When you need it, the flash can be popped up from the top of the lens.
This is a 3-mode intelligent flash with automatic, fill flash
and off settings.
The user controls are very simple and clearly marked. On the top of the
camera we find the power on/off switch, the zoom lens control slider, the
main mode control, the shutter button and the self-timer lamp. Oh yes,
let's not forget the microphone, used for recording voice memos.
On the left side of the zoom lens we find the focus control for automatic or
manual, the macro mode button, the white balance mode button and a one-push
manual white balance button, the spot metering button and up on top is the lever
to release the popup flash.
On the lower left of the LCD is the backlight control switch, when you're out
in the bright sunlight you turn the backlight off. Indoors you can
use the LCD BRIGHT buttons to increase or decrease the backlight illumination.
A fast, USB-compliant I/O port allows PC and Mac users to rapidly download
images to their computer without the need for a card reader. There's
also a serial port for the USB-challenged folks out there.
Images are stored on Sony's new MemoryStick flash memory cards, a 4MB card is supplied with the camera. Shame on you Mr Sony, you should have at least included a 16MB card with this camera!
The DSC-F505 uses the Sony NP-FS11 InfoLITHIUM 3.6v rechargable battery system. Sony's "battery with a brain" keeps you informed as to exactly how much runtime is left, in minutes, on the LCD display.
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