Summary: Although the specs for this camera were not great. This was during a time when cameras were still expensive, I remember paying some good hard earned cash on this. It was the right size, had good specs and produced acceptable images. It does have some flaws, the quality isn't best in class, it's slow to zoom and operate, even by the standards of the day. It also uses Sony's proprietary memory sticks, both slow and expensive and now (2012) obselete.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera about a year ago and it is an excellent camera. It looks good takes fantastic pictures and is easy to use. Its got a number of features which are good to use even if you just want to play around with taking different types of photos. The only negative point about this camera is that it is slightly bulky compared with some of the cameras that you can get today.
Excerpt: I have been using this camera for two years and it is great the picture quality is fantastic and the features are really handy. It has been the main camera for all our holidays and family events and is easy to slip onto the belt for easy carrying. It is light but no so small as to be fiddly.
Pros: Simple easy to use but lots of features, quality fantasticvideo great
Cons: Often a delay before taking making it poor at moving shots
Summary: I bought this camera a while back and have travelled extensively with it since. It is an awesome little camera which slips nicely into your pocket and takes great pictures. If you study the manual and learn all the functions available it really comes to light and gets even better still. I Highly recommend this and the fact it has hit the deck a few times as well as being covered in sand in the desert and continues to work is pretty impressive too.
excellent easy-to-use professional camera for non-profession
Mohamed Abdelzim Abouheba, Amazon
4 December 2004
Summary: Features: Sony® lens, 3x Optical Zoom, up to 12x Smart Zoom, 6x Precision Digital Zoom, 5.1 Effective Megapixel, Quick Operation (Start-up 1.3 sec, Shutter Time Lag 0.3 sec, Shutter Release Lag 0.009 sec), Extra Spare InfoLITHIUM NP-FR1 Battery and Genuine Leather Case supplied. Stamina Battery Life (approx 360 shots by CIPA standard).
Excerpt: Being one of the world's biggest cynics I was not expecting my first digital camera to promise much. I bought this Sony after reading many good reviews. I got a great deal from Amazon (£240) and jumped at it when i saw it had been reduced from £400+. The product looks great, nice design and colour, and best of all it's really easy to use. I don't like buying products where you need to spend a day reading the manual!
Pros: Easy to use, looks great, excellent pictures
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P12 is one of the best digital cameras on the market. It has 5 million megapixels giving top quality pictures. The camera is extremely easy to use and has many additional features to enhance your photos. It is lightweight and can easily fit in your pocket or handbag. It has excellent zoom capabilities without compromising quality.
Pros: Easy to use . High quality photos . Many features .
Excerpt: The DSC-P12 is the Special Edition version of the DSC-P10. The P12 comes in a dark blue colour as opposed to the standard silver, which makes this camera really stand out . You also get a free battery and a smart leather case. The camera itself is small enough to carry around in your pocket or handbag so now there is no excuse for missing those once in a lifetime pictures. Using the camera can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it.