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Cyber-shot® Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

DSC-P41

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.1 No f2.8 - f5.6 1/1000 to 2 100 to 400 Fixed (33mm) Optical 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
No Yes No No Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick AA or AA NiMh 4.0 x 2.1 x 1.4
If price is important to you, 4.1 megapixels for under $200 is not a bad way to go.
Average List Price: $ 180.00    User Reviews at C|NET

DSC-P73

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.1 Yes f2.8 - f5.2 1/1000 to 30 100 to 400 3x (39-117mm) Optical 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
No Yes No MPK-PEA Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick PRO AA or AA NiMh 4.6 x 2.1 x 1.4
The DSC-P73 is another economical camera from Sony that boasts a few more features than the P41: manual mode and a 3x zoom lens. If you'd like to have some more flexibility, this camera offers it for just a little more than the P41.
Average List Price: $ 250.00    User Reviews at C|NET

DSC-L1 [NEW]

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.1 No f2.8-f5.1 1/2000 to 1/8 100 to 400 3x (35-105mm) None 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
No Yes No SPK-LA Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick NP-FT1 Pack 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.0
If you are looking for a tiny portable ultra-compact camera, then consider the DSC-L1. Functionally it is very similar to the P41 and P73, but the same features are available in a much smaller package.
Average List Price: $ 300.00

DSC-T1

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.0 No f3.5 - f4.4 1/1000 to 1 100 to 400 3x (38-114mm) None 2.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No MPK-THA Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick PRO Duo NP-FT1 Pack 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.8
If your scratching your head about why a 5.0 megapixel camera costs so much, take a look at its dimensions again. This camera is less than an inch thick.

It also has a (relatively) huge LCD screen — not many digital cameras have 2.5 inch LCD screens. If it has always been your dream to have a camera that you can stick in your pocket, you might just have found it.
Average List Price: $ 500.00    C|NET Editorial Review    User Reviews at C|NET

DSC-W1

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.1 Yes f2.8 - f10 1/1000 to 30 100 to 400 3x (38-114mm) Optical 2.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No No Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick PRO AA or AA NiMh 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.4
The DSC-W1 has a lot of functionality and features the same size 2.5 inch LCD screen as on the DSC-T1. It suffers from some performance issues and lacks some manual settings available on other cameras in the same price range.
Average List Price: $ 350.00    C|Net Editorial Review    User Reviews at C|NET

DSC-P100

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.1 Yes f2.8 - f10 1/1000 to 30 100 to 400 3x (38-114mm) Optical 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No MPK-PHB Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick PRO NP-FR1 Pack 4.3 x 2.1 x 1.0
The P100 is ideally suited for snapshot photographers who aren't obsessed with image quality. This is not a camera designed to produce high-quality prints, despite the number of megapixels it features.
Average List Price: $ 350.00    C|NET Editorial Review    User Reviews at C|NET

DSC-F88 [NEW]

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.1 Yes f3.5-f8.0 1/1000 ot 1/8 100 to 400 3x (35-105mm) None 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No No Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick NP-FR1 Pack 4.0 x 3.0 x 1.0
Average List Price: $ 400.00    User Reviews at C|NET

DSC-P93

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.1 Yes f2.8 - f10 1/1000 to 30 100 to 400 3x (38-114mm) Optical 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No MPK-PEA Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick PRO AA or AA NiMh 4.6 x 2.1 x 1.4
The specifications of the DSC-P93 are very similar to the other Sony 5 megapixel cameras: the DSC-W1 and the DSC-P100. The main difference is that this camera will display a histogram when you take a photo. A histogram shows you the distribution of light and dark pixels in the image, and it a visual way of determining if a photo is properly exposed.
Average List Price: $ 300.00    User Reviews at C|NET

DSC-P150

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
7.2 No f2.8-f5.2 1/2000 to 1/8 100 to 400 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No MPK-PHB Built in
(no hot shoe)
Memory Stick NP-FR1 Pack 4.3 x 2.1 x 1.0
If you like the look and feel of the other Sony cameras, but want some more megapixels, then the DSC-P150 is the camera for you. It's also a camera for the style-conscious, since you can get it with a variety of color finishes (silver, blue and red).
Average List Price: $ 500.00    User Reviews at C|NET
Cyber-shot® Pro Digital Cameras

DSC-V3

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
7.2 Yes f2.8 - f10 1/1000 to 30 100 to 800 4x (34-136mm) Optical 2.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes No Built in
and hot shoe
Memory Stick PRO NP-FR1 Pack 4.8 x 2.7 x 2.1
The first camera in Sony's line of pro digital cameras features 7 megapixels, the same large 2.5 inch LCD that appears on some of their compact camera, and a high-quality 4x zoom lens.

The V3 also can capture images in the RAW format, unlike the compact cameras which are limited to JPEG.
Average List Price: $ 700.00    C|NET Editorial Review    User Reviews at C|NET

DSC-F828

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
8.0 Yes f2.0 - f8.0 1/3200 to 30 64 to 800 7x (28-200mm) Electronic 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No No Built in
and hot shoe
Memory Stick PRO and CompactFlash NP-FM50 Pack 5.3 x 3.6 x 6.2
This is Sony's top-of-the-line digital camera, and one of the few cameras available on the market with 8 megapixels. If you really want quality in your photos and want to have a Sony, then this is going to be the camera for you.

The DSC-F828 features a 7x zoom lens (the most zoom of any Sony camera), white balance settings, manual focus and zoom and it is compatible with both CompactFlash and Memory Stick memory cards.
Average List Price: $ 1000.00    C|NET Editorial Review    User Reviews at C|NET