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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The performance and portability also get good views, but there are some mixed opinions about the memory and durability. Many are negative about the contrast and viewfinder.

usability, portability, performance, design, size

reliability, flash, viewfinder, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and battery. The design and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the image quality and viewfinder.

portability, usability, design, battery, size

durability, flash, viewfinder, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The performance and portability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and flash. Views about the memory and durability are mixed.

usability, portability, performance, design, size

image quality, reliability, flash, viewfinder

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Sony Cybershot DSC-L1

 

The Sony Cybershot DSC-L1, is available from £175 | $229 - and is an ultra compact 4 megapixel digital camera, with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 1.5" TFT screen. The camera is enclosed in an ultra compact silver metal body. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar...

Very compact ; Very solid metal body ; Rich vibrant saturated colours ; Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast Controls ; Info-Lithium battery displays remaining life in minutes ; Very good movie mode (640x480/30fps with Pro memory cards) ; Focus assist lamp...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Sony DSC L1

 

Sony DSC L1 Review. This is a small, comapct digital camera. In terms of features it is a fairly standard point and shoot digital camera.

Style and build quality ; Ease of use ; Picture quality

No output to a television screen ; No macro mode ; No viewfinder

"Very small and stylish digital camera. It will slip into your pocket, look good when you kae it out and also takes very good pictures."

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Sony DSC L 1 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Ultra compact that represents the starting point for another series of Sony compacts...

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-L1

 

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Very compact, Useful 32-96mm equiv. zoom range, Excellent build quality and finish, Very fast operation, Fast, accurate focus, Clean results, decent resolution for this class of camera, Low noise, Well designed, easy to use interface, Good auto white...

Memory Stick Duo cards not that common, and quite pricey, Highest quality setting is a little over compressed, Stupid tripod mount needs bulky adaptor, Design makes accidentally activating spot metering easy, Mediocre macro capability, Underpowered...

Another month, another cute, easy to use and reliable Sony point-and-shoot camera.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot L review: Sony Cyber Shot L

 

Slick design and finish; available in four colors; quick performance; ultracompact; excellent battery life; wide-angle view; easy operation.

Subpar image quality, small LCD viewfinder; limited controls.

Quick performance and style only partially compensate for this compact shooter's mediocre image quality and limited LCD viewfinder.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-L1 Digital Camera Camera

 

The 4.1-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 looks slick and performs well, even though its tiny buttons and sharp joystick aren't the most comfortable to use.

In our image-quality tests, this camera produced bright, vibrant color in our outdoor and still-life shots, yet its sharpness wasn't the best. Portions of our black-and-white test pattern were blurry and showed some color distortion. At least one test...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 Digital Camera (4.1MP, 2304x1728, 3x Opt, 16MB Memory Stick)

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 Review

 

At the tail end of August 2004 Sony announced the ultra-compact DSC-L1, a four megapixel digital camera featuring a new three times optical zoom lens which is considerably more compact than any Sony lens before it but provides a 32 mm wide (ish) angle....

Very compact Useful 32-96mm equiv. zoom range Excellent build quality and finish Very fast operation Fast, accurate focus Generally reliable exposure ( though see below ) Clean results, decent resolution for this class of camera Low noise Well...

Memory Stick Duo cards not that common, and quite pricey Highest quality setting is a little over compressed Stupid tripod mount needs bulky adaptor Design makes accidentally activating spot metering easy Mediocre macro capability Underpowered flash...

Another month, another cute, easy to use and reliable Sony point-and-shoot camera. The DSC-L1 offers little in the way of innovation, instead you get a simple, fast, very small, very nicely designed and well put together little camera you really can...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-L1

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot L1 and a CD for size comparison. The playing card deck-size Canon S410 Digital Elph and the diminutive DSC-L1. The credit card-size Casio EX-Z40 and the diminutive DSC-L1. Go to Features & Controls Sony DSC-L1...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com.au)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-L1

 

A stylish pocket camera with quick performance but subpar photo quality.

Slick design and finish ; Available in three colours ; Quick performance ; Ultracompact ; Excellent battery life ; Wide-angle view ; Easy operation

Subpar image quality ; Small LCD viewfinder ; Limited controls

Mar, 2005

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