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Thread: Sony Cybershot V1 = G3 and C5050 -killer?

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    Default Sony Cybershot V1 = G3 and C5050 -killer?

    Specs look good and the autofocus is very fast! Shutter lag, full auto focus is 0.423s/0.781s (wide/tele) compared to ~0.9s for G3 and C5050.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/V1/V1A.HTM

    But the lens is slower at F2.8-4.0 though.
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    The V1 looks good indeed - With memory stick pro, storage issue will no longer hold ppl back.

    A feature-packed cam with unlimited video recording and even the ability to manage folders thru the camera.

    It resembles a G3 though - heats up the competition, which is good for us as consumers

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    Actually the V1 is in the ultra compact class...that is the ixus size...so I would call it a ixus killer rather than a G3 killer....

    hotshoe's there too...imagine a metz or giant flash on the V1.....

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    Originally posted by xlurker
    Actually the V1 is in the ultra compact class...that is the ixus size...so I would call it a ixus killer rather than a G3 killer....
    Haha, do you know how thick the V1 is? It's twice as thick as a Ixus 400, I would really hesitate to put them into the same size class.

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    it has no RAW format nor spot metering...

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    It does have spot metering. Also, the target group for this do not typically look for RAW format, but it does have uncompressed TIFF which should suffice.

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    I'm not so sure if it will kill the C-5050, but I am sure the Canon G3 and the Nikon Coolpix 5000 still has 1 strong feature over the DSC-V1.

    The G3 and Coolpix 5000 both have hot shoes supported by Speedlites flashes (whether it's a 550EX or SB-80DX)

    the DSC-V1 also have a hotshoe but it can only do auto flash with 3rd party flashes and SONY has only 1 type of flash in it's inventory.
    You may use metz and it's SCA for SONY, but that's not going to beat the G3 + 550EX or Coolpix 5000 + SB-80DX.

    I am using a 717 myself and I also feel the on of the major disadvantage the F717 has over the Coolpix 5700 is in the flash choices.

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