And for good reason: Most cameras I test seem to show about 0. Directly to the left of the lens is the AF illuminator, which helps to light up the subject in low-light situations, to assist in focusing. In this mode, the camera captures standard still images, controlling aperture and shutter speed. In Movie exposure mode, the camera captures either x , or x pixel resolution moving images with sound for as long as the memory card has available storage space. Our tour ends with a look at the bottom of the camera. Another feature I wish more manufacturers would emulate, even on lower-end cameras.

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The only negative feature, I feel, is the zoom. According to Sony, Smart Zoom lets you digitally enlarge the image without any significant loss of image quality. The good news is that the models now support the Memory Stick Pro format, with capacities as high as 1GB.

In Automatic Record mode, the up arrow controls flash mode, cycling through Auto, Forced, and Suppressed modes it only activates Slow-Sync in Twilight Portrait mode, and no flash modes are available in Twilight, Landscape, or Movie modes.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P Digital Photography Review

This isn’t one of those “plug right into the wall” chargers — you’ll have to plug the AC cable into it. In both Record and Playback modes, the button cycles through the image and information displays, and turns the LCD monitor on and off. Any Condition Any Condition. Knowing the actual shutter speed can be very helpful in judging whether or not you’ll be able to 7p2 hand hold an exposure in dim lighting.


Interestingly enough, Sony removed the image size setting from the Record menu, and gave it an dscc control.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72 3.2MP Digital Camera – Silver

Some of the more advanced playback features include: The only thing to see over here is the Memory Stick slot, which has a plastic cover. Two ridges on the outside of the plastic flap serve as a thumb grip while holding the camera.

The front of the DSC-P72 is rounded on the right side, following the shape of the lens barrel and adding to the smooth design aesthetic. The Automatic setting removes all user control, with the exception of flash, macro, and resolution.

Plan on using an external light source when snapping macro shots with the P To see it, you must keep holding down the shutter release button when you take the photo. Despite the reasonably good run time performance of the P72, I strongly recommend that you pick up another set or two of high-capacity NiMH rechargeable batteries.

The down arrow activates the Self-Timer option, while the right arrow controls the Macro mode. It’s not an “enthusiast” camera in any sense of the word — it’s strictly point-and-shoot. When it’s time to charge, just pop the batteries into the included charger. Program mode keeps exposure determination automatic, but you now have control over all other exposure variables.

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Select a language English. Both Twilight modes optimize the camera for low-light shooting by esc shutter times as long as two seconds, while Landscape mode sets the camera up for shooting broad vistas.


In any still image mode, resolution options of 2, x 1, 2, 3: It’s not the fastest implementation of this feature that I’ve seen, but it works well. In the old days, digital zoom on cameras just enlarged the center of the image, regardless of the resolution. I think this camera is very robust and easy to use, being indicated for beginners, but it have several features and can be used for advanced photographers too, with good pictures.

If you want some more control over the settings, use Program mode. With a telescoping 3x optical zoom lens and compact design, the P72 is comfortably pocket-sized, offering three-megapixel resolution in a package that’s both portable and comfortable in the hand.

New in box with instructions and all paperwork. The only way to get the long exposure needed for this shot 2 sec was to use the night scene mode.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72

I highly recommend buying a 64MB card at the very minimum. Design With its small body size and compact dsx, the DSC-P72 maintains dimensions similar to the rest of Sony’s midsized “P” series Cyber-shot models. Trust me, needing this is not a matter of if, but when I already mentioned the optional external flash that you can buy.