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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 449 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and performance. The image quality and responsiveness are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the shutter and focus. There are some mixed views about the low light performance.

portability, responsiveness, image quality, performance, usability

flash, value for money, memory, focus, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150


Included Memory Amount: 32 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Memory Stick Pro, Type: Compact, Maximum ...

Small, stylish, and very speedy ; takes crisp pictures ; very good battery life ; rich feature set

Low resolution for a 7MP camera. Some purple fringing in flash shots. Images can show some graininess in shadows. LCD feels small for the money

This camera is a good buy, but it's a disappointment compared to the earlier five megapixel DSC-P100, and it doesn't measure up to the other 7MP cameras on any measure except speed, which it wins hands down.

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Sony Cybershot DSC-P150 Digital Camera Camera


Sony's new DSC-P150 has a powerful, 7-megapixel CCD--a resolution more often found on advanced cameras. The extra resolution may not give you better pictures if you usually print 5-by-7-inch or 4-by-6-inch prints, but it's a boon for making...

The software accompanying the camera is pretty basic, so you'll want to expand your options with a good photo-editing package, like Adobe Photoshop Elements 3

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Easy menus ; Fast startup ; Very responsive ; Live histogram ; AC adapter ; Most compact ; Least-expensive 7-megapixel camera in the group

No custom white balance ; No audio notes


Highly Recommended!

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Sony DSC-P150


Excellent results, High resolution, Virtually no purple fringing, Good dynamic range, Superb build quality, Very fast and responsive, Easy to use, Good movie mode, Decent macro mode, Good battery life, AF illuminator, Flash works really well at very...

Limited manual controls, No manual/custom white balance mode, Flash underpowered, occasional underexposure, Some edge softness at wide apertures, Small amount of chromatic aberration - not visible in normal shots, Visible noise in shadows at 200 and...

I must admit I fully expected to be underwhelmed by the P150, and didn't expect the 7MP CCD to offer any significant advantage over the 5MP version used in many cameras, including the existing P100.

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Sony DSC-P150


The Cyber-shot P150 is a stylish, pocket-size (about one-inch thin) 7-megapixel camera with specifications typically found only on more full-sized, high-end cameras. For only the second time in a Cyber-shot P-series camera, Sony is offering a Carl...

Bottom line - the CyberShot DSC-P150 is a definite winner. Its 7.2-megapixel imager and Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom produced sharp and colorful images. And there's plenty of resolution to create photo-quality 13x19-inch or larger prints. If you're one who

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Digital Cameras - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


The Sony DSC-P150 is the most recent in Sony's highly popular line of subcompact "P-series" digicams, this latest model sporting a massive 7.2 megapixel CCD, a 3x optical zoom lens, and an expanded range of nine preset Scene modes to choose from....

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150


In the last six months the 7 Megapixel field has grown tremendously, with new competition from the likes of Canon, Olympus, and Pentax. How does the P150 perform? Find out in our review

Very good photo quality ; Ultra-compact, stylish metal body; comes in three colors ; Robust performance ; Limited manual controls ; AF-assist lamp; good low light focusing ; No redeye, amazingly enough ; Supports conversion lenses, external flash,...

Image noise slightly higher than I'd like to see ; Limited manual controls (see, it's both a good and bad thing!) ; Unimpressive continuous shooting mode ; LCD hard to see in low light ; Software bundle isn't great, though the tutorial is helpful ;...

In case you didn't notice, I like the P150 -- quite a lot. It's a great camera for those who want a small camera that can make big prints.

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6- and 7-Megapixel Digital Cameras


If size is a factor, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150-with its compact form, light weight, and 7-megapixel pictures-should fit your needs the best. We really liked the Casio Exilim EX-P600's striking and innovative Ex Finder, but for the same price, we prefer

Fast startup ; very responsive ; easy menus ; live histogram ; AC adapter ; least-expensive 7-megapixel camera in the group ; most compact

No custom white balance ; no audio notes

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P150


J bought on EBAY this camera for 100 USD (75 euros). It is a very good One. J tested several cameras as this one, but more recently, but I think it is one of the best because of the image quality which is very good.


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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P150


Fantastic camera in several categories but...

I had bad problems with the lens goup. It was changed two times and I always detected some points on the lens. I solicited Sony to change this camera to a DSC V-3 and They did it. All the problems finished. But when I bought this camera I payed 550€ in...

Product Specifications

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.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FR1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick / Memory Stick PRO

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / Landscape / Night portrait / Night scene / Sand & snow / Snap shot/Beach/snow / Candle / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / Landscape / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.2
Max Focal Length:23.7mm
Min Focal Length:7.9mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG VX/MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:2/6
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Monotone / Sepia/Monotone / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical