Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500
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A digital camera with issues!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This was an expensive camera and I expected quality due not only to the price but also the Sony name. However, the camera has been a pain! It has broke twice, with the lenscover not opening or only opening partway. Also the buttons are SMALL, so if you have large fingers, pass on these models. I liked the zoom and the quality was usuallty pretty good, although defintely more blurry photos than my Canon PwerShot.
A worn-out product best offered as a parts only item.
28 July 2011
Summary: A product on its last legs. Unable to evaluate it. Doesn't work. Should have been offered as a for parts only item. The zoom lens locks up while being focused. Seems that this camera was once a top quality camera but it shows extensive signs of wear not immediately apparent from its picture on ebay.
Summary: A terrible camera, gave me nothing but trouble since day 1 - and, of course, the warranty only applies in the US. Too many problems to list but most annoying is the unreliability. I lost several photo shoots due to it.
Summary: Cons: On speed is slow. Auto focus is slow and take several blur images. It's not durable. The front finish wear in less than a year. The battery fail to connect. And the Sony service is very bad at least in Panama. Pros: Great Screen, small size, good quality pictures (when take focused).
Summary: I researched before I bought this camera and based on the features and value, as well as a recommendation and photos I saw from another owner of the Sony, I purchased this camera. I am very disappointed in the clarity, quality and consistency of the photos. I have set, reset parameters and even taken the camera back to the store where I purchased it to have them figure out why the pictures have sections that are fuzzy. No one can explain it.
Summary: This camera was purchased for my mother for Christmas last year, it's been about 10 months and we've had nothing but trouble from the start. Most pictures come out blurry no matter how still the photographer was! After a couple of days or so we started having trouble with uploading the pictures and then deleting them off the camera. Then we started recieving a 'file error' message and pictures started disappearing when they hadn't been deleted.
Summary: My wife and I each got new point and shoot camaras in the last 6-8 months. No comparison - her Canon Elph (I think SD600) has yet to take a bad picture... my Sony on the other hand will only take a halfway decent picture in FULL daylight but is still blurry and absolutely forget taking an indoor picture. I'm now carrying the Sony fishing with me, and actually HOPING to drop it in the water so I can justify the second Canon Elph I just ordered...