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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 463 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the focus, and the lens and reliability get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51


Two new Sony cameras share the futuristic shape that the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1 originated: the slightly smaller Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7 and the larger DSC-P51. The design is neat but feels out of balance, as the lens is very close to the side of the...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sony DSC-P51


Physical Views Continue on to Features & Controls DSC-P51 Specifications CCD Imager 1/2.7" (6.64mm) Sony Super HAD 2.0 Megapixel Effective Lens Sony 2x Zoom, 6.3 to 12.6mm (41-82mm equivalent), F3.8 Filter Thread: none Digital Zoom 3x stepless Aperture...

Feb, 2002

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Digital Cameras - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


As I said at the outset, the DSC-P51 is a very "workmanlike" two megapixel camera. It offers a nice assortment of features and good image quality in a compact, competitively-priced package. Build quality looks very good, as I've come to expect from...

The DSC-P51 is equipped with a 2x, 6.3-12.6mm lens, with a focus distance ranging from approximately 1.64 feet (0.5 meters) to infinity (no Macro mode is available). In addition to automatic focus control, the DSC-P51 offers a range of fixed focus...

Feb, 2002

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Sony Cyber shot DSC P51


Product Description: Sony DSC-P51 using Sony Memory Stick storage media, Sony 1/2.7-in Advanced HAD sensor, 200-megapixel, Sony 2-fold zoom ,6.3-12 .6 mm (equivalent to 41-82 mm ), with 3 times digital zoom capability, still-image resolution:...

Compact airframe


Mar, 2009

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51


Sony's newly developed multi-point auto focus is one feature that takes the guesswork away from the picture-taker. It allows the camera to intelligently evaluate three different focus areas and select the best focus setting for the subject instead of...

6 megapixels camera


Mar, 2009

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sony dsc p51


wanted a decent camera and found the sony easy to use,takes good 2mp pics, quick response from click to pic. a little slow to recharge the flash but good for the price.i really wish i had done my home work, sony has a very poor reliability with...

easy to use


Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

Does the job without a lot of frills


This is a good sized digital camera with basic features. If you just want something that will fit in your purse or diaper bag and you do not need to shoot from a distance than this would be a good option for you. You do not need to be computer or...

Size, ease of use

Basic, poor flash, poor red eye reduction

May, 2005

Consumer review (

Cybershot - It's a style thing.


I bought this camera to replace an aging Kodak, as it was getting a bit fussy in it's old age. When shopping for a new camera, I based my choice on three criteria - megapixels, price, and style. The Kodak was only 1 megapixel, which limits your picture...

Stylish, fits well in the hand, very good picture quality, sturdy metal construction.

Tiny dime-sized menu dial will be difficult to use for some.

Dec, 2004

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Everyone needs a digital camera


2 years ago I was in bad need of a digital camera. As technology advances, it became a hassel of buying film, returning film, then going to pick up your pictures however many days later. My friends had already invested in these, and I desperately ...

Durable, light weight, long battery life, great picture quality

Horrible video mode, Pictures take a bit too long to take ; can be annoying

Feb, 2004

Consumer review (

Bad Sony - Bad Product - Really Bad Support


I bought this camera in January and only used the camera in 4 occassions. Then it breaks down on me even though it was barely used. Of course when I called Sony of the problem, they told me that I would have to pay 150.00 to have the camera fixed. ...

none. sony'll take your money and tell you to take a hike.

everything. not reliable. no support. there's a reason that they're firing 20,000 people.

Oct, 2003

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