Sony CyberShot DSC-G1

Last updated: Review by T3 (12 September’07)

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G1 (announced 08 March’07) is a wireless digital point-and-shoot camera features 6.0 million effective pixel, One-Touch Wireless Photo Sharing and Archiving, 2GB of internal memory, Advanced automatic image management, Optical image stabilization and a huge 3.5-inch LCD screen with resolution of 921,000 pixels. The camera is measuring in at 93.3×71.7×25.3, weighing 204g and it’s running on Li-Ion battery.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G1
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 Reviews

T3 reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 and writes;
“The Wi-Fi’s a bit wobbly too. You can send pictures to DNLA devices via a hotspot, but can’t upload them directly to sites such as Flickr. You can also transfer pictures to up to three other G1 user…the camera producing decent pictures – up to 14 x 11 inches – and MPEG-4 movies, with all the usual scene modes, anti-shake, macro focus and ISO settings of questionable usefulness.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

CNET reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 and writes;
“..shutter lag in optimal lighting is an impressive (for its class) 0.4 second, rising to a modest 1.2 seconds in low-contrast conditions. It takes only 1 second from shot to shot, though adding flash recycling raises that to 2.4 seconds–still very good for its class… The bottom line: An overpriced, overweight and oddball camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G1 takes decent photos, but its ancillary features–Wi-Fi and MP3 playback–aren’t usefully implemented.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 and writes;
“Colour response is generally quite good, with a slight oversaturation in the red spectrum being the only notable issue. This is to be expected from a consumer camera however, and overall the G1S impressed in this regard, with accurate flesh tones and rich primaries.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 and writes;
“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G1’s image quality is slightly above average. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G1’s main drawback in terms of image quality is noise, with ISO 400 showing obvious noise and blurring of detail. The noise gets progressively worse as you go from ISO 400 to ISO 800 and finally the completely unusable 1000 setting. The noise at ISO 400 is also clearly evident in a 15×10 inch print. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

DigitalCameraInfo has a preview of the Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 (rating: 3/5) and writes;
“It is also expensive compared to higher resolution cameras with longer zooms going for a couple of hundred dollars less, you have to really want that screen to justify the extra expense. We’ll have to wait until we can run some more tests on the image quality before we draw any real conclusions, but if you’re looking for a large screen to show off your photos, the G1 looks to be the one to beat right now.”
Rating: N/A

Unbeatable reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 and writes;
“The Sony G1 is a smart looking camera that is packed with features but for this price we would have liked to have seen a much higher mega-pixel count, especially as Sony have just announced the launch of a 12 mega-pixel compact camera.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

CNET Asia reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 and writes;
“For a test of its image quality, we took the G1 out. The auto white balance did a good job; even in a tungsten-lit environment, it did fairly well, although, it’s a bit of a stinker that the G1 does not have manual white balance settings. We detected minimal purple fringing and a funny tendency for the story to enhance the green part of the color spectrum. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 Samples

Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 Sample Photos @ CNET
Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog

Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 User Manuals (PDF)

– Download Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 User Instructions Manual

Sony CyberShot DSC-G1 Press Release


LAS VEGAS, March 8, 2007 – Sony is advancing wireless digital photo sharing with today’s introduction of the 6-megapixel Cyber-shot ® DSC-G1 digital camera.

The G1 model is Sony’s first digital camera with the ability to send photos wirelessly to other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-enabled devices, such as another camera or a PC.

“This is a step towards realizing a platform for networked photo communication,” said Phil Lubell, director of marketing for digital cameras at Sony Electronics. “We will continue to explore the possibilities for networked digital imaging as broadband Internet becomes more pervasive in American homes.”

One-Touch Wireless Photo Sharing and Archiving

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