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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the contrast. Reviews about the viewfinder and shutter are mixed.

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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-V3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 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. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive views about the price.

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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-V3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and usability are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the shutter.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 review

 

Speed master Sony seems to have done it again

Good feature set

Some surprising omissions

Well built, well specced and fast for everything but RAW files. Speed-hungry RAW fanciers look elsewhere

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Sony DSC-V3

 

Very good image quality.Large 2.5 inch LCD screen.4X Carl Zeiss lens.NightFraming and NightShot modes.Good selection of shooting modes.

Some sensitivity to noise.TIFF mode too similar to JPEG.Optical viewfinder impractically placed.Fine JPEG compression a bit too strong.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

 

When you first see the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3, you'll notice that its design sits somewhere between the mock-SLRs and super-small compacts on the market at the moment

Good feature set

Some surprising omissions

Well built, well specced and fast for everything but RAW files. Speed-hungry RAW fanciers look elsewhere

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

 

Although not without its flaws " specifically, its speed and handling " the V3 is an outstanding camera with some unique abilities. Image and build quality are as good as youll find anywhere, and overall perfo

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Sony DSC V3 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Muscle bound compact that's also immensely well specified...

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The DSCV3's main selling points are its quick shutter and its comparatively simple menu system, but some competing cameras take better shots.

Good sized LCD screen, quick focus, low shutter lag

Below average battery life, requires manual manipulation to achieve quality results

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Wu (engadget.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V3 7.2 megapixel digital camera reviews

 

A couple reviews have turned up of the DSC-V3, Sony's new 7.2 megapixel prosumer digital camera, which sports a Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD, and can record MPEG 640x480 resolution videos at a full 30 frames per seconds (also worth...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-V3 Product

 

A few features could make some people choose the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 over the similar Canon PowerShot G6. The DSC-V3 has a 2.5-inch LCD on the back (the G6's measures 2 inches), and it has the same useful low-light modes that Sony originally...

Fast shutter Excellent low-light shooting modes

Battery life is below average

The camera has full-manual and aperture- and shutter-priority modes, of course; and it supports basic exposure bracketing. It lacks such exotic features as white-balance bracketing and focus bracketing, but the DSC-V3 is easier to use than most of its...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-V3

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Fast shutter ; Excellent low-light shooting modes

Battery life is below average

A quick shutter, simple menus, and excellent low-light shooting aids make the DSC-V3 an attractive alternative to Canon's G6.

Jan, 2005

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 Review

 

The seven megapixel four times zoom DSC-V3 was announced on 30th August 2004. It's the first 'prosumer' level compact digital camera from Sony since 24th February 2003 when they announced the five megapixel four times zoom DSC-V1. Despite carrying the...

Very Good resolution, Low noise with some noise reduction, Good macro performance, Excellent build quality, good ergonomics, Proper hand grip, Excellent auto focus speed, Very fast shot to shot times (just over 1 sec), Excellent write speed (up to 4...

Tendency to use small apertures, Design fault with jog dial & program shift, About a third of a stop less sensitive than indicated, Limited image parameter adjustment, Poorly fitting flash unit, Lens retracts too quickly in play mode, Sharpening halo...

The DSC-V1 was a relatively compact camera, so it's clear the same can't be said of the DSC-V3, but curiously the increase in size has really only improved its usability.

Dec, 2004

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