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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51

The DSC-P51 combines a phenomenal 2.0 effective megapixel imager and 2x Optical / 3x Digital / 6x Total zoom with a host of advanced features and the ...

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Review of "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51"

published 24/02/2006 | khacktheone456
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Pro good picture quality
Cons maybe be difficult to use for some
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"Style is everything"

bought this camera to replace an aging Kodak, as it was getting a bit fussy in it's old age. When shopping for a new camera, I based my choice on three criteria - megapixels, price, and style. The Kodak was only 1 megapixel, which limits your picture size to medium big (1024x768) when transferred to the computer. Good for most basic uses but not great. I also didn't want to spend a lot on technology that is in it's infancy still, and I might as well look good doing it.

Design-wise, Sony places the lens for this camera on the far left side, making it virtually impossible for your right hand to get it the way. Another benefit is that this camera unlike many tiny cameras doesn't feel cramped by your face when looking through the viewfinder and holding with both hands. Something to consider before buying the smaller models.

In terms of ease of use, the zoom rocker is on the back for thumb control, where it should be. The selection wheel includes picture mode, playback mode, mpeg movie mode (no sound but very cool), and setup (where you'll find the 6x digital zoom - be sure to turn it ON, as it only engages at the end of the optical zoom range). Also included is SCN "screen" mode, for twilight/panorama mode (I suggest you refer to the manual on that one.)

But all in all this is a great camera and I would recommend it to most people.

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  • sandemp published 24/02/2006
    Sorry for the lower rate, but I would have loved to read something about the quality of the pictures...
  • kerrith published 24/02/2006
    This would benefit from more detail on what features the camera has, the price, where to get it etc. If you edit let me know, I am happy to re-read/rate xx
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Product Information : Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51

Manufacturer's product description

The DSC-P51 combines a phenomenal 2.0 effective megapixel imager and 2x Optical / 3x Digital / 6x Total zoom with a host of advanced features and the hot-looking Sony design sensibility you love. Advanced auto-focus and low-light options, versatile movie and clip motion modes, playback and editing on the spot - and that is just the beginning! Get to know the DSC-P51 today. You won't be sorry.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick card

Sensor Resolution: 2.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 2 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 12.6 mm - f/3.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 8 cm

Digital Zoom: 3 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 1.6"

Supported Battery: 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery - 1750 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.7 cm x 4.7 cm x 5.8 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: DSC-P51

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Silver

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 2.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 2,110,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 2,020,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.7"

Optical Zoom: 2 x

Digital Zoom: 3 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 3

Digital Video Format: MPEG EX

Image Recording Format: JPEG, GIF

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200

Exposure Metering: Centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode

Special Effects: Solarisation, Sepia, Monotone, Negative Art

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunlight

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 2 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 2 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 12.6 mm - f/3.8

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 41 - 82mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 8 cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: Flash +/- compensation

Effective Flash Range: 0.4 m - 3.8 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Additional Features: Multi-picture burst, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

Display

Type: 1.6" LCD display

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick card

Software

Software: PIXELA Image Mixer 1.0

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, hand strap, software kit, USB cable, video cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery - 1750 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick card

Supported Memory Cards: Memory Stick

Included Memory Card: 16 MB MS

Image Storage: Standard JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 30 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 16 - with 16MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 1600 x 1072 : 30 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1072 : 16 - with 16MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 1280 x 960 : 44 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 24 - with 16MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 640 x 480 : 240 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 96 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: MPEG - 320 x 240 - 16 fps - 200 sec - with 16MB card ¦ MPEG - 160 x 112 - 640 sec - with 16MB card

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 12.7 cm

Depth: 4.7 cm

Height: 5.8 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

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