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“I bought the Sony CyberShot DSC-P71 camera back in...”

Written on: 29/06/2005 by jmnt089 (8 reviews written)

I bought the Sony CyberShot DSC-P71 camera back in June of 2002. It has been a good camera and has withstood the daily use/abuse well. The only problems I have had with the camera is the lens cover which has broken and had to be removed from the camera, so now I have had to get good at cleaning the lense. I believe this camera is good for a beginner but if you are a professional or someone who is serious about their photographs, I must say to look elsewhere. The camera has a very slow… Read Full Review

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“I love this Sony CyberShot DSC-P71 Digital camera for...”

Written on: 26/04/2005 by bladedog (4 reviews written)

I love this Sony CyberShot DSC-P71 Digital camera for the quality of the pictures at a decent resolution.

The default 16Mb stick is just pointless unless you only want 640x480 pics in which case you can save a few. But load up with a couple of 128Mb sticks and you can't go wrong.

My advice though it to have a couple of sets of spare batteries (Sony ones cost a fortune, better quality replacements can be had from Dixons and the like with fast rechargers etc.) as mine has a life of its own when… Read Full Review

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“Well i`ve owned this Sony DSC-P71 now for well over a...”

Written on: 04/06/2003 by Laticman. (1 review written)

Well i`ve owned this Sony DSC-P71 now for well over a year,and now im used to it i must say it can perform some the most proffesional pictures ive ever taken,and i have owned a 35mm slr for well over 15yrs now.Trust me it is a fantastic point and shoot, just leave it in auto and the results are amazing.Also if you want to get a little creative you can dont get me wrong not as creative as you can with an SLR but still some pretty neat stuff eg..portrait,and my favourate type of shot close-up… Read Full Review

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“I bought the DSCP71 for like 6 months now, and despite...”

Written on: 12/04/2003 by Al. (1 review written)

I bought the DSCP71 for like 6 months now, and despite my excitment on buying my first digital camera, i am slowly getting bored with it.

It seems that everytime i take a photo, the noise factor is so high it's impossible for me to take a clear, crisp picture. The objects are always blurry at close up viewing on computers and the movie does not record sound! How disappointing!

If anyone can give me some tips on how i can improve my photographic technique, all comments are welcomed. Thanks… Read Full Review

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Jmnt089's Response to 88356_Al.'s Review

Written on: 29/06/2005

I have found, that about the only way to get a good, clear photograph is to have the camera mounted on a tripod of some sort. I carry both a tripod and a monopod in my Jeep, so I have a option to use both. The tripod is nice as it has a floating head, which will allow me to shoot either veritcally or horizontally. Where as the monopod will only shoot horizontally.

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“Overall I like the Sony DSC-P71 digital camera. It is...”

Written on: 26/03/2003 by Nancy J. (1 review written)

Overall I like the Sony DSC-P71 digital camera. It is small enough to be easy to carry. Once the software issues were resolved it seems to be working fine with my pc… Read Full Review

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“I have had occasional problems with underexposure in...”

Written on: 20/01/2003 by dimercaprol. (1 review written)

I have had occasional problems with underexposure in difficult conditions, where my SLR wouldn't make any mistakes. The red eye reduction is not always very good. There have been occasional focussing problems as well, where the picture has not been pin-sharp. The LCD viewer is slightly small, but shouldn't be a problem until I get older. Other than that, it's extremely easy to use and produces fantastic pictures considering its low cost. Strongly recommended… Read Full Review

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“I use mine for fun and a little bit of business. I...”

Written on: 17/12/2002 by woowoowoo. (1 review written)

I use mine for fun and a little bit of business. I love it's ease of use and with the 128Mb stick I can shoot all day on the highest res. Works beautifully with Mac OSX and iPhoto. Manual adjustments of exposure, white balance etc. are all there, but I've hardly ever had to use them. The highest quality video is limited to 15 sec. no audio, but when clipped together in iMovie and music overlaid, you'd never miss it. Macro is great - I can 'scan' an A4 page with enough resolution to run it… Read Full Review

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“This Sony DCSC-P71 is my first digital camera. i am...”

Written on: 17/08/2002 by ed. (1 review written)

This Sony DCSC-P71 is my first digital camera. i am amazed. i thought only professionals could take pictures so fine. no problem with red eye or highbackground light. focus features work great. great colors. don't know why anyone would fault this camera… Read Full Review

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“I have had the Sony DSC p71 digital camera for several...”

Written on: 28/07/2002 by marzzzel. (1 review written)

I have had the Sony DSC p71 digital camera for several weeks now. It really is a great camera for me - i am really happy with this camera.
Only the memory stick is a little low on memory for this resolution. My advice: when you buy the cam also buy a greater mem.stick and a pair of batteries to go with it… Read Full Review

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“The Sony DSC-P71 Cybershot digital camera is a very...”

Written on: 01/07/2002 by Klaas Vermont. (1 review written)

The Sony DSC-P71 Cybershot digital camera is a very good price/quality. I doubt there is a better priced camera with the same quality and options… Read Full Review

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“The Sony DSC-P71 Cybershot digital camera has 3.2...”

Written on: 07/06/2002 by john howard. (1 review written)

The Sony DSC-P71 Cybershot digital camera has 3.2 MPix, but picture quality is still low. Software takes up lot of space on PC, and its not terribly good. Ok if you only want to see images on a PC, but photo reprodcution is not high quality (low res.)… Read Full Review

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Michael Sweeney.'s Response to 26730_john howard.'s Review

Written on: 25/05/2003

I disagree with almost everything this reviewer had to say. The camera takes terrific pictures and when I have them printed they just blow me away. The software that comes with the camera is pretty awful and yet this review says that this is one of the DSC-P71's strong points. Overall I am very happy with the camera and recommend it to anyone.

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