Rock solid

Started May 10, 2011 | User reviews
arc97 New Member • Posts: 3
Rock solid

Had this camera since 2004.

-It is built rock solid. All metal body has taken much abuse internationally for 7+ years, and still going strong.

-It is small enough to be very pocket-able, in fact I almost never use the camera case, because the lens fully retracts and is protected.

-Picture quality is very good, because it is 5 Megapixels and good sensor, not trying to squeeze maximum megapixels into a tiny sensor.

-Nice features for a P+S camera when it was released. E.g. a 30s minimum shutter.

-Battery life is ridiculously long. Weeks sometimes before recharging.


-The flash stopped working in 2010, probably after thousands of shots. It did its job.

-The sensor is highly prone to dust, as many people have reported. I took it apart, cleaned it, but dust appeared soon after.

-The control wheel is slowly losing its callibration, selects incorrect modes. Just wear and tear over time I guess.

In Conclusion, the P100 has been an absolutely solid camera since purchase. It's slowly dying but I'll continue to use it until I run it to the ground!

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100
5 megapixels • 1.8 screen • 38 – 114 mm (3×)
Announced: Feb 11, 2004
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jrmack New Member • Posts: 5
Re: Rock solid

arc97, 3 years on from your post so will you even see this? Anyway good to see a such a fan of the DSC-P100. Is yours still going? I've owned one since 2004 and still love it. The original one survived many international trips and never let me down apart from some sensor dust. I'm on my 3rd having left the first in a taxi in Amman and the second on a golf course in Southend-on-sea but picked replacements cheap on ebay. Still using it 2014, yes a smart phone will probably beat it on pic quality now and despite owning DSLRs too but there's something about this camera!

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