Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7
- 3.2-megapixel Super HAD CCD.
- Real-image optical viewfinder.
- 1.5-inch color LCD monitor.
- Glass, 3x 8-24mm lens
(equivalent to a 39-117mm lens on
a 35mm camera).
- 2x digital zoom.
- Automatic exposure control.
- Maximum aperture of
- Shutter speeds from 1/2,000 to
- Built-in flash with five
- Memory Stick card storage,
16MB card included.
- Power supplied by lithium-ion
battery pack or AC adapter
(battery, charger, and AC adapter
- Pixela Image Mixer software
and USB drivers included for both
Windows and Mac platforms.
- Movie mode with MPEG Movie
(with sound), Clip Motion, and
Multi Burst options.
- MPEG EX for movie lengths
limited only by available memory
- Scene mode with Twilight,
Twilight Portrait, and Landscape
- 10-second Self-Timer for
delayed shutter release.
- Picture Effects menu with
Black-and-White, Sepia, Negative
Art, and Solarize effects.
- White balance (color)
adjustment with five modes.
- Sharpness adjustment.
- E-mail (320 x 240-pixel)
- Voice caption recording.
- Spot metering option.
- Sensitivity setting with three
ISO equivalents and an Auto
- Five fixed focus settings.
- Adjustable autofocus area.
- DPOF (Digital Print Order
- USB cable for connection to a
computer (driver software
- NTSC video cable for
connection to a television set.
Reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7
Digital Camera :
1. Review by Bill
and Tobago on 7th
The Sony DSC-P7 is my first
digital camera and so I'm no expert,
but after doing all the research and
deciding on this unit, I was not
dissapointed when it came. The size
cannot be beaten for quality and
features. It can actually fit
comfortably in a pocket.
The basic features are logical and
straight forward; you can be making
use of it without even reading the
manual. The fancy stuff can be read
and used when you are ready to do
The battery life is good compared to
other models but since I prefer to
use the screen at the back rather
then the optical viewfinder, I
ordered a spare battery. The screen
quality is great for showing off
pics to friends.
The 16MB memory stick holds about 12
pics at full res. I have also
ordered a 128MB stick for taking on
Another great feature that works
well is the Movie capture mode with
sound! The P71 I was looking at
doesn't have sound. The newly
announced P72 has sound capability
but is still larger than the P7.
Great camera, highly recommended!
2. Review by Paul
on 15th Jan 2003
Having previously owned a Samsung
Digimax 230 I was looking for a
camera a bit more up market that
combined performance with looks and
ease of use. As I am basically a
'point and shoot' photogropher i
wanted something that I could get to
grips with straight away until I
develop my knowledge of digital
photography. The P7 does the job and
I can't say how impressed I am.
Having looked at rival cameras in
the same bracket I am blown away by
the P7's performance. Having
originally decided to buy the
slightly older and bigger P71 I'm
glad I took the time to play with
the P7 in the shop. It just doesn't
disappoint at all. If you are picky
you could question whether the P7 is
worth an extra 80 quid over the P71
but I think it's money well spent
and this camera will last me for
years. My only slightly negative
comment would be that Sony only
supply a 16Mb memory stick with the
cam - not really enough to do
anything but have an initial play
with the camera. I bought the 128Mb
which will allow me around 65 snaps
at full resolution - plenty. A word
of warning though - the memory
sticks are NOT cheap - around 70
quid for the 128 Mb. You can get
some good deals if you shop around
though. Final word is, for anyone
considering this camera - just do
it! You will not be disappointed.
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