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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The image quality and usability also get good reviews, whereas the storage and zoom get less positive views. Reviews about the battery and portability are mixed.

screen, usability, image quality, performance, size

price, viewfinder, memory, zoom, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-N1 review

 

Can the heavyweight pixel count justify the hefty price tag?

Can shoot images up to 3,264 x 2,448 pixels

The LCD screen eats up battery life

A great camera for beginners but perhaps not for the more experienced

May, 2006

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-N1 review

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-N1

Three-inch touch-screen LCD; generally responsive performance; photo-album capabilities; point-and-select autofocus; decent high-ISO shooting.

All-menus-all-the-time touch-screen operation; no optical viewfinder; some purple fringing; lack of image details.

This camera isn't for everybody, but its huge touch-screen LCD and photo-album display will certainly catch the eyes of those who want something a little out of the ordinary.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Sony DSC-N1

 

Excellent image quality.No noise at 64 and 100 ISO.Touch screen system.3-inch LCD monitor.Fast to operate and responsive.Capable of long exposures.

Touch screen keys should have presented the most commonly needed settings.Black monitor trim too reflective.Flash underpowered.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Chris Hogan (thinkcamera.com)

Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

 

"An interesting camera with a good range of new features; including touch screen operation, widescreen photography and on-camera editing, though it remains to be seen whether some of the new functions will actually be used by real users..."

Just about everything, lots of new features not previously seen in compacts

The lack of hidey-hole for the stylus on the camera (so is pretty likely to get lost), Only takes Memory Stick Duos

An interesting camera with a good range of new features; including touch screen operation, widescreen photography and on-camera editing, though it remains to be seen whether some of the new functions will actually be used by real users. It would also...

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-N1

 

Recently we reviewed the Samsung i50, a camera that combined two of the most popular digital devices on the market - a camera and an MP3 player and in...

Touch screens are cool, robust functionality, big screen

Poor image quality, poor battery life, screen is of low viewing quality

A pricey camera that offers never before seen technology, but ultimately unless you are a touch screen fanatic, it isn't worth the price tag.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC N1

 

The DSC-N1 is very good camera, but at $500, it is a little pricey.

Very good picture quality. Awesome 3-inch touch-screen LCD. Clever slide-show modes, with music.

Menus could be more organized. Clumsy stylus. Expensive, even for an ultracompact.

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Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-N1 review

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-N1

Three-inch touch-screen LCD; generally responsive performance; photo-album capabilities; point-and-select autofocus; decent high-ISO shooting.

All-menus-all-the-time touch-screen operation; no optical viewfinder; some purple fringing; lack of image details.

This camera isn't for everybody, but its huge touch-screen LCD and photo-album display will certainly catch the eyes of those who want something a little out of the ordinary.

Oct, 2005

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

Sony DSC-N1

 

Physical Views The N1 compared in size to a standard CD. Compare the Cyber-shot N1 and the 5-megapixel Casio EX-S500 Go to Features & Controls Sony DSC-N1 Specifications Imaging Device: 1/1.8" 8.1MP Super HAD CCD Recording Media: Memory Stick/Pro Duo...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

 

Other features on the N1 include an 8.1 Megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom lens, limited manual controls, VGA movie mode, and an AF-assist lamp

Very good photo quality ; Stylish, compact metal body ; Enormous LCD display (though see issue below) ; Impressive high ISO performance for a compact camera ; Snappy performance in most areas ; Some manual controls ; AF-assist lamp; good low light...

Redeye ; Custom white balance is badly needed ; Big LCD attracts fingerprints ; Sluggish burst mode; LCD blacks out between shots ; No optical viewfinder ; Flimsy cover over memory card / battery compartment ; Bundled software isn't the greatest, no...

About the only other complaints I have about the N1 are the lack of an optical viewfinder and photo editing software for the Mac. Yeah, there aren't too many negatives to come up with here! If you're after a stylish and compact camera with a BIG LCD,...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Pop Photo (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC N1

 

Packing 8.1 megapixels and a Carl Zeiss 3x Vario-Tessar 2.8-5.4/7.9-33.7 zoom lens (38mm-114mm equivalent), the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-N1 puts a serious face forward. This solidly constructed brushed silver camera looks like a major player in the 8MP...

Aug, 2006

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