Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500
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Good camera, bad reliability
12 December 2009
Summary: I have been using this camera for more than a year. Before explaining the issue that I experienced recently, a few points below: pros: - good picture quality in environment with enough light (unlike some of the other reviewers think). vivid and vibrant color. I have at least 2 cameras that I can compare: Olympus 7010 and Canon SLR 450D. Much better focus and picture than Olympus and almost comparable with Canon 450D.
Summary: I've owned 20 digital cameras and this is the second most frustrating camera I've owned. In perfect outdoor settings with huge ample lighting this camera routinely fails to auto-focus. I've reset the camera, tried every different setting (and yes I actually know what the settings do) and it just doesn't work right. When it takes good pictures, they look great, but I end up taking five times as many pictures as needed to get maybe one good one.
Very dissapointing. Video quality is poor and time between shots is very slow.
3 March 2009
Summary: I run a photography studio, so I know a little about cameras. Although, we do not use point and shoot cameras for our business we do use them day to day and on vacation because we hate carrying the big boys around. I have been a long time user of Canon cameras (both professional and point and shoot) and I have always been extremely pleased with them.
Summary: Of all my 3 T-series cameras, this is by far the worst. First, the IQ is ok, better than the T30 but not as good as my Panasonic TZ5. The 720p video quality is however, awesome, almost as good as my VadoHD 720p pocket camcorder. The fatal flaw in the T500 is the HORRIBLE touch screen and the goofy menu structure. Believe me, you will hate this approach. Lo-res screen, fingerprints everywhere, dim in bright daylight, buttons that require many presses to register.
Summary: Good: 1 star for nice look, light weight, and small size that you can carry easily. 1 star for better Video Record (1280*720) Poor 1. Pirce too high 2. poor indoor shooting 3. touch screen doest respond fast enough 4. menu setting too much and not too easy to use finally, I ship back to buy a canon xsi instead.
Summary: No point telling you about the spec as i can see the review before tells it all! plus...im not really a camera person myself so maybe you can get a review from a moderate/light camera user. My experience with this camera has been varied. I bought this as it seemed to give good picture quality, the wide touchscreen lcd screen, and also becuase of its reputable name, Sony . Initially it seemed to take pictures great and the quality isn't bad.
Summary: This camera I have to say is a real let down. The video is really bad, I mean really bad. It appears blury and out of focus most of the time. If you are after this camera for the 720p video like I was, Look elsewhere.