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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and price are on the whole positive. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the lens and reliability. Views are divided on the focus.

usability, image quality, performance, price, battery

reliability, lens

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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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The price and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the flash. Some have doubts about the focus.

usability, performance, price, image quality, battery

focus

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-P51

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the battery and performance are overall positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Many are negative about the lens and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, performance, battery

reliability, lens

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

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 (steves-digicams.com)

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

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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

Consumer review (ciao.com)

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

no

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

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

no

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

sony dsc p51

 

wanted a decent 2.mp 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

BREAK ON YOU!IT WILL BREAK ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!IT WILL BREAK ON YOU!!!!!!IT WILL BREAK

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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 (epinions.com)

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

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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 (epinions.com)

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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