Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G1 Review

Review Date: July 16th 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Imaging Device

* 1/2.5" Super HAD™ CCD Sensor

Recording Media

* 2 GB1 internal Flash Memory, Memory Stick Duo™ Media, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media


* 6.0 MP

White Balance

* Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Self Timer

* Yes. 2 sec/ 10 sec/ Off

Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility

* Tested to support up to 8GB media capacity; does not support Access Control security function

Still Image Mode(s)

* Auto Bracketing, Burst, JPEG

Red-Eye Reduction

* Yes (On/Off)

Burst Mode

* 7 shot at 3.3 fps (6MP JPEG fine), 100 shot at 3.3 fps (VGA)


* Yes

Date/Time Stamp

* N/A

Media/Battery Indicator

* Yes

Movie Mode(s)

* MS Video LV4(640x480, 30fps), LV3(320x240 30fps)

Power Save Mode

* Yes (after approx. 3 min. of inactivity)

Scene Mode(s)

* Beach, Fireworks, High-speed Shutter, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Handheld Twilight

Picture Effect(s)

* N/A

Histogram Display

* N/A

Real Imaging Processor™ Technology

* Yes

AF Illuminator Light

* Yes

PictBridge Compatible

* Yes

Multi-Pattern Measuring

* Yes

SteadyShot® Image Stabilization

* Yes

USB Port(s)

* Yes (by supplied UC-GA cradle and USB cable)

Accessory Terminal

* N/A

Audio/Video Output(s)

* Yes (By supplied Multi-connector Cable)


* DC power-in via supplied UC-GA cradle and AC-LS5 power adaptor.


* Yes/Yes (with volume control)


* 3.5"2 (921K Pixels TFT Xtra FineTM Screen)

Lens Construction

* 11 Elements in 9 Groups, 3 Aspherical Elements


* N/A

Lens Type

* Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®

Docking Station

* Yes, UC-GA cradle supplied

Flash Effective Range

* Auto: W:0.3-9.2ft(0.1-2.8m), T:0.8-7.2ft(0.25-2.2m). ISO1000: W:-16.1ft(-4.9m), T:-13.1ft(4.0m)

Flash Mode(s)

* Auto, Forced Flash, No Flash, Slow Synchro

Focal Length

* 6.33 mm - 19.0 mm

35mm Equivalent

* 38-114mm


* Auto:F3.5-F8, Prg:F3.5-F8


* 9 Area Multi-point AF, Monitoring AF, Single Point AF

Focal Distance

* 3 1/8" (8cm) (Minimum Macro W), 19 3/4" (50cm) (Minimum Telezoom)

Aperture Range

* Auto, (f2.8-8W)/(f5.4-16T)

Shutter Speed

* Auto: 1/4-1/1000 sec. Program 1-1/1000 sec.

Exposure Compensation

* ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps


* Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000

Filter Diameter

* N/A

Smart Zoom® Technology

* N/A

Digital Zoom

* 0-2.0X (Precision)

Optical Zoom

* 3X

Total Zoom

* 6X


* Modes: Auto/ Macro/ Magnifying Glass

Battery Type

* Lithium Ion (NP-FR1)

Battery Capacity

* 3.6V, 1220 mAh

Limited Warranty

* 1 Year Parts & Labor

Supplied Software

* Windows: Picture Motion Browser™ for Sony v1.2, USB transer and Album Editor. Macintosh: Music transfer software.

Operating System Compatibility

* Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh® OS X (v 10.1.5 or later) (OS must be installed at the factory)

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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