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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 digital camera features 10.1-megapixel resolution, 5x zoom, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, and Face Detection technology, as well as the ability to record 720p high-definition video and even take a picture while recording. After shooting, you can play your videos back on the large 3.5-inch LCD touch-screen display, on your PC, or your compatible HDTV. HD videos are recorded in the MPEG4 format, which offers superb image quality in a smaller file size than comparable video formats.
Cyber-shot DSC-T500 Highlights
10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor
A powerful 10.1-megapixel 1/2.3-inch Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 10.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3 size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 5x optical zoom lens
The newly developed Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens enables close-up shooting up to just 4/10 inches (1cm) from the subject (in Magnifying Glass Mode), while the optical 5x telescopic zoom offers superior visual acuity for a compact digital camera.
3.5-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus touch-screen display
Compose and review your images on a large, bright 3.5-inch widescreen LCD (230K) display, and use the touch-screen interface to navigate menus, specify focus points, or zoom in on the pictures you've taken for a closer look at details.
With the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500, you can quickly and easily record video in 720p high definition1, and even take up to three pictures per movie sequence while shooting. HD videos are recorded in the MPEG4 AVC/H.264 format, which offers superb image quality in a smaller file size than other comparable video formats. This smaller file size lets you record more to your Memory Stick Duo Media, as well as upload them to Internet sharing sites to share with friends and family.
Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus and exposure to deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Double Anti-blur Solution
The combination of Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and High ISO sensitivity helps compensate for shaky hands, minimizes blur, and allows flash-free shooting to preserve the mood.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
High Sensitivity ISO 3200
High Sensitivity ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take pictures indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to eight ISO settings (Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
High Sensitivity Mode for Movies
When shooting movies in low-light situations, you can use High Sensitivity mode to help ensure clear results.
Convenient photo modes
Choose from eleven convenient photo modes to quickly adjust for specific shooting conditions. Photo modes include Auto, Program Auto, and Scene selections, such as High Sensitivity, Soft Snap, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, Landscape, High Speed Shutter, Beach, Snow, and Fireworks.
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
16:9 High Resolution Mode
Using the 16:9 High Resolution Mode, you can record high resolution images in the 16:9 aspect ratio favored by HDTVs. This setting is ideal if you plan to view your images on a compatible HDTV and invite friends and family members over for a slideshow.
4MB internal memory
With 4MB of internal memory, you can still capture a limited number of shots, even without using Memory Stick Duo Media, then transfer them to your PC or removable Memory Stick Duo Media at a later time.
Memory Stick Duo Media Convenience
A built-in slot accepts Memory Stick Duo Media or Memory Stick PRO Duo Media. Both sold separately.
Stamina Battery Power
Provides extended battery life and shooting capacity when using a fully-charged lithium-ion battery.
View and Share
View your photos and movies in high definition on your Sony BRAVIA or similar compatible HDTV using the supplied multi-output stand with HDMI connectivity. Just connect the multi-output stand to an HDTV with an HDMI cable (sold separately), then place your Cyber-shot DSC-T500 on the stand. Its the perfect way to share your memories with friends and family members.
When connected to a BRAVIA Sync enabled BRAVIA HDTV via HDMI output on the supplied multi-output stand (HDMI cable required, sold separately), the Cyber-shot playback screen will automatically display, and you can control camera playback using your BRAVIA HDTV remote control. Just press the Sync button on the remote to display a dedicated menu. Such easy operation makes viewing your photos and videos on a large-screen TV even more enjoyable.
Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, HD 1920x1080 images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like actual printed photographs.
Wide Zoom display
To use the entire image area of the compatible HDTV screen, Wide Zoom display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9.
PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music to produce fun and entertaining slide shows. Select from five visual effects (Simple, Basic, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish) and four pre-loaded tracks on camera or transfer your own music from a PC.
In-Camera Retouching Tools Retouch and enhance your pictures on the go with three in-camera editing functions: Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, and Partial Color.
Multi-Purpose Resize function
The Multi-Purpose Resize function lets you change the aspect ratio of an image right in the camera, so you can adjust images as necessary, whether you want to display them on a compatible HDTV, email them or upload them to a blog. Picture Motion Browser ver. 3.1: Sony Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software provides a simple, easy-to-use way to transfer video and still images to your PC, as well as sort, edit, and output to data disc and the Internet.