Compact, cool and stylish, DSC-P50 has a powerful 2.1 megapixel resolution to match the finer aspects of your life. The "point and shoot" philosophy is brought to life by the camera's optical viewfinder, 1.5" LCD screen and easy-to-navigate menu bar, not to mention its streamlined design. Use with the optional Sony's Stamina InfoLithium batteries and you can snap happily for 120 minutes. Experiment with the Clip Motion animation and MPEG Movie modes to capture your audience before they become a distant memory. Compact and lightweight, DSC-P50 can easily be tucked into a shirt pocket or small purse.Specially designed for digital still photography, the Cyber-shot P50's CCD imaging system provides stunning detail and clarity with a resolution of up to 1600 x 1200 pixels, with unprecedented and exceptional still image quality that is ideal for printing or Internet applications. The 1.5-inch color LCD monitor provides bright, clear playback of captured images, and a quick refresh rate when used for image composition. The comprehensive information display reports available battery power (in minutes when used with the InfoLithium pack), remaining Memory Stick space, ISO setting, resolution setting, and shutter speed and aperture readings when the shutter button is halfway depressed. Most of the camera's exposure options are controlled through the LCD menu, as there are very few control buttons on the camera's exterior, minimizing the button clutter on the surface. The 3x, 6.4-19.2mm zoom lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.8, and a set of 37mm filter threads around the inside lip of the lens barrel to accommodate Sony's accessory lens kits, which extend the camera's macro and wide-angle capabilities. Focus is automatically controlled, though a handful of preset focus distances are available on the settings menu. DSC-P50 also offers non-stop recording for as long as your digital storage space lasts. By enabling up to 90 minutes of constant image recording, MPEG Movie EX makes a video camcorder out of your digital still camera. It features cue, play and rewind functions plus a mode allowing longer clips to be split into shorter segments. Clip Motion employs GIF animation to let you create an animated sequence from your images at the push of a button. Simply take up to 10 shots of your subject in the Clip Motion mode and the camera will create a color animation with a 0.5-second playback interval. Small in size and Internet-ready, the animations are ideal for e-mail, web pages and a host of presentation uses. Creative enhancements let you instill different moods in your work: choose from Black and White, Sepia, Negative Art or Solarization effect for your photographs.