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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71

alaTest has collected and analyzed 417 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the price and portability. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but the shutter and flash get mixed opinions.

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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-P71 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71


Sony's DSC-P71 combines a 3X optical zoom and 3-megapixel resolution in a moderately priced point-and-shoot.

Apr, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Sony CyberShot DSC-P71 (3.2MP 2048X1536 3X Optical, 2X Digital, 16 MB) (Sony-DSCP71) Camera Review - PCWorld

Apr, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Sony DSC-P71 Review


The DSC-P71 is the top of a new line-up of entry-level digital cameras from Sony. The three cameras are the DSC-P31 (2 megapixel, fixed lens), DSC-P51 (2 megapixel, 2x optical zoom) and the DSC-P71 (3 megapixel, 3x optical zoom).

Good balance colour, white balance works best under natural light Good resolution, above the average three megapixel New wider range of white balance options Unlimited MPEG HQX recording (although silent movies only) Takes two standard AA batteries...

Some noise visible at ISO 100 Occasional "clipped reds" in sunlight (too saturated) Barrel distortion at wide angle Program AE exposures crippled by minimum 1/30 sec exposure (must use twilight scene mode for slower exposures) Poor performing...

Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-P71: (3 megapixel compact)

Mar, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sony DSC-P71


Physical Views The compact CyberShot DSC-P71 and a CD for size comparison. Go to Page Two DSC-P71 Specifications CCD Imager 1/1.8" (.8475") Sony Super HAD 3.2 Megapixel Effective Lens Sony 3x Zoom, 8 to 24mm (39 to 117mm equivalent), F2.8 - 5.3 Filter...

Feb, 2002

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Digital Cameras - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


The DSC-P71 seems like another well-built, compact Sony camera. The color improved a bit over that of the prototype (as is often the case), with the result that the production model produced good-looking images under a wide range of conditions. My one...

The DSC-P71 is equipped with a 3x, 8.0-24mm lens, with a focus distance ranging from approximately 1.64 feet (0.5 meters) to infinity in normal shooting mode. A Macro shooting mode is available, letting you get to within 10 cm when the lens is zoomed...

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71


The review of this camera is now complete. Photos have been re-shot where needed, and all sample photos were taken with a production-level camera

Very good photos in most situations ; Small, easy to pocket camera; well built ; Uses just 2 AA batteries, and still lasts for 2 hours ; Movie mode lets you record until Memory Stick is full ; AF illuminator, a rarity on most lower cost cameras ; Good...

No sound or optical zoom in movie mode ; Not a fan of Memory Stick format (personal bias) ; Ultra slow battery charger; but at least they included one

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71 is one of my favorite low-cost cameras. With a list price of $399, you get a great point-and-shoot camera that takes nice photos in most situations. There are a decent amount of controls compared to the competition, as well....

Jun, 2002

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Great first buy...


I have owned this Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71 digital camera for about 6 months now. I did a lot of research on digital cameras before...

Jan, 2003

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Sony DSC P71


I bought this Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71 digital camera after spending hours searching the net and reading camera magazine reviews. I...

Nov, 2002

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Sony DSC -P71 Digital Camera.


This Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71 is my second Digital camera, bought to replace a Minolta Dimage 2300. I wanted a zoom camera, did ple...

Oct, 2002

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A good buy


TheSony Cyber-shot DSC-P71 is an excellent middle-range digital camera. It's small, smart and easy to use. The good news is that u...

Aug, 2002

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