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Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black

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Long product name Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black :
The short editorial description of Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black

Cyber-shot W55P - Compact and stylish metallic pink design, with 7.2 effective megapixels, high sensitivity for shooting in low-light, ZEISS 3x optical zoom lens, large 2.5-inch LCD screen, STAMINA battery life, and finished with a brushed aluminium face.
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Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black

The official marketing text of Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black as supplied by the manufacturer


7,2 effective megapixels.

ISO 1000 high sensitivity (REI) for shooting in low-light situations.

Carl-Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens.

3x optical zoom, 6x digital zoom, up to 14x smart zoom.

Large 2.5-inch (6.2cm) LCD screen, and optical viewfinder.

Worry-free 56MB internal memory.

Metallic pink, slim compact design, with brushed aluminium face.

Real Imaging Processor for improved picture quality and high speed operation.

2cm macro for close-up shooting.

16:9 mode for playback on a widescreen TV.

MPEG Movie VX (VGA 30 fps movie mode with audio).

PictBridge for direct connection to printer without need for PC.

Easy operation with an on-screen function guide.

STAMINA battery life, up to 380 shots (CIPA standard with LCD screen on).

On-screen menu in choice of 17 languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

Supplied with: rechargeable battery, charger, AV & USB cables, wrist strap and software.

Compatible with a wide range of optional Sony accessories.

Short summary description Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black:
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Sony DSC-W55, Compact camera, 7.2 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 2048, JPG
Long summary description Sony DSC-W55 Compact camera 7.2MP 1/2.5" CCD Black :

Sony DSC-W55. Camera type: Compact camera, Megapixel: 7.2 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5". Optical zoom: 3x, Digital zoom: 6x, Focal length range (f-f): 6.3 - 18.9 mm. Focus adjustment: Auto, Auto focusing (AF) modes: Centre weighted Auto Focus, Monitoring Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Macro focusing range (tele): 0.3 - ∞. ISO sensitivity: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000, Auto, Light exposure correction: ± 2EV (1/3EV step), Light metering: Centre-weighted, Spot. Flash modes: Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Flash range (wide): 0.2 - 3.9 m, Flash range (tele): 0.3 - 2 m

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Picture quality
Camera type *
There are a number of common types of digital cameras: compact cameras, bridge cameras, mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC) and single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Bridge cameras 'bridge the gap' between the low-end compact and high-end professional (SLR) cameras. Also MILCs populate this mid-segment by combining the larger sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLRs with the live-preview viewing system of compact cameras.
Compact camera
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
7.2 MP
Image sensor size *
1/2.5"
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CCD
Still image resolution(s) *
List of image resolutions that supported by device.
640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 2048
Image stabilizer *
This camera function compensates for slight shaking movements caused by an unstable position and ensures smooth footage even in suboptimal conditions.
Yes
Supported aspect ratios
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of an image to its height. The supported aspect ratios are the aspect ratios that can be shown by the device.
3:2, 16:9
Image formats supported *
The type of image files that the device can use/display e.g. gif, JPEG (jpg).
JPG
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
3x
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
6x
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
6.3 - 18.9 mm
Extra/Smart zoom
14x
Focusing
Focus adjustment *
Auto
Auto focusing (AF) modes *
Modes on the camera for auto-focusing, including continuous focusing and one shop focusing.
Centre weighted Auto Focus, Monitoring Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Macro focusing range (tele)
0.3 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide)
0.02 - ∞
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
100, 200, 400, 800, 1000, Auto
Light exposure correction *
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering *
Light metering mode refers to the way in which a device determines the exposure. Multi-pattern and evaluative metering: the camera measures the light intensity in several points in the scene. Centre-weighted metering: the meter concentrates between 60 to 80 percent of the sensitivity towards the central part of the viewfinder. Spot metering: the camera will only measure a very small area of the scene (between 1-5% of the viewfinder area).
Centre-weighted, Spot
Flash
Flash modes *
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (wide) *
0.2 - 3.9 m
Flash range (tele) *
0.3 - 2 m
Video
Video recording *
Recording moving visual images.
Yes
Maximum video resolution *
This is the maximum resolution of video images. Resolution is a measure of the degree of detail visible.
640 x 480 pixels
Video formats supported
The type of video formats that can be used by this device.
MPEG
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps
Memory
Internal memory
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
56 MB
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo
Display
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
6.35 cm (2.5")
Display resolution (numeric)
Total number of pixels that display has.
115000 pixels
Field of view
100%
Viewfinder
Viewfinder type
A viewfinder is the window in the camera through which a photographer views the picture. Used for choosing, composing, and often focusing the image. There are two types: optical and digital. In an optical viewfinder, the photographer looks through a transparent window to frame and focus the image. The photographer is seeing the real image, through the window of the viewfinder. With a digital viewfinde, there is an LCD display built into a camera that gives a digital view of where the camera is pointing. It's used to compose and focus the image.
Optical
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
Yes
Camera
White balance *
Technique in photography and image processing, which involves a global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors including white – correctly.
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Scene modes *
Scenery mode', 'Portrait mode' and other modes which are manually/automatically activated on a camera and change the settings (e.g. exposure time) accordingly.
Beach, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Twilight
Contrast adjustment
Yes
Saturation adjustment
Yes
Camera playback
Movie, Single image, Slide show
Multi burst mode
Multi burst allows a digital camera to automatically take multi shots and store them as one JPEG file.
Yes
Image editing
Resizing, Trimming
Image quality adjustment
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Camera file system
DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, NOR, POL, Portuguese, RUS, SWE, TUR
Histogram
Yes
Built-in processor
Real Imaging
Battery
Power source type *
What the power source is.
Battery
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium
Battery life (CIPA standard)
380 shots
Battery life (max)
Maximum battery life. Mobile Mark™ (2002) is the standard often used to benchmark battery life time.
3.1 h
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
NP-BG1
Number of batteries supported
The number of batteries that can be used with the product.
1
Design
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Black
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
88.9 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
22.9 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
57.1 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
116 g
Weight (including battery)
147 g
Packaging content
Batteries included
Yes
Battery charger included
Yes
Hand strap
Yes
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Picture Motion Browser 2.0
USB Driver
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
Yes
Aperture range (F-F)
Aperture range of the device's optics, expressed in f-stops.
2.8 - 5.2
USB 2.0 ports quantity
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
1
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
Yes
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
38 - 114 mm
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
1/8 - 1/2000
Built-in flash
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
Yes
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 19 expert reviews for Sony DSC-W55 and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
76%
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pcadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
Its typical of Sony that the Cyber-shot DSC-W55 is a classy looking number. Our model came finished in a cool silver colour scheme and decorated with subtle details that make it appear far pricier than £147. As well as being easy on the eyes, the D...
Good looking and comfortable to use, the Sony produces decent-looking shots. Its relatively expensive for a compact model, and it uses only proprietary Sony memory. But this is one nifty digital camera. PC Advisor staff Lowest online price: £N/A...
80%
gadgetguy.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
Reviewer: Byer GairAnother camera with a modest, outward appearance but with some useful features. The W55 is a slim (22.9 mm) point and shooter, available in blue, pink, black and silver.FeaturesThe fully retractable 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar is abso...
Small form size. Light in weight. Seven megapixels on the CCD.
Slow to start up.
Reviewer: Byer GairAnother camera with a modest, outward appearance but with some useful features. The W55 is a slim (22.9 mm) point and shooter, available in blue, pink, black and silver.FeaturesThe fully retractable 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar is abso...
80%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
Sonys latest entry into the compact camera space, the Cyber-Shot DSC-W55, is a solid all around camera. Unlike its compatriot, the Cyber-Shot DSC-G1S, it doesnt have any stand out features, but the reasonably robust feature set combined with the pet...
Good image quality, small design...
Slow burst mode The Final Word A solid all around compact camera, Sonys Cyber-Shot DSC-W55 will appeal to users looking for a no-fuss entry into the digital photography market.
A solid all around compact camera, Sonys Cyber-Shot DSC-W55 will appeal to users looking for a no-fuss entry into the digital photography market.
70%
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
We had high expectations of Sonys CyberShot DSC-W55. The CyberShot DSC-W30 (Labs, Shopper September 2006) was our favourite camera of 2006, and the W55 is newer, higher up Sonys range and costs less. The two cameras are largely identical to look a...
60%
Cameras.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
The Sony DSC W55 is one of the cheaper pocket sized digital cameras. It has seven megapixels and a three times optical zoom lens. One feature the DSC W55 has that you do not find very often is a viewfinder. This can be a big help in bright sunshine. O...
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Cameras.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
The Sony DSC W55 is a straightforward pocket sized digital camera. Although it has all the normal features I have come to expect from this type of camera the DSC W55 is relatively inexpensive when compared to other pocket sized models. When I tested ou...
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dpexpert.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
This compact camera has a 7.2 megapixel sensor and a Zeiss lens with a zoom range of 38–114mm (film equivalent). The camera is beautifully designed and constructed and has a face area slightly smaller than a credit card. It is 22mm thick and fits a...
The macro performance of this camera is particularly fine. We used the camera for some close, detailed work where we would normally use a DSLR with micro lens and we were well satisfied with the results. Closest focussing distance is 2cm.
The printed manual is inadequate and the on-screen display is very difficult to use to set camera parameters. The full handbook is on a CD which we think is cheap skatery and is deterring owners from getting the best out of their camera. The menu syste...
This is a good compact camera that we enjoyed using. Up to ISO 200 it produces fine images. It has selectable aspect ratios and it can take pictures in the right ratio and pixel dimension for widescreen high definition televisions, (16:9 and 1920x1080...
0%
smh.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
This compact camera has a 7.2 megapixel sensor and a Zeiss lens with a zoom range of 38-114 mm (film equivalent). The camera is beautifully designed and constructed and has a face area slightly smaller than a credit card. It is 2...
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