The battery life to keep up with your lifestyle.
1/2.7" 4.1 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
3X Optical Zoom helps you frame your shots for
better digital pictures. And Sony's Precision
Digital Zoom provides an additional 2X
magnification without the jagged edges of other
designs, resulting in smoother images.
0-10X Smart Zoom™ Feature (at VGA
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™ Technology
The innovative Real Imaging Processor in the
DSC-S40 not only improves picture quality and
clarity but also improves camera response time,
decreases shutter lag and improves battery
Provides accurate framing at eye level, great for
added stability and following fast moving
1.5" LCD Monitor
The 1.5" 77K LCD Monitor makes framing shots
and reviewing pictures easy.
Stamina® Battery Life
Incredible battery life compared to previous
cameras. Capture approximately 110 shots with
supplied alkalines; approximately 550 shots with
optional NiMH rechargeables!
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
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
An amber light briefly illuminates the subject, in
low-or no-light conditions, helping to 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.
Auto Daylight Synchro Fill Flash
If the Multi-Pattern Measuring system
determines the subject is backlit or in shadow,
fill flash automatically fires to provide optimum
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
Cyber-shot® Digital Still Camera
Memory Stick® Media and Memory Stick
Digital. Powerful. Transportable.™ Memory
Stick® media is compact, portable and
rugged:connecting a variety of hardware and
32MB Internal Memory
Shoot without a flash memory card with 32 MB
; Slot for optional Memory
Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ media. Full 32MB
of internal memory can be copied to optional
Memory Stick media.
4 Shot Burst Mode
Capture up to 4 shots (fine) at 0.7 frame/sec.
even at 4 MP resolution. Capture up to 30 shots
VGA (standard). Perfect for high speed subjects
or fast moving action such as sports or small
MPEG Movie VX Standard/Fine Mode with
Captures VGA (640x480) 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 email.
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