Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1

Announced Aug 30, 2004 •
4 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 32 – 96 mm (3×)
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The camera is very compact, even for today's standards. The battery is powerful which, together with the quality of the camera's electronics, enables fast recording of the shots. The video in fine mode is very good for the average end-user. I think the biggest shortcoming is the low performance indoors, and the bad quality of the automatic lens cover. Otherwise, it is a very good camera for a non-specialist. Problems: After a year the lens cover got stuck and wouldn't retract, rendering the ...

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For the size, you cant fault it. its smaller than he average mobile phone yet it produce excellent pics. Its a sraighforward point and shoot with no manual control ... but who cares??? the pics are great, colours are very natural and the pics never seem overexposed. even the video mode is good. I cant think of a camera that mixes quality and size so well. Well done Sony. Problems: No manual control - but thats not a problem. Flash is weak so low light pictures arent so good. Can be very slow ...

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I own my L1 since last year. My wife had a Sony P73. I was assuming that L1 comprising with the Carl Zeis lens should have a much more better image quality in compare with the P73, but it was not true. In most cases the image quality is average. The images taken outdoor have better quality. Problems: 1-It seems that the flash light is not enough strong. 2-very short focal lenght

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tux96
 
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I have been using the L1 for several months now. While I agree with the pros and cons posted by other users, I want to add some more: Pro: I use to take this with me every time I expect to get some nice shots. Sometimes cameras are not allowed, but all securities take this as a cell phone due to its shape when feeling it it your pocket. Pro: Indicates the exposure time before shot. Some similar cameras don't, so it's hard to estimate whether the shake warning can be ignored. Also one can esti ...

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This is an excellent ultra-compact camera as a point-and-shooter, and even has some good flexibility to be used by experienced photogs. Its purpose is, of course, to be incredibly small and portable, and that it achieves perfectly. Prices have fallen, and at $220 the camera is an absolute steal. Feature-set is above average for an ultra-compact. The 3x zoom is average for the class, but shot-to-shot speeds, shutter lag, and start-up are all class-leading...this is a quick camera ready ...

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Excellent camera. Got the L1 for a quick point n' shoot to replace my tiny Sony U30. This camera is almost as small as the U30, but has a 4 mega pixel sensor, 3x OPTICAL zoom, excellent quality movie mode, larger LCD, plus some small but useful stuff like the AF luminator and some better menu controls. This is the 3rd digital Sony camera I've owned over the past 4 years and I am not disappointed. It is excellent for what it was designed to be, a tiny quick-shooter with a relative multitude ...

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rick
 
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the first camera I have used where I thought Phil was wrong. I didn't like the shots with a passion.Its too much to get into here but I assume a small lens produces allot of artifacts or reasons to not like the photos.

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gohoop
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Nothing Special... This Camera is a great point and shoot with good image quality. Anyone who wants a camera that they can carry with them every waking moment of the day will be pleased with this cam. I carry it in a small zipper pocket on the sleeve of my uniform. (I'm in the Afghanistan w/ the Army) Sometimes I even forget it's there. But I hardly ever want to pull it out and use it because for one lots of times I know it won't perform, (low light, long distance shots, like in a hangar ...

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This camera is strictly a point & shoot camera. There are only very few manual settings, but in full auto mode it usually 'guesses right' and produces colorful and properly exposed images. It's extremely fast in operation for a camera in this class. Auto focus is fast and accurate and image reviewing is instantaneous. Also, the time between pressing the button and actually taking an image is less than a few tenths of a second. The used lens is good, but not excellent and has some typical ...

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Outdoor pictures are very good, in my opinion they are about equal to the quality of the P73 pictures. Video is great, equal to any other Sony camera with MPEG VX fine. The thing that killed it for me about this camera is the lack of any manual focus. I use 1m and 3m focus alot with my P100 taking pictures inside of clubs or at parties when there is just not enough light or time to let the camera do the focusing. For a few $ more, I think the P100 is a better choice. Problems: L1. It's not ...

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