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Community Level 3chris_ah1

chris_ah1

You want a Canon G5? Consider this instead!

AdvantagesGreat performance, adequate zoom, good quality lens and resolution, good colour balance, nice design, compact package, easy controls.

DisadvantagesNot the best battery life(carry a spare), flash seemed weedy+vulnerable, Memory Stick slow and expensive, auto white balance not always right

"...good camera too, and whilst sony can't quite beat canon overall, this camera was still very good and competitive. Sadly, it was huge! So, enter the V1. With the V1, Sony has acknowledged the needs of those who prefer a compromise between absolute performance, and a bit of tact when snapping that candid serruptitious shot. This camera is probably more of a design marvell given that it packs the same features of the unwieldly F series and manages to ..." Read review
07.07.2004

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Community Level 1sajidgidda

sajidgidda

The best compact digital camera? Hell yes

AdvantagesGreat design, easy to use, very high quality

Disadvantages'Zoom' could be better, transferring pictures takes a while

"...(easy to use), Mains Charger. The Sony DSC-V1 Cyber-shot is compact, light, extremely fast, and gives great results, which is a perfect combination for discreet street photography. It looks and handles like a professional camera should, is targeted to demanding serious amateur photographers and occasional photographers who want greater quality and control from their camera, and features the full set of flexible exposure controls and shutter settings. ..." Read review
05.05.2004

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Community Level 3Lucien500

Lucien500

Sony Cyber-shot: DSC-V1 is an excellent camera

AdvantagesExcellent pixel rate, memory sticks cheaper than before

DisadvantagesUPDATE YEAR LATER : BATTERY DEAD!!! SEE BOTTOM OF REVIEW

"...note that there is a Sony guarantee for two years. This camera is very snazzy! It is made from a magnesium alloy with a plasticy bottom, which doesn't look tacky at all. The plastic part looks good and also it is scratch resistant. You can still scratch the magnesium, so please be careful! The camera is very light (200g) and it can fit in your pockets. It can zoom in X4 optical, which isn't too good for a camera like this, but it is fine. If ..." Read review
15.03.2004

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Community Level 1gaurav311

gaurav311

Decent camera

AdvantagesExcellent image quality, small size compared to competition, 4x zoom, decent video mode.

DisadvantagesPhoto quality not quite as good as "big lens" cameras.

"...scratches), the sort of material Sony use for their top MD/CD players, and it's extremely durable, as well as giving the unit a smart, smudge-proof look. Post-processing of images inside the camera (before they're saved and you view them etc) is minimal - which gives the photos a rather plain look compared to the bright bursty sort of photos you might get with a Canon using the same CCD. This could either be a good or bad thing, depending on how ..." Read review
27.07.2003

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Community Level 2weiguxp

weiguxp

Ultimate amature camera

AdvantagesUltimate amature camera

DisadvantagesLarge and Heavy

"...Adaptor USB Cradle & cables 32 Mb Sony memory stick duo CD-ROM (software and firmware update) A/V connecting cable for viewing on a TV Large LCD screen Advantages of V1: Tonnes more professional features, more than W1. The W1 has very limited control over the exposure time and apature size. Cheaper than rest of other cameras Disadvantages of V1: large size, weights 2x as much as the other cameras Advantages of T1: Extremely small ..." Read review
12.11.2004

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Community Level 2cetacean

cetacean

Sony DSC -V1 5 mega pixels - Excellent

Advantagesautomatic, manual settings,built in flash,zoom,5 mega pixels.

DisadvantagesBattery life short,slow warm up and shut down.

"...the manual settings on the Sony give you plenty of scope being able to change shutter and aperture settings. Having said that the automatic settings are excellent and cope with most conditions from snow to night scenes. Picture quality is excellent which you would expect from the Carl Zeiss lens. The movie setting gives reasonable quality moving clips with sound although not the best i've seen when filming fast action such as sport, as the focus ..." Read review
11.05.2005

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Community Level 1iloveandy99

iloveandy99

An amazing camera for amateurs or professionals!

AdvantagesLoads of great features, easy to use, amazing

DisadvantagesFor the quality, the memory stick provided is far too small

"...to buy all new expensive Sony gear. With modes such as Burst 3 (3 pictures taken one after another), TIFF format, nightshot, email and voice, as well as formats such as sepia, solarize and negative, there are endless opportunities with this camera. The zoom is amazing, and there’s the option to change shutter speed from 30 secs to 1/1000 secs, meaning you can take a range of great shots in all conditions. I would recommend this camera again and again, ..." Read review
20.12.2004

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Community Level 1bexbex

bexbex

Excellent for the novice photpgrapher

AdvantagesSmall, capable, excellent pictures

DisadvantagesA bit too clever!

"...greatest photographer. I have to say Sony have done a good job with this - It's easy to take very good pictures - It's got a big viewing screen to view & zoom in on images - It's very eay to get the images off the camera - Great flash, red eye reduction, time delay features. If anything, it's just a bit too much for me being a novice- the more sophisticated features require you to read a manual- if you don't use the camera very often this ..." Read review
14.03.2006

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Community Level 1thomas89

thomas89

sony, smony!!!!

Advantagesexellent quality shots day and night

Disadvantagesnot good quality in sunlight or heat!

"i bought the sony cyber shot about 1year ago for about 300 pounds. i took it on holiday sum 3 months after to ibiza and san antonio and i must say i was surprised when i got home and got the pictures developed. the quality of the pictures were appalling. i soon after that sold the camera for a mere 80 pounds on ebay. i then bought the canon powershot g5 which has been alot more of an asset to me. my friend was the one who told me to get the powershot ..." Read review
19.05.2004

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Community Level 1iloveandy99

iloveandy99

An amazing camera for amateurs and professionals

AdvantagesGreat picture quality, loads of amazing features

DisadvantagesMemory Stick too small for such quality pics

"...to buy all new expensive Sony gear. With modes such as Burst 3 (3 pictures taken one after another), TIFF format, nightshot, email and voice, as well as formats such as sepia, solarize and negative, there are endless opportunities with this camera. The zoom is amazing, and there’s the option to change shutter speed from 30 secs to 1/1000 secs, meaning you can take a range of great shots in all conditions. I would recommend this camera again and again, ..." Read review
20.12.2004

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Community Level 2R_A_C

R_A_C

Great camera! Happy with it!

AdvantagesHigh quality pictures

DisadvantagesSmall zoom and slow flash

"I bought mine over a year ago and I'm very pleased. I took already thousands of pictures and it's still in great shape! I like mostly the fine pictures I can take with it in the auto mode, though we can try different exposures and all stuff! It has most of what pro cameras have, but in a very compact set! The only disadvantages I see are the small zoom, and the time that sometimes the flash takes to recharge! The nighframing is very usefull, ..." Read review
19.07.2006

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