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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The design and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the performance, and some have doubts about the connectivity and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the usability and size are generally positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the image quality.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

 

The DSC-G3 represents a small step forward for Wi-Fi–enabled cameras, but some significant problems keep it from making a giant leap.

Sharp images. Large, high-resolution LCD screen. Intuitive touch-screen interface. Smile Shutter feature can be useful. 4GB of built-in storage.

Expensive. Dismal battery life. Although well executed, wireless photo upload to online photo sites is painfully slow. Camera records only standard-definition video. Touch-screen buttons in Web browser are less responsive than in the rest of the UI....

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May, 2009

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

 

The point-and-shoot crowd has been all aflutter about the sleek, 10-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 ($500 as of 3/16/09) ever since its announcement at CES in January. It's the first camera with a built-in Web browser, "one-touch" Wi-Fi photo uploads,...

Full Web browser and easy Wi-Fi uploads ; 4GB of flash storage; huge touchscreen

Zoom controls difficult to access ; Expensive

The DSC-G3 is an innovative camera with integrated storage and Wi-Fi, but price and some performance issues slow it down.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 review

 

While it might be overstating the case to say the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3's Wi-Fi implementation drove me to tears, I can state without hyperbole that it terribly disappointed me. When I was first briefed on the camera, I had high hopes that with its...

Surprisingly speedy; 4GB internal memory.

Wi-Fi is slow and difficult to use; touch screen is occasionally nonresponsive; poor battery life.

Though it's a decent camera, the Sony Cyber-shot G3's Wi-Fi implementation is a disappointment, and makes the camera overpriced relative to nonwireless models, including its better designed but otherwise similar sibling, the DSC-T700.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

 

Whilst the Cybershot DSC-G3 is feature packed, inclusion of wireless capability and photo sharing doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. For taking pictures in varying situation, the DSC-G3 has all the technology needed to be a successful compact digital...

10.1 MegapixelSteadyShot Stabilization3.5inch LCD Touch ScreenCarl Zeiss Vario Tessar 4x Optical Zoom

Internet connectivity isn't useful

If you are a looking for a digital camera that has 10.1 megapixel, but...

May, 2010

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

 

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Tech features on the Sony G3 include Face Detection linked to both the autoexposure and autofocus systems, and capable of differentiating between (and prioritizing towards) the faces of children and adults. There's also an Intelligent Scene Recognition...

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 Review

 

Nobody could accuse Sony of skimping on features for their Cyber-shot DSC-G3.

WiFi and web browser ; 3.5 inch touchscreen ; 4GB internal memory

Shorter battery life ; Noise at mid ISOs ; Hefty price tag

Ideally, ISO should be topped at 200 for the best results but you can get decent prints up to about ISO 800, although you might want to keep them at snapshot sizes of 4x6" or 5x7". Overall, though I was pleased with my test shots, especially the ones...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Jesse Corbeil (askmen.com)

Sony DSC-G3 Cyber-shot

 

It's among the first of its kind, but couldn't Sony have made the G3 smudge-proof and smart enough to find Hotspots?

Sony's new DSC-G3 Cyber-shot digital camera is a slim, touchscreen wonder that is as exciting and audacious in concept as it is underwhelming in practice.

Expert review by : Darren Rowse (digital-photography-school.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G3

 

One might think that a web browser in a camera is perhaps taking things a little too far when it comes to convergence of devices but there is method to the madness. Previous Wi-Fi attempts in cameras have allowed people to connect to open Wi-Fi...

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 review

 

The point-and-shoot crowd has been all aflutter about the sleek, 10-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 ever since its announcement at CES in January. It's the first camera with a built-in web browser, "one-touch" Wi-Fi photo uploads, and 4GB of on-board...

The first-generation implementation of the Wi-Fi feature is a bit rough around the edges, due to the navigation issues. Still, early adopters and casual photographers looking for a whiz-bang gadget may be enticed to plop down cash the Sony Cyber-shot...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Surprisingly speedy; 4GB internal memory.

Wi-Fi is slow and difficult to use; touch screen is occasionally nonresponsive; poor battery life.

Though it's a decent camera, the Sony Cyber-shot G3's Wi-Fi implementation is a disappointment, and makes the camera overpriced relative to nonwireless models, including its better designed but otherwise similar sibling, the DSC-T700.

Mar, 2009

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