Any reliablity issues with a dsc-v1

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by clutch@lycos.com, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Hi,

    Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
    has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
    cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.

    Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
    stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
    the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
    flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
    shoe.


    Thanks,

    W
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  2. Larry Guest

    In article <>, says...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
    > has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
    > cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.
    >
    > Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
    > stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
    > the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
    > flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
    > shoe.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > W
    >



    22,000 pictures with mine over one years time (mostly with a Sunpack Flash on
    the hot shoe) and I was REALLY pleased with it.

    It was VERY fast for a pocket sized camera, and it did VERY good color.

    I sold it a few weeks ago for $300 with a couple of 64mb chips and a 128mb
    chip.

    The ONLY drawback was a fairly short battery life.

    You will want to get a spare and keep it charged. (about $30 from Sony.com)

    In case you wonder why I sold it...it doesnt do RAW only jpg & tif. I intend
    to replace it with the V-3.



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    Larry, Feb 12, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Larry <> wrote:

    >In article <>, says...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
    >> has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
    >> cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.
    >>
    >> Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
    >> stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
    >> the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
    >> flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
    >> shoe.
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> W
    >>

    >
    >
    >22,000 pictures with mine over one years time (mostly with a Sunpack Flash on
    >the hot shoe) and I was REALLY pleased with it.


    That is very good to read about.
    >
    >It was VERY fast for a pocket sized camera, and it did VERY good color.


    What kind of shot to shot times do you think you were getting?
    >
    >I sold it a few weeks ago for $300 with a couple of 64mb chips and a 128mb
    >chip.
    >
    >The ONLY drawback was a fairly short battery life.
    >
    >You will want to get a spare and keep it charged. (about $30 from Sony.com)


    It comes with a spare, and I keep an inverter in my car for all my
    digital power needs.
    >
    >In case you wonder why I sold it...it doesnt do RAW only jpg & tif. I intend
    >to replace it with the V-3.


    I noticed that it didn't do raw but then my P-32 didn't do tiff.

    This digital stuff is neat. I seldom get out my film cameras anymore.
    I wonder if a digital back has ever been made for a Cannon F-1?

    I thank you for your positive review.

    Wes


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  4. Larry Guest

    In article <>, says...
    >
    > >In article <>, says...
    > >> Hi,
    > >>
    > >> Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
    > >> has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
    > >> cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.
    > >>
    > >> Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
    > >> stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
    > >> the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
    > >> flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
    > >> shoe.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Thanks,
    > >>
    > >> W
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >22,000 pictures with mine over one years time (mostly with a Sunpack Flash on
    > >the hot shoe) and I was REALLY pleased with it.

    >
    > That is very good to read about.
    > >
    > >It was VERY fast for a pocket sized camera, and it did VERY good color.

    >
    > What kind of shot to shot times do you think you were getting?
    > >


    Very short "shot to shot" times (though I never seriously measured)

    >
    > It comes with a spare, and I keep an inverter in my car for all my
    > digital power needs.



    If you are getting a spare, I recommend the stand alone charger for that
    battery, I dont remember the price but Sony has it.


    > >In case you wonder why I sold it...it doesnt do RAW only jpg & tif. I intend
    > >to replace it with the V-3.

    >
    > I noticed that it didn't do raw but then my P-32 didn't do tiff.


    Like I said, I was REALLY happy with the camera, and found it easy to use.

    One thing I didn't mention... outdoors in sunlight you'll want to use the
    optical view finder, the LCD is small and not particularly bright (a shade of
    some sort will help though.

    > This digital stuff is neat. I seldom get out my film cameras anymore.
    > I wonder if a digital back has ever been made for a Cannon F-1?
    >
    > I thank you for your positive review.
    >




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    Larry Lynch
    Mystic, Ct.
    Larry, Feb 13, 2005
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  5. Guest

    Larry <> wrote:

    >In article <>, says...
    >>
    >> >In article <>, says...
    >> >> Hi,
    >> >>
    >> >> Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
    >> >> has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
    >> >> cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.
    >> >>
    >> >> Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
    >> >> stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
    >> >> the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
    >> >> flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
    >> >> shoe.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks,
    >> >>
    >> >> W
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >22,000 pictures with mine over one years time (mostly with a Sunpack Flash on
    >> >the hot shoe) and I was REALLY pleased with it.

    >>
    >> That is very good to read about.
    >> >
    >> >It was VERY fast for a pocket sized camera, and it did VERY good color.

    >>
    >> What kind of shot to shot times do you think you were getting?
    >> >

    >
    >Very short "shot to shot" times (though I never seriously measured)
    >
    >>
    >> It comes with a spare, and I keep an inverter in my car for all my
    >> digital power needs.

    >
    >
    >If you are getting a spare, I recommend the stand alone charger for that
    >battery, I dont remember the price but Sony has it.
    >
    >
    >> >In case you wonder why I sold it...it doesnt do RAW only jpg & tif. I intend
    >> >to replace it with the V-3.

    >>
    >> I noticed that it didn't do raw but then my P-32 didn't do tiff.

    >
    >Like I said, I was REALLY happy with the camera, and found it easy to use.
    >
    >One thing I didn't mention... outdoors in sunlight you'll want to use the
    >optical view finder, the LCD is small and not particularly bright (a shade of
    >some sort will help though.
    >
    >> This digital stuff is neat. I seldom get out my film cameras anymore.
    >> I wonder if a digital back has ever been made for a Cannon F-1?
    >>
    >> I thank you for your positive review.
    >>


    The guy backed out on the deal. He decided that he didn't want to
    sell it after all. Problably didn't help that we both got our 5% of
    annual pay performance bonus today. I have a DSC-V3 on order. I have
    a feeling that the V1 would have made me very happy.

    I thank you again for the feedback.

    Wes
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  6. Larry Guest

    In article <>, says...
    > The guy backed out on the deal. He decided that he didn't want to
    > sell it after all. Problably didn't help that we both got our 5% of
    > annual pay performance bonus today. I have a DSC-V3 on order. I have
    > a feeling that the V1 would have made me very happy.
    >
    > I thank you again for the feedback.
    >
    > Wes
    > --
    > Reply to:
    > Whiskey Echo Sierra Sierra AT Gee Tee EYE EYE dot COM
    > Lycos address is a spam trap.
    >


    If I didn't have an F-828 I'de be ordering the V-3 today!


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    Mystic, Ct.
    Larry, Feb 17, 2005
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