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Comparison of Pentax Optio 50L and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 [S]ave

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70

Pentax Optio 50L
ModelSony Cyber-shot DSC-W70Pentax Optio 50L
Manufacturer url
Model numberDSC-W7050L
Camera formatCompactCompact
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)8991
Width (mm)2333
Height (mm)5761
Weight (g)157190
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)7.25
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)1.882.25
Aspect ratio4:3, 3:24:3
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1632 x 1224(2.0 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2592 x 1944(5.0 mp 4:3)
  • 3072 x 2048(6.3 mp 3:2)
  • 3072 x 2304(7.1 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1280 x 960(1.2 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2560 x 1920(4.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.1-
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 160x112
  • 640x480
  • 320x240
Image Storage
Movie file formatMPEGAVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Lens and Optics
LensCarl Zeiss Vario-TessarPentax Lens
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)38.00 - 114.0032.00 - 96.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)9.002.00
Zoom ratio (x)33
Aperture range (f)-0.21 - 0.36
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5050
Filter thread (mm)30-
Thread typeBody threads w/ adapter-
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 2
  • 4
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus type5-area Contrast DetectionTTL Contrast Detection
Auto focus assist light+-
Manual focus+-
ViewfinderOptical / LCDLCD
Viewfinder typeReal-image optical zoom-
Focus peaking--
Eye-level viewfinder+-
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.52.5
Rear display resolution (dots)115,000115,000
Articulating screen--
Max playback zoom (x)5-
Iso settings80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000Auto, 50, 100, 200
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash wb
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • sunset
  • tungsten
Shutter speed range (s)1/1000 - 21/1000 - 2
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesMulti-pattern, Center-weighted, SpotMulti-Segment, Center-weighted
Program auto exposure-+
Aperture priority--
Shutter priority--
Full manual exposure--
Creative exposure modesTwilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, High Sensitivity, Soft SnapLandscape, Night Scene, Portrait, Sport, Simple
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
Time lapse (intervalometer)--
High resolution composite--
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • off
  • on
  • on w/ red-eye reduction
  • slow synch
  • slow synch w/ red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • off
  • on
  • red-eye reduction
Flash range descriptionISO Auto: 0.6-7.8 ft, (0.2-2.4m)Wide: 0.5 - 3.4m; Tele: 0.5 - 2.0m
Usable memory types
  • ms duo
  • ms pro du
  • s
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)5812
Included memory typebuilt-in memorybuilt-in memory
Built-in wi-fi--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 1.1
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
  • dc in
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)1.27-
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.1-
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)4-
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.28-
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.55-
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.22-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.01-
Startup time (s)1.7-
Play -> record time (s)0.2-
Flash cycle time, full power (s)6-
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)360-
Battery form factorProprietary NP-BG12 x AA
Usable battery types
  • lithium ion rechargeable
  • lithium disposable or nimh rechargeable
Batteries included1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium Ion rechargeableYes
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)+-
Included software
  • cyber-shot viewer v1.0
  • acdsee for pentax
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows

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