Summary: excellent product takes pictures at night with night vision excellent product takes pictures at night with night vision excellent product takes pictures at night with night vision excellent product takes pictures at night with night vision excellent product takes pictures at night with night vision excellent product takes pictures at night with night vision
Top of the line camera in its hey day, now very outdated and obsolete.
17 November 2011
Summary: It amuses me to think that someone might read a review of an eight year old camera, and amuses me even more that I'm writing it. The stand out features of the V1 are it's build quality (it's very sturdy, no creaks, with ten visible screws holding the metal shell to the plastic core), infrared mode, and laser assisted autofocus. It's an incredibly capable camera but don't expect image quality miracles. Erognomics are crap, with a very uncomfortabe grip.
Summary: I had owned one of these cameras for many years but unfortunately it was stolen a short time ago. The reason I went out and searched for another is because the quality of the pictures from this camera is amazing. It is an extremely simple camera to operate with a relatively easy menu system. If you have the wires to hook it up to the computer, then you will also find it very simple to transfer your pictures.
Summary: I believe the DSC-V1 was one of the 1st Sony's Prosumer camera and the "night framing" and "night shot" are useful functions which most newer models are missing. Although it can't match with a professional DSLR, this little 8yrs old "Monster" is equipe with lots of functions and controls which enables it to capture marvelous shots with it's Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens.
Summary: Very nice effects, do not have to read a manual to use it. Takes very nice picture quality. I recently purchased a 10MP camera that did not take pictures as clear and was much more complicated and difficult to get it to do any visual effects on the pictures. I sold the 10MP and I am back to using this 5MP camera.
Summary: This little camera is very simple to use. The numerous functions/settings are simple to understand. Digital storage media for this camera is very affordable too. The pictures taken with this camera are very sharp and can be blown up for clear prints if desired. The price was attractive for all the features that I got with the camera. The fact that you can add wide angle and telephoto lenses and use several different filters on a compact point and shoot is very unique.