Reviews, reviews, reviews...

3.6 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9

Showing 1-6 of 6
Overall 10

DSC-P9 Cybershot Digital Camera

Agoraquest, LLC
10 August 2002
  • Summary: I love this camera - fills the job of video camera dn still camera in one. As soon as Sony get their act together and bring out a 512MB MemoryStick, I'll be happy. Hopefully the new smaller MemoryStick Duo will finally be developed to the 1GB range like Sony promised a year ago. They should be embarressed that all their competitors are making them look stpuid with this technology. AND its holding up our digital camera capabilities !
  • Pros: Amazing pictures in good light., Terrific MPEG features WITH audio playback (& no time limit)., Small size, light weight, fits in any pocket., Build quality and ease of use are excellent., Direct record to versatile MemoryStick.
  • Cons: Weaker low light pictures., No zoom during MPEG filming., Sonys pathetic capacity of the MemoryStick.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 7
Ease of use 9
Picture quality 9
Construction 9

Expert Review

DP Review
25 July 2002
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-P9: (4 megapixel compact) The DSC-P9 is ultra small, ultra lightweight and very solidly constructed. The metal case and self-covering lens produce a high user confidence level when carrying and storing the camera. You wouldn't think twice about dropping it in your bag or jacket pocket, it's a camera that can happily go anywhere. And yes, it delivers four megapixel images.
  • Pros: Good neutral colour balance, Resolution about the four megapixel average (limited by the lens?), Automatic white balance worked well under both daylight and incandescent lighting, New wider range of preset white balance options, Unlimited MPEG HQX recording (with audio), Selectable ISO sensitivities, New multi-burst 16 continuous shooting mode, Good on-screen information (including exposure), Good "wide area" auto focus which normally locks within a second, AF Assist ...
  • Cons: Images do have a softer look than other four megapixel, Occasional ghosting / blooming around overexposed detail, Lens doesn't seem as sharp as those used on other four megapixel digital cameras, Program AE exposures crippled by minimum 1/30 sec exposure (must use twilight scene mode for slower exposures), Lack of manual controls (competition has aperture, shutter priority, etc.), AF points are not selectable (other than the center point), No control over colour satur...
  • Read full review

Sony DSC-P9

Steve's Digicams
19 April 2002
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The Sony DSC-P9 compared in size to a standard CD Go to Page Two Cyber-shot DSC-P9 Specifications CCD Imager 1/1.8" (.8475" / 8.98mm) Sony Super HAD 4.13 Megapixels (gross) 3.95 Megapixels (effective) Lens Sony 3x Zoom, 8 to 24mm (39 to 117mm equivalent) Maximum aperture: F2.8 - 5.6 Filter Thread: none Digital Zoom 2x stepless Aperture Control Automatic: f/2.8 ~ 8.0 Shutter Control Automatic: 2 seconds to 2/1000 second Exposure Compensation "+" or "-" 2...
  • Read full review

Expert Review

Dc Resource
12 March 2002
  • Excerpt: If I'm not mistaken, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9 ($599) is the sixth new Sony camera announced this year. The others include the DSC-P31, P51, and P71, plus three new Mavicas: FD200, CD250, and CD400.
  • Pros: Excellent photo quality, Robust operation, Small, easy to pocket camera; well built., Movie mode lets you record until Memory Stick is full, AF illuminator for low light focusing, Support for external flash, Cool Marine Pack for underwater photography
  • Cons: No optical zoom in movie mode, Not a fan of Memory Stick format and proprietary batteries (personal bias), 16MB Memory Stick too small for 4MP camera, No true continuous shooting mode or manual controls
  • Read full review

Röviden: Sony DSC-P9

5 December 2002
  • Summary: A Sony P-sorozata a kis méretű, kompakt kategóriát jelenti. A P9-es jelzésű gép 4 Mpixeles képeket készít, 3x-os zoomátfogású objektívje pedig megfelel a családi fotózás igényeinek.
  • Read full review Translate to English

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7

12 October 2002
  • Excerpt: Sony har nærmest bombardert markedet med nye modeller det siste året. Vi har valgt ut modellene P7 og P9 og sammenlignet dem med hverandre og mot den 2 år gamle modellen P1 som var førstemann ut i Cyber-shot serien og som ble anmeldt
  • Read full review Translate to English