Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S980 Digital Still Camera with 12.1 Megapixel, 4x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD Display, Black

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The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S980 brings you a variety of intelligent features in a compact, easy-to-use design. Face Detection technology automatically detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus and exposure settings, while a 4x optical zoom lens and 12.1 MP resolution deliver crisp, clear images. A large 2.7" LCD display makes it easy to compose and view your photos.

Key Features

  • A powerful 12.1 MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 12.1 MP, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3 size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.
  • 4x optical zoom lens captures sharp images, even from a distance and enables close-up shooting up to just under 2" (5cm) from the subject.
  • A large 2.7" (230K pixels) LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus and view photos.
  • Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus and exposure to deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
  • Steady Shot digital image stabilization compensates for camera shake and helps prevent blur by capturing two photos at high shutter speeds and combining them into a single clear image.
  • High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to eight ISO settings when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
  • Choose from seven convenient Scene Selection modes to quickly adjust for specific shooting conditions, including High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Snow and Beach.
  • With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings so you can just take the picture without worrying about settings.
  • Histogram display gives you more control over your images with the ability to optimize exposure adjustments for better detail in both light and dark areas of a photo.
  • This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
  • Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries.
  • Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming and Red-Eye Correction functions.
  • The Multi-purpose Resize function lets you change the aspect ratio of an image right in the camera, so you can adjust images as necessary, whether you want to display them on a compatible HDTV, e-mail them or upload them to a blog (PC with internet connection required).
  • Direct Playback Button provides one-touch ability to review images while shooting, or quickly start up Playback Mode from power-off status.
  • Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser ) PC software provides a simple, easy-to-use way to transfer video and still images to your PC, as well as sort, edit and output to data disc and the Web (PC with internet connection required).
  • Face Search allows you to filter by faces (one or many) and also a specific person's face. Share images and videos on popular sharing sites with Media Services function.

Technical Specs

LCD 2.7" LCD (230K Pixels)
Lens Construction 7 elements in 6 groups (including 1 aspheric elements)
Microphone/Speaker Yes/ Yes
Viewfinder No
35mm Equivalent 33-132mm
Aperture Range Auto(F2.5 / F5.1(W), 2 steps) / Program Auto(F2.5 / F5.1(W), 2 steps)
Digital Zoom Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Face Detection Yes - 8 faces
Focal Length 5.8-23.2mm
Focus 9-Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Focus Preset (0.5m / 1.0m / 3.0m / 7.0m / Unlimited distance)
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Macro Mode No
Optical Zoom 4x
Shutter Speed Auto(1/4 - 1/2,000) / Program Auto(1" - 1/2,000)
Smart Zoom Technology 5M:Approx.5.6x(Total), 3M:Approx.7.1x(Total), VGA:Approx.22x(Total), 16:9(2M):Approx.7.6x(Total)
Total Zoom 8x
Software Operating System Compatibility Microsoft 2000 Professional, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh OS 9.1/9.2/OS X (10.1-10.5)
Supplied Software Windows: Picture Motion Browser Vers 4.0 (Mac not supported)
Flash Effective Range ISO Auto: Approx.0.5 - Approx.3.5m(W) / Approx.0.5 - Approx.1.5 m(T)
ISO3200: up to Approx.7.0 m(W) / Approx.3.0 m(T)
Flash Mode(s) Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
PowerBattery Capacity 3.6V, 960 mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Ion NP-BK1
AF Illuminator Light No
Clear Color/Clear Luminance NR No
Clear RAW NR No
Dynamic Range Optimizer No
Histogram Display On / Off
In-Camera Editing Trimming, Red Eye Correction
Movie Mode(s) 320(QVGA, 320 x 240, Approx.30fps)
Multi-Pattern Measuring Yes
NightFraming System No
NightShot Infrared System No
PictBridge Compatible Yes
Power Save Mode Yes (after approx. 3 min. of inactivity)
Scene Mode(s) Auto / Easy / Program Auto / High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow
Imaging Device 1/2.3 type(7.70 mm) Super HAD CCD
Megapixel 12.1 MP
Recording Media 12MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo Media.
Audio/Video Output(s) Dedicated A/V Cable & Designated USB Cable
USB Port(s) Yes -supports USB 2.0
Burst Mode Approx. 1 fps(Maximum 100 shots)
Color Mode(s) Normal / Sepia / B&W
Date/Time Stamp No/ No
Erase/Protect No
Media/Battery Indicator Yes
Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility Tested to support up to 16GB Memory Stick DUO PROTM media capacity; does not support Access Control security function.
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Self Timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
Still Image Mode(s) Normal, Burst
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 / Fluorescent 2 / Fluorescent 3 / Incandescent / Flash
Dimensions (Approx.) W x H x D: 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 15/16" (93.1mm x 55.7mm x 23.8mm)
Weight (Approx.) Approx. 4.8 oz. (135g)
Warranty Sony 1 year parts and labor warranty
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