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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The image quality and usability also get good views. Many are negative about the flash and performance. Views are divided on the viewfinder.

size, usability, image quality, portability, design

memory, price, battery, performance, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tracey Capen (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Cybershot DSC-P1

 

Casual shots indoors and out looked nicely exposed, and colours seemed true overall. If you want, you can choose from several built-in image effects, including solarizing, shooting in B&W, or adding a sepia tone. It's these kinds of things that the...

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1

 

Stylish, compact, easy-to-use 3.3-megapixel camera has an optional underwater case.

Innovative design and small size make this camera a great choice for casual photographers and frequent travelers who like their gear simple, functional, and attractive.

Jan, 2001

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-P1 3.34MP 2048X1536 6X Optical Zoom Camera Review - PCWorld

 

Innovative design and small size make The Cybershot DSC-P1 a great choice for casual photographers and frequent travelers who like their gear simple, functional, and attractive.

Jan, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-P1 Review

 

Welcome to Sony's smallest digital camera to date, sporting a 3 megapixel imager and a 3 x optical zoom it's just 18 cm3 larger (by volume) than its nearest rival the Canon S20 at 252 cm3 compared to the P1's 270 cm3. Of course the S20 only has a 2 x...

Good image quality, outstanding dynamic range, excellent metering Great colours, only slightly lower resolution than its much bigger Zeiss clad brother the S70 Good auto white balance (improved from the S70) Stylish, pocketable, robust with excellent...

Slightly slow startup, significantly slow scrolling between images in playback Some Barrel distortion at wide angles Nasty chromatic aberrations at full wide angle in extreme circumstances Few choices for the shutterbug (though this camera isn't aimed...

Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-P1: (3 megapixel ultra compact class)

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-P1

 

At the time of this review the Sony DSC-P1 CyberShot is the smallest 3.34-megapixel digicam with a 3x optical zoom lens. The pocket-sized P1 captures 2048x1536-pixel JPEG or uncompressed TIFF still images, HQ-QVGA 320x240 MPEG movie clips with sound, anim

Dec, 2000

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony DSC-P1 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

There seems to be a hot trend afoot in the digicam market, toward very small, portable cameras. A number of factors are driving this, including market demand from style-conscious consumers, ever-advancing technology, and the truism that cameras sitting...

Overall, the DSC-P1 performed very well, with good color balance in the majority of our testing. The camera's white balance system had a little trouble with the indoor portrait shots, but did a good job in most other shooting situations (the camera...

Sep, 2000

Expert review by : Carla Thornton and Peter Kane (pcworld.co.nz)

Sony DSC-P1

 

The P1 has a 2048 x 1536 (3.1-megapixel) maximum image size that contrasts sharply with its small dimensions (113 x 54 x 44mm). It comes with an 8MB memory stick which can hold between five and 118 images and it's powered by a rechargeable lithium ion...

As well as the usual flash modes you can adjust flash intensity levels between high, normal and low. You can set various sharpness levels for the image as well as adjust white balance and exposure. The picture quality is outstanding and images onscreen...

Feb, 2001

Expert review by (dansdata.com)

Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1 and Olympus C-2500L digital cameras

 

Little, isn't it? Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-P1 is not the smallest proper digital still camera you can get at the moment. That honour belongs to the truly minuscule Canon Digital Ixus (also known as the PowerShot S100 Digital Elph), which is the shape of...

I very much like the P1, though. The supplied 8Mb memory card may be a joke, and the camera may not be very economical on card space generally, which may put a dent in the P1's usefulness as a travel camera. But apart from that, this little trucker's...

Jan, 2001

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1

 

What's in the Box

Great design from body to menus- Sony Style, for sure ; Uncompressed TIFF mode ; Great bundle (except for skimpy Memory Stick) ; Cool extras like Clip Motion, image rotating/resizing ; Great movie mode w/sound ; USB support ; Optional Marine Pack...

Memory Stick -- included card too small, not a big fan of proprietary memory cards ; Macro and night shots could be better ; No real manual controls ; Would like exposure information in playback mode

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1 is what I'd call an "advanced point-and-shoot" camera. It's very good at the basics, and it has some features found on more "prosumer" cameras such as uncompressed TIFF mode. But it lacks the real "pro" features like full...

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1

 

Time of this review the Sony DSC-P1 CyberShot is the smallest 3.34-megapixel digicam with a 3x optical zoom lens. The pocket-sized P1 captures 2048x1536-pixel JPEG or uncompressed TIFF still images, HQ-QVGA 320x240 MPEG movie clips with sound, animated...

8 megapixel Super HAD CCD

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Feb, 2009

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