Dec 18, 2004

Sony DSC-P150 reviewed by DCRP

The folks at DCRP have ben busy busy busy. Nonetheless, they have just released their review of the Sony DSC-P150.

"The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150 is a very good little camera for those who want ultra-high resolution photos, but don't mind giving up some manual controls. The P150 is a very small camera made almost entirely of metal. The only disappointing things in terms of build quality are the flimsy battery/memory card compartment door and the zoom controller, which just doesn't feel right to me. Camera performance is superb in all areas, from startup to shutter lag to shot-to-shot speed. Low light focusing is great as well, thanks to the P150's AF-assist lamp. On the whole, photo quality is very good, with nice color, exposure, and fairly low purple fringing levels. There's a bit of noise, but that's typical for ultra-high resolution cameras like this. Did I mention that there's no redeye? Other nice things about the P150 include above average battery life, support for USB 2.0 High Speed, and a first-rate VGA movie mode (assuming you have the Memory Stick Pro card for it). And finally, I think it's pretty cool that a tiny camera like this supports conversion lenses, filters, an external slave flash (that attaches to the side of the camera), and an underwater case.

Some other cameras worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot S70, Olympus C-7000Z, and the Pentax Optio 750Z. For an even more expandable (and thus larger) camera, the Canon PowerShot G6, Casio Exilim EX-P700, and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 are worth a look."

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