Sony DSC-S700 Review
Features & Controls
The S700 features a 3x optical zoom lens with a 35mm - 105mm (35mm equivalent) focal length and a maximum aperture of f2.8-f/4.8. This is an all-glass lens constructed of 6 lenses in 5 groups. When powered down the lens retracts inside the body of the camera and is protected by an automatic lens barrier.
The contrast detection Single Area autofocus system has a minimum focus range of 19.75 in.
(50cm) in Normal mode and Macro is 2.0 in. (5cm).
The built-in speedlight has modes for: Auto, Forced On/Off and Slow Synchro. The maximum
working range at ISO Auto: 19.75 in. - 11.5 ft. (0.5-3.5m) Wide; 19.75 in. - 6.6 ft. (0.5 -
Controls on the back: The Play button enter playback mode. Zoom lens controls serve as the
Magnify and Index controls in playback mode. Below is the DISPlay button that controls the
amount of data displayed on the LCD. The MENU button calls up and dismisses the menu. The 4-
way controller is for navigating menus, changing settings and selecting playback images.
Press "down" to enable selftimer, press "up" to change flash modes, press "left" to adjust
Exposure compensation, and press "right" to enable/disable Macro focus mode. The
center accepts selections. At the bottom is the Image Resolution/Delete button.
On top is the Power on/off button, and shutter release with the Mode Dial mounted around it.
You can choose from: Auto, Program, Snow, Beach, Landscape, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft
Snap, High Sensitivity, and Movie.
On the side is the USB 2.0 (full speed) data port, and the Audio/Video output
for displaying image on a TV set.
The S700 stores its data on 24MB of internal memory or on Memory
Stick Duo/Duo PRO cards up to 4GB in size.
Approx. Storage Capacities
The S700 is powered by two standard AA type batteries, alkaline or NiMH type. Sony claims that alkalines will supply enough power for up to 100 shots or 50 minutes of continuous playback. High capacity NiMH batteries will let you capture up to 460 shots or 230 minutes of continuous playback. We recommend NiMH rechargeables, they last longer and will save you money in the long run. Check out our Rechargeable Battery Page for info and prices.
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