Product Reviews (13)
Had been looking at several other...
Strengths: Small and easy to use point and shoot camera, AF Assist, Good Battery Life
Weakness: Expensive memory card, small lcd screen, no optical viewfinder
Had been looking at several other cameras Stylus 300, Stylus Verve, Casio z50 and Sony dsc-s40 (there were others, but these were the only one's stocked by Circuit City and I had gotten a gift card for this store). However, based on overall value and size I picked this camera.
I was hoping to wait for the different colored versions to come out in the US (available outside US in black, red, blue) instead of the plain silver, but after reading up still no info. Another negative is the fact that it uses Memory Stick Pro/Duo cards which are expensive and hard to find the larger sizes due to the recent release of the PSP which uses the same memory card.
By Gamer007 - May 1, 2005
DSC-L1 Digi Cam
Strengths: Small size, great lens, rechargable battery
Weakness: no A/V output, LCD smaller than most, 3x zoom
overall this camera has done me no wrong. it was my first venture into the digital camera world and i could not be happier. I started off looking at sony because i already had a pro duo stick for my psp so i figure i would save money having that. it hasnt disappointed me at all. the small size is great for carrying around in a pocket and that it has all the bells and whistles that you would think a camera of a bigger size would have. definately happy with my purchase and would recommend to others as a starter camera.
By MNuttster - Jul 15, 2005
A good quality, no-brainer digital...
Strengths: Small size and fits in any pocket, ease of use, good quality len, sony relibility.
Weakness: Small 1.5" LCD screen, only 3x zoom, and minique 16MB memory stick.
A good quality, no-brainer digital camera that anyone can use and carry any where. And because of the small size, so it has its limitations and weekness. Overall a good buy for its
By gprotein - Dec 21, 2004
This 4MP little, elongate-shaped...
Strengths: - Small and compact size - Light weight - Wow factor - 4 MP resolution - 3x optical zoom - ISO control available
Weakness: - Use a pricy Memory Stick Duo - No A/V output - LCD currently regarded as small (i.e., 1.5 inch)
This 4MP little, elongate-shaped camera hasn’t disappointed me since day one. The picture quality is beyond what I had expected, thanks to Carl Zeiss optical lens seemingly producing better picture quality than my DSC-T1 with 5MP! The quick response in addition to the compact size makes this camera fit into an “almost-perfect” point-and-shoot type.
Comparing with my Canon A85 (4MP), this DSC-L1 arguably gives crispier and sharper pictures. Recently Sony brought the price down by another $50, this was also another factor in my purchase decision. Buy one, and you’d enjoy it!
By sonchai - Mar 29, 2005
This is a perfect digital camera...
Strengths: Very cute size as my cellphone. Easy portable. It's so cool. I like it so much.
Weakness: Too small memory stick with the camera. Only 16m. The screen is kind of small.
This is a perfect digital camera for me. Small enough with satisfied function. Most small camera always didn't have good qualified pictures. L1 have 4.1 mepg and 3* opt. This is enough for me. Furthermore, it's not so expensive. Under $300 is nice to me. It's a perfect camera if you want a small size.
By icestar - Dec 20, 2004
This camera is easy to use and...
Strengths: Compact, portable, style is very sleek looking.
Weakness: Memory card is too small. Battery runs down too quickly.
This camera is easy to use and carry. The picture is clear, and enables you to take action shots well. Directions included are very direct and simple to follow. The audio for the video capability was a lot clearer than I expected.
By gsenorita - Feb 23, 2005
At first, I have no idea to buy...
Strengths: Ultra lihgt, good apperance
At first, I have no idea to buy what brand of camera. However, it's good looking attracted me!! After using it, made me feel convenient.
By bcgirl - Mar 4, 2005
I would highly recommend the sony...
Strengths: easy to operate, didn't take long on how to operate the camera
Weakness: I couldn't find any
I would highly recommend the sony cybershot dsc-p73 camera. I skimmed through the camera booklet and it didn't take me long on how to operate it. I really like the optical zoom on the camera. And researching many of camera's, the consumer report guide stated it rated amongest the top 3 camera's to buy for dependability.
By tammarask - Jan 9, 2005
Strengths: Small, rechargable battery, zoom (optical & digital), sony, great flash for size
Weakness: expensive battery, Memory Stick Pro Duo($$$)
this is a great camera, i take it skiing, hiking, and where ever you would want a camera. Great size and very durable.
only problem is that it is a typical sony product where you can buy it at a great price, but will have to put down the money for a spare battery or a real memory card.
By tech028 - Jan 25, 2006
What you'd expect
Strengths: Compact, long battery life, carl-zeiss lens, picture quality
Weakness: 3x optical zoom, smallish lcd
This is the 3rd Sony Digicam I've bought and I've never been let-down. One thing you should always get is a cam with a Li-Ion battery. The Sony batteries last a heck of a long time compared to other brands I've tried as well. This cam is a good size and weight, takes clear pictures and has the features you'd expect. Nothing screams "WOW" compared to some of the latest cams, but definitely the smartest Sony cam buy for your money if you're looking for something you won't regret taking along with you.
By garkman - Sep 30, 2005
sony DSC L1
Strengths: small, easy to use, light, design
Weakness: small LCD screen.
this is very stylish small camera, and unbelivable pix quality. It's very easy to use and durable.
one minor thing is that small screen rather than 2.5'' big screen but it's very clean and accurate.
By jhk97 - Aug 19, 2005
Sony Cybershot DSC-L1
Testseek.com has collected 11 expert reviews for Sony Cybershot DSC-L1 and the average expert rating is 69 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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By testseek.com - Feb 9, 2009
DCRP Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 is a decent camera for those who value size over features and photo quality.
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By DCResource - Dec 30, 2004