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Sony announces 6 Megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-S500

Sony has quietly introduced the 6 Megapixel S500 digital camera at sony style.com The new S500 is Sony's cheapest ($ 179.95)  6.0 megapixel digital camera and offers value, simplicity and performance, which makes it a perfect choice for first-time digital photographers. The DSC-S500 combines a quality 3X optical zoom lens design, 25 Megabyte of Internal Memory for capturing shots in-camera, and a bright 2.4" LCD monitor that allows you to check your shots and share results immediately...

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Sony announces 6 Megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-S500 - digital camera and photography news
6.0 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD

More megapixels give you more detail and definition when you make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. The Sony advanced Super HAD™ (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.


3X Optical/2X Digital Zoom

3X Optical Zoom helps the DSC-S500 bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots for better composition; the Sony precision 2X Digital Zoom provides an additional 2X magnification to zoom in close without jagged edges.


Capture Images In-Camera

With 25 MB2 Internal Memory, the DSC-S500 allows you to shoot without using a memory card -- then easily transfer your images to optional Memory Stick Duo™ media, upload photos to your computer or make prints on your digital printer.


Large 2.4”1 LCD Screen

The DSC-S500 gives you a big, bright LCD screen for reading camera menus, composing shots, checking results and sharing your photos on location.


Convenient Photo Modes

To adjust quickly for specific shooting situations, the DSC-S500 lets you choose from several convenient photo modes: Auto, P-Auto, and Scene Selections for Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Candlelight, and Beach environments.


QVGA Movie Mode

The DSC-S500 can capture 320 x 240 AVI audio/video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second), with length limited only by the capacity of your media.


Burst Mode

You can fire off three shots automatically at 1-second intervals (VGA standard mode) or 2-second intervals (6 MP mode) -- a great way to capture a child's first steps or a pet's best tricks.


Stamina® Battery Power

With optional Sony NiMH rechargeable batteries, you can capture up to an amazing 3502 shots -- shooting capacity that's about the equivalent of 10 rolls of 35mm film. With supplied AA alkaline batteries, the DSC-S500 can capture up to 602 shots.


Memory Stick Duo™ Media Convenience

The DSC-S500 has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo™ media -- the compact, high-capacity storage media that are compatible with millions of devices worldwide.


Cyber-shot Viewer Software

Sony's new software that makes it easier to upload images from camera or Memory Stick Duo™ media -- then organize and browse through photos on your PC screen by simply scrolling through thumbnail images.
June 26, 2006
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