Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P50

Announced Feb 9, 2001 •
2 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 41 – 123 mm (3×)
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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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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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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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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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Good pics, good options, HORRIBLE construction, HORRIBLE service Problems: Case around the battery door broke on 93rd day of ownership. Battery door wont stay shut. Battery door was opened exactly 2 times in the first 3 months. Camera was never abused and always traveled in the SONY case. Sony wants $140 to fix. Camera cost $240 new. -crappy construction -extortion-like service -Sony REFUSES to stand behind their product.

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I'm looking for firmware upgrade software to adjust the presets of the camera. I think the camera is very nice for a beginner and I made nice pictures with it. But now I'm a bit bored with the presets and want to adjust the camera the way I like. Problems: When I used the camera I thought it is a shame not to be able to adjust any of the shuttertime, lighting etc. The presets are very nice

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JJ
 
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An OK/average first timer camera. I've owned 7 digital cameras so far including Canon G1 and PowerShot S110. I think Sony could do better resolution wise and equipment wise. Problems: Even when I set the camera to the highest resolution. The picture will still have Y res=72 dpi and X res=72 dpi. Canon S110, on the other hand, resulted in much higher X & Y resolutions. Anybody can explain to me what to do to increase the X Y res on my Sony DSC-P50

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It worked excellently when I first got it a month ago... Great pictures, nice zoom, love the features... Problems: Now I turn it on, it beeps and reads E:92:00. I emailed Sony support a week ago and have yet to hear back... I'm not looking forward to having to send it back to the factory... Durability seems low on this camera...

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Bad picture in indoor if the light are spot :( But very good in outdoor ...

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The camera seems no differnet than the P-30 except for price. The extra pixels didn't make that big a dfiference if you just want to print 4 by 6 photos. If you plan to take develop 5 by 7 or larger go with the P-50 but if its just regular 4 by 6 the P-30 is a better buy. Problems: if you buy the battery, adaptor, memory and the camera will cost over 1000. for that price you can buy a better camera.

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