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4.9 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500

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Overall 6
6.2
Design 7
6.5
Features 5
4.5
Ease of use 6
5.5
Performance 6
6.0
Photo quality 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-Shot S500

Digital Photography Interface
7 October 2006
  • Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot S500 features a large LCD (though with low resolution) and a fairly wide 3X zoom lens. Those are contradicted off by clunky performance in many areas. The camera has very few features and functions for its price as well which make other entry-level cameras a better choice. You'll be buying the S500 for taking good photos easily but for it's value, I'd rather be paying a little extra for Sony's own W50 which is light years better than this camera.
  • Pros: Large LCD with good visibility, Fairly wide zoom lens, Easy to use, Very good image quality; especially noise control
  • Cons: Low LCD resolution, Unresponsive buttons; plastic tripod mount, Very limited continuous shooting, below average shot-to-shot, Few features and functions for the price
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Overall 6
6.2
Design 7
6.5
Features 5
4.5
Ease of use 6
5.5
Performance 6
6.0
Photo quality 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-Shot S500

Digital Photography Interface
7 October 2006
  • Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot S500 features a large LCD (though with low resolution) and a fairly wide 3X zoom lens. Those are contradicted off by clunky performance in many areas. The camera has very few features and functions for its price as well which make other entry-level cameras a better choice. You'll be buying the S500 for taking good photos easily but for it's value, I'd rather be paying a little extra for Sony's own W50 which is light years better than this camera.
  • Pros: Large LCD with good visibility, Fairly wide zoom lens, Easy to use, Very good image quality; especially noise control
  • Cons: Low LCD resolution, Unresponsive buttons; plastic tripod mount, Very limited continuous shooting, below average shot-to-shot, Few features and functions for the price
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