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Old Apr 17, 2004, 1:15 PM   #1
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Default Sony DSC-W1 - worth waiting for?

I am looking for a compact camera with at least 4mp and a range of manual controls. The new W1 seems perfect, but does anyone know when it will be released in the UK, and where I can buy it from? Also, do you think it will be worth the wait?
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 4:33 AM   #2
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It should be in the beginning of May. I had V1 and it was super. If only it would have been smaller and a bit more wideangle!
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Old Apr 19, 2004, 7:56 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sony DSC-W1 - worth waiting for?

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I am looking for a compact camera with at least 4mp and a range of manual controls. The new W1 seems perfect, but does anyone know when it will be released in the UK, and where I can buy it from? Also, do you think it will be worth the wait?

I just did a google.co.uk search on "Sony DSC-W1" and
came up with a price of 330 (no ETA though) - see:
http://www.iiid.co.uk/auto/sn95.HTM

Also saw a price of 360/370 from (I think) "Cheapest Electrical".
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I'll be interested to see some actual reviews, and some
realistic street prices, when they really do begin to appear.
(I think June is more realistic than May - just my guess).
If it were nearer 300 than 400, it should be a winner,
but I'm not sure if it will be.

If it's as good as the V1, it should be worth the wait, but
I'm worried about the compromises they may have had to
make (lack of remote being the one that disappoints me
already).
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Old Apr 19, 2004, 8:14 AM   #4
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p.s. Sometimes you can pre-order items in Amazon,
so just for fun I searched on "Sony DSC-W1"
in amazon.co.uk. I didn't find a W1, but did find the
V1 at 309.99 (shipped free in 24 hours), which is
quite a bit less than I paid last year.


So, if you can't wait...
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 10:15 AM   #5
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Hi ,

If you want more details on the fantastic new DSC-W1 , 5 Megapixel camera check the link given below :

http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/4374

It is available in the U.S. in the month of May for $400
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 11:40 AM   #6
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In japan it's coming to stores at 21st of May...



' DSC-T11 ' April 29th
' DSC-P100 ' April 29th
' DSC-W1 ' May 21st
' DSC-P73 ' May 14th
' DSC-P43 ' May 28th


In Japanese
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 10:44 AM   #7
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Just noticed this on the UK Sony Style site, posted on 19th April:

DSCW1
A unique combination of leading edge Sony technology and traditional camera design. Available mid May 04

DSCW12
Same as DSCW1 with Special Edition black body, black leather case and 4 x NiMH batteries supplied. Available mid June 04

No prices given, but I see they have the V1 at 399,
and the T1 at 499 (no mention of the T11).
(of course you can find them much cheaper).

http://products.sony.co.uk/thumbnails.asp?id=8_60_
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Old Apr 22, 2004, 3:49 PM   #8
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Just noticed this on the UK Sony Style site, posted on 19th April:

DSCW1
A unique combination of leading edge Sony technology and traditional camera design. Available mid May 04

DSCW12
Same as DSCW1 with Special Edition black body, black leather case and 4 x NiMH batteries supplied. Available mid June 04

No prices given, but I see they have the V1 at 399,
and the T1 at 499 (no mention of the T11).
(of course you can find them much cheaper).

http://products.sony.co.uk/thumbnails.asp?id=8_60_
Interesting difference in prices
Most european stores where I would consider buying it W1 is just 10 euros cheaper... I like black and I like leather too, sounds like I need motorcycle also
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Old Apr 22, 2004, 6:35 PM   #9
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Slower lens, no iso 800, only a few manual controls and didn't it lack the nice laser af assist aswell? So it's not just a small V1
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Old Apr 27, 2004, 8:51 PM   #10
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In the U.S., the P93 is listed at $349.99, and the W1 has yet to have a price, although I've heard it will be $399.99. Interestingly, the only feature/spec differences I can find, and they may be major, is the size of the screen (2.5" on the W1), the German lens, and the overall appearance. Other than those, they're almost identical when you compare specs. Very anxious for reviews.

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