Sony DSC-W230 Review

Sony DSC-W230 Specifications

Image Device: 1/2.3" 12.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD CCD
Processor:Bionz Engine: Yes
Recording Media: 15MB internal memory
Memory Stick Duo Media or Memory Stick Duo PRO Media
Zoom: Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 4X Optical zoom, 5.35 - 21.4mm, 6 elements in 5 groups(including 3 aspheric elements
Equavilent range: 30-120mm
SteadyShot Image Stabilization: Yes, Optical
Filter Diameter:46mm (with Lens Adapter)
Auto Focus:Focus : 9-Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Spot AF, Semi Manual Focus (0.5m / 1.0m / 3.0m / 7.0m / Unlimited distance)
AF Illuminator Light: Yes, Auto or Off
Shutter Speed: Auto(1/4 - 1/1,600)
Program Auto(1 - 1/1,600)
Aperture Range:Auto(F2.8/F7.1(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Program Auto(F2.8/F7.1(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
Color LCD: 3" Clear Photo LCD Plus 230k pixels
Flash Modes:Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction: On/Off
Flash Effective Range:ISO Auto: Approx.0.2-Approx.3.9m(Approx.0.66'-Approx.12.8')(W) / Approx.0.5-Approx.1.9m(Approx.1.64'-Approx.6.23')(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.1m(Approx.23.3')(W) / Approx.3.9m(Approx.12.8')(T)
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / Underwater White Balance Mode (Auto, Underwater 1, Underwater 2, Flash)
Color Modes:Black & White, Normal, Sepia, Vivid
ISO: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Scene Modes: Auto / Easy / Program Auto / High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Underwater / Gourmet
In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Soft Focus / Partial Color / Fisheye Lens / Cross Filter / Retro / Radial Blur / Unsharp Masking / Happy Faces
Burst Mode:100 shots at 1.8fps (at all resolution settings)
Self-Timer: Off, 2 or 10 Seconds
Video Output:NTSC/PAL Selectable
HD Output:Yes (1080i) with optional accessory
Still Image Modes: Normal / Burst / Bracket Exposure (Plus / Minus 0.3EV / 0.7EV / 1.0EV)
MPEG Movie Mode: MPEG VX Fine (640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO Duo media), MPEG VX Standard (640x480 at 16fps), Presentation (320 x 240 at 8.3fps)
Microphone/Speaker:Yes/Yes
Face Dection:Yes - 8 faces (controls flash, focus, exposure, white balance, with child / adult subject priority)
Dynamic Range Optimizer:Yes
Clear RAW NR:Yes - Standard / Off / Plus
USB Terminal: Yes, by Supplied Multi-connector Cable, Supports USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Compatible Battery: InfoLithium NP-BG1 3.6v 960mAh (3.4Wh)
Supplied Software: Windows: Picture Motion Browser Vers 4.2 + USB Driver (Not supported by Macintosh Operating Systems)
OS Compatibility: Microsoft 2000 Professional, XP Home and Professional
Macintosh OS 9.1/9.2/OS X (10.1-10.5)
Supplied Accessories: Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BG1, Battery Charger BC-CSG, Multi Connector Cable USB/AV, Wrist Strap, CD-ROM Software,
Note: No Memory Stick DUO media or adaptors are included.
Dimensions: W x H x D: 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 7/8" (95.2mm x 56.5mm x 21.8mm)
Weight: With MSDuo & Supplied Accessories: 5.5oz (156g)
NOTE: Specifications as represented by the manufacturer.

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