F E A T U R E S
1/1.8" 7.2 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.
4X Optical/2X Digital/8X Total Zoom
Optical zoom helps you fill the
frame with your subject for better
pictures. And Sony's Precision
Digital Zoom helps bring your subject closer
with an extra 2X magnification
0 –19.0X Smart Zoom
(at VGA Resolution)
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.
Famous for sharpness & color
accuracy, the Vario-Sonnar 4X
Optical zoom lens features 8
elements in 7 groups with aspheric elements.
Real Imaging Processor™ Technology
The innovative Real Imaging
Processor in the DSC-V3 not
only improves picture quality and
clarity but also improves camera response
time, decreases shutter lag and improves
Live Histogram Display
Available in capture and playback
the Live Histogram displays the
concentration of pixels at each
luminosity value making it easy to evaluate
14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion
Sony's 14-bit Digital EXtended
Processor captures the range
between highlight and shadow
with up to 16,384 values, for extended
dynamic contrast and detail.
S T E P - U P F E AT U R E
2.5" LCD Monitor
The extra-large high-resolution
123K LCD Monitor makes framing
shots and reviewing pictures easy.
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.
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Exposure Mode provides
extended control with 46-step
adjustable Shutter speed
(30 – 1/1000 sec.), and Aperture control (F2.8 - F8.0).
Hologram AF™ Illuminator
Projecting a Class 1 laser pattern
Hologram AF illuminator reads the
contrast between the pattern's
edge and the subject for precise focuses, even
in low or no light situations.
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.
Scene Selection Mode
With 7 Scene Modes, parameters
can be matched to the shooting
conditions. Choose from one of
the following; Beach, Candle, Landscape,
Portrait, Snow, Twilight, Twilight Portrait
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 be clear.
Digital Still Camera
Media and Memory Stick
Digital. Powerful. Transportable.™
media is compact,
portable and rugged – connecting
a variety of hardware and software applications.
The DSC-V3 is capable of using
not only Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO™ media when
capturing images, but also optional
Type I media. This offers
added flexibility and storage options when
Capture raw data directly from the
CCD before any in-camera
processing, while a separate JPEG
is stored for viewing convenience. Sony's RAW
converter software provides extensive control of
gamma, white balance, color and sharpness for
fine tuning the image
8 Shot Burst Mode
Capture up to 8 shots at full
resolution at 2 frames/sec.
Perfect for high speed subjects or
fast moving action such as sports
MPEG Movie VX Standard/Fine Mode
Captures VGA (640 x 480) 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.
Conversion Lens Compatible
With VAD-VHA adaptor, you can
add tele- or wide- conversion
lenses for greater magnification
or wider field of view, as well as protective and
special effect filters.
Provides reliable, long-lasting
power for continuous shooting,
without "Memory Effect". The
supplied AC-LS5 adapter/charger provides
stable power for USB Transfer.