Review posted for Sony DSC-P7|
(Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 03:54 EDT)
Dave tries out the sibling of Sony's four megapixel DSC-P9...
Sony seems to have found a nice formula for subcompact digicams: A bit larger than some, with a very thin profile, but a slightly longer case. The thin profile lets them slip easily into pockets, but the longer case gives American-sized fingers plenty to hold onto. I reviewed the four megapixel DSC-P9 earlier this year, and recently updated the review with a full set of test photos and analysis based on a full production model. Now, I've just completed my review of the P9's "little" brother, the three megapixel DSC-P7.
The P7 is virtually identical to the P9, apart from the smaller sensor, right down to its lens performance and color/tonal rendition. I liked the P9 a great deal, and felt the same way about the P7. This is a great little camera for people looking for small size with great image quality and a good assortment of features. (My only quibble is that I'd like to see either a variable ISO option coupled with the camera's "Twilight Mode" or longer exposure times enabled in normal exposure mode.)
All in all, a very nice little camera, and a great addition to Sony's line of stylish subcompacts. Check it out!