Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
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Video, software and transfer to computer.... a disaster
Fernando Garcia, Amazon
9 April 2012
Summary: I have been using the camera for almost 6 months and pictures were good. It was only when i tried to transfer the videos to the computer when everything went wrong. 1. Incompatible with Mac. 2. Software was lame and could not download a significant part of the videos. 3. Videos cannot be seen as in the camera. They break, accelerate, slow down and sound is not precise.
Summary: With the specs of this camera combined with a price special from Sony, I thought I found the best belated Xmas present ever. Those thoughts were crushed right out of the box. The supplied softwear will not load on an XPx64 operating system. This is printed on the CD and verified when I attempted to install. There may be other options but with my lack of patience my short fuse was already lit....Strike 1.
Summary: This camera has a factory issue, that is the over-saturation of colors, mainly skin tones and lips, that get redish like everybody was wearing lipsticks There is no correction for this problem and it is not a malfunction of my specific camera, it is a factory problem. Sony don't have a recall for this neither a firmware fix avaliable. I don't recomend this product.
Summary: After much research I ordered this Sony camera. It's a great camera with a useless cd manual. I've got a mac and maybe that's the problem but this manual is about useless.To do the most basic research into the operations of the camera turn into a hair pulling plate throwing frustration filled excercise.
Summary: First of all, I'm an amateur photographer. I have used digital zooms since 2001 and I have had made a point of keeping up with the technology, always buying the best camera on the market. This year I purchased the Sony DSC-HX100v. Any camera does well with general photography, such as landscapes, people, etc and the Sony DSC-HX100v is no exception. An image of woods or a field that is slightly out of focus or slightly under-exposed might still look good.
Summary: All previous reviews note the plus qualities on this camera. Like others, I have used/have other brands so I'm familiar with many of the Pros and Cons of the cameras. When I got it and started shooting pictures I loved the camera, then testing out the video was even better, then I really started paying attention to how I take pictures, sometimes I just want to shoot as many in a row as I want but I found that I was not able to, the auto preview would not allow me to...
Summary: For a starter, who wants to experiment with camera and take it out on excursions, do a little experimenting etc, a user guide that can be printed is invaluable. Sony does not get that. They only provide a CD for user guide, and are pretty smug about it because there is no way to adequately print the user guide.
Summary: Anfangs war ich begeistert vom großen Zoom der Kamera und den Möglichkeiten, die das eingebaute GPS bietet. Leider hat sich aber die Verarbeitungsqualität als äußerst schlecht herausgestellt. Innerhalb der Garantiezeit wurde zweimal die komplette Bedieneinheit als defekt getauscht, einmal auch das Display. Als ich sie das zum drittenmal kurz vor Ablauf zur Reparatur einschickte, wurde die Garantie mit der Begründung, es läge ein Korrosionsschaden vor, abgelehnt.
Summary: Una camara mas del monton hecha para engatuzar a los pobres ilusos que no se atreven con una reflex (como yo). Que lastima que compré esta camara sin razonar mucho, guiandome por los comentarios que la catalogaban como una bestia, y a un valor muy alto y para mi mala suerte ahora se encuentra en mercado a la mitad del precio que yo la compré...