This review is devoted to Cyber-shot DSC-G3 that Sony has first introduced to the public in Jan 08, 2009. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 10.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.
In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #220 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #544 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 has the following external dimensions 97 x 97 x 22 mm (38.19 x 23.23 x 8.66″) with the weight of 185 g.
The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 22mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 boasts of a resolution of 10.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.
The base of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 features a 10.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 with other standard sensor sizes.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3.5" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 921k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.
Some of the other highlights of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 are its 2.0 fps max speed and 1/1000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, Cyber-shot DSC-G3 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
As for the video quality characteristics of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 640 x 480 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect Cyber-shot DSC-G3 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Cyber-shot DSC-G3 to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 31. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 26. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 4. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can be called a 4 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 36. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 13. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can be called a 13 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jan 08, 2009|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||921k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||1 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||2.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||10.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||3648 x 2736|
|Max Native ISO||3,200|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||80|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||9|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||640 x 480|
|Video Formats||Motion JPEG|
|Physical Dimensions||97 x 59 x 22 mm|
|Storage Type||Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal|