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Cyber-shot DSC-V1 Digital Camera


Sony

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The Cyber-shot DSC-V1 Digital Camera

Features:
5 megapixel sensor (2592 x 1944 pixels
4x optical zoom plus 4x digital zoom (16x total)
Nightshot infrared feature; MPEG VX movie mode with audio recording
Includes 32 MB Memory Stick; compatible with Memory Stick Pro media
Powered by Lithium-Ion InfoLithium battery (NP-FC11); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 2.0

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81 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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Andrew J. Petralia

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Rating: 4 out of 5
Although no longer in production, the Sony Cybershot DSC-V1 is a spectacular camera for its size and price. I would highly recommend it to any amateur or enthusiast simple because of the quality of the photographs it takes, its ease of use, and its set of features. A Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens (2.8-4/7-28), 4X optical zoom, 5.0 megapixels, mpeg video limited only by storage capacity, and a rechargable lithium-ion battery pack are just some of its features. A broad spectrum of manual adjustments and settings for a relatively compact camera. Shutter speeds from 20 seconds to 1/1000 of a second. F-stops from 2.8 to 8. Dial knob settings are as follows: M,A,S,P,Auto,Preview,Movie,SetUp,Scan. The automatic point and shoot settings are reliable and comparatively good and the nightshot and nightframing features are excellent for dark places where flash is not allowed. It is somewhat accessory friendly with a tripod mount, a flash mount, and adjustable lenses. In terms of quality of the photograph, color saturation and purity is superb, contrast is above average, and there is very little purple fringing or corner blur. Manual focus is optional and auto focus is almost flawless. There are many different white balance and metering settings available. Some slight criticisms involve a somewhat short battery life (3.5 hours auto, 2 hours manual), large file size and compression, expensive memory cards and batteries, and a small LCD screen.
6/8/2006 8:06:41 PM
 
Eric A. Shumaker
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member since: 3/17/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
This is my old point and shoot camera that is currently on the fritz... but it prompted me to buy the Digital SLR that I should have had anyways :). It is a very good camera when it isn't broken. I have thousands of photos with this camera, and it has been a trooper.
4/13/2006 1:56:52 PM
 
Jeremy Holmes

member since: 4/2/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
best with manual feature with out going into the pro range of price and features.
4/2/2006 3:05:27 PM
 
Gwendolyn Corso
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Rating: 3 out of 5
This camera is good for someone just getting into digital photography, but I am eager to try something better. With only 5 megapixels, it leaves a lot to be desired for anyone wanting to create art with their camera.
3/31/2006 4:05:58 PM
 
George R. Thomson
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Large range of features. Very short lag time. Outstanding low light focusing. Short battery life. Awkward size - not small enough for pocket, too small for comfortabe grip.
3/2/2006 2:54:06 PM
 
Elizabeth Pettit

member since: 2/15/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This camera takes awesome natural light pictures. But it does not do so well in low light situations or high activity, such as sports.
2/15/2006 11:24:18 AM
 
Brian Hobbs

member since: 1/19/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Sharp images, lots of features/flexibility. Easy to use. Poor macro function. Poor zoom.
1/19/2006 2:46:40 PM
 
Marianne Stewart

member since: 12/31/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Great point and shoot camera.
1/13/2006 12:42:43 PM
 
Maghin Tamilarasan
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member since: 12/27/2005
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Trust, reliable, decent image quality, but poor battery life.
12/27/2005 1:09:39 PM
 
Noppadol Vashirakovit

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Takes an above-average pictures. But a little bit on a slow side, in term of focusing and shot-to-shot time
11/24/2005 8:21:55 PM
 
Brendan C. Kiu

member since: 11/21/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
The V1 has some good professional features for such a small camera, and is a good starting camera. It's not too pricey and takes decent resolution pictures at 5.0 MP.
11/21/2005 8:00:59 PM
 
Roy 

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
My biggest problem is that between falsh shots the time is way to long for the flash to charge. The focus is not the very best and the auto focus time is a bit slow as well.
10/25/2005 4:44:08 AM
 
Jennifer Sbarboro

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
The Sony DSC-V1 is easy to use. It has all the options right in front of you. You don't even have to read the manual to figure out what to do. It's self explanitory. It would help to read the manual to get some more out of what you are looking for.
10/3/2005 10:31:54 AM
 
Janis J. Anderson
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Rating: 4 out of 5
i love it, but i would love for it to have faster shutter speeds
9/26/2005 6:29:05 PM
 
Sheila K. Floyd
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I've only had two cameras so far, and the other was just a baby point and shoot 1.2 pixel, so I had nowhere to go but up!
9/8/2005 3:10:27 PM
 
Angie Hudgens

member since: 9/5/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Lots of features, and easy to use.
9/5/2005 9:47:46 AM
 
Emanuel R.L Marcos
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Good camera for the price, nice manual controls for those who want to get creative. Gr8 quality from this 5 Mp from sony!
9/5/2005 3:50:42 AM
 
Mark Quesnel

member since: 8/24/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent value
8/24/2005 9:26:45 PM
 
Ed Johnson
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member since: 7/16/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
not as good as film. but a good point and shooter with all automatic or or manual controls
7/25/2005 5:59:42 PM
 
B. Basu

member since: 4/23/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
An excellent "take aywhere" camera. Convenient, feature-filled and reliable
7/12/2005 11:02:03 PM
 
Eric Younger

member since: 7/1/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
The camera has many manual options:D rechargeable battery. many good things about the camera
7/1/2005 9:45:51 AM
 
Crebon O. Ladaga

member since: 6/21/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
so far it was a good camera for me
6/24/2005 5:59:14 AM
 
Robert Park
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Pros: I really like because it's a powerful camera in a small and compact design. It has many feautres that those big cameras have. Color is accurate and the picture is clear and sharp. It takes wonderful pictures and you can take control of its many options and keys, Cons: LCD screen is too small...only about 1.5 inches. But it's very clear... Viewfinder doesn't match the picture in the LCD screen.
6/21/2005 12:16:35 AM
 
Daniel  Ray Parker

member since: 6/20/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
just a little slow on the release
6/20/2005 9:19:11 AM
 
Dustin M. Edwards

member since: 6/10/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
awesome
6/10/2005 8:57:54 AM
 
Barbara Helgason
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member since: 1/4/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great Camera, my first digital, so I don't have alot to compare it to. Don't like the location of the flash.
6/1/2005 8:43:55 PM
 
Barbara Helgason
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great Camera, my first digital, so I don't have alot to compare it to. Don't like the location of the flash.
6/1/2005 8:43:01 PM
 
OldShoe Photo

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Rating: 5 out of 5
I love EVERYTHING about this camera.
5/7/2005 6:32:34 AM
 
MICHELL D. BEALES

member since: 3/16/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I JUST GOT THIS CAMERA AND SO FAR I LIKE IT ALOT! STILL LEARNING ALL I CAN DO WITH IT!
4/25/2005 7:57:55 PM
 
marla loveall

member since: 2/25/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I really like it but I would like to add lenss and a flash to it, I just havent yet.
4/21/2005 7:01:32 PM
 
marla loveall

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I really like it but I would like to add lenss and a flash to it, I just havent yet.
4/21/2005 7:01:19 PM
 
Sameer Vyavaharkar
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Camera is good with excellent picture quality, the Night Photography feature is very effective, the only problem is the battery life.. An additional set is always recomended
4/19/2005 2:45:06 AM
 
Jim Baines
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member since: 4/13/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I don't like the zoom, not strong enough. I like the ease of operation and quality of the photos. I carry 4 batteries which is a big help, one battery lasts about 1 hour.
4/13/2005 9:48:50 AM
 
jomy104 alsaleh

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Rating: 3 out of 5
i dont think its for professionals, i do like it alot, the auto-color balance and auto-zoom is cool. its light in weight, which makes it easy to carry almost everywhere. i've taken alot of pic with it, im satisfied with them. im sure i can do alot better if i got to know how to use "all" its capabilities.
3/10/2005 9:19:15 AM
 
Robert E. Segrell Jr

member since: 2/21/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera, takes excellent pictures and has many settings.
2/21/2005 6:45:04 PM
 
Keith Trauner

member since: 2/19/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
a fabulous small digicam. can take it almost anywhere and many, many great shots later i am contemplating a new d-slr, but i will still keep the V1
2/19/2005 12:20:48 PM
 
Michael Guastello

member since: 2/12/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
As I enjoy ambient light photography, this is a remarkable camera. Holographic laser and Infra-red features allow for low light, and even no light shots to be posible. Ergonomics not great, but you get accustomed to it. My first digital camera, can be used as a point and shoot or fully manual. Bargain at current price.
2/12/2005 2:07:42 AM
 
Peter Ford

member since: 2/4/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
A little misplace of some functions...
Optical viewfinder was a little way too far from the lens.. Make it hard to shoot from the viewfinder(which I normally prefer) The Flash was in the way, but didn't really bother me, since I didn't use that much flash anyway.

Battery time is way too short, it only last for around 120 pictures with low flash use and low lcd use.

But overall image quality is excellent, has lots of manual and focusing choices, macro function is typical. Very compact for such a capable camera.

But I would recommend a pentax optio 550 more(I had used it for a couple of months, and the battery is way better including the right place of optical viewfinder)

2/4/2005 11:55:43 PM
 
Nancy 

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
still new to it but is user friendly and good quality. don't like recharging all the time.
2/3/2005 4:44:30 AM
 
Cherie Early
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member since: 2/1/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I love my camera
2/1/2005 9:18:56 PM
 
Jackie G. Almeida

member since: 1/28/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Ilike how light it is.The night framing,night shot, the histrogram.Wish it had B.W. setting. Dissapointed where the flash is.
2/1/2005 7:33:24 PM
 
Shannon T. Cunningham

member since: 1/24/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
The colors are decent, but the macro isn't very macro :). You can only get as close as about an inch to and inch and a half. I got past this annoyance by zooming 2.5x. It's definantly not a favorite, but it's not terrible.
1/24/2005 6:07:34 PM
 
Vijay 

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Rating: 4 out of 5
Had it for over a week now. Takes great pictures. Battery life though is sure where it lacks. AA or AAA would have been better.
One thing that I noticed is that when the camera is on and the lens barrel is extended, if you gently tap on the smaller barrel (inner) at its bottom, it moves approx 1 mm up and down. Don't know whether this is normal or not and if it should make any effect on focus etc though to me it appears to have no effect.
I tried the same thing on my Olympus film camera (super zoom 310) but its barrell is steady like a rock.
1/22/2005 12:42:24 PM
 
anna nielsen
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
An excellent camera with many possibilities for manual focussing. Creates fine colours. Only negative thing is that it is not easy to see what is written on the LCD-screen.
1/19/2005 6:28:50 AM
 
Ezequiel Mesquita

member since: 1/15/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Pluses: excellent lens quality. Good versatility. Night framing /night shooting. Minuses: short battery life. Some menu options are difficult to choose / access. Poor ergonomics.
1/15/2005 12:07:18 PM
 
Mary Erb

member since: 1/13/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I purchased this camera in February of 2004. I researched a lot of cameras but kept returning to Sony because our daughter has a Sony (different model) and the quality of her photos is spectacular. I like everything about my camera with one or two exceptions. The battery life is relatively short and it takes approximately 2 hours to recharge. I would also like to see a larger LCD screen. This would not deter me from recommending this camera as I feel that the quality of the pictures is outstanding.
1/13/2005 9:50:06 AM
 
TODD C. STEVENS

member since: 11/19/2004
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
ITS A REALLY GOOD CAMERA, I WISH IT HAD A LONGER ZOOM
11/19/2004 12:39:38 PM
 
Dale R. Ivie

member since: 11/18/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Awsome camera for the beginner who is serious about learning.
11/18/2004 12:35:50 PM
 
dave matthews

member since: 10/23/2004
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I can't say much, I've owned it less than a week. But so far i really like it.
10/23/2004 4:57:42 PM
 
Denise M. Graff

member since: 10/17/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I love it. The camera has been very good to me. I'd love a top of the line pro camera but until I can get one, this takes great pictures. I've had some blown up as much as 20x30!
10/17/2004 8:38:15 PM
 
Maria A. Fernandez

member since: 9/9/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I own several Sony Digital cameras and this one is by far my favorite. It's powerful enough not to miss the "wish I had my camera with me" shot and small enough to carry it just about everywhere. I did a lot of research both on the Sony website and thru various photo magazines that I subscribe to and the most important advice that I can give anyone looking to upgrade or buy their first digital is to decide which features are more important to you. The only thing that I miss with this camera is the obvious limitations of the wide angle and zoom lenses.
10/17/2004 7:31:15 AM
 
HECTOR PASTRANA

member since: 1/17/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
very good shots but it takes too long between each shot and sometimes you can miss some action.
10/13/2004 7:33:35 PM
 
Christine Desages

member since: 10/9/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
it is a very good camera , easy to use
10/9/2004 8:35:44 AM
 
Rick Browning

member since: 9/30/2004
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
a good camera to carry in my suitcase
10/5/2004 7:07:50 PM
 
Jerry Qh

member since: 7/16/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
DSC-V1 is a very good camera!
9/12/2004 11:11:10 PM
 
Nicolas Levesque

member since: 8/23/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Small, feature loaded, fully manual, good zomm/lens quality for it's price range
8/23/2004 7:10:07 PM
 
Matthew Muzerie

member since: 8/16/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Really an awesome camera. I really like it. Lots of features and excellent photo quality
8/16/2004 3:32:36 AM
 
Viktors Rotanovs

member since: 7/8/2004
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Very good camera, fast autofocus even in low light, and very fast playback mode (compared to my Canon G5). It's a pity it has unusable raw (tiff) mode because tiff recording is very very slow with this camera.
8/5/2004 5:38:32 PM
 
LeEarl Rugland
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member since: 7/21/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
This camera is very good. I truely enjoy taking pictures with it. The only down fall that I have is the postion of the flash. You have no where to place your index finger on the top of the camera when using the flash.
7/21/2004 8:12:23 PM
 
Stephanie Fudge

member since: 7/18/2004
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Rating: 5 out of 5
The clarity with this camera is fantastic, I like the macro especially since I love taking close ups of flowers
7/18/2004 12:59:08 PM
 
Lyne Edeson

member since: 6/24/2004
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
It is my first camera.so i think its good,i got it this year,there is a lot to learn about it,i havnt lernt a lot yet just the main thing i need to know,but i will do.
6/24/2004 3:09:59 PM
 
Dedy Irvan

member since: 6/20/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This is one of the best digicam for IR-photography.. I love it! Its sharpness and color saturation also very good!.. Noise is e lil bit annoying if u long exposures setting.. but, still nice, comparing to other digicams.. The only thing that i hate is its battery.. to small... i need at least 3 batteries!!
6/20/2004 9:44:20 PM
 
William Flynn

member since: 4/20/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera, but wish it was an SLR.
4/20/2004 10:32:01 PM
 
Angie Hudgens

member since: 2/16/2004
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I like this camera. I am pretty new to digital, and wanted something that would work manually as well as automatically. I wish it was a little bigger, sometimes I feel like I can't hold on to it very well. Overall, I feel that this was a good purchase.
2/16/2004 6:48:33 PM
 
Michael Saly

member since: 2/16/2004
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Good: I love it! Read the review on dpreview.com Alot of nice "pro" options! Abillity to add wide and tele lens! Bad: -Can only take 3 pics on multi burst- has memory for 12! -Shutter speed only 1/1000 Sec when in auto it can do 1/2000 Sec! -Battery could have had more juice!
2/16/2004 6:52:49 AM
 
Josh R. Kooken

member since: 2/6/2004
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
The DSC V1 takes very detailed, clear pictures. However, they seem a little washed out and drab to me. I am just learning about photography so it very well may be just me.
2/6/2004 9:37:38 PM
 
Rami N. Hazer

member since: 2/6/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
perfect, just perfect...only bad, but silly thing is the pop up flash which is blocked by the finger sometimes, and another problem, is the very short battery life. If you want to be smooth all the time, get another extra battery, and a mem card no less than 128 Megs. Other than that...Perfect, Just perrrrfect.
2/6/2004 5:06:27 AM
 
Karen Ward

member since: 9/1/2002
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Small, easy to have with you all the time, and is wonderful for Infrared shots.
1/30/2004 8:32:25 PM
 
Barbara Helgason
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member since: 1/4/2004
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Love my camera. Unfortunately I do not have other cameras to compare it with. The only negative is the location of the flash, which is where I sometimes put my finger, which prevents it from popping up.
1/24/2004 1:34:54 PM
 
Adam T. Cowart
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member since: 4/6/2003
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I enjoy all the options of this camera and the size is great too. I am still experimenting with it and as learn how to use it better I am sure my rating score will increase.
1/23/2004 6:29:15 AM
 
David A. Malik

member since: 1/11/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
It is a great camera. I like it because it has all of the manual features my SLR has.
1/11/2004 5:11:15 AM
 
Felix J. Roldan

member since: 12/6/2003
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Very good compact digital camera.Lots of features,seldom a bad shot with it.
1/8/2004 5:20:35 PM
 
Barry Seddon

member since: 1/4/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I have had my DSC-V1 for a couple of months now and I am finding it a great camera to learn photography with. It takes great snap shots on automatic but also gives you enough options to take some really creative shots. I have found that the quality of indoor flash shots can be inconsistent but the natural light shots are superb. I feel that as I learn more about photography and wish to take more artistic shots I will need to move up to a digital SLR for the features but at the moment I am getting some fantastic family portraits and nature shots with the V1.
1/4/2004 2:26:32 AM
 
Kristi A. Gilleland

member since: 11/9/2003
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I am NOT able to get a decent basketball shot with this camera, even at its fastest settings in excellent lighting.
12/23/2003 6:20:57 AM
 
David E. Rauscher

member since: 11/16/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
The Carl Zeiss lens is very sharp. The color is extremely accurate. Auto Focus w/hologram makes for excellent imagery and above all, contrast. The 256mb memory stick is small but plentiful.
11/16/2003 5:08:32 PM
 
Tate Davidson

member since: 11/13/2003
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Camera is gadgety and fun and shows great detail. It is a great party camera as well as any other situation. It is very easy to use and minipulate. It has a fixed LCD which limits its versatility. It also has a tendency to blowout white areas on occasion. It is small which tends to put your fingers in places that block camera features. Overall, thumbs-up
11/13/2003 9:46:35 AM
 
Kristi A. Gilleland

member since: 11/9/2003
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Only an 8 because I am still learning it. :) I've only had it a week as of 11-09-03.
11/9/2003 4:12:14 PM
 
Robina Bear

member since: 10/22/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
(I have the Sony DSC -f707 also..) I have owned 2 Canon digital cameras and found them uncomparable to my Sonys. I sold both my Canons. I just purchased the Sony DSC-V1 a few days ago..wonderful camera. I have also ordered the new Sony DSC-f828 which I hope to receive around the end of nov.
10/22/2003 7:15:27 PM
 
Jasmine Chua L.
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member since: 3/11/2003
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Compact and versatile. With good lens.
10/18/2003 9:07:22 AM
 
Claytanna J. Pirtle
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member since: 4/7/2003
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Rating: 4 out of 5
New. Still working with it.
9/11/2003 2:00:22 PM
 
Kaye Grogan

member since: 9/14/2002
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I like the "compactness" of the Sony DSC-V1 camera. It has all of the great features and more as the Sony DSC F707. After using the Sony DSC F707 for a couple of years I was ready for a much smaller camera. Not that the Sony DSC F707 is not a good camera but the weight of it due to the long lens became a burden for me to handle. I still have the camera and will continue to use it...but mostly on my tripod.
7/21/2003 10:35:42 PM
 

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