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punkpixiee
08-11-2004, 03:46 PM
I want buy a digital camera. Right now i'm using a Kodak DC3400 with 2 mp. It's adequate for my needs (i'm not a professional or anything), but it's really big. I want a camera that I can carry around with me. I also want one where I can print out some decent 4x6 pictures from time to time. I was debating between the P100 and the W1.

I've read a lot of reviews from Amazon, and while the majority of the reviews say the the W1 is great, a lot of the reviews say the W1 create pictures that are slightly blurry. I want to know if this is true or not, if the P100 has the same problem since they are so similar?

So, which should i get? the P100 or the W1, or neither?

Ben Miller
08-11-2004, 06:51 PM
You can look at some pictures taken with the W1 right here on this site (photo gallery (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_w1-review/gallery.shtml)) and judge for yourself whether the pictures are blurry. Jeff doesn't seem to have reviewed the P100, but I think I remember seeing a review somewhere else on the Web. (Yep, here (http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/P100/P1A.HTM) it is.) Check out the sample images there and make up your own mind.

FWIW, I used to have a Sony DSC-P51 (looks kind of like the P100). It was only 2 MP, but I thought it took great pictures. On the other hand, the huge display on the W1 looks awesome.

speaklightly
08-11-2004, 07:24 PM
I agree with Ben. I will lay my money on the Sony W-1. It has more features, produces better digital photos and is essentially just as small and "pocketable" as the Sony P-100.

D70FAN
08-11-2004, 08:22 PM
You can look at some pictures taken with the W1 right here on this site (photo gallery (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_w1-review/gallery.shtml)) and judge for yourself whether the pictures are blurry. Jeff doesn't seem to have reviewed the P100, but I think I remember seeing a review somewhere else on the Web. (Yep, here (http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/P100/P1A.HTM) it is.) Check out the sample images there and make up your own mind.

FWIW, I used to have a Sony DSC-P51 (looks kind of like the P100). It was only 2 MP, but I thought it took great pictures. On the other hand, the huge display on the W1 looks awesome.

Better yet, go to a camera store and evaluate you own images. All it will cost is the price of a small memory stick. Maybe the store will even let you borrow one.