Summary: When I saw the advertisement for this I knew I had to have it. It does what it's advertised to do, which in itself is pretty remarkable. Instead of always having one person out of the picture because they are the one taking the picture, everyone gets in the shots. I set this on the table the first time I used it during a dinner party.
Summary: This actually works reasonably well - as advertised. I used it with a WX1 and the pictures were generally quite good. I also bought the small travel tripod from Sony (not much, but fine for the price and for this purchase) and used the setup for a meeting and two family gatherings, all with the flash turned off. Of 150 pictures, perhaps 50 were respectable and several quite good. The camera works well on its own too.
Summary: While I was very excited to get the PartyShot, it just didn't live up to expectations. The problem is that it's only designed to rotate around randomly and use the camera's built in smile detection function. What this means is that: 1. During its random, round and round, up and down, zooming in and out hunting, it has to find a face, that remains in postion for the face detection AND 2.
It's gadget geeks dream toy...but kills the party mood quickly
Sudhanshu Thakur "Durham Desi", Amazon
22 October 2009
Summary: There is a weird paradox here....its supposed to be a party toy, correct? Well, I have used it several times during a party but eventually had to shut it down because it makes people very very uncomfortable. If you mount it at right level, it does takes good enough picture but the creepy factor really is a deal killer. It's cool toy nevertheless but its practical value is questionable.
Its a very VERY good accessory and companion to your camera
Jorge Alberto Reza, Amazon
20 October 2009
Summary: I just dont know why people have not posted reviews about this little gadget... it sold out fairly quick (estimated time for delivery on amazon is about 1 to 2 months) Thats why ill write my review about this little gizmo. These are probably the things you already know: Its an automatic photographer it uses two AA batteries and no, IT WILL NOT WORK with your older cameras (only the WX1 and the TX1 will work) it can be mounted on any tripod The things you might not know:...
Summary: I have used this camera for a a few days and have been surprised how sharp the images were even in a mixed light source (window light, tungsten and florescent from desk lamps). My three cats hate flash from my cameras, and split the scene when they see my camera flash. When I used the Sony WX-1 they hung out and acted like cats because no flash was used. I took some non-flash pictures and they were very sharp!
Summary: Cameras are getting smarter with face and smile recognition, and now, with this add on to the Sony WX1 or TX1 (think docking station) it'll take the pictures for you. The idea is that you insert your WX1 or TX1 (this will probably be compatible with future cameras if it catches on) and the unit will pan, zoom, focus, choose a good time with faces and smiles, and shoot the picture.