But that is just more money to spend and the card only holds about pictures. Candle mode slows shutter speeds and biases exposure to keep candlelit scences looking natural; a tripod is recommended in this mode. Test Results This section has now been updated based on results obtained from a full production-level camera. Chooses between Series continuing the shot number infinitely or Reset, which resets the frame number by folder. In this mode, you can scroll through captured images, delete them, write-protect them, and set them up for printing on PictBridge-compatible printers. Multi-Burst slow motion mode. Note though, that as a result, “Smart Zoomed” images will always be restricted to sizes smaller than the camera’s full resolution.

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Plan on using external lighting for the closest macro shots.

Although it’s great for distant shots and portraits, the camera does not do so well with macro shots. When using standard Memory Stick, it saves only in Standard mode at x and at In Manual mode, pressing the Set center button on the Five-way arrow pad switches the arrows from adjusting flash, macro, and self-timer, and quick review modes to adjusting aperture left and right and shutter speeds up and down.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100

This means you can see how long is left on the lithium battery before recharging. And no, it wasn’t lens flare, nor was it a focusing issue. Embedded into the back, this ribbed dial sets the camera’s operating mode, offering P10, Manual, Program, Automatic, Playback, Movie, and Setup modes. Optical distortion on the P is about average at the wide-angle end, where I measured approximately 0. Very handy for checking focus or the expressions on people’s faces in group shots.


Fairly unusual in a compact digicam, Manual mode lets you control the camera’s shutter speed and lens aperture directly, useful for times when you need to achieve a particular effect that automatic exposure control might not permit.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P Digital Photography Review

Available in all three Record modes by pressing the Menu button, the Record menu offers the following options some options are not available in all modes: As many as VGA images can be recorded before the buffer is full. In Movie exposure mode, the camera captures either xor x pixel resolution moving images with sound for as long as the memory card has available storage space mode requires a Memory Stick Pro card.

A nice, small macro area with strong detail.

User Recommendation Beginning through intermediate users will be right at home with the P, and advanced users will enjoy its excellent portability and new manual exposure control option.

Indicated on the Mode dial with a green camera icon, this mode puts the camera in control over the exposure and everything except Macro, Image Size and Quality, Zoom, Flash, and the Self-Timer. Very visible in Marti’s hair and features, on the Outdoor Portrait test. Multi-Burst slow motion mode.

Spot metering reads the exposure from the very center of the frame identified by a cross hair target on the monitor. An information display on the LCD monitor reports a handful of camera settings including aperture and shutter speed and features an optional live histogram display as well.

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Sony has included their new Real Imaging Processor to speedup everything from autofocus operation to the saving of images to the memory cards. While most users of the P probably won’t care, I was pleased to see that I could change the battery and memory card without removing my tripod mounting plate from the camera’s bottom.


When not in use, the telescoping zoom lens retracts neatly inside the body, and a small plastic leaf shutter automatically closes over the lens to protect it. Oddly, under the main door, right next to the Memory Stick slot, is a card access light where the owner is unlikely to see it; there is no other external card access light.

I purchased it because the extra lens are difficult to find. The computer does not recognize the USB connection from a Sony digital camera. OK, now back to our regularly scheduled review Built-in flash with five modes and an intensity adjustment.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P Review: – Digital Cameras – Compact Digital Cameras – PC World Australia

For those readers interested in a set of less “standardized” photos from the P, we’ve put together a ” photo gallery ” of more pictorial shots captured with the P The Automatic setting takes away all user control, with the exception of flash, macro, and resolution. Outfitted with the accompanying wrist strap, it’s quick on the draw and easy to hold. White balance color adjustment with six options. Above the door is a small eyelet for attaching the wrist strap.

The same applies when selecting white balance or the exposure level.