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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

The Cyber-shot DSC-V3 is a compact yet fully-featured 7.2-megapi Read more

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Overall 8
8.4
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

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DP Review
18 September 2006
  • Conclusion: The DSC-V1 was a relatively compact camera, so it's clear the same can't be said of the DSC-V3, but curiously the increase in size has really only improved its usability. Normally I'm not a big fan of chunky cameras for the sake of it but the DSC-V3 strikes an imposing shape with a nice soft rubber hand grip and cool metal surfaces. Also it does look better in black.
  • Pros: Very Good resolution, Low noise with some noise reduction, Good macro performance, Excellent build quality, good ergonomics, Proper hand grip, Excellent auto focus speed, Very fast shot to shot times (just over 1 sec), Excellent write speed (up to 4 MB/sec), Good battery life, Optional screw mounting lens adapter, Very large 2.5" LCD with anti-reflective coating, Multiple media support (MS Pro & CF), External flash support via Hot-shoe, Fast USB 2.0 transfers, Combine...
  • Cons: Tendency to use small apertures, Design fault with jog dial & program shift, About a third of a stop less sensitive than indicated, Limited image parameter adjustment, Poorly fitting flash unit, Lens retracts too quickly in play mode, Sharpening halo artifacts at default setting
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

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LetsGoDigital
8 September 2005
  • Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V3 is an advanced digital camera with a high quality innovative technique on board. The high resolution of 7 Megapixels is the result of years and years of innovations in the CCD industry. The user friendliness of the V3 is excellent. The way the menu works makes it also easy for starting photographers to start taking pictures immediately. The advanced user will dive into the comprehensive settings straight away to use them in practice.
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Steve's Digicams
30 August 2004
  • Summary: The Cyber-shot DSC-V3 is a compact yet fully-featured 7.2-megapixel digital camera that was designed to satisfy the needs of advanced photographers. Housed in an all-black, metal alloy body that resembles a 35mm rangefinder camera, the DSC-V3 is equipped with a Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens and loaded with state of the art digital features. It incorporates Sony's Real Image Processor to provide for fast start-up and shot-to-shot times as well as superior image quality.
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Dc Resource
29 August 2004
  • Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 ($699) is a total redesign of the popular DSC-V1, a camera which I wasn't overly enthusiastic about. I have no idea what happened to the DSC-V2 -- probably the same thing that happened to the PowerShot G4.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality (if you watch the aperture), Large LCD display is usable in bright outdoor light and in low light as well, Full manual controls, Robust performance, Laser focusing system -- the best out there, NightFraming lets you take color, flash pictures in zero light, Supports conversion lenses, external flash, RAW, TIFF formats supported, Supports two types of memory cards, First-rate movie mode, Live histogram in record mode, USB 2.0 High Speed supported
  • Cons: Camera tends to use a small aperture outdoors, greatly reducing image quality (workaround: force the camera to use a larger aperture), Redeye, Some vignetting, Camera locks up for 8-10 seconds between shots in RAW or TIFF mode, Can't get very close to subject in macro mode, Battery/memory card slot can't be opened while camera is on a tripod (most likely), No memory card included
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[ REVIEW — Sony DSC-V3 ]

DPexpert
7 July 2011
  • Excerpt: : $1099 : 4.9 stars : Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-V3 is a 7.2 megapixel camera with a 4x optical zoom lens. It is Sony’s top-of-the-range viewfinder camera, competing with the similar Canon Powershot G6 and the slightly cheaper Olympus C7070. The first impression of the Sony is of a rugged, well-designed and purposeful camera. Black is the proper colour for real cameras! The V3 sits well in the hand, with a grip on the right hand side that helps in holding the camera.
  • Pros: Controls are generally logical and well laid out, except for the image review which has to be activated by turning the mode dial on top of the camera. Most makers these days assign a discrete button to the review function. Focus, white balance, resolution and colour are all excellent, with a tendency to saturate reds, which seems to be characteristic of Sony cameras. This renders complexions a tad ruddy, which might not be to everyone’s liking. Saturation can be turne...
  • Cons: Controls are generally logical and well laid out, except for the image review which has to be activated by turning the mode dial on top of the camera. Most makers these days assign a discrete button to the review function. Focus, white balance, resolution and colour are all excellent, with a tendency to saturate reds, which seems to be characteristic of Sony cameras. This renders complexions a tad ruddy, which might not be to everyone’s liking. Saturation can be turne...
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 review

TechRadar UK
30 November 2006
  • Summary: Speed master Sony seems to have done it again
  • Pros: Good feature set
  • Cons: Some surprising omissions
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 10
10

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Digital Camera Magazine
14 March 2006
  • Summary: Although not without its flaws – specifically, its speed and handling – the V3 is an outstanding camera with some unique abilities. Image and build quality are as good as you’ll find anywhere, and overall performance is excellent. If you’re looking for a semi-pro camera, the V3 should be high on your shortlist. I have been using my sony DSC-V3 for over 2 years. So far my photos are all saved as jpeg in best quality and they are excellent.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 10
10

Sony Cybershot DSC V3 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: De Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 is een geavanceerde digitale camera met een hoogwaardige innovatieve techniek aan boord. De hoge resolutie van 7 Megapixels is het resultaat van een traject van jarenlange ontwikkelingen in de CCD-industrie. De gebruiksvriendelijkheid van de V3 is dik in orde. De opzet van het menu maakt het ook voor beginnende fotografen mogelijk direct een opname te realiseren.
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Tecnozoom
3 October 2006
  • Excerpt: Il massimo della fotografia grazie alla fotocamera Sony Cyber-shot V3da 7,2 megapixel effettivi con zoom ottico 4x, obiettivo Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar e funzioni fotografiche avanzate. Questa fotocamera Cyber-shot è compatibile con le schede di memoria Memory Stick e CompactFlash (tipo I).
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Kipróbáltuk: Sony DSC-V3

Pixinfo
7 September 2006
  • Summary: A Sony augusztus végén több új gépet jelentett be, melyek közül az egyik a korábban már részletesen bemutatott DSC-V1 utóda, a 7 Mpixeles DSC-V3. A kompakt, kis méretű gép átlagon felüli zoomtartománya, igen nagy felbontása és a hologram fókuszrendszere miatt nagy érdeklődésre tarthat számot.
  • Pros: Nagy felbontás, ISO 100 esetén alacsony képzaj, Gyors fókuszrendszer, Hosszú és jó sebességű sorozat, Nagy felbontású video, TIFF és RAW formátum támogatása, Mozgatató, pontosan beállítható fókuszpont + szpot fókusz + széles fókuszterület, Vakupapucs (Sony vagy középpontos), Élő-hisztogram és lejátszás hisztogram, Nagyobb kapacitású InfoLithium akkumulátor pontos hátralévő időkijelzéssel
  • Cons: Lejátszás üzemmódban 25 mp után automatikusan behúzza az optikát, LCD frissítés kevés fénynél belassul, Kényelmetlen felnyíló vaku, Lassú vakutöltés, Kézi fókusz helyett előre beállított tárgytávolságok, A vörösszem-hatás csökkentése csak a SetUp-ban kapcsolható, Kevés tömörítési fokozat, Akkut a gép tölti, nem külső töltő
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