Camera is annoying... it needs more setting options and flash
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The camera is pretty good. It is HD so that is nice. However, if the lighting isn't great, your picture or video will not be either. Also when you are recording a video movements you make really show up so you need a steady hand.
Summary: I bought my Webbie from Sony before the cameras hit the stores. I have other cameras for serious filming and this was my point and shoot for filming my kids in action. Recently two of my files which were OK, just disappeared from the card. I didn't think too much about it. I put in a new card, shot several scenes then transferred those videos to my computer. While filming at a pool, the camera died. I changed the battery - nothing.
Summary: When outside on a sunny day, this is a great video camera. Unfortunately, any indoor taping, even in adequate lighting, is subpar. You need very bright light for this device to work well. Another drawback is a lack of image stabilization. You have to hold the camera extremely still when recording, which is hard to do, especially while walking.
Summary: This camera gets a great particular: the directional objective which is very useful, is light and not expensive. The negative part is the quality of the image: it needs much light or it shoots a little bit dark and it should be HD but it does not seem that to me.
Summary: This is a neat camera but the only problem I have is that it picks up the Zoom in and out noise when taking a video. Picture quality is excellent, like the rotate lens and easy to load pictures into computer.
Summary: Swivel head and size is my reason of getting it. The other cam I liked is shaped like a gun and that's not something I'd like to pull out in public. This can be carried in everywhere without a show-off. Video quality is decent, though having no video stabilization doesn't help. It's shaky. Also low light video settings are seemingly useless, the cam simply doesn't adjust. Definitely not for quality family recordings.
Not the greatest camera out there but it suits my needs
Winston "Iran Blogger/Activist", Amazon
7 January 2010
Summary: This camera looks/feels a bit outdated. Its digital still camera is not great and the video camera is okay. Camera's motor can be heard while filming (once you extract the videos and see them on TV or computer). The zooming is slow. Still images come out blurry if there is not enough light or if there is some vibration. All in all, it is a mediocre item. Suits my needs but I don't recommend it.