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Sony DSCP10 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

by Sony

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  • 5 megapixel sensor (2592 x 1944 pixels) for enlargements up to 20 x 30 inches
  • 3x optical zoom plus 4x digital zoom (12x total)
  • Compact body; MPEG VX movie mode with audio recording; 1.5-inch LCD
  • Includes 32 MB Memory Stick; compatible with Memory Stick Pro media
  • Powered by lithium-ion InfoLithium NP-FC11 battery (included with charger); connects with PCs and Macs compatible with USB 2.0
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DSC-P10
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 5 MP
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
  • Minimum focal length: 38 millimeters
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Product Details

Product Manual [3.48mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.2 x 2 inches ; 7.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00008O35W
  • Item model number: DSC-P10
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,727 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at February 24, 2003

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

You won't believe how much camera you get for your money with Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-P10. This remarkable digital still camera combines unrivaled image quality with compact Sony design, delivering 5.0 megapixel resolution (effective) with a 3X optical/4x Smart Zoom lens and intelligent features, like 3-Area Multi-Point AF (Auto-Focus) and Continuous AF for sharply-focused shots even in low-light or active conditions.

The DSC-P10's sleek metal body is small enough for most any pocket or purse, and easy to use with well placed controls. The DSC-P10 also features a lightning-fast USB 2.0 interface for high-speed transfer. Memory Stick Pro compatible with included 32MB Memory Stick Media.

1/1.8" 5.0 Megapixel Effective Super HAD CCD
Super HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD's provide excellent image quality by allowing more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise. With its high resolution CCD, the DSC-P10 captures 4 different image sizes, Fine or Standard JPEG compression.

3X Optical Zoom Lens
To help frame your shots for better digital pictures. Optical Zoom helps you bring distant subjects closer & pull back for wide shots.

0 - 3.2X Smart Zoom (at VGA Size)
Smart Zoom intelligently uses the full CCD to let you zoom into the portion of interest by cropping the image size--thus avoiding the image degradation of Digital Zooms.

3 Area Multi-Point Auto Focus
Evaluating 3 separate focus areas of the frame, Multi-Point AF can intelligently focus on the subject and avoid mistakenly focusing on the background. To maintain accurate focus lock with fast moving subjects, Continuous AF keeps focusing until the moment of exposure.

Multi-Pattern Measuring
Independently light-metering 49 points of the frame, Multi-Pattern Measuring establishes the optimum exposure value, even in scenes where pronounced highlight and shadow are not centered in the frame.

Scene Selection Mode
With 7 Scene Modes, camera parameters can be matched to the shooting conditions. Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Snow, Beach, Fast Shutter and Fireworks presets make great shots easy!

1.5" LCD Monitor
Monitors the scene for accurate framing. 123K pixel and anti-glare coating help provide excellent viewing and image playback clarity, even outdoors.

True Zoom Optical Viewfinder
Provides accurate framing at eye level, great for added stability and following fast moving subjects.

Multi-Burst Mode
Captures 16 320x240 frames as part of a single 1280x960 image which plays back sequentially in the camera. Selectable 1/7.5, 1/15, 1/30 second frame intervals provide convenient motion analysis.

MPEG Movie VX Mode
Captures VGA (640 x 480) high frame rate (16 frames per second) audio/video clips with length limited only by the capacity of the media. Video Mail mode captures smaller file sizes suitable for email.

Rechargeable InfoLithium Batteries
Provides reliable, long-lasting power for continuous shooting, without "memory effect". AC-LS5 adaptor/charger provides stable power for USB transfer.

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  • "Image Quality" 43
  • "Features" 19
  • "Ease of Use" 15
  • "Value" 6
  • "Video Quality" 5
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

169 of 187 people found the following review helpful By James Arvo on July 27, 2003
If you are considering the Sony P10, you are probably looking for your first digital camera. If so, you are considering a very worthwhile purchase, both in the abstract (acquiring a digital camera) and in the concrete (the Sony P10). I've had a P9--the previous model--for about six months, and I am extremely pleased with it. I often comment that it has "changed my life." (More on that below.) First, here are the features I really like about the P9:
__ 1) Very small (fits in your pocket).
__ 2) Great resolution (5.0 megapixels is very nice).
__ 3) Delay after pressing shutter button is quite short.

__ 4) Good selection of features, which are easy to access.
__ 5) Very easy to download images to your computer.
__ 6) Memory sticks are very compact and have multiple uses.
If you are new to digital photography, #3 will come as a surprise to you. Be sure to check this on any digital camera you consider! Some have a delay of close to a second, and it will drive you crazy if you intend to photograph anything but static objects (i.e. NO people). With regard to memory sticks, I'm a big fan. They are very small and can be used in other devices such as camcorders, computers, and voice recorders.
There are a few things that could be improved in the P9, although these things do not seem to be appreciably better in other models that I've considered, and are often significantly worse. Here are the things that could be better:
__ 1) Built-in flash is terrible (as are all built-in flashes).
__ 2) No connector for an external flash. (Argh!)
__ 3) Annoying delay after pressing the on/off button.
__ 4) High capacity memory sticks (over 128 MB) are expensive.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By S. Chin on October 16, 2003
i upgraded from an olympus 2.1 megapixel camera to the p10 and have never looked back! this is by far a camera that produces quality rich pics with crystal clear detail, vibrant colors and a fairly easy to use operating format. i've printed many 8 1/2 x 11in pics and keep getting the same response from people when i tell them that its from a digital camera and not film. they are totally blown away!!! so am i! this camera not only makes film processing obsolete but it also produces images that give film a run for their money. the battery life is fairly long compared to my old camera and the camera design is very sleek and compact. i dont think i'll be trading this camera for a while. the p10 has been one of my best electronic buys ever!
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By jemaerca on August 7, 2003
i feel that this camera is geared towards novice users who are looking for an ultracompact, high resolution, point and shoot. in that regard, the dsc-p10 succeeds but i kept thinking that it would be nice if the camera had more features that users could grow into.
- 5MP resolution and 3X optical zoom
- very compact (smaller and lighter than the competition) with a stylish body
- excellent build quality - no squeaks or rattles here
- easy to use
- convenient e-mail features
- good battery life
- good neutral colour balance
- automatic white balance worked well under both daylight and incandescent lighting
- infrared AF assist lamp - i definitely prefer this to white light assist lamps
- MPEG recording only limited by the size of your memory stick
- selectable ISO sensitivities
- has a multi-burst continuous shooting mode
- good on-screen information
- quick acting auto focus - typically locks within a second
- relatively quick startup
- automatic lens cover
- battery charges while in the camera - you don't have to remove the battery to recharge
- usb 2.0 connectivity means faster downloads of pics
- occasional image noise
- operational times could be faster
- the included 32MB memory stick is inadequate; be ready to shell out additional $$ for more memory
- you pay a premium for the sony brand
- softer images than the competition
- occasional ghosting
- very limited manual controls (no aperture- and shutter-priority modes!)
- autofocus points are not selectable
- no control over colour saturation or tone
- no manual white balance
- no RAW file capture
this is a very nice camera.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By gZaller on September 1, 2003
I'd like to mention some very interesting and hard to find out information about the p10 that I hope will be helpful.
Smart zoom allows addional zoom power if you are shooting below maximum camera pixel capability. This can only be seen on the screen and not in the view finder.
The video compression works well but fast motion may seem a little jerky. Almost 6 minutes of VGA fits on a 128 meg card. A 256 meg card goes for as little as [money amount]plus shipping on the net. Camera allows dividing video and deleting unwanted side for reducing memory use. Zoom function does not work during video probably bewcause of noise or focus issues. There is also an email quality video mode which will give 90 minutes of recording with adequate sound.This allows recording a lecture or interview in video with sound! The included software seems to only allow saving editing to MPEG1 which is computer only. I don't understand this. Maybe they want to sell something else. Don't get stuck with a lot of work you can't put on a video disk and look into other software.
On the web you can download Projector Station 4.1 which is for putting jpeg images into xga format and into a file on a memory stick card for projectors. This allows about 500 images onto a 128 meg card in a file that can be accessed from your camera. When you are visiting the relatives you can bring all of your family photos in the camera for playing on the tv with the video output cable supplied. If they have windows xp the camera will allow you to hook up with only the cable w/o any software and and have camera memory show as a drive. You can copy any pictures you want to other computer. Very 2K!
The battery really lasts quite well and the camera will tell you how much time is left on it.
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