Full review updated for Sony DSC-P9|
(Thursday, August 8, 2002 - 12:24 EDT)
Production-level version of Sony's compact point'n'shoot gets the full "Dave Work-Out"...
I did a "first look" at this camera a while back, when it was first announced, and I've now gone back and completed it with a full set of test images from a production model and updated conclusions. This is a very nice subcompact camera, with a full four megapixel CCD and 3x zoom lens.
While not quite up to the level of sharpness and detail I've found in the best full-sized four megapixel digicams, the P9's image quality was quite a bit better than I'm accustomed to seeing in compact cameras. This digicam really has a lot going for it, with good color, excellent tonality, surprising sharpness for a subcompact, and plenty of features.
If you're looking for a tiny but full-featured camera, you should definitely check out the DSC-P9!