Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 6.0 Megapixel
6 December 2010
Summary: I bought this because my other similar camera broke and this was the same model. The price was right for me. Unfortuneately I didn't get much use from it. It also broke after about a month. I didn't do anything unusual with it. I probably should have purchased a new one instead. The price difference would only have been about $50 more. I thought I would have been able to get more use for my $40. I'm not really blaming the people who I bought it from.
Excerpt: A better camera would use rechargable batteries, or at least run for longer on its AAs. (I have a Canon PowerShot that can take twice as nany pictures as this one can on its batteries. ) If your are looking for a small, inexpensive digital camera , look at some of the smaller Canon Powershots, otherwise spend a bit more money on a better Sony . There are better cameras of this vareity available.
Excerpt: Memory for this camera is nice 32 Mb (inbuild). This camera also has the option red eye but when You take photos not always there woun’t be those red eyes even if You have turned on this funkction. I think this is not that camera You should buy becouse it has a little bit from everything but the quality of this stuff is not good. So I don’t suggest to buy this camera unless You don’t know where to spend Your money.
Summary: I loved the camera when i got it in the mail and everything was great. The camera is very easy to use but dosent have anything fancy that you can play with. Also after a while the lid where you open it to put your batteries a piece from the lid broke off, so now even if the betteries are charged i have to sometimes hold the lid myself because it dosent close all the way and the battery dosent reach the camwera the whole way.
Summary: I owned a Sony DSC S-40 Digital Camera, which I bought at the begining of 2006, around $150. I am very satisfied with it: 1). easy use; 2). very sharp and clear picture; 3). good movie function and 4). long battery life with a pair of easy available AA battery. Because of my previous happy experience with DSC S40, I decided to upgrade my didgital camera with another higher end Sony Cyber-shot.
Summary: I had great hopes for this camera. Great price and pretty good reviews, but I ended up returning it. I have an older (bigger, bulkier) Sony digital camera (DSC-S85, 4.0 Megapixels), and I assumed this camera would incorporate the great quality pictures, but not all the features as the older model. In the end I did not like the quality of the pictures or video. I took the same shots with my old camera and the S500 and the quality was just not there.
Summary: I have used Sony camcorder for sometime and loved it, so i was biased to buy Sony. I liked this camera mostly because of the price and brand. It takes good pictures outdoor in normal mode. The battery life is good and Sony recommends using rechargeable batteries, works ok. I also bought a 1GB card, got a nice deal on it. With a 1GB card, in excess of 300 photos can be taken. Good macro shots. Ease of use/ no setting required.
Summary: i was swayed to buy this because of the price - and also knowing that the higher end sonys use a leica (or is it Z?)lens... well this one ain't all that. Half of the pictures are very out of focus, exposure is almost always off except in "perfect" situations, and it is very slow. I just used it for 2 months while traveling and I definately wouldn't recommend it; in fact i wish i could get a refund -- but it's not broken, just bad quality.