Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980
Showing 1-6 of 6
Huge disappointment.... stick with a Nikon or Canon
2 November 2010
Summary: I was looking for a replacement for my well-loved 2004 Nikon Coolpix point-and-shoot, which I've used for artistic photography, travel as well as everyday snapshots and had been very happy with but which was becoming outdated. At the store I was impressed with the sleek features and interface of this Sony DSC--it seemed pretty sophisticated and I trusted Sony to be a good brand. Wrong!
Summary: I bought this camera when my older son was going on a trip, and thought I might use it as a backup for kayaking and other situations when my Nikon D80 would be at risk. I tested a bunch of cameras in the store. It was down to this Sony and a Canon in my price range. But the store didn't have the Canon on any power, so I couldn't test it. Most of the cameras at the $150 range were pretty bad, and this was only slightly better.
Summary: I received this camera for my birthday a few days ago. A family member has a Sony Cybershot DSC-W55 (that takes great photos by the way), so I wanted this camera. I guess they aren't on the market anymore and this is the upgrade...but it really seemed like a downgrade. Here's why: * The photo quality leaves MUCH to be desired. There are a variety of settings to accommodate certain environments, etc.
Summary: I bought this Sony DSC-S980 to replace my broken Canon 770IS. The reason I decided to take this one is that it cost me only 150$ (compared to $220 for the Canon)and it came from Sony - a famous brand name. However, right after I took the very first pictures, I was completely disapointed!Even though this was a 12.1-mega-pixel camera, the images looked worse than that of Canon with 10 mega pixes. The output images always looked somewhat dark (even turn on flash already).