Sony DSC-P5 Manual User Guide and Product Specification

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Table of Contents:

    1. The Introduction
    2. The Overall Look
    3. Camera Specification
    4. Price and Impression
    5. Manual User Guide

The Introduction to Sony DSC-P5 Manual

Sony DSC-P5 Manual User Guide and Product SpecificationWhen it comes to the question of what is the most important part of an electronic product especially digital camera product, we say it is the manual. It is because with the manual, both users and enthusiast will be able to get the needed information about a certain product. With this manual too, the learning process upon the camera product is started.

So, we can say that manual is the best reference when we want to understand the digital camera product. This is what motivates us to bring Sony DSC-P5 Manual User Guide here, with this manual we hope that we can help you understanding this Nikon camera product better than before.

Overall Look of Sony DSC-P5

Look is something important that becomes a consideration for people in buying digital camera product. With the look, People can instantly attracted to a certain digital camera product. More than that, sometimes the choice of camera look is also reflecting the personality of owner as well as the classiness of the camera itself. So, before we hit the Sony DSC-P5 Manual User Guide directly, now we are going to talk about the look of this camera first.

Having small size makes this camera sacrifice its handling quality. The all body is made by silver plastic. You may imagine how light is the camera. The result is you can bring it easily in your pocket anywhere. As stated in Sony DSC-P5 manual, the buttons for zoom and shutter release are well placed. The design makes this camera be a straight forward to operated.

Sony DSC-P5 Manual - camera side

The build quality of the camera is included in a high standard. Just like Sony’s typical. In the end, altough this P5 made with plastic, this little camera feel solid and also gives it a sense of quality appropriate for its price tag (at that year, the price of this camera can be included as high price)

Sony DSC-P5 Specification

For replacing its predecissor, P1, Sony came with its new product named DSC-P5. This camera is released in 2001. The DSC-P5 is aimed at the ‘ultra-compact point and shoot’ market and popular at that time. It is one of the smallest and stylish 3 megapixel digital cameras available, again at that time.

What will you get if you purchase this camera ? Well, the P5 looks similar with its predecissor but actually it is different in term of the features. The differences are laid in such as battery, the dimensions, weight, focal range, manual focus, burst mode, et cetera. As stated in Sony DSC-P5 manual, this camera has 1/1.8″ 3.3 megapixels CCD sensor. It is also completed with 3 x optical zoom39 – 117 mm equiv. (F2.8 – F5.6 ).

Sony DSC-P5 Manual - camera rear side

When the P1 does not have AF illuminator, Sony has added it to the P5. Sony DSC-P5 manual says that this AF illuminator will help you focusing to an object when the surrounding is dark/has low light. So, capturing image will be easier. Then, the P5 also has 14-bit DXP A/D Conversion which you will not find it P1.

There are five modes you can choose. They are Twilight- A special mode for using in night scenes, Record – Standard capture mode, Playback – Playback of taken photograph, and Movie. All these modes allow you to record moving images and Setup which can be accessed on the camera.

Further, Sony DSC-P5 manual also explains that pictures are displayed in 1.5′ TFT screen. It is small but enough. For the power source, this camera uses Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. Furthermore, you can save the images that have been captured in 8Mb Memory stick. Another accessories you will get in the box are USB Cable, Driver CD-ROM, Carrying strap and Manual.

Sony DSC-P5 Quick Specification

Body Material Magnesium Alloy
CCD pixels 3.34 megapixels (3.2 megapixels effective)
CCD size 1/1.8″
CCD Colour Filter Array G – R – G – B
A/D Converter 14 bits
Max resolution 2048 x 1536
Lower resolutions • 2048 x 1360 (3:2)
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 4:3 / 3:2
Image formats • TIFF
• JPEG (EXIF)
Quality Levels • Fine
• Standard
Sensitivity equiv. • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Lens Thread None
Zoom wide (W) 39 mm
Zoom tele (T) 117 mm (3x)
Lens Aperture F2.8 – F5.6
Digital zoom 2.0x
Auto Focus Contrast detect
AF Illumination lamp Yes
Manual Focus Yes, 5 positions
Normal focus range 50 cm (2 ft) – Infinity
Macro focus range 4 cm – 50 cm (1,6 in – 2 ft)
Min shutter Auto: 1/30 sec
Twilight: 2 sec
Max shutter 1/2000 sec
Metering • Center weighted average
• Spot
Exposure adjustment -2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
Aperture priority None
Shutter priority None
White Balance • Auto
• Indoor
• Outdoor
• Hold
Continuous 2 frames @ 1.4 fps
Movie clip • MPEG HQ – 320 x 240, 16 fps, max 15 seconds (inc. audio)
• MPEG EX – 320 x 240, 8 fps, limited only by storage space (inc. audio)
• MPEG EX – 160 x 112, 8 fps, limited only by storage space (inc. audio
Built-in Flash Yes, fixed
Flash Range 0.5 – 2.8 m (1.6 – 9.2 ft)
Flash modes • Auto
• Red-Eye Reduction
• Flash On
• Flash Off
Tripod mount Yes, metal
Self-timer Yes, 10 sec delay
Video out Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage media Memory Stick
Storage included 8 MB Memory Stick
Viewfinder Optical, no dioptre adjustment
LCD 1.5″ TFT
Playback zoom Yes, up to 5.0x, scrollable
Operating system Proprietary
Connectivity USB
Battery Included rechargeable battery NP-FC10 (Lithium-Ion)
Battery charger Yes, included doubles as AC adapter
Weight (inc. battery) 214 g (7.5 oz)
Dimensions 113 x 53 x 36 mm (4.4 x 2.1 x 1.4 in)

Sony DSC-P5 Price and Impression

Sony DSC-P5 Manual - camera front sideThe performance of P5 is good. The focusing speeds is quite good considering this is not meant to be a super fast camera.The images produced by this little camera are also good. They show vibrant colours which is accurate. There are low levels of noise, and the cameras metering and focussing systems are reliable for the less demanding type of shots a point and shoot photographer is likely to take.

Looking closer at the photographs taken, they can appear a little soft, but will still produce very good 6×4 prints. Produced in 2001, this camera has price retail that cant be said as cheap. In my opinion, it is expensive enough. The retail price is around $532.

The Sony DSC-P5 Manual User Guidance

As we stated at the beginning of this article, the aim of providing this writing is to bring the Sony DSC-P5 Manual. This is the manual that will give you the information related to the specification, features, operation, instruction, camera manual, and others.

So, for you who want to look for information regarding to this Nikon camera product, referencing to the manual below will be the best thing to do. To give you the better access, we will provide the manual in PDF. So, before reaching out to the manual, it will be better if you download the PDF reader software first.

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That’s all of the information related to the Sony DSC-P5 Manual. We hope that the information below could be beneficial to update your understanding toward this camera product. If you have any thoughts about this product in general, we welcome you to put them in the comment session below. And if you find this information is useful, sharing this article in your personal page will be so much helpful.

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