Sony DSC-F505 (1999)

Announced by Sony on 1999-08-23 and demonstrated at IFA '99 and World PC Expo '99. This camera became a cult classic among photographers. Mostly because of the gigantic Carl Zeiss "Zeiss Vario-Sonnar" lens that could rotate 140°. A novelty was also the newly introduced Memory Stick as it's sole memory storage option and USB connectivity. The camera featured 5x optical zoom and MPEG movie recording.

In early 2000, Sony revamped the F505 with a 3.3MP CCD and an external flash terminal. The firmware was also revised so that images could be stored in TIFF format.

Specifications

  • Brand: Sony
  • Model: DSC-F505
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $1,000
  • Imager Type: 2.1 MP 1/2" Super HAD CCD
  • Resolution: 1600x1200
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Sony memory stick
  • Lens: f = 7,1
  • Shutter: 1/8s to 1/725s (NTSC) and 1/6s to 1/600s (PAL)
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 - F3.3
  • LCD screen size: 2" TFT
  • Size: 107.2 × 62.2 × 135.9 mm
  • Weight: 435 gr.
  • Remarks: 140° swivel lens

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