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Sony Cybershot DSCS780 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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  • 8.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • 3x optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD display
  • Face Detection; Smart Zoom feature
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 1250) mode; 5-point auto focus
  • 22 MB internal memory; capture images to Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo media
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Product Description

Product Description

Take beautiful 8.1-Megapixel photos with a camera that fits in your pocket. The Cyber-shot(R) DSC-S780 digital camera raises the bar for other cameras in this class. It features advanced Face Detection technology, which optimizes focus, exposure, and color for accurate reproduction of up to three faces. Face Detection technology automatically controls focus, exposure, color, and flash to help reveal faces in shadows, make skin tones look more natural, reduce red-eye, and eliminate harsh facial glare, so your photos bring out every expression on every face in every shot. The advanced Sony Super HAD(TM) (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise. A five-point auto focus evaluates your shot at 5 points on your screen so you'll get great results even with off-center subjects that make interesting photocompositions. The large, bright 2.5" TFT LCD display makes it easy to compose shots, check results, and read menus in sharp natural color, even in bright sunlight. You can take three shots automatically at 1-second intervals (VGA standard mode) or 2-second intervals (full resolution mode). When shooting photos using your camera and an optional GPS unit, the software even provides a convenient map view function that lets you sort photos by location and displays their origin on a world map. Capture 320 x 240 audio video clips at up to 30 frames per second. A quick press of the Home button opens your user-friendly graphical interface and you can select functions by simply moving a cursor vertically or horizontally to the appropriate icon. Function names and the on-screen Function Guide display make it easier to learn camera setup operations. Focal Length - 5.8 to 17.4 mm (35mm Equivalent 35-105mm) Aperture - Auto (F2.8-F9.7) / Program Auto (F2.8-F9.7) Dimensions (WxHxD, excluding protrusions) - 3-9/16 x 2-3/16 x 1-1/16 inches (90.8x 56.0 x 26.

From the Manufacturer

With Sony’s Face Detection technology, the DSC-S780 detects up to three faces and optimizes focus, exposure, and color for accurate, natural photos of family and friends. You can capture stunning detail thanks to its 8.1-megapixel resolution and 3x optical zoom lens, while high ISO sensitivity helps reduce blur when shooting indoors or at twilight, even without flash. Compose your shots on the bright, 2.5-inch LCD screen.

Cyber-shot DSC-S780 Highlights

8.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD More megapixels give you more detail and definition when you make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. The advanced Sony Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.

5-point auto focus A five-point auto focus evaluates your shot at 5 points on your screen -- so you’ll get great results even with off-center subjects that make interesting photo compositions.

2.5-inch TFT LCD display The large, bright 2.5-inch TFT LCD display makes it easy to compose shots, check results, and read menus in sharp natural color, even in bright sunlight.

22 MB internal memory Even if you forget your flash memory card, you can get the shot because 22 MB internal memory lets you capture a limited number of shots with in-camera convenience, then easily transfer your shots to a PC or optional Memory Stick Duo media.

Burst mode You can fire off three shots automatically at 1-second intervals (VGA standard mode) or 2-second intervals (full resolution mode) -- a great way to capture a child’s first steps or a pet’s best tricks.

Convenient Photo modes To adjust quickly for specific shooting situations, you can choose from several convenient photo modes, including Auto, Program Auto, and Scene Selections such as Twilight, Landscape, Soft Snap, Snow, High Sensitivity, and Beach environments.

Face Detection Face Detection technology automatically controls focus, exposure, color, and flash to help reveal faces in shadows, make skin tones look more natural, reduce red-eye, and eliminate harsh facial glare, so your photos bring out every expression on every face in every shot.

Function Guide This beginner-friendly function helps manage various functions and settings by displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen. The Function Guide can also be switched off.

High Sensitivity (ISO 1250) mode For sharp, flash-free photos without blur, high sensitivity (ISO 1250) allows shooting at higher shutter speeds for better pictures in low-light conditions -- great for birthday parties, indoor gatherings, and candid portraits.

Picture Motion Browser software Supplied software makes it easier to upload, organize, and search photos on your PC. When shooting photos using your camera and an optional GPS unit, the software even provides a convenient map view function that lets you sort photos by location and display their origin on a world map.

QVGA Movie mode Capture 320 x 240 audio/video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second), with length limited only by the capacity of your media.

Simple setup controls A quick press of the Home button opens your user-friendly graphical interface -- and you can select functions by simply moving a cursor vertically or horizontally to the appropriate icon. Function names and the on-screen Function Guide display make it easier to learn camera setup operations.

Smart Zoom feature The Sony Smart Zoom featureintelligently "crops into" the central portion of interest in your photo, helping avoid the image degradation of other digital zooms.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.6 x 1.1 x 2.2 inches
Item Weight 5.9 ounces
Shipping Weight 14.4 ounces
ASIN B0011E67AQ
Item model number DSCS780
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #22,861 in Camera & Photo
#2,540 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com January 23, 2008

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This is an excellent product. I bought my Sony to make video reviews and to take a multitude of pictures. The camera comes with a very user friendly "how to" manual for those of us who aren't too tech savvy. For the price, it is a steal. The picture quality is excellent and rivals the quality from a lot of more expensive cameras. The Sony software isn't interchangeable with other brands so be ready to pay a little more to equip your product with Sony only products. All in all, an excellent purchase!
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This was a birthday gift for my teenager. The camera is awesome. In my opinion, better than the Canon PowerShot I have. It has a very nice display, the pictures are clear and crisp. The shutter movement is quick. I would recommend as a good deal for anyone needing a quality camera for a good price.
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I'm in the Saltwater Fish Bussines, and its very important to have nice pictures of the exotic fish that arrive every time, and this camera does the job , nice, crisp, 8 MP say averything and if you add a 2 or 4 GB memory stick you can take hundred of pictures .....
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Sony has been around for a long time,and they have a great reputation,all
my stereo components are Sony.This Sony camera is compact,lightweight,and takes great photos.Great zoom,much better than most cameras,the overall performance is awsome!
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I use my Sony Cybershot primarily for capturing precious moments involving my ninja fast 3 year old. It is crucial that the camera I am using produce high quality photos that I can have printed in 8 x 10 and 10 x 13 sizes. My Cybershot has NOT let me down!

This camera is lightweight, compact, but packs a very heavy punch. I have used it to take photos which have been turned into greeting cards, into poster size prints, and used on web sites. The quality is that good!

The Sony Cybershot is very user friendly, has a great zoom feature, and is worth every penny. This is a TRUE "point & shoot" digital camera.

I highly recommend this camera. There is now a newer model, Sony Cybershot DSC-S980 12MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Black), with 12MP, rather than the 8.1MP.
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This camera is a replacement for the same model we used that died after a sudden stop on a hard surface. We liked the camera and chose to get another so our accessories would still be useful. So far so good. Primary use is capturing pictures of wedding cakes and it does this nicely.
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I got this as a gift, and absolutely love its functionality. So far it's proven easy to use and good quality. The screen is large and vivid. The five-point auto focus works well, and gives you great clarity in your pictures. The flash is a bit slow, but otherwise it's a fast shot. The only downside is that you have to use the sony memory card and adapter in order to get pics onto your computer or printed at the store. Otherwise, it's a great buy! I'd recommend it for someone looking for a compact, easy-to-use digital camera.
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This camera takes great pictures and does not require a lot of technical knowledge. Our 3 year old will not sit still for pictures and this camera is so fast, we actually get several great shots! Also, I notice a difference with the 8.1 MP in the clarity of many of our photos. I love all the options available and that it's a camera that a technical idiot like myself can use.
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