Excerpt: Two new Sony cameras share the futuristic shape that the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P1 originated: the slightly smaller Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7 and the larger DSC-P51. The design is neat but feels out of balance, as the lens is very close to the side of the camera. When shooting vertically using the viewfinder, it's easy to get part of your palm in the picture. Grip these guys with two hands.
Summary: Sony's Cyber-shot P-51 camera concentrates on the essentials of good picture-taking: sharp focus and accurate exposure. Technologies like multi-point auto focus, multi-pattern and pre-flash exposure metering, and scene modes work transparently to give amateur photographers the headstart they need. For greater exposure accuracy, Sony's pre-flash exposure metering calculates exposure with light from the flash itself.