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Sony Cybershot DSCP41 4MP Digital Camera by Review Summary ,  Jul 30, 2015

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Sony Cybershot DSCP41 4MP Digital Camera
Report Date: 09/20/2015
Based on 50 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 6.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.7   average
Quality4.5   above average
Video4.2   average
Size3.5   below average
Memory3.3   below average
Battery3.1   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Unfortunately, I had a really hard time holding down the batteries and closing the cover, and the cover quickly jammed, and it is now half-open."
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"The battery life with standard alkaline batteries is very disappointing."
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"They then had a salesman call me at home to sell me more, told me the Sony battery was no good (this is very untrue, provided you don't keep them charging all the time), and sent me a shipment with an un-itemized total bill plus a surprising and whopping $40 shipping charge."
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"- Powers on and off in less than a second- Movie quality is excellent, though not quite a replacement for a JVC- Easy to use- More features than expected- Good Waranty (Year long, any repairs or replacements free)-Arrray of picture quality is avalible based on your memory capacity-Sleek StyleCONS:-Battery life limited, though the problem in eaily solved by buying NiMH rechargeable batteries which last about 2.5ish hours."
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"With the Memory Stick Pro I can fit over 50 images, most likely over 30 minutes of video(not recommended since this would drain the battery down way before it hit 30 minutes) on 160x120 video, and over 5 minutes probably on 640x480 video setting, so the memory stick upgrade is pretty big."
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"I don't own this but was thinking about it... it says The camera is powered by two AA batteries (alkalines included, NiMH rechargeables recommended)."
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"It's nice and small, the batteries seem to last a long time, you can learn to use it's basic functions in just a few minutes."
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"Batteries tend to last a reasonable amount of time but you MUST use RECHARGEABLES!"
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"It is no difficult to replace the batteries, I have never had a problem doing it."
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"I would recommend getting rechargable batteries (Energizer 2500 mAh NiMH Batteries) because they last for almost 4x longer."
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Image

Image:
"The only complaint I have is the image size (Forgive me if my being a photo novice is showing)."
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"The 'frame' autofocus didn't work well at all in what seemed like a majority of cases and per more technical reviews the noise increases with the effective film speed, which probably explains most of the complaints about soft images."
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"With the Memory Stick Pro I can fit over 50 images, most likely over 30 minutes of video(not recommended since this would drain the battery down way before it hit 30 minutes) on 160x120 video, and over 5 minutes probably on 640x480 video setting, so the memory stick upgrade is pretty big."
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"No ZOOM options in the camera itself while taking photo (can be done later on the computer though)All in all, a very nice camera for the money, we've been very happy with it!"
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"You can take short videos and and even take multiple frames with one shoot which works great when I take pics of my kids playing sports."
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"Basically I recommend this camera to anyone who wants a compact, sturdy, and reliable camera that takes excellent night shots-never any red-eye, fine for printing out the occasional photo, great for emailing, and people who want an affordable camera."
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"I started off with a 128M memory stick and NiMH batteries as I considered them required instead of optional items, and so far find that battery life and image storage are not a problem."
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"Once properly set up I find the P41 to be an excellent point and shoot camera, similar to a Yashica T4 that we also own as it too has a fixed focal length lens and produces very good images."
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Memory

Memory:
"I haven't tried filming any video with it...we have a Sony Digital Camcorder (which uses the same memory stick).The *only* complaint I have is the very small memory stick."
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"The main complaint I had with this camera was the size of the memory card."
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"I'm very happy with this camera...however, I'm not satisfied with the memory stick."
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"AND I WAS MORE THAN PLEASED WITH THE MEMORY STICK THAT CAME WITH THIS CAMERA I THINK I GOT A REAL DEAL."
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"I bought a 512MB memory stick recently, and I am able to take over 250 pictures now."
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"At the time I knew very little about digital cameras so I was disappointed to be able to take only five photos at a time because the memory stick is so small."
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"I was able to capture my first borns memories with ease."
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"Memory sticks are somewhat expensive, but they are very reliable."
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Price

Price:
"I bought this camera for several different reasons, but for the price who could go wrong."
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"Sony makes very good digital cameras at a competitive price."
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"For the money this is a really, really nice little camera."
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"No ZOOM options in the camera itself while taking photo (can be done later on the computer though)All in all, a very nice camera for the money, we've been very happy with it!"
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"This is a great camera for the money and I highly recommend it for first time users."
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"Basically I recommend this camera to anyone who wants a compact, sturdy, and reliable camera that takes excellent night shots-never any red-eye, fine for printing out the occasional photo, great for emailing, and people who want an affordable camera."
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Quality

Quality:
"This isn't too big of a hassle, because the movie quality isn't AMAZING, its just for quick little clips on spur of the moment events."
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"I have to agree it's a great camera...personally I have never owned a good quality camera over 1 MegaPixel."
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"The picture quality is amazing."
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"The video quality is very impressive."
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"I AM VERY PLEASED WJTH MY NEW CAMERA AND THE QUALITY OF THE PICTURES IT TAKES."
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"It has great picture quality and I like the fact that the camera is small."
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"the picture quality is also good."
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Size

Size:
"My only criticism (besides all small digital camera low light capabilities) is the file size of the video."
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"The only complaint I have is the image size (Forgive me if my being a photo novice is showing)."
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"I haven't tried filming any video with it...we have a Sony Digital Camcorder (which uses the same memory stick).The *only* complaint I have is the very small memory stick."
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"The main complaint I had with this camera was the size of the memory card."
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"I would recommend this camera to anyone who is looking for a compact size with all the bells and whistles! "
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"It does pretty good in low light conditions, but don't expect any small digital camera to do as well as a regular video camera."
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"It's nice and small, the batteries seem to last a long time, you can learn to use it's basic functions in just a few minutes."
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"Lightweight, nice size, (can fit in your pocket most times) controls are very easy to figure out and use!"
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"It's small and fits in my pocket, easy to operate, my kids use it and it looks nice."
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Video

Video:
"This isn't too big of a hassle, because the movie quality isn't AMAZING, its just for quick little clips on spur of the moment events."
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"With the Memory Stick Pro I can fit over 50 images, most likely over 30 minutes of video(not recommended since this would drain the battery down way before it hit 30 minutes) on 160x120 video, and over 5 minutes probably on 640x480 video setting, so the memory stick upgrade is pretty big."
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"It does pretty good in low light conditions, but don't expect any small digital camera to do as well as a regular video camera."
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"The video quality is very impressive."
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"Excellent video mode-quite possibly the best I have seen on a digital camera."
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"The only thing that grabs you from behind is the fact that yougotta shell off $$$$$ for the memory card (bigger storage for longer video clips) as well as the nice accessories to go with it, since it doesnt include a bag storage."
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"Even though you'll need a 1GB Memory Stick Pro card to record 12 minutes of video at the highest setting, it still works out cheaper than buying the closest tapeless digital video competitor from less known and less reliable brands like Mustek."
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