Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7 review
I've owned the camera for a couple of years at least. I have no real issues with the quality of the photos, only minor purple fringing at times. The pictures usually turn out much better than expected. Cycle time from power up to first picture and between pictures is excessively slow. Time between flash pictures is unbelievably slow (sometimes 10 seconds). Shutter press to picture recording can be 3 seconds. I press the button and then count to 3. But it is an older camera. However...
Much like my Sony camcorders, the camera quality seems to have a short lifespan. The mode selector switch seems to the first problem. Movie mode, playback, or photos -- you never know what you are going to get. And once you do get it into the mode you want, it may not stay there. For a first digital camera, it was great while it lasted. I just expected it to last longer.