Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P30

Announced Feb 9, 2001 •
1 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 41 – 123 mm (3×)
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It was my first digital camera ! Now I have a sony H1; a sony F717 and a Nikon D40. very pratical, small, light and with good image quality and features. Some post sony models don't have it's features! It had a fall down in a concrete floor and nothing happens to it! works till now and I use it regularly... good pictures till 8x10 in the 1.3 mpx and fine quality! Problems: very poor time battery with alkaline ones ... high price at that time with no property (sony) battery very deficient eye ...

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UPDATE 2009...camera still going strong..door broke a bit, but still holding..still takes great photos after being dropped in the water & as I said in 2007, zoom mechanism STILL functions 100%. All in all..this was a great camera for the price. I will use it till it's no longer functional. Update 2007, I don't know what happened, but the zoom mechanism FIXED ITSELF!!!?? Go figure....anyway my camera is still working 100%, and I LOVE IT.

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I bought this used, as a back-up for my Nikon CP-950. I am very impressed and actually prefer using the Sony unless something really complex is involved. Sony really have put a lot of thought into making this camera as user friendly as possible, and still capable of quality photography. Battery life is far better than the Nikon, and so far, image quality is comparable too. Great buy as a used camera!

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Bertie
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I shopped around for a digital camera for about 1 year now, and I finally bought the DSC-p30, for $ 259.00 Canadian (Clearance at Walmart). I used it for about 4 weeks now, and am VERY impressed with this camera. People encouraged me to go for a high megapixel camera, and I was convinced that I was gonna buy a 3.1 megapixel camera. After a year of shopping around, and talking to people, I decided that I had NO NEED for a high megapixel camera. I wanted a camera the could take Great ...

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I looked for a long time before I pulled the trigger on a digital camera, and "settled" on this one back in the spring. I got it for $179 at CompUSA. At that price, I figured I would turn it over to my son in a couple years, while learning the pitfalls in the process. It takes great non-action pictures, and the optical zoom is very good. I took 180 pictures in a week this summer, and never changed the batteries. I even got some respectable shots of fireworks. The complaints I have seen so ...

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matteo
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good for intro to digital word very easy to use good quality of pics a lot of features for a 1mpx camera Problems: it a battery sucker!! the memory is only 4mb the flash is slow to charge and shot to a short area the LCD dispaly is dark

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Great value for the money. I purchased one for my Father (a complete novice) to use for online publishing. He loves it and so does Mom ( a professional photographer)! He gets everything he needs out of it and she gets to keep her high end gear to her self. Problems: Both conventional Alkalline/ Ni-Cad batteries as well as the Sony Lithium Ion batteries suck. Use Nickel Metal Hydride rechargables for the best result. 150-250 pics with all the bells and wistles is par.

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excellent digital camera for a starter. if you have this one, i recommend getting the AA rechargable batteries. just make sure that you get the nickel-metal hydride type (NiMH). they will save you $$$. i went the whole day with a set of 4 rechargable batteries and took over 200 pictures. Problems: shutter speed not long enough drain batteries too fast (solution: got the NiMH batteries)

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I’ve had the P30 for about 2 weeks now and I’ve already taken over 800 pictures. I shopped around for quite a while, looking mostly for a >2MP camera. I eventually found a great deal ($300 Canadian, about $200 US) on the P30 and decided to compromise on pixels. After looking at the photos, I quickly realized that 1.3 MP was not a compromise, it’s exactly what I needed. I’ve printed some absolutely amazing 5x7’s and some very decent 8x10’s. When I first ...

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I just bought the DSC-P30 for $200, and I must say, this is a great camera. I'm getting into Photography, and this camera is a good entry-level one. The pictures are sharp and crisp, and there are decent amount of options you can set. I would reccomend getting a bigger memory stick, and infoLithium S-series batteries. On the 16MB card, I can take 41 photos @ 1024x768, Fine Quality. Overall, a great digital camera for amatuer photographers! Problems: Problems: *Eats Alkaline batteries - Get ...

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