Summary: Zoom is more than the camera can handle with regards quality and clarity at full zoom. The video is only average as well and microphone is tinny. Will probably be returning this unfortunately. Have a Hi-8 camcorder that has given me great performance for 10 years, this led me to this camera. However quality is not the same.
Battery and memory card Access difficult to close and open
Robert G., Amazon
30 August 2013
Summary: Seems as SONY could of made a more user friendly access to the battery and memory card. Spring loaded release slips out from under fingers while trying to force the door to move out and away from body to swing to open position. Door when closing will not always catch all its hooks needed for a completely closed door. Camera gives error message with the Sony 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card (SF64UY/TQMN) installed. Big issue..
Summary: Let me just first say: to any people considering purchasing this camera, please read several reviews first! You may find it better to save your money and get a better quality camera. If you're looking for a camera with nice macro and focus, this isn't the camera for you. After taking up photography lessons professionally for a year while I was in high school, I asked my teacher what he recommended.
Summary: For a beginner or someone new to digital cameras, this is a nice start. For power users, this camera will feel a bit too basic and there are much better alternatives for the price. Pros: - Nice sexy design; it looks more expensive than it is/performs (it is plastic, but nice grip and feel) - 26x Zoom (however, there are cons) Cons: - Uses proprietary USB cable. It should have used micro USB or mini USB - it's neither.
Summary: I would give this camera 3.5 stars if it were a choice. I have to say right off the bat that the Zoom (26x) on this camera is awesome for this price range and the 20mp as well. I love taking photographs and have 5 different cameras to "play" with but am not a pro by any means. It has no memory card so if you buys this, pick up a class 10 SDHC card(I had a 16GB already). It will only take 5 high quality picts without a memory card!
Summary: Overall it's a great camera for the price.. I didn't realize it was powered by batteries so it died pretty quickly, I returned it only for that reason. I was in a rush to buy any camera and didn't realize it, but I do think it's a good camera and simple too bad its battery operated