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If your looking for a digtal camera there are loads out there to look at and choose from. Here we have the Sony P150 in black.
The P150 is very small and lightweight but does pack a lot of punch. It boasts 7.2mp and can record video as well. The camera has a 3x optical zoom and upto 14 x smart zoom. Smart zoom is pretty poor. It digitally zooms in on subjects which means you wont get crisp images. You can lower the megpixel count on the camera which means you cna zoom further but again by reducing picture quality. Optical is where it counts. A jog wheel with different pre set settings. Perfect for landscapes, portraits etc. A common feature on all cameras now, here are some from the scene mode - Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High-speed shutter, Candle.
You will also see that the camera comes in tow colours, silver and black. Black being the more dominant colour and looking better in my opinion.
The P150 also had a 1.5" screen on the back to view your images and videos back and admire your handy work.
The camera is small and here are the sizes - Width 108mm, Height 51.5mm, Depth 26.6mm and weighs 147 grams.
The camera has a very light aluminium body and a carl zeiss vario tessar lens.
The picture quality is second to none and can reproduce images superbly. Crisp clear and vibrant images can be easily achieved with this camera.
The extra jog wheel settings help set the camera for specific activities or genres of photo, meaning you have less to do.
You can manually modify certain aspects such as white balance and a couple of other things to really make the image stand out, but these techniques are rarely used with basically a point and shoot camera.
Close up macro images are also superb.
The P150 uses Sony's memory stick and memory stick pro, so plenty of room for many images and loads of video with their reliable memory format.
The video on this camera is very good and can be set at either standard or fine, fine being the better quality.
I have used this to numerous times and have been over impressed by the audio quality recorded, the picture is very good but with lots of flashing lights the camera struggles to keep focus, not surprisingly really when there is so much going on. You also cannot zoom in or out whilst recording. But that's not really important to me.
As the other reviewer said , a case to cover that all important screen is a great help, as it does scratchquite easily! Other than that no faults hre!
A great camera with a great price, the P150 shows what a camera should be capable of and by a brand you can trust to come up with great design, build and quality. Well done Sony, a top flyer.
One of the main advantages of this camera is the screen, unlike other digital cameras, you can view the pictures on the screen with great detail including zoom in.
You can also record movies with this and again it is excellent quality with no freeze frame that you get in some models of digital camera.
The only thing that I would recommend is getting a cover or a small bag for the camera because the screen on the back does get scratched very easily. But apart from that fantastic camera - well worth the money.
Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-P150 is the world's first compact point-and-shoot digital camera in the marketplace loaded with 7.2 megapixels, putting breathtaking, near-professional-quality photos in your shirt pocket or handbag. The P150 camera yields an image size of 3072 x 2304 - making it the first pocketable camera capable of capturing enough pixels to make 300-dpi 8" x 10" enlargements.
The P150 has also been empowered with Sony's own recently introduced Real Imaging Processor circuitry that ensures fast start-up and shot-to-shot times, and puts extra speed and performance behind automatic features such as auto focus and auto exposure. That means you'll never miss that one-in-a-million shot because the camera is always ready to take great pictures.
The Cyber-shot P150 digital camera is equipped with features typically found only on more full-sized cameras. At just 1 inch thin, it's easy to hold, use, and carry with you in your pocket or purse. The Cyber-shot P150 features a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3X optical zoom lens to complement and maximize the benefit of the camera's high resolution.
The P150 also has a bird-like appetite when it comes to consuming battery power. With up to 310 shots per charge of the InfoLithium battery the Cyber-shot P150 lets you snap away and preview images on the 1.8-inch LCD screen without fear of running down the charge.
Beyond the easy point-and-shoot features, the Cyber-shot P150 also has manual flash and exposure settings, and nine preset scene modes such as twilight, landscape, snow, beach and fireworks, letting the user quickly select the best setting based on shooting conditions.