Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V
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good picture quality, cute, but definitely a little slow
R. Mann "sdavenport", Amazon
8 January 2013
Summary: i like the camera (got it in blue), but i certainly don't love it. the quality of the pictures is great, and it takes excellent pictures without a flash (as others have mentioned). it's not so small that it's hard to handle, but also easily drops into a pocket. the rubber grip on the side is great - you can actually keep a hold on it, even if you're moving about - and it also has a strap - so if you DO drop it, you must have been trying to.
Summary: EVERYTHINGS ON THIS CAMERA IS OK, PIXLES,FLASH, THE ZOOM, SIZE, COLOR, PICTURE QUALITY, HD VIDEO, BUT THE ONLY THING THAT I DONT LIKE IT, ITS THE GPS, BECAUSE YOU SHOULD BE IN AN OPEN PLACE IF NOT, DOUESNT WORK. I THINK SONY WILL WORK ON THAT IN A NEARLY FUTURE.
Summary: To be honest, not a bad camera, but it has been built to such a feeble standard that I was able to crack the screen by sitting on it - and I only weigh about 140lb. Yes, it's my own stupid fault to some extent - but I've had plenty of other compact digital cameras that have been built to a far higher, more robust standard, and have been able to take quite a beating over their lives. To have a camera break so easily after such a short time is pretty frustrating.
Summary: was excited to get this camera mainly for the GPS feature. The GPS works poorly. I have to constantly wait about 3-5 minutes for the camera to get GPS signal even when I'm outside nowhere near buildings.. I bought this camera for my Thailand vacation... Although it took beautiful pictures, I was very very dissatisfied with the GPS tagging. I had the previous model version of this camera and I loved the GPS tagging. You would think it's an upgrade.
Summary: We bought two of these for a trip to Europe. I wanted to love them, but when we returned they had to go on eBay. The pictures are great. That is, they are great IF you can get them! The camera is really smart, and the settings available make otherwise impossible pictures possible. The problem is that the menus ARE slow, and there is a confirmation screen that pops up when you turn the settings dial.
Summary: I am a fairly experienced film and digital hotographer and based on the specs and some reviews took it as my main camera for a three week Scandinavian and Baltic trip. I did not want to lug around an SLR. That was a big mistake. I took many great shots, but had to discard many and missed many. You have read about the pros and cons, but I will just give you the cons, the reasons why I am returning this camera. The list is in order of importance of problems.
Summary: I am a GIS Specialist, just returned from a 2 week archaeological expedition in Eastern and Southern Mongolia. I bought this camera to simplify data collection, and it takes beautiful shots, but the GPS is just complete garbage. After syncing the assist data, the unit still discharged the battery TWICE before obtaining a lock on 4 satellites. Thereafter, it took from 3-5 minutes every time I powered up for the GPS to obtain a fix.
Like Sony features, but not so much picture quality, video lag time
T. K. K. HO, Amazon
20 June 2011
Summary: Wish Sony has more level of picture compression adjustment. Pictures are overly processed could be due to compression or just the way the camera handle pictures (looks more like water painting when zoomed in). Consider this is a point-n-shot camera, pictures are pretty good on 1920x1080 monitor, and regular print (because of 16MP). Definitely need to use a fast SDHC memory card, maybe close to class 10. Very slow response at play back photos with class 4.
Summary: I had read reviews fairly extensively on all cameras in this price range that had a decent zoom (i.e. greater than 4x zoom) and chose it despite a few not-so-great reviews (both cameras that met this requirement had their share of unfavorable reviews, so it was a difficult decision in general).