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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1
Rollover mouse on image for silver body

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1 not only looks great in a small package (you even have a choice of silver or black body), it also uses high-end Carl Zeiss optics and a 1/1.8-in. image sensor with 5.1 effective megapixel resolution to capture great images.

Feature-wise, the Sony W1 is similar to the Sony P100 with 3x optical zoom, an AF Illuminator to help achieve focus in low-light situations, up to 30 sec. shutter speed in manual mode for capturing night shots, burst mode to capture fast moving subjects. New is an extra large 2.5 in. LCD monitor for easy framing and review of images. A nod toward the pros: you can even display a live histogram during Capture and Playback.

The Sony W1 allows the addition of optional wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and even the use of filters (30mm); the VAD-WA adaptor is required. The W1 is PictBridge compatible, allowing direct printing from the camera to any PictBridge compatible printer.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1 should appeal to both amateur and professional photographers looking for an ultra compact high resolution take anywhere digital camera.

Sony DSC-W1
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1  
  Image Sensor 5.1 effective megapixels
1/1.8 in. Super HAD™ CCD
  Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar  
  Focal Length 7.9-23.7mm (38-114mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Max. Aperture F2.8-F5.6 (W); F5.2-F10 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro 10cm / 3.9 in.  
  Auto Focus 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, 5-Step Manual; AF Illuminator  
  Shutter Speed 1/8 – 1/1000 sec. (auto), 2 – 1/1000 sec. (twilight), 30 – 1/1000 sec. (manual)  
  Exposure Control Auto, Program Auto, Scene, Manual  
  Shooting Modes Scene Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Candle, Beach;
MPEG Movie Modes: 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: 9 Shot (JPEG fine), 16 Shot (JPEG std.), 1.6fps
  Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps  
  Light Metering Multi Pattern  
  White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent  
  Viewfinder Optical  
  LCD 2.5 in. (123K pixels)  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100, 200, 400  
  Storage Media Memory Stick® Media, Memory Stick PRO™ Media  
  Battery AA NiMH, Alkaline  
  Included Accessories
MSA-32A 32MB Memory Stick Media
NH-AA-DA Rechargeable AA Batteries, BC-CS2 Battery Charger
A/V & USB (2.0) Cables
Strap (Wrist)
Memory Stick Duo media adaptor
Software CD-ROMs: Picture Package™ for Sony v1.0 (Windows), Pixela™ ImageMixer VCD2 (Macintosh), SPVD-012.1 USB Driver, Cyber-shot Life tutorial (Windows)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 91 x 60 x 36 mm /
3 9/16x 2 3/8x 1 7/16 in.
  Weight (Body only) 189g / 6.9 oz  
  MSRP US$349.95 / CAD$549.99  

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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