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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40

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Sony CyberShot DSC-S40

The CyberShot DSC-S40 has a 1.5 inch (77K Pixels TFT LCD Screen) with Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® built in 7 Elements in 6 Groups, with 3 Aspheric Elements. It has both microphone and speaker and an optical viewfinder. It has a 1/2.7“ Super HAD™ CCD that provides up to 4.1 megapixel resolution. It stores recordings on a 32MB internal Flash Memory or a Memory Stick® Media/Memory Stick PRO™ Media/Memory Stick Duo™ Media (with adaptor)/Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (with adaptor). T…

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Sony CyberShot DSC-S40

The CyberShot DSC-S40 has a 1.5 inch (77K Pixels TFT LCD Screen) with Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® built in 7 Elements in 6 Groups, with 3 Aspheric Elements. It has both microphone and speaker and an optical viewfinder. It has a 1/2.7“ Super HAD™ CCD that provides up to 4.1 megapixel resolution. It stores recordings on a 32MB internal Flash Memory or a Memory Stick® Media/Memory Stick PRO™ Media/Memory Stick Duo™ Media (with adaptor)/Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (with adaptor). The camera has AF Illuminator Light, Clear Color/Clear Luminance NR, and records in MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO™ media), MPEG VX Standard with Audio (640x480 at 16fps), Video Mail with Audio (160x112 at 8fps). The Sony DSC-S40 features a Burst Mode of 4 Shot at 0.7fps (4MP JPEG fine) and 30 Shot VGA at 0.6fps (JPEG std.). It supports Memory Stick PRO™ Media up to 4GB, has Red-Eye Reduction, Self Timer, and White Balance (Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent). This camera also has Multi-Pattern Measuring, is PictBridge Compatible, has Picture Effects (Black & White, Sepia), Power Save Mode, Real Imaging Processor™ Technology, and Scene Modes. The Sony DSC-S40 measures 3 7/8” x 2“x 1 3/8” (99 x 51.7 x 34.2mm) and weighs 5 oz (135 g) Body; 6 oz (184 g) Body w/Batteries, Media, Wrist Strap.

Features

The CyberShot DSC-S40 features 0-10X Smart Zoom™ Feature (at VGA Resolution) that uses the full CCD to let users zoom into the portion of interest by cropping the image size-thus avoiding the image degradation of Digital Zooms. It also features Real Imaging Processor™ Technology, an Optical Viewfinder, 5 Area Multi-Point Auto Focus - by evaluating 5 separate focus areas of the frame, Sony’s Multi-Point AF system can focus on the subject and avoid mistakenly focusing on the background., AF (Auto Focus) Illuminator – where an amber light briefly illuminates the subject, in low-or no-light conditions, helping to establish a positive focus lock, Selectable Focus Mode, Multi-Pattern Measuring – a light-metering at 49 points of the frame, this features establishes the optimum exposure, even when highlight and shadow isn’t centered in the frame, and Auto Daylight Synchro Fill Flash. This camera also features Slow Shutter Noise Reduction, PictBridge™ to connect the camera to compatible printer with the supplied USB cable, and 14-bit Digital EXtended Processor that captures the range between highlight and shadow with up to 16,384 values.

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