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Sony DSC-S40 Cyber-shot


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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 features the high-end Carl Zeiss optics, 3x optical zoom and 4.1 effective megapixel resolution.

The Sony S40 has 32MB internal flash memory, 5 Area Multi-Point AF, and an AF Illuminator to help achieve focus in low-light situations. It also has an Auto Bright Monitoring feature to help framing in low-or no-light situations: the CCD gain is briefly increased to provide an extra bright display on the LCD viewfinder just before exposure.

The Sony S40 has a 1.5 in. 67K LCD monitor, takes 640 x 480 MPEG movies with sound at 30fps (using the Memory Stick PRO™ media), and takes 2 long-lasting AA batteries.

The S40 is PictBridge compatible, allowing direct printing from the camera to any PictBridge compatible printer.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 should appeal to photographers looking for an ultra compact point-and-shoot digital camera.

Sony DSC-S40
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Image Sensor 4.1 effective megapixels
1/2.7 in. Super HAD™ CCD
  Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar  
  Focal Length 6-18mm (39-117mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Aperture Range F2.8–F5.2  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro Auto macro  
  Auto Focus 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, 5-Step Manual; Monitoring AF; AF Illuminator  
  Shutter Speed 1/8 – 1/2000 sec. (Auto); 1 – 1/2000 sec (Program Auto); 30 – 1/1000sec (Manual)  
  Exposure Control Auto, Scene Selection  
  Shooting Modes

Scene Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow;

MPEG Movies: MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640 x 480 at 30fps), (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO™ media) MPEG VX Standard with Audio (640 x 480 at 16fps), Video Mail (160 x 112 at 8fps) with Audio;

Burst Mode: 4 Shot (JPEG fine) 4MP 0.7fps, 30 Shot (JPEG std.) VGA, 0.6fps;

Self-Timer: 10 sec

  Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps  
  Light Metering Multi Pattern  
  White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent  
  Viewfinder Optical  
  LCD 1.5" 67K Pixel TFT LCD Screen  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400  
  Storage Media 32MB internal flash memory, Memory Stick® Media, Memory Stick PRO™ Media;
Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 2 GB media capacity; does not support Access Control security function
  Battery “AA" NiMH, “AA" Alkaline, “AA" Nickel-Metal Manganese  
  Included Accessories
No memory card supplied
“AA" Alkaline Batteries x 2
USB Cable
Strap (Wrist)
Software CD-ROMs: Picture Package™ for Sony v1.6 (Windows), Pixela™ ImageMixer VCD2 (Macintosh), USB Driver, Cyber-shot Life tutorial (Windows)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 99 x 51.7 x 34.2 mm /
3 5/6 x 2 x 1 1/3 in.
  Weight (Body only)

135g / 4.76 oz.
184g / 6.5 oz. w/Batteries, Media, Wrist Strap

  MSRP US $199.95  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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