The DS-330's image resolution may be somewhat "dated" but its real camera features certainly aren't. It has true shutter speed (1/4 to 1/1000 sec) or aperture (F3.5, 5.6, 8, 11) priority, a manual mode, programmed AE and a fully automatic mode.
The all-glass, Fujinon 9-27mm (35-105mm equiv.) zoom lens is a F3.5 (F5.6T) -
F11 (F19T), and consists of nine elements in nine groups. Focus range is 1.3ft
to infinity with macro mode coverage of 0.7 to 1.3ft (20-40cm). The builtin
flash is a zooming flash and is linked to the focal length setting of the lens.
This camera is BIG (6" x 3.8" x 3.1" WxHxD), it isn't going to fit in your pocket and you'll definitely know when it's hanging from your neck (21.9 oz without the battery.) But a big camera is easier to hold steady and of course there's also plenty of room for BIG knobs and buttons.
The body is high impact plastic and more than capable of taking the kind of
daily beating that most professional field cameras receive.
These features seperate this camera from most of the rest of today's megapixel digicams. They may have more image resolution but only the Sony D770 offers the array of camera controls found on the DS-330.
Next to the command dial is the selector dial which is used in conjunction
with the Set button located on the back of the camera.
You hold in the Set button and rotate the selector dial to change options
as they are displayed on the data LCD.
The exposed connector on the right is for the attaching to the EU-D3A unit and is normally covered over by a plastic protector cap.
|CCD image sensor||2/3-inch CCD with 1.4 million pixels (effectively 1.3 million)
Square pixels with RGB (primary color) filter
|Shutter speeds||1/4-1/1,000 sec.|
|Aperture||F3.5, 5.6, 8 and 11|
|Storage media||ATA Type I or II PC Card (PCMCIA release 2.1)
SmartMediaTM with PC Card Adapter
|Exposure contorl||Programmed AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE and Manual Modes|
|File format||JPEG standard (Exif)
|Exposure compensation||0.3 EV steps (-0.9 - +1.8 EV)|
|White balance||5500K fixed or one-push auto|
|Number of frames
(HG-10 memory card)
|Hi (TIFF-YC): 4 images
Fine (JPEG): 16 images
Normal (JPEG): 33 images
Basic (JPEG): 64 images
|Flash||Built-in auto flash; hot shoe for external flash|
|Resolution||1,280 x 1,000 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
8-bit/color (24-bit full color)
NTSC (U model) with RCA pin/PAL (E model) with RCA pin
Digital: Mini DIN (9 pin) for high-speed transfer with RS-232C cable
|ISO||Equivalent to 100/400
||Power source||NP-510 lithium ion battery, AC power adapter|
|Focal lengths||35-105 mm (35 mm camera equivalent)||Dimensions||153 (W) x 96 (H) x 78 (D) mm/
6.0 (W) x 3.8 (H) x 3.1 (D) in.
|Macro shooting||Full A5 size at 20 cm/half of letter size at 7.8 in.||Weight||Approx. 620 g/21.9 oz.
(excluding battery and PC Card)
|Autofocus system||Super Hybrid AF system (combining passive, active and CCD AF)
Focusing range: 20 cm/7.8 in. - infinity
(including Macro shooting)
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