Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600
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enjoyed it when it worked but Sony has terrible Customer service
9 September 2012
Excerpt: My first digital camera was a Sony Cybershot (like this). It was very easy to use, took nice pictures but it stopped working after 3 months. When I called Sony, they were no help at all. Since then, I've never gone back.
Summary: My daughters camera seems to be experiencing the same problem as others. She bought it at 14 years old with her own $ to take on a school field trip to Washington. She took about 50 shots and then the power button would only work randomly or the lense would freeze coming out or closing. Being an electrical engineer I would guess that the motor for the cover/lens draws so much current that the battery voltage drops so low that the camera shuts off.
Summary: I bought this to replace my first digital camera, an Olympus that I loved but needed less time between shots and more megapixels. I have been disappointed with this camera. My camera has stopped working again for the second time, and is now out of warranty. Like other customers the first time the lens locked up while extended and I sent it in for repair. Sony to it's credit repaired it under warranty even though I lost proof of purchase.
Summary: My cannon died the day before my daughters birthday so I ran out and tried a bunch of cameras in the morning and bought one. Although this camera is 6 mp, my 3.0 Cannon took much clearer pictures. I have had this camera for 9 months and I am sending it in for the second time for repair. First the power button stopped working, and then on Easter (something about holidays) all of the functions of the buttons switched. When I pushed delete, the menu came up.
Summary: After a few months use the camera got persnickety, often demanding upon startup that I restart it. Now that the camera has completely broken down, with the lens fully extended and stuck in place, I think this was a sign of a too-delicate lens mechanism that was beginning to deteriorate. Another durability issue concerns the finish: the plastic coating on the 4-way rocker switch on the back that controls image review, flash, etc.
Summary: I love SONY cybershot cameras...and though I really like a lot of features of this camera I have to say that the red eye problem is terrible. I previously owned a P72 and never worried about this. Now I have read that these small cameras have this problem because the flash is too close to the lens. I really don't have the time to be fixing pictures on my PC...I wish I could trade the camera, but now I don't know which model to choose...
Summary: After doing a lot of research on digital cameras, I decided to ignore the reviews from people whose cameras were defective, and bought the Sony DSC-S600 for myself. With the first camera I was sent, I noticed a problem almost immediately. The POWER button did not work consistently. I would have to press it any random number of times (5 to 50) to turn the camera on or off. When the camera was on, it took beautiful photos and video clips.
Summary: This camera died within a week of buying--some kind of "access" error. We took it back, and it died again (same error)--this time a couple of months after the exchange. When you turn the camera on, it shuts itself off a couple of seconds later, leaving the shutter open. Very annoying--avoid this camera.