Sony DSC-F505V (2000)

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. Other improvements were better exposure control, better macro function, a HQ video mode, red-eye reduction and automatic image orientation function. The revamped model was called F505V. The camera however did not have a flash shoe on top, so in order to use the HVL-F1000 flash, one had to mount camera and flash on a dedicated bracket. Take a look at the pictures to get the idea!

For 15 years the press had us fooled that the "V" stood for "Viagra" because of the picture you can see down here. This is of course a pun and not true because at the same time Sony marketed an improved version of the DSC-F55 and called it DSC-F55V too.


  • Brand: Sony
  • Model: DSC-F505V
  • First mentioned: 2000
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $1,100
  • Imager Type: 3.3 MP 1/8" Super HAD CCD
  • Resolution: 1856x1392
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Sony memory stick
  • Lens: f=7,1-35,5 mm
  • Shutter: 1/8s to 1/1,000s (NTSC) and 1/6s to 1/600s (PAL)
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 - F3.3
  • LCD screen size: 2" TFT
  • Size: 107 × 62 × 136mm
  • Weight: 435 gr.
  • Remarks: 140° swivel lens

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