Click to see a QuickTime tour of the F505
The F505 like the Coolpix 950, is also encased in a highly durable, die-cast magnesium alloy body. I must say that the "fit and finish" of this camera is excellent, the joints are perfectly matched and all the screws are recessed. It feels really secure and comfortable in your hand.
The CyberShot F505 stores its still images in 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768 or 640 x 480 pixel sizes with two different JPEG compression levels. It has a Programmed AE with 6 modes; Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Programmed Automatic, Landscape, Portrait and Night (slow syncro).
It also has MPEG Movie, Voice Memo & E-Mail Modes.
The CyberShot features a 2-inch LCD which makes it as easy to frame a shot as it
is to play it back. This hybrid LCD uses 122,980 pixels and a backlit
design to achieve superb clarity and brightness. In sunny or bright
indoor conditions, turn off the backlighting, save power and use the hybrid
light reflective properties for illumination. Using the large LCD it's
easy to access all of the programming functions displayed on the onscreen
There's been a lot of talk about this new, hybrid LCD and how well it works
in direct sunlight. This photo shows the LCD screen facing directly into the
afternoon Florida sun, backlight turned off and partially blocked so you can
see how it goes totally black when there's no sunlight shining on it. This
is truly the kind of LCD display that we've been waiting for!
This is the first digicam I have seen that has both a (metal) tripod socket and a guide pin hole. Sony has paid a lot of attention to even the smallest details on this camera.
That's a speaker on the left for playback of your voice memo notes.
The view from the top, is that a BIG lens or what ?   I think it was designed by the marketing people so they could stick even more labels on this camera :-)
But seriously folks, that's a manual focusing ring out there on the end.
Looking at the F505 from this angle about all you can say is, "Would you
like some camera with your lens?"
And speaking of lenses, here is one of the world famous Carl Zeiss, all-glass Vario-Sonar zoom lenses.
|Sensor Resolution (Pixels)||2,022,096 pixels, 1/2 inch|
|Image Dimensions||1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480|
|Compression Levels||Fine, Normal|
|Sensitivity - ASA/ISO equivalent rating||EV +8 to 21
(2.0 to 16,000 foot-candles, 22 to 175,000 lux)
ISO not stated
|Lens - Focal Length (35mm equivalents)||38-190mm|
|Lens - Aperture Range||f2.8-f/3.3 to f/8.0|
|Shutter Speed Range||1/8 to 1/725|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 1.5EV, 1/2EV steps|
|Focus||TTL Automatic, or manual with focus indicator|
|Focus Range||19.6in. (50cm) to infinity|
|Macro Range||3.15in (8cm) to 19.6in. (50cm)|
|Storage||Removable Memory Stick, 4MB included|
|Image Capture Cycle Time, secs (High/Low Res)||3.5/3.0|
|Image Download Time, secs @115K baud ("HQ" image mode)||USB: 849K in 3.7 seconds: 229 KB/sec|
|Flash Range||11.8 inches - 8.3 feet (0.3 - 2.5m)|
|Flash Modes||Auto, On, Off|
|LCD Screen||2.0" (51mm)|
|Video Out||NTSC (PAL in Europe)|
|Special Features||MPEG video recording to 15 seconds, unusually sharp lens|
|Power||Sony InfoLITHIUM battery, included charger/AC adapter|
|Usable Battery Types||InfoLITHIUM(tm) only|
|Size||4.25 x 2.5 x 5.4 inches (107.2 x 62.2 x 135.9 mm)|
|Weight||15 ounces (435g) w/o batteries|
|Software||PictureGear (Windows), USB driver (Mac)|
|Optional Accessories||Soft case, add'l batteries, accessory lenses, 8, 16, 32, 64 meg Memory Sticks (strongly recommend purchase of at least one larger memory card!)|
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