14-megapixel: More megapixels mean more detail and definition in digital photos. The advanced Super HAD
(Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
Zoom: The 3x optical zoom helps bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots for better composition, while
the precision 2x digital zoom lets you get in close without jagged edges.
2.4" LCD screen: In addition to its optical viewfinder, this camera gives you a big, bright screen for composing
images, checking results and sharing your photos.
Photo modes: To adjust quickly for specific shooting situations, the camera lets you choose from several
convenient photo modes: auto, p-auto, and scene selections for twilight, twilight portrait, landscape, soft snap, candlelight,
and beach environments.
Burst mode: Fire off three shots automatically at 1-second intervals (VGA standard mode) or 2-second intervals (6
MP mode)―a great way to capture a child’s first steps or a pet’s best tricks.
QVGA movie mode: The DSC-S500 can capture 320 x 240 AVI audio/video clips at high frame rates (up to 30 frames per
second), with length limited only by the capacity of your media.
Memory: This digital camera comes with 25MB of internal memory, which allows you to snap pictures without a memory
card. Get the most out of your camera by adding 512MB or larger Memory Stick PRO Duo media. How much memory do you need? Click here to find out.
Cyber-shot Viewer software: Use the included software to import images via camera or Memory Stick media and then
organize and browse through photos on your PC by simply scrolling through thumbnail images.