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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 690 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and image quality. The lens and usability also get good reviews. There are some less positive reviews about the image stabilizer and low light performance, and there are some mixed comments about the glare and contrast.

performance, usability, lens, image quality, screen

shutter, low-light, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and usability are overall positive. The lens and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but the shutter and low light performance get critical comments.

performance, image quality, lens, usability, screen

portability, focus, low-light, shutter

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

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The lens and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the shutter and image stabilizer, while there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

performance, usability, lens, price, image quality

stabilizer , shutter

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Marc Perton (engadget.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 reviewed

 

If you've been waiting to see whether Sony's 10-megapixel, $1,000 DSC-R1 would emerge as a competitor for DSLRs, well, you can stop waiting. PC Magazine has reviewed the high-end EVF, and has declared it to be only fair. Sure, the reviewer liked the...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-R1 Camera

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 is an expensive and unique hybrid camera. The $999 model has features that are common among advanced cameras: a fixed-lens design, and the ability to frame images on its pop-up, twisting 2-inch LCD or through its electronic...

Top-notch image quality

Autofocus is unpredictable Zoom range is limited

Using the joystick and wheel to navigate the menus was easy. Occasionally, I found the menu design annoying, however: Menus for changing the megapixel resolution, picture quality, ISO, and compression type (RAW or normal) were separate from many other...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

 

This unique camera offers great image quality and some SLR-like features, but its zoom is limited.

For people who can live without changing lenses, Sony's DSC-R1 makes a versatile alternative to an SLR--but you'll have to pay an SLR-scale price for it.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 Review

 

In August 2003 Sony revealed the latest in a long line of split body swivel design prosumer digital cameras, the eight megapixel DSC-F828. Two long years have passed and it's time for the new Sony prosumer digital camera; the unique and radical...

Superb 24 - 120 mm F2.8 - F4.8 lens is worth the $999 alone Good resolution, a slight advantage over the EOS 350D (not as much as we would like) Vivid, 'pleasing' color response, although may not be to everyone's taste Low noise levels up to ISO 400,...

In-camera image processor not making most of captured data (demosaicing, sharpening) Odd LCD location either difficult to get used to or a serious limitation (user dependent) Electronic Viewfinder is no substitute for an optical TTL viewfinder...

I'll start as I shall no doubt finish this little piece of editorial, the lens is worth the price of the DSC-R1 alone. That fact is not to be underestimated, it's a great lens which provides you with a very useful 24 - 120 mm zoom range (which will be...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

 

The 10.3MP Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 has a lot to offer, but not enough to justify such a high price.

Excellent picture quality. Lots of external controls and options. Wide-angle end of the zoom gives you a wide 24mm view.

Very expensive. Quite heavy and bulky. Slow performance. No video capabilities.

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Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Lisa Gidley (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-R1 review

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-R1

Excellent image quality; an impressively flexible LCD screen that's viewable from many angles; a sharp Zeiss lens; effective white-balancing features; a wide range of ISO sensitivity; quick performance.

With most heavy components on the left side, the chunky body is somewhat off-balance; can't shoot raw in burst mode; the in-camera review function magnifies to only 5X.

If you don't anticipate a need for multiple lenses--which many users won't, given the crisp 24mm-to-120mm-equivalent lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8--the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-R1 makes a worthy competitor to the dSLRs in its price range. It's a...

Oct, 2005

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-R1

 

Superb 24 - 120 mm F2.8 - F4.8 lens is worth the $999 alone, Good resolution, a slight advantage over the EOS 350D (not as much as we would like), Vivid, 'pleasing' color response, although may not be to everyone's taste, Low noise levels up to ISO...

In-camera image processor not making most of captured data (demosaicing, sharpening), Odd LCD location either difficult to get used to or a serious limitation (user dependent), Electronic Viewfinder is no substitute for an optical TTL viewfinder,...

I'll start as I shall no doubt finish this little piece of editorial, the lens is worth the price of the DSC-R1 alone.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-R1

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Cyber-shot DSC-R1 Specifications Imager 21.5 x 14.4mm (APS-class) color CMOS sensor. 5.49 µm pixel pitch RGB color filter array 10,784,000 pixels Gross 10,286,000 pixels Effective Image Resolution 10M - 3888 x 2592 7M...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cybershot R1 Test

 

Sony Cybershot R1 Test : Die Tatsache, dass Sony die Cybershot DSC R1 auf den Markt gebracht hat, ist bemerkenswert und eine Überraschung. Nicht so sehr, weil damit eine neue Cybershot Digitalkamera das Licht der Welt erblickt, vielmehr ist die Kamera...

May, 2006

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cybershot DSC R1 review

 

The fact that Sony introduced the Cybershot DSC R1 should without a doubt be noted as both surprising and remarkable. Not only was a new Cybershot digital camera about to see the light of day, it is a camera that comes equipped with an entirely new...

Let it be clear that the Sony Cybershot DSC-R1 is an extraordinary camera indeed. This doesn't just limit itself to the design, but also covers the optics. The fact that the Sony R1 is equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens greatly attributes...

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