Page Type Gear Review
Object Title DSC-S75
Manufacturer Sony
Page By Chucky
Page Type Oct 14, 2002 / Oct 14, 2002
Object ID 512
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Overview: The DSC-S75 gives the user the ultimate in control and performance with an outstanding combination of resolution capability and optical quality in the Carl Zeiss™ Vario-Sonnar lens. Get more life-like digital photographs with a phenomenal 3.2 Effective (3.3 Gross) MP imager. This Sony camera features a 14-BIT DXP A/D converter for better range of color. The DSC-S75 is a photo enthusiast's dream with extensive manual controls.


1-1/8" 3.34 Million Pixel Super Had™ CCD

3x Optical/6x Precision Digital Zoom

Carl Zeiss "Vario Sonnar" Lens

Variable ISO (Auto, 100, 200, 400)

High Speed Scan Auto Focus System

Eye Level True Zoom Optical Viewfinder

Memory Stick® Digital Media (8mb Included)

VGA/XGA/SXGA/QXGA 3.34 Million (2048 X 1536) Resolution

Accessory Terminal

Spot Meter, Portrait, Twilight and Pan Focus

Aperture Priority (17 Step), Shutter Priority (40 Step), and Full Manual Exposure Control

Mpeg Movie Ex: HQ Mode, Standard, Video E-Mail Mode and Divide Mode

Clip Motion Mode

Jpeg Standard, Jpeg High Quality, Text, Email, and Tiff Image Modes

1.8" 123k Pixel Precision LCD

14 Bit DXP A/D Conversion

Intelligent Flash with Red Eye Reduction

17 Step 5x Playback Zoom, Trim and Resize

White Balance (Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Hold)

In Camera Picture Effects (4)

Date/Time Digital Superimpose

Infolithium® M Battery System with Accupower™ Meter Capable

Stamina Battery: TBD Shots

USB Interface Cable and Software Supplied


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Chucky - Oct 14, 2002 5:21 am - Voted 5/5

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I purchased my Sony DSC-S75 from the Army Air Force Exchange Service for about $650, and the price has come down substantially in one year! It is a bit large, but that makes it OK for work in cold with gloves on. I have not had it in extreme cold, so I cannot speak for operational reliability in cold, though Liquid Crystal Display often is substandard to non-operational in extreme cold temperatures. The photo quality is evident as witnessed in every single photo I have submitted to summitpost to date. With carrying a back up battery and a 128MB memory stick, I have NEVER had a concern about running out of battery or "film." While I saw smaller cameras, cheaper cameras, etc., I settled for this Sony due in part to the (1) overall quality plus (2) the outstanding world wide support for Sony products (3) and observed performance of a buddy of mine with the identical camera. You really have to be isolated to not be able to get Sony accessories. To recharge in Europe, I only need an adaptor plug. This camera was my introduction to the digital world from the Single Lense Reflex (SLR) camera world, and I have no regrets. Read the manual, practice a little, and you'll be current in the digital photography world. This is a great camera for digital idiots like me, who need a rugged camera for the outdoors in isolated places.

paule - May 9, 2003 4:12 pm - Voted 5/5

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I really have enjoyed my S75. It goes everywhere with me. I have used it in some of the nastiest conditions, and I have been very impressed with it. Unfortunately, I have dropped it a few times, but the camera continues to function like nothing happened. (Am I lucky? Probably.)

It has numerous picture sizes and modes you can shoot with. I haven't seen any other digital camera that produces any better quality pictures. I really like the memory stick technology too, because the memory sticks are tiny, yet sturdy and big enough to add / remove with gloves on.

Shooting video clips with it is not as ackward to switch to like a few other cameras I have tried using.
Plusses: Large display screen and easy to use on-screen menu that can stay out of the way when you want it to.

NOTE: Sony had several models in the DSC lineup, but for some reason, are no longer available. I suspect that if you can hold off a few more months on a DC, Sony will probably have a new model lineup that will probably be better priced and have even more features.

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