Digital Still Camera
F E A T U R E S
1/2.7" 2.0 MegaPixel Effective Super
HAD™ CCD, 2.1 MP Gross
Super HAD (Hole
CCDs provide excellent
image quality by allowing more light to
pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity
and reducing noise.
3X Precision Digital Zoom
Frame your shots for better
digital pictures. Bring distant
subjects closer or pull back
for wide shots. Sony's Precision Digital
zoom provides 3X magnification without
the jagged edges of other designs,
resulting in smoother images.
3 Area 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
AF (Auto Focus) Illuminator
Briefly illuminating the
subject in low- or no-light
conditions, AF Illuminator
helps establish a positive focus lock.
49 points of the frame,
establishes the optimum exposure
value, even in scenes where pronounced
highlight and shadow are not centered in
With a momentary pre-flash, the camera
illuminates the subject and calculates
exposure through the lens directly from
the CCD for accurate flash metering.
Adjustable flash level and red-eye
reduction insure great flash shots.
N E W F E AT U R E
Digital. Powerful. Transportable.
Memory Stick media is
compact, portable and
rugged—connecting a variety of hardware
and software applications.
Scene Selection Mode
With 3 Scene Modes, camera
parameters can be matched
to the shooting conditions.
Twilight slows the shutter to as long as
2 seconds for available light, Twilight
Portrait adds flash to illuminate
foreground subjects, and Landscape
optimizes distant focus.
Slow Shutter Noise Reduction
During long Twilight mode
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.
12-Bit DXP A/D Conversion
Sony's 12-bit Digital
EXtended Processor captures
the range between highlight
and shadow with up to 4096 values, for
extended dynamic contrast and detail.
1.6" LCD Monitor
Monitors the scene for accurate framing.
61K pixel and anti-glare coating help
provide excellent viewing and image
playback clarity, even outdoors.
Auto Bright Monitoring
To help framing in low- or no-light
situations, CCD gain is briefly increased
to provide an extra bright display on the
LCD viewfinder just before exposure.
Provides accurate framing at eye level,
great for added stability and following
fast moving subjects.
UXGA (1600 x 1200) Image Size
With its high resolution CCD, the
DSC-P31 captures in 4 different image
sizes, with selectable Fine or Standard
Multi Burst Mode
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 or 1/15 or 1/30 second
frame intervals provide convenient
MPEG Movie HQX Mode
Captures full frame playback,
high frame rate (16 frames
per second) video clips
(w/o audio) with length limited only by
the capacity of the media. MPEG Movie
Video Mail and Presentation modes
capture smaller size, lower frame rate
files suitable for email.
Clip Motion Mode
Capture up to 10 images
and convert them to an
animated GIF with 2 frames
per second playback. By varying the
interval between shots you can create
animations not possible with other
motion capture modes.
Playback Zoom, Trim and Resize
During playback, magnify
any portion of the image up
to 5x and trim to the area of
your interest. Then, save the
new image as a new file in
any of the image sizes
available from the menu.
Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Reliable power is provided by Sony's
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Stamina
batteries with external charger. Or,
choose AA Alkaline cells or optional
AC-LS1 AC power adapter.