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Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black

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Long product name Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black :
The short editorial description of Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black

Cyber-shot W55P - Compact and stylish metallic pink design, with 7.2 effective megapixels, high sensitivity for shooting in low-light, ZEISS 3x optical zoom lens, large 2.5-inch LCD screen, STAMINA battery life, and finished with a brushed aluminium face.

Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black:
The official marketing text of Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black as supplied by the manufacturer

7,2 effective megapixels.

ISO 1000 high sensitivity (REI) for shooting in low-light situations.

Carl-Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens.

3x optical zoom, 6x digital zoom, up to 14x smart zoom.

Large 2.5-inch (6.2cm) LCD screen, and optical viewfinder.

Worry-free 56MB internal memory.

Metallic pink, slim compact design, with brushed aluminium face.

Real Imaging Processor for improved picture quality and high speed operation.

2cm macro for close-up shooting.

16:9 mode for playback on a widescreen TV.

MPEG Movie VX (VGA 30 fps movie mode with audio).

PictBridge for direct connection to printer without need for PC.

Easy operation with an on-screen function guide.

STAMINA battery life, up to 380 shots (CIPA standard with LCD screen on).

On-screen menu in choice of 17 languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

Supplied with: rechargeable battery, charger, AV & USB cables, wrist strap and software.

Compatible with a wide range of optional Sony accessories.
Short summary description Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black:
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Sony DSC-W55, 7.2 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 3x, 4.09 oz (116 g), Black
Long summary description Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black :

Sony DSC-W55. Camera type: Compact camera, Megapixel: 7.2 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5", Sensor type: CCD. Optical zoom: 3x, Digital zoom: 6x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.248 - 0.744" (6.3 - 18.9 mm). Maximum video resolution: 640 x 480 pixels. Display diagonal: 2.5". Internal memory: 56 MB. Viewfinder type: Optical. PictBridge. Weight: 4.09 oz (116 g). Color of product: Black

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Picture quality
Camera type *
Compact camera
Megapixel *
7.2 MP
Image sensor size *
Sensor type *
Still image resolution(s) *
640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 2048
Image stabilizer *
Image formats supported *
Supported aspect ratios
3:2, 16:9
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Digital zoom *
Focal length range (f-f)
0.248 - 0.744" (6.3 - 18.9 mm)
Extra/Smart zoom
Focus adjustment *
Auto focusing (AF) modes *
Centre weighted Auto Focus, Monitoring Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Macro focusing range (tele)
0.3 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide)
0.02 - ∞
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
100, 200, 400, 800, 1000, Auto
Light exposure correction *
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering *
Centre-weighted, Spot
Flash modes *
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (wide) *
7.87 - 153.5" (0.2 - 3.9 m)
Flash range (tele) *
11.8 - 78.7" (0.3 - 2 m)
Video recording *
Maximum video resolution *
640 x 480 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps
Video formats supported
Compatible memory cards *
MS Duo,MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal memory
56 MB
Display *
Display diagonal *
Display resolution (numeric)
115000 pixels
Field of view
Viewfinder type
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
White balance *
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Scene modes *
Beach, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Twilight
Contrast adjustment
Saturation adjustment
Camera playback
Movie, Single image, Slide show
Multi burst mode
Image editing
Resizing, Trimming
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
CZE, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, TUR
Camera file system
DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1
Image quality adjustment
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Built-in processor
Real Imaging
Power source type *
Battery technology *
Battery life (CIPA standard)
380 shots
Battery life (max)
3.1 h
Battery type
Number of batteries supported
Color of product *
Weight & dimensions
Width *
3.5" (88.9 mm)
Depth *
0.902" (22.9 mm)
Height *
2.25" (57.1 mm)
Weight *
4.09 oz (116 g)
Weight (including battery)
5.19 oz (147 g)
Packaging content
Bundled software
Picture Motion Browser 2.0 USB Driver
Battery charger included
Batteries included
Hand strap
Other features
Video capability
Aperture range (F-F)
2.8 - 5.2
Built-in flash
Camera shutter speed
1/8 - 1/2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
1.5 - 4.49" (38 - 114 mm)
Digital SLR
USB 2.0 ports quantity
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 is a thin, point-and-shoot camera that offers 7.2 megapixels of resolution for less than $200. Sonys recent reconfiguration of its digital camera lineup has produced some very good models, but it might be tough to find a be...
Good Great value, high resolution, good response times, easy-to-use model, 56MB of internal memory, thin camera body...
Bad Low-light image quality should be better, LCD should be sharper and brighter, no manual control features...
Bottom line The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 is a thin, point-and-shoot camera that offers 7.2 megapixels of resolution for less than $200. Sonys recent reconfiguration of its digital camera lineup has produced some very good models, but it might be tough to find a b...
Good Fast, very good shutter response, good shot to shot speed Fairly fast startup/shutdown time Good color accuracy High-ISO image quality is much improved over the earlier W50 Very capable movie mode Very fast multi-burst (reduced resolution) mode, great...
Bad Macro mode shows severe curvature of field/blurry corners So-so handling of household incandescent lighting No custom/manual white balance option Somewhat limited low-light capability High noise at high sensitivity settings Rather contrasty default ton...
Bottom line This new Sony DSC-W55 offers a few improved specs over its predecessor, the DSC-W50 model. Most notable are the 7.2 megapixel CCD, more internal memory and its faster top shutter speeds. It still retains the 3x optical zoom and large 2.5-inch LCD displ...
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 ($199) is an updated version of last years popular DSC-W50 digital camera. That means that the W55 is an ultra-compact, point-and-shoot camera with a 3X zoom lens, 2.5" LCD display (theres an optical viewfinder too)...
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