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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 407 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and viewfinder get critical views, and reviews are divided on the shutter.

usability, portability, price, performance, design

screen, reliability, memory, viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The glare and image quality also get good views, whereas there are some critical views about the battery.

portability, image quality, glare, design, size

battery

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The screen and reliability get less positive comments.

usability, portability, price, performance, image quality

reliability, screen

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Snap Happy: 21 Digital Cameras

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8 is the most stylish camera we tested. Weighing 7.0 ounces, it feels solid and stable in the hand, and all the control dials and buttons are truly responsive. And when we opened the access panel to remove the Memory Stick, the...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-P8

 

Nice accessory options ; Small metal body ; Tracking autofocus system ; Fast performance ; Excellent movie mode

No manual controls ; Poorly placed macro button ; Battery life not as good as the DSC-P72's ; Red-eye problems

Jul, 2003

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

Sony DSC-P8

 

Physical Views The Sony DSC-P8 and the Mavica CD500 . The Sony DSC-P8 compared in size to a standard CD Go to Page Two Cyber-shot DSC-P8 Specifications CCD Imager 1/2.7" Sony Super HAD 3.3 Megapixels (gross) 3.2 Megapixels (effective) Lens Sony 3x...

May, 2003

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cybershot DSC P8 Review

 

Sony heeft met de DSC-P8 een stijlvol ontworpen camera in handen. Het hoogwaardige materiaal van de behuizing, het verfijnde ontwerp en de doordachte benadering van de manier van bedienen maken van de DSC-P8 een prettige camera om mee te werken. Het...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Sony Cybershot DSC-P8 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

With its small size and well-rounded feature set, the Sony DSC-P8 is an excellent compact point-and-shoot digicam. Packed in its very small package is a 3.2-megapixel CCD, a true 3x optical zoom, seven preset Scene modes, and a host of other creative...

In the "subcompact" camera market, Sony has developed a unique line of cameras with a thin, elongated profile. This shape lets them slide easily into small pockets, yet gives US-sized fingers plenty to grab hold of. With rugged metal cases, appealing...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by (zdnet.com.au)

Sony Cybershot DSCP8

 

A trendy point-and-shoot camera which bundles many good features into a compact and colourful metallic case. Read our Australian review.

May, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8

 

That said, let's begin our review of the P8

Very good photo quality ; Small, metal body ; New monitoring, continuous AF modes a nice addition ; First rate movie mode ; AF illuminator ; Robust operation ; Histogram in record and playback modes ; Supports add-on lenses, flash, underwater case

No manual controls ; Redeye a problem ; Too easy to accidentally enter macro mode ; Battery life pales in comparison to DSC-P72

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8 is a nice point-and-shoot camera, and is worth your consideration. It offers a small, metal body, good photo quality, robust performance, and it's easy to use. The two new autofocus modes are a nice addition, and the movie...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8/S

 

DSC-P8 packs a high-resolution 3.2-megapixel Sony HAD CCD imager, 3x optical zoom lens and state of the art imaging electronics in an ultra-compact and highly durable aluminum body. Still images and movies are stored on reusable Memory Stick or Memory...

3 Area Multi-point or Center AF with Auto Tracking.

No

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony Cyber shot Camera

 

I am just using this camera for more than 5 years. It works well till now. I never had any problem with that. Advantages : 1) Very good Quality 2) 3.2 Mega Pixels 3) Easy to use 4) Very good battery 5) A camera that has long life Disadvantages : 1)...

Long Life

Very Slow

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The P-8, A great all around Point and Shoot

 

What can I say about this camera... I purchased this camera in 2004 for about $270 dollars. Since then, its become a trusty companion for all of my life's events. 3.2 mega pixels is pretty low by today's standards, but the pictures are still great ...

Great pictures with minimal effort, Mpeg videos,light, stylish, Rechargeable lithium battery, Easy to use, Compact

Lag between shots with flash, Memory Stick included is very small, Very average battery charge

Mar, 2008

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