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Sony Cybershot DSC-P10 4 to 5 Megapixel

3.71/5 (17 Reviews)


  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution5.22 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens38 - 114 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus & Manual Focus
    Focus Range19.69 in. to Infinity (w) / 23.62 in. to Infinity (t)
    Macro Focus Range3.94 in. to Infinity (w) / 23.62 in. to Infinity (t)
    Focal Length7.9 - 23.9 mm
    Camera Resolution5.22 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2594 x 1944 • 2048 x 1536 • 1280 x 960
    Video Resolutions640 x 480 (VGA) • 160 x 120
    Max Movie LengthWithout Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
    Video FormatMPEG
    Aperture Rangef11 (w) - f2.8 (w)
    Shutter Speed1/250 - 1/2000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Incandescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset)
    Memory TypeMemory Stick • Memory Stick Pro
    Compression ModesFine
    Compression TypeJPEG • GIF
    File Size (High Res.)2.66 MB (48 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.07 MB (about 1,829 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    ViewfinderOptical (Through-the-lens)
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size1.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution123,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeProprietary Lithium
    Battery Life240 Images
    Self Timer10 Sec.
    Mp3 Built In
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Built-in SpeakerWith Built-in Speaker
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS 8 • Apple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP
    Width4.25 in.
    Depth1.38 in.
    Height2.03 in.
    Weight0.38 lb.
    Warranty1 Year
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Hand Strap • 32 MB Memory Card • Lithium Battery • AC Power Adapter
    MPNdsc- p10
    Product ID20691244

Product Description

  • Sensor: 1/1.8 inch 5 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD
  • Max resolution: 2592 x 1944 pixels
  • Lens: 7.9-23.7mm f/2.8-5.6 (35mm equiv: 38-114mm) w. 3 Area Multi-Point AF
  • Exposure: Auto and scene modes w. exposure compensation
  • ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400
  • White balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
  • Image format: JPEG
  • Movie mode
  • Storage media: Sony Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO
  • Interface: USB 2.0 compatible


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by aayruash a Casual

    Date Reviewed: April 13, 2006

    Strengths:    Outdoor photos comes in good quality

    Weaknesses:    Indoor photos quality not up to the mark. Probably the flash is not powerful

    Bottom Line:   
    I own a DSC P10 since two years. Camera is ok for casual photographers.. Indoor photo quality not up to the mark. User guide is easy to understand.
    Outdoor photos quality is good.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $310.00

    Purchased At:   Germany

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by rffsmf a Expert

    Date Reviewed: May 27, 2004

    Strengths:    None.

    Weaknesses:    Overpriced for what you get.
    Blurry pictures.
    Sony customer service should be re-named to no customer service.


    Bottom Line:   
    Blurred, out of focus really bad pictures. The pictures come out blurry and have since the day I purchased this camera 3 months ago. For the short time I have had this camera, it has been in an authorized Sony service center for at least one month and still does not take clear pictures. My 2 mega pixel digital takes better pictures.

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    Similar Products Used:   Olympus Digital Camera



    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Ajay a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2004

    Strengths:    Surely pocket size i tried it, Sony make, Easy to understand manual.

    Weaknesses:    Blurred/Bad pictures, delicate body, Crapy sports/burst mode, dark far shots,

    Bottom Line:   
    I am not a big fan of Sony. So i investigated Canon, Sony and Fuji cameras. I went for P10 because of its small size and Sony reputation. It was a mistake. What good is the camera if the picture is not good. Five different people took about 150 pictures on this camera. Half of them turned out to be blurred. The focus seemed perfect for each of this as it clearly shows a green light stop after blinking. Most of the pictures we took were portraits and people were not moving. Flash takes all the time in the world to recharge. So you have to wait an awful amount of time between pictures. If you just took a 5MP picture it looks like you have to wait for ever to reload. Body is delicate so extended warranty is a must. This is the first electronic product i bought an ext. warrty. Focus for a long shot is totally screwed up. I stood in a parking lot taking pics. First moving car it was blurred as it should be but the pic was alright. Next moving car i took in a sports mode[fast shutter], the pic was not blurred but it was d*mn dark. Burst mode was useful only if the movement of the subject is slow.

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    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   Best Buy



    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by YULSteve a Professional

    Date Reviewed: January 2, 2004

    Strengths:    Easy to use, sharp pictures, and compact. The owners manual is very well done.

    Weaknesses:    Indoor shots not very sharp. While this is common in compact cameras, the problem here is that the autofocus not very accurate in low light event with the illuminator. Very small and this might be a problem for someone with large hands like me. The power/av out/usb port have a common plastic cover which IS going to break. Its not well done, and will probably be expensive to replace. The wrist strap is USELESS! Every compact film camera comes with a neak strap, digitals should also. An external battery charger would have been nice. It is available as an accessory though.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought it on boxing day. Gorgeous camera! I love Sony products. The camera is very easy to use, and I base this on being able to use the camera without using the owners manual. I purchased the extended warranty and suggest you do the same if available. Buy extra memory, 128 or 256. Get a good form fitting case to protect it. Wrist strap is USELESS! Every compact film camera comes with a neak strap, digital should also. Because of the weakness listed below I am considering changing this camera for the Canon S50 or Fuji F700

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    Price Paid:    $549.00

    Purchased At:   Future Shop (Montrea

    Similar Products Used:   Fuji 4700, Several Kodak models



    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Skip a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: December 27, 2003

    Strengths:    Incredible outside pictures. Very easy to use, yet has many, many features that you can access if you want to.

    Weaknesses:    Biggest problem is that they went cheap on some component that refreshes the power for the next flash picture. So, after taking a flash picture, the screen goes dark for several seconds and you cannot do anything until it gets the power again. This did not happen on my Sony DCP-P5.

    Bottom Line:   
    First, I always buy Sony products, as I have found over time that they are always one step ahead of the competition in both quality and features. I have a Sony Vaio at the office and at home, a Sony Vaio laptop and a Sony 8mm camcorder. I had the Sony DSC-P5 digital camera. Unfortunately, one time I forgot to put the strap on my wrist while taking pictures and dropped it with the lens extended and the lens jammed. When I called the service center they said it could not be fixed. It was a great camera and took incredible pictures outside. However, it did a terrible job taking pictures inside in moderate to weak light. This P10 has really fixed that problem. However, this camera has a new problem (see below).

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    Price Paid:    $499.00

    Similar Products Used:   I had the Sony DSC-P5.




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