Truly unique in both function and form, the DSC-F505V is cut from a different stone. Superbly crafted, it is as aesthetically pleasing as it is stunning in simple, high-performance operation. The new Cyber-shot DSC-F505V adds Sony's 3.34 mega-pixel CCD imager to the acclaimed lens arrangement of its award winning predecessor, DSC-F505. The effective 2.62 mega-pixel resolution achieves a 24 percent increase over the Cyber-shot DSC-505 and the 3.7 mega-pixel interpolated mode offers the largest image size from a Sony digital camera. Featuring a high-quality, ergonomic Carl Zeiss lens, which rotates (+90 to -50 degrees) for even greater versatility, DSC-F505V provides the utmost in photographic optics. The new model also includes advanced features such as 12 bit A/D conversion for wider dynamic range, TIFF mode for maximum color fidelity and in-camera image resizing options - giving users precise control over the outcome of their pictures. Also technically advanced it boasts a powerful zoom, 2" hybrid LCD, USB terminal and MPEG Movie mode.With Sony's newly developed proprietary Super Resolution Converter (SRC), the Cyber-shot DSC-F505V is also able to provide larger sized images with interpolation of greater accuracy. Because SRC takes original data directly from the CCD before JPEG compression, it performs interpolation with up to 16 times more actual picture data than conventional methods. SRC provides the benefit of larger images of remarkable clarity without many of the drawbacks commonly associated with interpolation. Newly developed Super HAD CCD imaging system allows professional grade, stunningly detailed images with fantastic color definition, suitable for a variety of print and multimedia applications. Push button operation of the high-quality lens' zooming function allows you to zoom in up to 5x optically without distortion, blurring or other loss of image quality. Precision extra zoom electronically doubles the range of the optical zoom to 10x. Improved interpolation technology means that digital zooming is clean and clear, with less blocking and distortion than ever before. A professional-grade, fully coated, precision glass lens provides smooth operation and exceptional detail and clarity while also reducing non-desirable effects such as flaring and ghosting. Rotating lens unit gives you a greater array of creative camera angles to experiment with and makes self-portraits and difficult shots simple. Advanced version of the MPEG movie mode allows you to capture short video and audio sequences with your camera. The camera offers a selection of pre-set auto exposure regulation modes to match your shooting situation, including Twilight/Twilight plus to capture brightly lit images in low light, shutter speed priority, and aperture priority.