sony dsc-p10

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by nibbles, Sep 22, 2003.

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    nibbles Guest

    hi all, looking at buying a sony dsc-p10, its 5 odd megapixels and costs
    around 400 euro.
    my question is this:
    the dsc-p5 is 3.2 megapixels and costs around 250 odd euros, being no genius
    with digital camera specs, can someone reccomend to me the best camera for
    the price? its going to be used for taking normal family pictures that could
    be color corrected/adjusted/cropped etc. within photoshop.
    i like the idea of the higher resolution, but is it worth the cost. what
    other benefits might the p10 have over the p5?


    nibbles, Sep 22, 2003
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    admin Guest

    I had the same problem before buying my camera, I have not heard of the P5,
    it must be an old version, I was going to buy the new P72 (3.3 mp.) 229GBP,

    But for the extra bought the P8 (5 mp) 289GBP, but was not happy with the
    cost of battery replacements (Lithium)
    and battery life .

    Exchanged this for the P92 (5 mp) 310GBP, which I have found a great
    machine, all my photos have come out much better than expected and it uses
    AA Ni Mh batteries, obtainable anywhere, so battery replacement and cost is
    not a problem, the size is OK, it goes in my pocket no trouble.

    The P10 is again a 5 mp model with a lithium battery but more expensive than
    the P92.

    admin, Sep 22, 2003
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    Dan Pidcock Guest

    More white balance options, faster lens over whole zoom range, faster
    shutter, 3 frames continuous (vs 2), MS pro support, bigger SM
    included, tiny amount smaller & lighter.

    The price differences you have found seem very large. In the UK they
    are both available for about £300 (
    Dan Pidcock, Sep 22, 2003
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    nibbles Guest

    thanx for the tip, i`m going for the p10!

    nibbles, Sep 23, 2003
  5. Not really an answer, but if you're considering the P10, look again at the
    P12- the only real non-cosmetic difference is the inclusion of a second
    Lithium battery, and it's possible to find P12s at a small enough price
    difference from the P10 to make it worthwhile.
    Martin Francis, Sep 23, 2003
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