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The Perfect Camera for Starting Out or Stepping Up. The compact, hi-tech Sony DSC-W50 delivers superb 6.0 megapixel quality for cropping images or ma...

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published 03/11/2007 | watchpig
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Pro Looks wow, lightweight, gr8 options, gr8 pix
Cons What?!!!!
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"The PERFECT camera for a true Artist!"

This is the best camera in this price range for anyone who wants to get a decent result but has little photography experience.
Easy to understand, fab facilities, fun, looks gr8!

I wouldn't swap mine for anything! I make money with it, it produces such crystal clear superb shots, and with an exciting range of options: my fave is 'twilight portrait without flash' - I've just taken a series of exceptional christmas tree lights delayed effect patterns: this gives you creativity no 35mm can touch!

You can view past shots 9 at a time, quickly delete rubbish angles, shoot in any light. I have got fantastic twilight shots in such poor light any other camera would have capitulated.
I've nowhere near explored all this superb model has to offer but I get gr8 results every time, unless I point at the wrong thing, which is no fault of the camera!
This makes taking pix fun and daring! I take more and more arty shots daily.

I honestly can't see any disadvantages: perhaps it would be nice to take more shots before recharging the battery.
I've DROPPED MINE ONTO SOLID HARD CONCRETE 3 TIMES now and it has two small scratches and never noticed a thing!

This camera has truly taken photography to a new level for me.
3x zoom in something so neat and lightweight I can carry it all in my pocket. Flash that never wears out. Dead quick and efficient import to my laptop.

My honest opinion is this: if you don't get the best ever pix from this sony, it is not the camera, it's YOU! Maybe you don't hold the camera absolutely still for a few seconds AFTER you've taken the shot? That will make all the difference in the world for you: no camera can combat a shaky hand!!!!!!! And what about the angle of your shot? What is in the middle of your picture? How does your background contrast? Does your lighting suit your subject? Do you know what you want the pic to appear as? Can you 'frame' a pic in your eye before you even reach for the camera? Does light and shade contrast excite you? No camera can change your way of thinking about potential pix before you shoot but at least if you keep still and a steady hand and aim at some kind of subject within the concept of the 'frame' you'll get good detail!

Photography is not the camera, it's the artist. This is the perfect camera for an artist! It's perfect for me! Both indoor and out, day and night!

If you are a keen budding photographer, buy this and grin: but no camera will ever get a noodle taking decent shots, end of story!

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Product Information : Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

Manufacturer's product description

The Perfect Camera for Starting Out or Stepping Up. The compact, hi-tech Sony DSC-W50 delivers superb 6.0 megapixel quality for cropping images or making big prints -- with an extra-large 2.5"<sup>1</sup> LCD screen and Function Guide text and icon display for adjusting color, sensitivity, brightness, image size and more. High Sensitivity Mode and Sony's Clear RAW™ NR circuitry get great results in low light. Also features a top-quality Carl Zeiss® 3X Optical zoom lens, 32 MB<sup>2</sup> Internal Memory to capture shots in-camera, and Stamina®Lithium Ion battery for up to 390 shots<sup>3</sup> -- enough for a whole vacation.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 - digital camera, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50S - digital camera, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50S - digital camera - with Sony DPP-FP35

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Sensor Resolution: 6.0 Megapixel

Lens System: Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 18.9 mm - f/2.8-5.2

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 6 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video, Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.9 cm x 2.3 cm x 5.9 cm

Weight: 157 g, 0.2 kg, 127 g

Colour: Silver, Black

Bundled with: Sony DPP-FP35 PictureStation Digital Photo Printer

Internal Storage: 32 MB flash

General

MPN: DSC-W50, DSC-W50S, DSCW50S.CEH, DSCW50SFP35DN.YG, DSCW50B

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 6.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD, Super HAD CCD

Total Pixels: 6,183,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 6,003,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 6 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: MPEG-1

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video, Composite video/audio

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Black

Bundled with: Sony DPP-FP35 PictureStation Digital Photo Printer

Available Body Colours: Black, silver

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1000, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, twilight portrait, twilight mode, beach, snow

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

White Balance: Automatic, presets

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

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

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Lens System

Type: Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 18.9 mm - f/2.8-5.2

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38 - 114mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 2-30cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Features: Built-in lens shield

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, flash +/- compensation

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 4.2 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, resizing an image

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 115,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

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

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Package, ImageMixer VCD2

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS X, Apple Mac OS 9.1

Peripheral Devices: USB port, SVGA monitor, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

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

Battery

Battery Type: Sony NP-BG1

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 32 MB

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

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

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 10 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 19 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2816 x 1872 : 10 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2816 x 1872 : 19 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 20 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 37 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 33 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 61 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 196 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 491 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 1920 x 1080 : 33 - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 1920 x 1080 : 61 - with 32MB built-in memory

Video Capture: MPEG - 640 x 480 - 87 sec - with 32MB built-in memory ¦ MPEG - 320 x 240 - 1362 sec - with 32MB built-in memory

Internal Storage: 32 MB flash

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 8.9 cm

Depth: 2.3 cm

Height: 5.9 cm

Weight: 157 g, 0.2 kg, 127 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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