Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P50

Announced Feb 9, 2001 •
2 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 41 – 123 mm (3×)
jonny b
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Would You Believe that this P50 out-performs my T7 on the focusing in many tests. Bought the camera in 2001, And its been around the world with me India, canada,it takes AA has a very quiet Internel (whichs does not pop out) optical zoom lens (a rareity these days) Very good pictures *** Just Hope Sony Release A New Version Which:- Higher Res (5/7/8) MPix Carl Z lens (x3 OP)** (which don't pop out) Bigger card than 128mb AA Batteries Problems: None

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At $400 I was scalped! My first digital camera and after I got it I thought I was going to have to re-learn photography, I found out my problem was really the piece of crap camera. Too bad I didn't find out ni-mh batteries worked until after I bought Sonys $100 battery kit. I really feel scalped and I will never buy another Sony product. Problems: Alkalines last about three pictures. Very very poor low light performance. Takes forever to snap a picture.

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Good overall, but the metering to me can be tricky. I have a Nikon Coolpix 5700 for more "serious" work and formerly owned a Nikon Coolpix 775 for more "casual" snapshooting. The 775 is about the same class of camera as the Sony DSC-P50. I got the Sony as a replacement for the 775 because of the 775's tendencies to struggle with autofocusing in low-light sometimes. Well admitedly the subject matter was difficult--a black cat in low-light. Still, the autofocus assist of the Sony appealed to me. ...

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ncosper
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This is a great camera once you figure out how to use it. I picked mine up for $200 and then bought two infolithium batteries for $60 total. The batteries are an absolute MUST! WIthout them the camera is virtually useless. Macro mode can take some incredible images, once you get the hang of it. The image resolution is very good IMO for a 2.1 MP camera. The camera is pretty slow in focusing, which sucks at times, but is very good in many other situations.

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I'm a Technology Director in a school district. We've purchased several of these cameras. At first, like most I've found, we liked the camera. They were small, easy to use, and took pretty good pictures. For the price, they seemed to be the pick. Problems: We have been seeing a failure. E:92:00. Apparently, this failure is happening to quite a large number of people. Sony is aware of it, yet they are unwilling to help without charging half the cost of the camera. I won't be buying any ...

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This camera has been at Sony for service for five months - back and forth "couldn't find anything wrong with it" they say. It dies again, back it goes. This last time, they finally acknowledged the battery and charger need to be replaced - took them 5 months and suddenly both items are at fault? Please!! Sony service is the WORST. The camera itself, when we have it and when it works, works pretty well, no specific complaints, except the lens cap is a pain to keep taking off/putting on. ...

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Zast
 
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This camera is very bad when you take a photo indoor :( All photos are very dark I m disapointed with indoor photo :( Problems: Photo too dark when you take in Indoor

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Naich
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In theory this is a good camera, but it has some serious flaws. Battery life is the main problem for me. It will eat a pair of alkalines in about 10 minutes. This can be extended to about an hour if you get the Sony InfoLithium battery. FOR 60 POUNDS! The charger for the InfoLithium battery is 40 Pounds. That's 100 pounds to make it useable. Luckily, one alternative is to use NiMH batteries. The ones I put in seem to last forever, well, compared to alkaline ones anyway. I would ...

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Brent B
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This was my first digital camera that I purchased with a an LCD screen. I've had it for almost a year now, and I'm still VERY pleased with it. Yes, the batteries that came with it, and any other AA's used in the camera will drain within 8-15 minutes (depending if LCD, Flash, etc. is used). I got an infoLITHIUM battery pack from Sony, (with charger), and that usualy lasts 75-90 minutes with LCD, Flash etc. on. Well worth the Money! Problems: Indoor use in darker environments can be a ...

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P50 picture too dark indoor Problems: I have P50,but never happy with pictures taken indoor or most of it is in the Church,all come out too dark and not very clear.I tried to read in forum to learn how to take good picture but no one post it. Please any one know this problem help me to set up ,I usually just leave everything in auto mode. Also if the back subject is dark do I need to change EV to + or to - ??? I confuse on this . Other problem is I always want to take picture with flash ,if ...

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