Excerpt: I bought this camera for general-purpose use, and it has far exceeded my expectations. My list of requirements when I bought included: - Small & light enough to carry in a backpack or small case for hiking etc.
Summary: I need to edit my first review of this camera. After owning a Sony DSC-S75 (which I love!), a Canon SD1200, a Sony DSC-H20, and a Canon E-1, I think this Sony V1 model is one of the best older digital cameras.
Excerpt: So nature in color and low noise in ISO400. Very happy with this small camera. Although consider old camera but performance wise could be counted. Cool for night shoot with infra red focusing (hard to find this features nowadays). Very good coating on this Carl Zeiss lens.
Excerpt: In terme of image quality, this camera is the best of all the compacts cameras.. The image quaility is better than Canon G3 or G5 (J tested thoset) and egal whith olympus C5060. Problems: - Not so fast between shot to shot and use Mémory stick cards which are a lot expensive.
Excerpt: I have had this camera for more than 2 years now and I can confidently say that it has served me well. I was looking for a good first camera that would let me have control over the image parameters and the DSC-V1 did a good job at that.
Excerpt: I bought this camera in april 2004 and have shot over 2000 pictures; It is a very efficient small and lightweight camera. Picture quality is almost as good as on a DSLR. I also have a DSLR (Pentax istDS, which is really a great camera, and I enjoy it.
Excerpt: I love this camera. I am a SRL user. In the digital photography I use a Oly E-1 and a Oly C-8080. Why I love this camera so much? This is an advanced P&S camera in the same category of a Canon G-5 and G-6, but in a very compact size.
Excerpt: I've Had this camera for 1.5 years now, and LOVE IT. I have even dropped it in a pool of water, shaken water out of every pore, and dried it out with the defroster in the rental car, and it still works great! Image quality is awsome.
Excerpt: Overall one of the most balanced camera i ever used! No noticeable artifacts and no barrel distortion at all even at tele (eq. 34mm). Night shot and framing are a good addon over other cameras.