DSC-P71 Cyber-Shot


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title DSC-P71 Cyber-Shot
Manufacturer Sony
Page By Alan Ellis
Page Type Dec 9, 2002 / Dec 9, 2002
Object ID 9258
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The Cyber-shot® DSC-P71 takes all the technology and ingenuity that made its predecessors great and adds to that an even more impressive zoom and the great-looking, compact design that makes the Sony Cyber-shot® family the choice of savvy photo enthusiasts all over the world. Low light is no match for the DSC-P71. Neither is motion. The DSC-P71 takes it all on and delivers the most stunning digital images you've ever seen, hands down. Let the digital fun begin!
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• 1/2.7” 3.2 MegaPixel effective Super HAD™ CCD image sensor (3.3 MegaPixel gross)
• 3X Optical zoom lens, 2X Precision Digital zoom, 6X Total zoom
• 3 Area Multi-point Auto Focus, Auto Focus Illuminator light, 5-step Manual Focus with Macro
• Selectable Multi-pattern measuring or Spot Meter Auto Exposure modes
• Selectable Twilight, Twilight Portrait (Slow shutter with Flash) and Landscape Scene Modes
• Slow Shutter dark-frame subtractive NR w/1/2 sec and longer shutter speeds, Clear Color & Luminance NR
• Eye-level true-zoom Optical Viewfinder, 1.5” 123K Pixel LCD Viewfinder with Battery Remaining Indicator
• 3 Mode Intelligent Flash with TTL Pre-flash metering, adjustable Level and selectable Red Eye Reduction
• QXGA (2048x1536), 3:2 QXGA (2048x1360), UXGA (1600x1200)SXGA (1280x960), VGA (640x480) Image Sizes
• 3 MPEG Movie modes (w/o audio) - Video mail (160x112), Presentation (320x240) and HQX (320x240) with 16fps full screen playback. EX (EXtended) clip length limited only by capacity of media (up to 90 min w/128MB MS)
• Multi-burst mode captures 16 320x240 frames at selectable 1/7.5, 1/15, 1/30 sec Intervals for motion analysis
• Clip Motion Mode captures up to ten 160x120 or two 80x72 frames and creates a GIF animation
• Playback Zoom with selectable resolution trimming function, in-camera re-size function
• Video output with connector cable allows image playback on NTSC/PAL TV monitors
• USB cable & driver for Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000 Pro, XP Home/Pro, Macintosh® OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/9.2
• Flexible power options: 2x NiMH batteries, Sony NH-AA-DI, AC-LS1 AC Adaptor (optional)
• Supplied Acc: NI-AA-DI Rechargeable NiMH batteries, BC-CS1 NiMH battery charger, Video and USB cables, wrist strap, MSA-16A 16MB Memory Stick® media; CD-ROM w/Pixela ImageMixer for Sony v1.0, USB driver


• Imager: 1/1.8" 3.2 MegaPixel effective Super HAD™ CCD(3.3 MegaPixel Gross)
• Recording Media: Memory Stick. Media
• Zoom: 3X Optical/2X Digital/6X Total
• Filter Diameter: N/A
• Focal Length: 8~24mm
• 35MM Equivalency: 39~117mm
• Aperture: f2.8
• Focus: 3 Area Multi-Point AF, 5 Step Manual Preset
• Minimum Focus Distance: 3.9" (10 cm) Macro Mode
• Macro: Selectable
• Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/30 1/2000 sec, Twilight 2 sec 1/2000
• Manual Exposure: +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
• Color LCD: 1.5" 123K Pixels Low Temperature Polysilicon TFT
• Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off
• Flash Effective Range: 1.3 12.5 ft (0.4 3.8m)
• White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent
• Picture Effects: Black & White, Solarize, Sepia, Negative Art
• ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400
• Scene Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape
• Self Timer: Yes, 10 seconds
• Video Output: Yes, NTSC/PAL Selectable
• Still Image Modes: JPEG (Fine), JPEG (Standard), Email
• MPEG Movie Modes:
MPEG HQX (320 x 240, 16 fps, Full Screen Playback)
MPEG EX Presentation (320 x 240, 8 fps)
MPEG EX Video Mail (160 x 112, 8 fps)
• Clip Motion: Normal (160 x 120), Mobile (120 x 108)
• Microphone/Speaker: No/No
• USB Terminal: Yes
• OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP Home/ProMacintosh® OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/9.2
• Supplied Accessories: NH-AA-DI Rechargeable NiMH Batteries,BC-CS1 NiMH Battery Charger, Video andUSB Cables, Wrist Strap, MSA-16A 16MBMemory Stick® Media; Software CD-ROM
• Dimensions: 5" x 2 5/16" x 1 3/4" (125 x 58 x 43.6mm)
• Weight: 10.4 oz (284g) (with Battery, Memory Stick Media, Strap)


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Alan Ellis - Dec 9, 2002 7:28 pm - Voted 5/5

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My first experience with a digital camera. Very user friendly. I learned this thing in about 15 min. Takes better pics than any 35 mm I've ever owned. MPEG but no sound. Takes AAs which are convenient for the backcountry. The Mt. Scott, OK photos were taken by this camera on low quality mode.

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