From the Manufacturer A classic design meets modern technology in the Cybershot W5 digital camera from Sony. It combines a traditional rangefinder camera layout with high-end features such as a huge 2.5-inch LCD screen, 5.1-megapixel image capture, and high-speed performance thanks to the Real Imaging Processor chip.
The W5's Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens provides crisp, clear visuals and a 3x optical zoom without compromising the camera's amazingly compact design. Image quality is further enhanced with such features 5-area multi-point auto focus, auto focus illuminator and multi-pattern measuring.
The W5 includes 32 MB of built-in flash memory, so you'll have room for additional photographs if you are ever without a Memory Stick media. With a classic build, easy control, and numerous advanced features, the Cybershot W5 has something for everyone.
1/1.8-Inch 5.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
Super HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCDs provide excellent image quality by allowing more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
3x Optical/2x Digital/6x Total Zoom
Optical zoom helps you fill the frame with your subject for better pictures. And Sony's Precision Digital zoom helps bring your subject closer with an extra 2x magnification.
0-12.0x Smart Zoom Feature (at VGA Resolution)
The Smart Zoom feature intelligently uses the full CCD to let you zoom into the portion of interest by cropping the image size--thus avoiding the image degradation of digital zooms.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
The Vario-Tessar lens is specially produced for very compact cameras. This specialized design allows quick auto-focus, appealing zoom range while still maintaining a compact design.
Real Imaging Processor
|The Sony Cybershot DCSW5's large 2.5-inch LCD makes framing shots and reviewing pictures easy.|
The innovative Real Imaging Processor in the DSC-W5 not only improves picture quality and clarity but also improves camera response time, decreases shutter lag and improves battery stamina.
2.5-Inch LCD Monitor
The extra-large high-resolution 115K LCD monitor makes framing shots and reviewing pictures easy.
Live Histogram Display
Available in capture and playback the Live Histogram Displays the concentration of pixels at each luminosity value making it easy to evaluate correct exposure.
14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion
Sony's 14-bit Digital EXtended Processor captures the range between highlight and shadow with up to 16,384 values, for extended dynamic contrast and detail.
5-Area Multi-Point Auto Focus
By evaluating 5 separate focus areas of the frame, Sony's Multi-Point AF system can intelligently focus on the subject and avoid mistakenly focusing on the background.
AF (Auto Focus) Illuminator
Briefly illuminating the subject, in low- or no-light conditions, the AF Illuminator helps establish a positive focus lock.
Selectable Focus Mode
Monitoring AF (Auto Focus) helps you anticipate the action by focusing even before you press the shutter release.
Independently light-metering 49 points of the frame, Multi-Pattern Measuring establishes the optimum exposure, even when highlight and shadow isn't centered in the frame.
Scene Selection Mode
With 7 Scene Modes, parameters can be matched to the shooting conditions. Choose from one of the following: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, and Candle.
With a momentary pre-flash, the camera illuminates the subject and sets exposure through the lens for accurate flash metering. Adjustable flash level and red-eye reduction ensure great flash shots.
Slow Shutter Noise Reduction
During long exposures, Slow Shutter NR captures the scene, and then the CCD noise pattern with a dark frame exposure. By subtracting the two, even long exposures can be clear.
Memory Stick Media and Memory Stick PRO Media
Digital. Powerful. Transportable.Memory Stick media is compact, portable and rugged--connecting a variety of hardware and software applications.
32MB Internal Memory Included
Shoot without a flash memory card with 32 MB internal memory; Slot for optional Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO media. Full 32MB of internal memory can be copied to optional Memory Stick media.
9-Shot Burst Mode
Capture up to nine 5MP shots (fine) or 100 shots VGA (standard) at 0.7 frames per second. Perfect for high-speed subjects or fast-moving action such as sports or small children.
Captures 16 320 x 240 frames as part of a single 1280 x 960 image which plays back sequentially in the camera. Selectable 1/7.5, 1/15, or 1/30 second.
MPEG Movie VX Standard/Fine Mode with Audio
Captures VGA (640 x 480) high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second) audio-video clips with length limited only by the capacity of the media. Video mail mode captures smaller file sizes suitable for e-mail.
Conversion Lens Compatible
With the VAD-WA adaptor, you can add tele- or wide- conversion lenses for greater magnification or wider field of view, as well as protective and special effect filters.
Connect to any PictBridge-compatible printer with the supplied USB cable and print directly from the camera. Images can be viewed and selected for printing right on the camera's LCD, with menus for print quantity, date, and index print.
Stamina Battery Life
Incredible battery life compared to previous cameras. Capture approximately 110 shots with supplied alkalines or approximately 550 shots with optional NiMH rechargeables.