DSC-L1: Sony's Latest Ultra-Compact Digicamby Stephen Caston on January 27, 2005 12:05 AM EST
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IndexThe DSC-L1 is Sony's latest ultra-compact 4 megapixel digicam. It features a 3x optical zoom in an attractive metal body that comes in 4 different colors (silver, black, blue, and red). In addition to a wide array of still recording modes, it offers a superb movie mode with unlimited video at 640x480 and 30 fps.
In our review, we discovered some interesting things about this camera. For example, the L1 proves to be very responsive in terms of startup, shutter lag, and write times. It offers great features like an AF-assist lamp and the option to turn off the LCD backlight to save battery power. However, upon inspection of the L1's image quality, we were pretty disappointed. Throughout all the images that we took with the L1, we noticed a muddy quality that compromised detail. In addition, we found that whenever we took pictures with the lens extended to a telephoto position, the resulting images had significant blurring near the edges of the frame. Read on for a detailed review of this camera and its mixed performance.
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