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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

Teaming great looks and superb imaging performance with a powerful 6x zoom lens, the Cyber-shot S800 opens up the exciting world of digital photograph...

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“Snap happy chappy”

published 23/09/2007

ProPerfect photos every time with brilliant colour an...

ConsVideo is poor quality

The Sony DSC-S800 Digital Camera is one of the cyber-shot range. This Sony is classed as an entry level so has many useful tools but not the latest and greatest cutting edge ones, it is a perfect point and shoot camera for someone who wants great pictures with superb clarity and colours without...

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Product Information : Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

Manufacturer's product description

Teaming great looks and superb imaging performance with a powerful 6x zoom lens, the Cyber-shot S800 opens up the exciting world of digital photography to everyone. Weighing just 185g (without battery and media), the beautifully compact S800 stands out from the crowd thanks to its sleek lines and luxurious all-metal body. It's also incredibly easy to use, even if you've never picked up a digital camera before. Pulling you closer to the action, the 6x optical zoom lens offers the highest magnification ever from a compact Cyber-shot model - boosted further still to 12x with digital zoom. In macro mode it's possible to focus right down to 2cm for fantastic close-up views of any subject. The powerful 6x zoom lens is naturally complemented by excellent imaging capabilities. Experienced photographers will value the 8.1 effective mega pixel resolution 1/1.8inch Super HAD CCD sensor for crisp, clear images that still look great even when enlarged to A4 sized prints. Novices and photo experts alike will also appreciate the camera's high sensitivity that makes it easier to grab blur-free images with fast-moving subjects or when shooting in low light without flash. The S800 features a special high sensitivity mode of ISO 1250 (REI), selectable via the user-friendly mode dial for great results every time. It's easy to view your shots on the high-quality 2.5-inch TFT LCD screen. With an exceptionally high resolution, every detail is reproduced with crystal clarity, superb contrast and accurate color reproduction.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital Camera

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Internal Storage: 56 MB flash

Sensor Resolution: 8.1 Megapixel

Lens System: 6 x zoom lens - 7.8 - 46.8 mm - f/2.8-4.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Digital Zoom: 12 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.3 cm x 3.9 cm x 6.3 cm

Weight: 185 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 8.1

Flash Memory / Form Factor: Memory Stick Duo; Memory Stick Pro Duo

LCD Display Size: 2.5

Autofocus: with Autofocus

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD CCD

Memory Type: Internal

Manufacturer: Sony

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 6 x



Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Silver

Sensor Resolution: 8.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD CCD

Total Pixels: 8,300,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 8,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.8"

Optical Zoom: 6 x

Digital Zoom: 12 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1250, ISO auto

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, twilight portrait, soft snap, twilight mode, beach, snow, high sensitivity

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, spot

Lens System

Type: 6 x zoom lens - 7.8 - 46.8 mm - f/2.8-4.8

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 37 - 222mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Macro Focus Range: 2cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.5 m - 5 m

Additional Features

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, auto power save, DPOF support, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, cropping an image, resizing an image, blur warning


Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in


Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card


Software: Drivers & Utilities


Included Accessories: Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable

Body Material: Metal


Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Supported Memory Cards: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Internal Storage: 56 MB flash

Image Storage: JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1944 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1632 x 1224 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2176

Video Capture: AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.3 cm

Depth: 3.9 cm

Height: 6.3 cm

Weight: 185 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year


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