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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The size and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the memory, and some have doubts about the optics and low light performance.

usability, image quality, size, portability, price

battery, low-light, optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and screen are on the whole positive. The contrast and performance also get good comments, whereas there are mixed reviews on the size and memory.

image quality, performance, contrast, screen, reliability

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are generally positive. The size and image quality also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the low light performance and battery.

usability, image quality, size, portability, price

battery, low-light

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (What PC?)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5

 

This small and light digital camera maintains Sony's reputation for good hardware.

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The smallest 3.2-megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens we've seen. There's little manual control and you'll need a second battery and bigger memory card, but it's irresistible and highly recommended nonetheless.

Apr, 2002

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony DSC-P5

 

Sony DSC-P5 test

Dec, 2001

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-P5 Review

 

The DSC-P5 is Sony's latest update to their range, joining (and soon replacing) the DSC-P1 on which its based. Those observant will have already noticed it's carrying the new '3.2 megapixel' notation which is in compliance with the new JCIA effective...

Good image quality, good colour and capable dynamic range Stylish and pocketable, slightly thinner and lighter than last years P1 Excellent build quality, metal case 'Flat face' when lens is retracted Automatic lens cover Auto Focus assist lamp with...

Lens quality at max aperture and telephoto / softness near edges Lens exhibited chromatic aberrations and some barrel distortion Slow start up time Limited white balance options, no manual white balance preset Limited night / twilight ability Average...

Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-P5: (3 megapixel ultra-compact)

Aug, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5

 

The DSC-P5 is Sony's latest update to their range, joining(and soon replacing) the DSC-P1 on which its based. Those observant willhave already noticed it's carrying the new '3.2 megapixel' notation whichis in compliance with the newJCIA effective...

Good image quality, good colour and capable dynamic range ; Stylish and pocketable, slightly thinner and lighter than last years P1 ; Excellent build quality, metal case ; Flat face' when lens is retracted ; Automatic lens cover ; Auto Focus assist...

Lens quality at max aperture and telephoto / softness near edges ; Lens exhibited chromatic aberrations and some barrel distortion ; Slow start up time ; Limited white balance options, no manual white balance preset ; Limited night / twilight ability ;...

The DSC-P5 is built and designed to be the kind of camerayou can take anywhere, it will slip into a bag or a jacket pocket, withits flat surfaces nothing will get snagged or damaged. Build quality isvery good and so is egronomic design, despite its...

Aug, 2001

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

Sony DSC-P5

 

Continue on to Page Two CyberShot P5 Specifications Imager 1/1.8" 3.34-megapixel CCD Image Sizes Still: 2048x1536, 2048x1360 (3:2), 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 MPEG: 320x240 and 160x120 ClipMotion GIF: 160x120 and 80x72 Recording Formats Still: JPEG,...

Aug, 2001

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony DSC-P5

 

Sony Electronics Inc. is well known for its consumer camcorders, notebook computers, and other multimedia products, blazing a long trail of innovations, including the first electronic still camera -- the Sony Mavica -- released in 1981. The company's...

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5

 

With a retail price of $599, the DSC-P5 is sure to give the competition a run for the money. Read our review to find out how it "measures up"

Very good bundle ; Very small, light, and THIN ; Great photo quality ; Impressive startup and shot-to-shot speeds ; Nice movie mode w/sound

Proprietary battery and memory card ; Night shots not great ; No manual controls

Just like with its predecessor (the DSC-P1), the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5 is one of my favorite "little cameras". It's got a wide array of features, stopping short of having manual controls of things like shutter speed and aperture. But for the...

Feb, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

durable, practical and worth the value

 

ease of use, quality, convenience

weight, size, time

Oct, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Digital Cameras should be made by camera companies

 

small(smallest), lightweight

poor ergonomics, 128M_max memory, poor battery life, poor optics

Oct, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

I Love this camera

 

I first started to research for a digital camera last summer, because I didn't want to bring a non-digital camera on vacation.

small, lightweight, can hold a LOT of pictures with 128 meg memory stick, video feature.

Videos are not clear if dark and in highest resolution is limited to 30 secs.

May, 2003

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