'fully manual exposure mode and spot metering'
'with the DSC-S85 will be familiar to anyone used to point-and-shoots.'
'The addition of a Mode dial is very welcome, as it greatly simplifies camera operation and makes switching between Recording and Playback modes much faster and more intuitive.'
'Located around the Mode Dial is
the power switch which is large and easy to operate with your thumb.'
'the Sony can record short MPEG1 movies, though only 15 seconds worth.'
'The FD5 wrote 640 x 480-pixel images that were only 30KB in size, you could store a whole pile of them on each diskette.'
'new CD-Recordable drive'
'The 1.5-inch LCD seems stingy'
'amazingly detailed 4.1 Megapixel image capture, 3X optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 32 Megabytes of built-in memory, and a huge 2-inch LCD monitor'
'The DSC-S60 scored at the top of the 4MP range on our lines of resolution test, with 1,300 average lines.'
'a great digital camera'
'At ISO 400 noise levels were pretty high.'
'The AF-assist lamp is used by the camera as focusing aid in low light situations.'
'The camera gives you some guidance in this mode, comparing your settings to what it considers optimal for the subject.'
'Shutter lag was very low'
'Both cameras feature increased battery life, bigger LCD screens, improved designs, and improved battery life, says Mark Weir, product manager at Sony.'
'When I meant ultra-compact, I'm not kidding -- the L1 makes the Digital ELPH look big.'
'Images were soft and lacking in detail for a 4-megapixel camera, with a lot of the detail masked by plentiful JPEG artifacts, even at the best Fine compression ratio.'
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