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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 2.0 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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Sleek and compact, the Sony DSC-P51 camera is a good choice for the shutterbugs. Sporting easy-to-use controls, this Sony Cyber-shot 2.0 MP camera is perfect for capturing vast landscapes and crowds. With a built-in flash, this DSLR camera brightens your photos even in low-light conditions. The 1.6-inch LCD display on this DSLR camera makes it easy to view photos, read menu, and compose shots. What's more, you can connect this Sony Cyber-shot 2.0 MP camera to your PC via its USB port for quick transfer of photos. All things considered, the Sony DSC-P51 aims to be a perfect travel companion.

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Product Identifiers
BrandSony
ModelDSC-P51
MPNDSCP51

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom2x
Digital Zoom3x
Sensor Resolution2.0 MP
Screen Size1.6"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.7"
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera41 - 82mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/1000 sec
Min Shutter Speed2 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Program
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400
Light Sensitivity Max400

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.4 m - 3.8 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAuto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeOptical, Optical (Through-the-lens)
Optical Viewfinder TypeReal-image zoom

Dimensions
Depth1.85 in.
Height2.28 in.
Width5 in.
Weight7.69 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.6" - color
Display Size1.6"

Microphone
Microphone TypeNone

Connections
Connector Types1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output
Expansion Slot1 x Memory Stick

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS 8, Apple Mac OS 9, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Battery
Battery Form FactorStandard form factor

File Format
Digital Video FormatMPEG EX
Still Image FormatGIF, JPEG

Resolution
Max Video Resolution320 x 240

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAuto Power Save, DPOF Support, Digital Noise Reduction, Multi-Picture Burst, Not Interchangeable Lenses, RGB Primary Color Filter, USB, With Tripod Mount
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsLandscape, Night mode, Portrait mode
Special EffectsMonotone, Negative Art, Sepia, Solarization
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset)

eBay Product ID: EPID100141510

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 21 user reviews

50%

of customers recommend this product

Rating distributions

    Created: 12/28/06

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 - Good First Digital Camera

    Pros: Compact size, ease take pictures, ease to download into computer.

    Cons: Slow recharge of flash. Problems with auto-focus.

    The Bottom Line: A good, inexpensive, easy to use first digital camera. If you want to buy a digital camera...try this one out.

    My Review:

    I purchased this camera as my first venture into digital photography.

    If you are going to buy a digital camera, be prepared to buy all the extras that you will need. You have to buy rechargable batteries, a camera case and a larger memory stick. This will add up to around another $100.00.

    The directions for the camera were clear to quickly learn how to point and shoot and then download into the computer.

    The flash takes forever to recharge, but the flash is necessary. Otherwise you get dark, fuzzy pictures. Sure the dark pictures can be made lighter on the computer, but then they come out all grainy.

    The auto-focus is tricky at times. Make sure that the focus frame is on the subject. Even the slightest movement during the focus phase will cause the picture to come out blurry.

    The camera links quickly to the computer via the USB port. The downloading of the pictures is made easy via the installed Windows software. If you really want to play and edit the pictures, then you will need to buy a better photo editor like Microsoft Picture-It.

    When printing the pictures, be sure to purchase photo paper that is 8 1/2" x 11" where the picture can be "punched" out of the paper. Most printers and programs have trouble handling photo paper that is smaller.

    The pictures can take up a lot of memory on your computer, so if you have a CD-RW drive, be sure to move the pictures off your computer and onto a disk.

    All in all...a good first digital camera.

    Recommended: Yes

    Amount Paid (US$): 250.00

    This Camera is a Good Choice if You Want One Easy Enough for Anyone to Use!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 11/12/08

    Perfect Starter Camera

    This camera is great to travel for different events. My fiance owned one previously to me buying this one used for my teenage daughter. For example, I have a powershot camera and when taking the same picture from my camera and my fiances camera the same shot comes out great from my end and completely blurry from his end from time to time. Like I said this camera is great if you just want a basic camera for taking pictures. The flash is bright, so I've never experienced any dark pictures as described above on either one of the cameras, it is actually extremely bright if you ask me. The screen has never blanked out on either one (my fiance has had his for 4 years and it's still going strong) You can buy any sony mem card from anywhere. We got a 4gig and took 40mins of recording and a host of pictures and still had plenty mem to go all for 25 bucks from a vendor right here on ebay, that threw in an attachment slide for the memory card to fit from PS3 to camera modifier. I give this camera two snaps in a circle. My kid loves it, my fiance still stands by it, and my powershot is now broken after 5 years. So what does that tell ya D:

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    Created: 09/01/08

    Classic Sony's

    These cameras are classics. although they have low resilution by todays standards, they are very useful for e-mail, posting pictures on line, and for people just starting out in digital photography. The two that I purchased were not working (sold that way), but with little effort, they were working fine. I have a Sony H3, so the P-51's will be used as loaner units for friends. I suggest that if you want one from E-Bay, you purchase one "with all accessories included", Good luck, as Sony is the best camera maker in my opinon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 02/19/07

    Nice Camera for first timer!

    I have had this camera for about three years now and overall I have really enjoyed it. It's very simple to use and my pictures have turned out great. The only problem I have with it is the delay time after you press the button. It's excellent for still shots, but not so great if you take lot's of action shots like I do. But for the most part, I enjoyed my Sony cyber-shot.

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    Created: 01/05/09

    My Sony Cyber-Shot

    Frist I would like to start off with I should have bought one of these Sony Cyber - Shot long time ago.
    Sony has know to be the top of all camers for some time now.
    About 3 weeks ago I seen though E-bay a Sony camera,So a bought it.
    Unknowing just what I readly had.
    I took it in and had it repromgram in to fix my needs,That when the good news came out about the camera.
    I had features on there that I may never ever used,But if and when I do,I have it all & some.
    I am very Impressed on the hole ordeal.
    Thank-You An Happy Hunting.
    Gary

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