This Sony Cyber-shot digital camera is easy to use and packed with intelligent features. Smart Zoom uses the full 3.2 mega pixel CCD to let you zoom into the specific area of interest by cropping the image size, thus avoiding the image degradation of digital zooms. The camera's innovative multi-point auto focus evaluates 3 separate areas of the frame to focus on the subject rather than the background. Auto focus illuminator briefly illuminates the subject in low light and helps establish a positive focus lock. Multi-pattern measuring meters 49 points of the frame for optimum exposure. For dynamic contrast and detail, its 14-bit digital extended processor captures the range between highlight and shadow with up to 16,384 values. Records in 4 different sizes with selectable Fine or Standard JPEG compression. Memory Stick media offers compact, portable photo storage and versatility with hardware and software applications. Multi-burst mode shoots sixteen 320x240 frames as part of a single image for playback. MPEG movie mode captures 16 frames per second audio/video clips with length limited only by Memory Stick media. Features 3.2X Smart Zoom, 1.6" LCD monitor with 61K pixel and anti-glare coating, optical viewfinder, pre-flash metering, daylight fill flash, scene selection mode, slow shutter noise reduction, auto bright monitoring for framing in low light, playback zoom, trim and resize, clip motion mode for creating animated GIF files, 2-shot burst mode, clear color/clear luminance NR, MPEG1 cue, review and divide, video output, 3:2 aspect ratio mode, in-camera picture effects and 5-step manual preset focus. Comes with NH-AA-DA rechargeable NiMH batteries, BC-CS2 NiMH battery charger, A/V and USB cables, wrist strap, MSA-16A 16MB Memory Stick and software CD-ROM. Compatible with Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP Home/Pro, and Macintosh OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/9.2. No. DSC-P32. 4Lx1-5/16Wx2-1/4H".
The fun, easy-to-use Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P32 digital camera packs in more pixels and more features than its predecessor. With its 3.2-megapixel resolution, the Cyber-shot DSC-P32 produces stunning images in a diverse range of conditions. It's also one of the first Sony cameras to be compatible with Memory Stick Pro.
Here's a Sony feature that adds value to this digital camera and differentiates it from other models in the Sony lineup.
| || Multi-Point Auto Focus: By evaluating 3 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. |
Optics and Resolution
The 3.2-megapixel resolution creates images large enough to print 11-by-17-inch enlargements. The 14-bit DXP system plus Super HAD CCD combine to produce excellent image detail and stunningly smooth contrast and color rendition. The Cyber-shot DSC-P32 offers a 3.2x digital zoom.
Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on Memory Sticks, and a 16 MB Memory Stick is included. The Cyber-shot DSC-P32 is also one of the first Sony cameras to be compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media, which can extends data capacity up to 1 GB.
Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB connectivity, which means it can be connected to any USB-based Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.
You can capture far more than still images with the MPEG Movie VX function. Most digital cameras' movie modes are limited to 30- or 60-second clips, but the Cyber-shot DSC-P32 can keep shooting until you've filled the memory card. When used with Memory Stick Pro media, you can shoot approximately 22 minutes of video.
- 1.6-inch LCD monitor and optical viewfinder
- The three-area multipoint autofocus can intelligently focus on the subject and avoids mistakenly focusing on the background
- A multi-burst mode captures 16 images (320 x 240) as part of a single 1,280 x 960 image and plays them back sequentially in the camera
- The Multi-Pattern Measuring feature, independently light-metering 49 points of the frame, establishes a maximum exposure value, even where pronounced highlight and shadow are not centered
- Five scene modes: twilight, twilight portrait, landscape, snow, and beach
- Built-in flash with red-eye reduction, auto, forced on, forced off, and slow-syncro modes
Power, Size, and Contents
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The camera is powered by the NH-AA-DA rechargeable NiMH battery (included). It measures 4.0 by 2.3 by 1.3 inches and weighs 7.9 ounces. This package includes the Cyber-shot DSC-P32 digital camera, 16 MB Memory Stick, battery and battery charger (BC-CS2), USB and AV cables, wrist strap, and CD-ROM with imaging software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac.