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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U20. 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. People really like the performance and usability. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the price, and the low light performance and flash get less positive opinions.

size, portability, image quality, usability, performance

zoom, screen, viewfinder, flash, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U20 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and usability. The size and portability also get good comments. Many are critical about the optics and low light performance.

image quality, portability, size, usability, performance

zoom, screen, flash, low-light, optics

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sony DSC-U20


Continue on to Features & Controls Cyber-Shot DSC-U20 Specifications Imager 1/2.7" 2.0 Megapixel effective Super HAD CCD Image Sizes Still: 1632x1224, 640x480 MPEG: 160x112 Burst: Up to five images @ 640x480 at 2fps Recording Formats Still: JPEG Movie:...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Julie Strietelmeier (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U20 Digital Camera Review


Extremely portable, Simple to use, Extremely portable, Simple to use

No optical viewfinder, Slow battery charger, Included software is anemic, No audio feature for the movie mode, No optical viewfinder, Slow battery charger, Included software is anemic, No audio feature for the movie mode

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : theVooner ( Review - Sony Cybershot DSC-U20 Digital Camera Review


Tiny 2MP Camera

At the end of the day, the U20 has to be accepted for what it is: a super small, fun digital camera. There is always room for this kind of products in my opinion. The U20 can never take the place of good digital camera, the kind you would take on a...

Mar, 2003

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Was fun while it lasted...


Small, decent pictures

Sony reliability stinks

Mar, 2007

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2 Mega Pixel = Great quality 4x6 prints


Compact, Portable, USB connectivity, Great prints at 2 megapixels

No zoom

Jan, 2006

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cant brake it


sorry about the spelling i got ny camara about a year ago and i have taken over 2000 photos with it and it is still going and there is no sign of it ever wonting to stop. i am an active duty Marine and all my stuff get some pretty good abuse when ...



Aug, 2004

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Can't take your eyes off it!


I'm a Product Specialist at Circuit City for Technology, and as soon as we got these in, I went crazy. I couldn't stop playing with the DSCU-20, and overall, just drooling over the cute thing. It's a wonder that it hasn't been stolen yet. But in this ...

TINY! Take it everywhere! Perfect concert camera!

Hefty pricing for no zoom, no finder, and a 2-megapixel.

Apr, 2004

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Size Isn't Everything


I have to admit that I'm a sucker for "miniature" stuff--and this camera sucked me right in. I was hesitant about purchasing it because I was afraid that I would be disappointed in the quality, but now that I've used it for several weeks, I am very ...

small size, great picture quality, easy to use

limited flash, no zoom

Dec, 2003

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Mini me, you complete me!


I am a gadget lover and when I saw this camera I knew that I just had to have it. It is so small an ...

Small size, cuteness factor

Small video, no viewfinder, sony mem sticks are expensive!

Aug, 2003

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Size is key!


I purchased this camera specifically because I wanted a digital camera that I could carry anywhere w ...

Extremely portable design, great conversation piece

No zoom, less than great low light/night capabilities

Jun, 2003

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