The Cyber-shot DSC-F505 digital camera offers the flexibility of digital imaging with the performance features and manual adjustments that give users precise control over the outcome of their pictures. The Cyber-shot DSC-F505 camera also has a high-speed USB interface to transfer images to a USB-equipped PC 50 times faster than serial connectors. This makes it an ideal tool for business presentations, family use or to add pictures or short movies to e-mail, web pages and graphics design applications.High imaging performance is synonymous with the built-in Carl Zeiss "Vario-Sonnar" lens system that is part of the Cyber-shot DSC-F505 camera. It provides among the best optics systems in the industry to deliver crisp detail and image clarity. The 5X optical and 10X precision digital zoom with macro focus and a manual focus ring delivers a sharper, clearer picture when zooming-in. Improved interpolation technology delivers cleaner digital zooming with less distortion than other cameras when using digital zoom. The Cyber-shot DSC-F505 digital camera captures 1600 x 1200 resolution images with a 1/2" CCD, custom designed for digital still photography. The images have a color depth of 24-bits, providing sharpness, depth and negligible distortion compared with the natural image. Print outs at this resolution are comparable with conventional photographs. A number of manual features on the Cyber-shot DSC-F505 camera allow users more control over image capture. These features include: one-button white balance control (auto/indoor/outdoor/one-push); one-button spot meter settings; and programmable auto exposure (AE). The programmed AE mode allows users the selection of the best aperture and shutter speeds for a given scene, lighting or action with: Shutter Speed Priority, Aperture Priority, Twilight Mode/Twilight + Mode, Landscape and Pan Focus.The Cyber-shot DSC-F505 features Sony's popular MPEG Movie Mode that allows consumers capture video and audio for business or pleasure. Sony's Playback Zoom with Crop and Save feature lets the consumer edit images during playback by zooming in and cropping the original image. If users want to copy a one-of-a-kind picture, they can use the camera's Copy feature that duplicates the digital file, whether image, MPEG movie or audio, onto another Memory Stick media. The Cyber-shot DSC-F505 camera also features picture effects modes that include: Sepia, Black & White, Solarisation and Negative Art.