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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 looks great in any of its four designer colours: Brushed Silver, Dark Blue Matte, Black and a striking Dark Red Piano Gloss. It's an ultra compact at 95W x 44.3H x 25.7D mm (3 11/15W x 1 3/4H x 1D in.) and weighs a mere 122g (4.0 oz).

In this dimunitive metallic body, the Sony L1 boasts 4.1 megapixels resolution, a 3x optical zoom, an AF Illuminator to help achieve focus in low-light situations, burst mode to capture fast moving subjects, and MPEG VX movie mode with audio (640 x 480 at 30fps).

The Sony L1 uses a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, and has 7 scene modes. It comes standard with a rechargeable InfoLithium battery and recharger. An optional accessory is an underwater casing that looks like a futuristic bioplastic pod -- very cool and fashionable.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers looking for an easy-to-use "designer" ultra compact take anywhere digital camera.

Sony DSC-L1
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1  
  Image Sensor 4.1 effective megapixels
1/2.7 in. Super HAD™ CCD
  Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar  
  Focal Length 5.1 – 15.3mm (32-96mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Max. Aperture F2.8(W)-F5.1(T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro 12cm / 4.7 in. (no special macro mode)  
  Auto Focus 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, 5-Step Manual; AF Illuminator  
  Shutter Speed 1/8 – 1/2000 sec. (Auto)
1 – 1/2000 sec. (Program Auto)
  Exposure Control Auto, Program Auto, Scene, Movie  
  Shooting Modes Scene Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Candle, Snow, Beach;
MPEG Movie Modes (limited only by storage capacity): 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 (4MP), 4 Shot (3MP), 10 Shot (1 MP) 30 (VGA) 1.1 fps
  Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps  
  Light Metering Multi-pattern, Spot  
  White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash  
  Viewfinder None  
  LCD 1.5" 78K Pixel TFT Hybrid LCD Screen  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100, 200, 400  
  Storage Media Memory Stick Duo™ Media, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (up to 512MB, does not support Access Control security function)  
  Battery NP-FT1 InfoLithium® Rechargeable  
  Included Accessories
MSAM16A Memory Stick® Media (16MB)
NP-FT1 Rechargeable InfoLithium® Battery, AC-LS5 Battery Charger
A/V & USB (2.0) Cables
Strap (Neck)
Memory Stick Duo media adaptor; Tripod Adaptor
Software CD-ROMs: Picture Package™ for Sony v1.1 (Windows), Pixela™ ImageMixer VCD2 (Macintosh), USB Driver, Cyber-shot Life tutorial (Windows)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 95 x 44.3 x 25.7 mm /
3 11/15 x 1 3/4 x 1 in.
  Weight (Body only) 122g / 4.0 oz  
  MSRP US$299.95 / CAD$449.99  

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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