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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Views about the viewfinder and shutter are different. Many are less positive about the contrast.

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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-V3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the durability and image quality are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the price.

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and usability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the shutter.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Wu (engadget.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V3 7.2 megapixel digital camera reviews

 

A couple reviews have turned up of the DSC-V3, Sony's new 7.2 megapixel prosumer digital camera, which sports a Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD, and can record MPEG 640x480 resolution videos at a full 30 frames per seconds (also worth...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-V3 Product

 

A few features could make some people choose the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 over the similar Canon PowerShot G6. The DSC-V3 has a 2.5-inch LCD on the back (the G6's measures 2 inches), and it has the same useful low-light modes that Sony originally...

Fast shutter Excellent low-light shooting modes

Battery life is below average

The camera has full-manual and aperture- and shutter-priority modes, of course; and it supports basic exposure bracketing. It lacks such exotic features as white-balance bracketing and focus bracketing, but the DSC-V3 is easier to use than most of its...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-V3

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Fast shutter ; Excellent low-light shooting modes

Battery life is below average

A quick shutter, simple menus, and excellent low-light shooting aids make the DSC-V3 an attractive alternative to Canon's G6.

Jan, 2005

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 Review

 

The seven megapixel four times zoom DSC-V3 was announced on 30th August 2004. It's the first 'prosumer' level compact digital camera from Sony since 24th February 2003 when they announced the five megapixel four times zoom DSC-V1. Despite carrying the...

Very Good resolution, Low noise with some noise reduction, Good macro performance, Excellent build quality, good ergonomics, Proper hand grip, Excellent auto focus speed, Very fast shot to shot times (just over 1 sec), Excellent write speed (up to 4...

Tendency to use small apertures, Design fault with jog dial & program shift, About a third of a stop less sensitive than indicated, Limited image parameter adjustment, Poorly fitting flash unit, Lens retracts too quickly in play mode, Sharpening halo...

The DSC-V1 was a relatively compact camera, so it's clear the same can't be said of the DSC-V3, but curiously the increase in size has really only improved its usability.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta, Daniel Grotta (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot Pro DSC-V3

 

The Sony Cyber-shot Pro DSC-V3 is a lot of camera for the money, but it may have trouble producing top-quality pictures without some tweaking in image-editing software.

Accepts Memory Stick and CompactFlash cards. Takes auxiliary "smart" strobe. Large and bright LCD. Takes pictures in total darkness. Smart battery readout.

Subpar pixel transition ratio means white outlines in high contrast areas. Daylight images are underexposed and shifted too far toward magenta. No focusable diopter and poor placement of optical viewfinder.

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Dec, 2004

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

Sony DSC-V3

 

Physical Views The CyberShot DSC-V3 and a CD for size comparison. The Cyber-shot DSC-V3 and the Canon PowerShot G6 for comparison. Continue on to Features & Controls DSC-V3 Specifications CCD Imager 1/1.8" (.556") Sony Super HAD 7.2 Megapixel Effective...

Aug, 2004

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

Sony Cybershot DSC V3 Review

 

De Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 is een geavanceerde digitale camera met een hoogwaardige innovatieve techniek aan boord. De hoge resolutie van 7 Megapixels is het resultaat van een traject van jarenlange ontwikkelingen in de CCD-industrie. De...

Aug, 2006

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cybershot DSC V3 review

 

The Sony Cybershot DSC-V3 was introduced just before the world's greatest event on the field of photography kicked off, the Photokina show. This new model is the topmodel of the assortment of Sony's digital cameras. It's a typical example of a brand...

Expert review by : Shawn Barnett and Dave Etchells (imaging-resource.com)

Sony DSC-V3 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Free Photo Lessons Learn how to really use full-functioned cameras like this one - Visit our free Photo Lessons area! Similar Cameras If you're looking at the Sony DSC-V3, here are some similar models to consider: Canon PowerShot G6 Canon...

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Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

 

This review has been completed using a production model DSC-V3. Product shots have been reshot where necessary, and all sample photos are from the production camera

Very good photo quality (if you watch the aperture) ; Large LCD display is usable in bright outdoor light and in low light as well ; Full manual controls ; Robust performance ; Laser focusing system -- the best out there ; NightFraming lets you take...

Camera tends to use a small aperture outdoors, greatly reducing image quality (workaround: force the camera to use a larger aperture) ; Redeye ; Some vignetting ; Camera locks up for 8-10 seconds between shots in RAW or TIFF mode ; Can't get very close...

How does the V3 compare to the PowerShot G6? They perform quite similarly in most areas, with the V3 having sharper photos with more saturated colors. Then again, I got better photos out of the box on the G6, with no need for messing with the aperture....

Jan, 2008

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