoom provides an additional 2X magnification to zoom in close without jagged edges.

Capture Images In-Camera
With 25 MB2 Internal Memory, the DSC-S500 allows you to shoot without using a memory card -- then easily transfer your images to optional Memory Stick Duo™ media, upload photos to your computer or make prints on your digital printer.

Large 2.4”1 LCD Screen
The DSC-S500 gives you a big, bright LCD screen for reading camera menus, composing shots, checking results and sharing your photos on location.

Convenient Photo Modes
To adjust quickly for specific shooting situations, the DSC-S500 lets you choose from several convenient photo modes: Auto, P-Auto, and Scene Selections for Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Candlelight, and Beach environments.

QVGA Movie Mode
The DSC-S500 can capture 320 x 240 AVI audio/video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second), with length limited only by the capacity of your media.

Burst Mode
You can fire off three shots automatically at 1-second intervals (VGA standard mode) or 2-second intervals (6 MP mode) -- a great way to capture a child’s first steps or a pet’s best tricks.

Stamina® Battery Power
With optional Sony NiMH rechargeable batteries, you can capture up to an amazing 3502 shots -- shooting capacity that’s about the equivalent of 10 rolls of 35mm film. With supplied AA alkaline batteries, the DSC-S500 can capture up to 602 shots.

Memory Stick Duo™ Media Convenience
The DSC-S500 has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo™ media -- the compact, high-capacity storage media that are compatible with millions of devices worldwide.

Cyber-shot Viewer Software
Sony’s new software that makes it easier to upload images from camera or Memory Stick Duo™ media -- then organize and browse through photos on your PC screen by simply scrolling through thumbnail images.
Short summary description Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Compact camera 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver compact camera:
This short summary of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Compact camera 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver compact camera data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500, Compact camera, 6 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 3x, 2x
Long summary description Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Compact camera 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver compact camera :

Sony DSC-S500, Cyber-shot. Camera type: Compact camera, Megapixel: 6 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5". Optical zoom: 3x, Digital zoom: 2x, Combined zoom: 6x. ISO sensitivity: 80, 100, 200, 400, Auto. Flash modes: Red-eye reduction. Maximum video resolution: 320 x 240 pixels, Motion JPEG frame rate: 30 fps, Video formats supported: AVI

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Picture quality
Camera type *
There are a number of common types of digital cameras: compact cameras, bridge cameras, mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC) and single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Bridge cameras 'bridge the gap' between the low-end compact and high-end professional (SLR) cameras. Also MILCs populate this mid-segment by combining the larger sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLRs with the live-preview viewing system of compact cameras.
Compact camera
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
6 MP
Image sensor size *
1/2.5"
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CCD
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
3x
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
2x
Combined zoom
6x
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
80, 100, 200, 400, Auto
Flash
Flash modes *
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Red-eye reduction
Video
Video recording *
Recording moving visual images.
Yes
Maximum video resolution *
This is the maximum resolution of video images. Resolution is a measure of the degree of detail visible.
320 x 240 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps
Video formats supported
The type of video formats that can be used by this device.
AVI
Memory
Internal memory
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
32 MB
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Memory Stick (MS), ms pro
Display
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display resolution (numeric)
Total number of pixels that display has.
110000 pixels
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
Yes
Design
Color of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Silver
System requirements
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
128 MB
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Yes
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
3,64" (92,4 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
1,23" (31,2 mm)
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
2,45" (62,3 mm)
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
5,15 oz (146 g)
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
Yes
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
1,26 - 3,78" (32 - 96 mm)
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
Yes
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Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 2 expert reviews for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera and the average expert rating is 71 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
71%
Source Review comments Score
techtree.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
Time and again, I have been accosted by people acquainted to me seeking my help to assist them choose a good digital camera that suits (rather fits) their budget. It is the universal truth that everybody wants more for less (at least as less as pos...
Good Compact, Good picture quality, Easy to use controls, Minimal noise in higher ISO settings...
Bad Low resolution LCD, LCD performs badly in outdoor lighting conditions, Buttons are sluggish at times, Movies recorded only at 320X240.
70%
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