Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 Specifications

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Part Number: DSC-G3 (Reviewed) Released: January 8, 2009

General

  • Depth
    0.9 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    10.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Super HAD CCD
  • Total Pixels
    10300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Digital Zoom
    2 x
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Blink Detection technology
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG VX
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Display

  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    3.1 in - 28 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    Automatic, Easy shooting, Snow, Fireworks, Hi-speed Shutter, Underwater, Gourmet, Program, Normal movie mode, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft snap, Landscape, Beach
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Sepia, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, underwater
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/1000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps

Lens System

  • Lens Construction
    10 groups / 12 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    4 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-4.6
  • Min Focal Length
    6.18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    24.7 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    10
  • Element Qty
    12
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss
  • Features
    aspherical lens

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Internal Storage
    4 GB flash
  • Included Memory Card
    4 GB

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.6 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, Smile Detection technology, auto power save, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, dual image stabilization

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x USB
    1 x composite video/audio output
    1 x HD component output
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/1000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-BD1
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 680 mAh ( included )

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.5, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Cyber-shot
  • Model
    DSC-G3
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.6 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Digital Zoom
    2 x
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG VX
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Sepia, Vivid
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Blink Detection technology
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Super Steady Shot)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, Smile Detection technology, auto power save, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, dual image stabilization

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Super Steady Shot)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • Shooting Programs
    Automatic, Easy shooting, Snow, Fireworks, Hi-speed Shutter, Underwater, Gourmet, Program, Normal movie mode, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft snap, Landscape, Beach

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, underwater

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4 in
  • Height
    2.4 in
  • Weight
    6.98 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    10.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Super HAD CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
  • Total Pixels
    10300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10100000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    3.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    8.9 cm
  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year parts and labor warranty

Camera Memory

  • Internal Storage Type
    flash
  • Internal Storage Capacity
    4 GB
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    4 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PictBridge support

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom. This camera utilizes built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization to assist in taking sharper pictures.

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony
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Where to Buy

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Part Number: DSC-G3 Released: Jan 8, 2009

MSRP: $499.99

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