Summary: Because of its being only 7+ MP (larger pixels), it has great image quality when shooting infrared. All you need to do is get the filter adapter, add a ND8 filter and a red 25 or 29 filter (I prefer 29) and shoot in nightshot mode.
Excerpt: I have had this camera nearly since 2005. In the beginning it was difficult to use may be because I am old and not fammiliar with modern cameras. But learning the cameras facilities took a litle time. After some time the camera gave me good pictures, sharp and in good colors.
Summary: I've had this beauty since December 2005 and amidst all the hoopla over newer and better(?) cameras, I still say that this Sony V3 is just about one of the best I've ever used and I've gone through a wide range from the (also classic) Minolta SRT-101 to the Nikon F3 to the new DSLRs like the Nikon...
Excerpt: I was lucky to find one of these in mint condition. Easily the best low light focusing camera I've ever had. Not pocketable but solidly built. It asks for the flash in conditions I wold not expect it to, so I spent much of my first day with the flash disabled.
Summary: Can there truly be a classic among digital cameras? Technology moves so quickly that one year, let alone five, is an eternity. And yet, try to take a Fuji F30 or F31 away from its owner and you'll get the Charlton Heston NRA line (from my cold dead hands)!
Summary: How could you offer to sell this camera for $999.00 on December, 2008, when I bought this very same camera during the summer of 2005 for $299.00 from Beach Camera in New Jersey? I also bought the flash from Amazon for less than 60 dollars.
Summary: After 3 years of backpacking in South America, Central America and the Rocky Mountains (plus some urban tourism also) and ~15,000 great pictures taken in 14 countries, our DSCV3 is still going strong.
Excerpt: Got this camera in fall 2005. In general have taken lots of great vivid pictures and videos, and have become functional at using the wide variety of features this camera has to offer, such as Shutter Speed and Aperture adjustment.
Excerpt: A great camera - what else to say. I think it's a legend now. Full of features, well built, great-looking, compact-sized and - above all - making wonderful photos. I have it for over three years now and still love it.
Excerpt: The near perfect compact, Sony V-3 is almost legendary if not already. For good reason too. Raw capability (tiff too), excellent IQ from a good sized sensor that isn't overstuffed, best built Sony compact to date, decent screen in todays standards, excellent when launched, OVF included.