Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150
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Does not function as it should!!
Sonja Dutch "Video hunter", Amazon
21 September 2013
Summary: I did not care about the minor scratches on the camera. Expected on a used item. But the wheel that set the functions such as East, Portrait, Video etc. would not hold. Just jumped from one function to another on its own, kind of crazy. The clip that hold battery in was also missing. I was familiar with this camera, as I had one and it died and was hoping to replace it as I loved it. This was not usable however. I am sending it back.
Summary: I've had this camera for almost two years now and am wholly unhappy with it. I had a DSC-P8 for many, many years and it was an awesome little camera.....so once it finally died I stuck with Sony and waited a few months for them to bring out the W150 with the larger zoom than the W120. The camera feels sturdy but I immediately started having problems with the display showing rotation of the 'mode' dial when I wasn't actually rotating the dial.
Summary: picture indoors? dark or grainy. picture outdoors? dark or overexposed. no idea why this camera sucked so bad for us, but seriously it it awful. we are NOT camera snobs! my iphone takes better pics and it's camera is junk. i feel uncomfortable selling it on ebay or craigslist for crying out loud, and i would normally sell those losers anything!
Summary: I got this as a gift, and although I've been using it for more than a year, I still don't like it. The delay on it is horrendous -- I know that for a point-and-shoot camera there will always be a delay, but this is the longest one I've ever encountered. And it doesn't matter how the settings are adusted -- it's always a few seconds delay, which means 75% of the time I miss whatever it was I was trying to capture in a picture.
Possible fix for the black screen after the lens quits...
T. Leibfried "tbsomedy", Amazon
7 July 2010
Summary: I loved my Sony until just over a year into it when the thing kicked it. My sister in law had the same problem with hers and it seems many others have had this problem. The lens goes in and out and in and out and then you get a black screen on the lcd that says "turn power off" or some such thing....and you're done. You can call customer support who will give you stupid solutions and then refer you to customer service who might blow you off...like they did me..
Summary: First off, it's a beautiful camera. The color is nice and it has a lot of great features. That smile thing isn't really helpful though since you have to smile really big for it to work. Every thing was fine until a couple months in I was using the zoom application when the lense would no longer come out. Instead of waiting and paying to get it repaired I just exchanged it for a different one. I would not reccommend.
Summary: The camera is fairly good, but the pictures above ISO 200 are terrible, full of noise. The lens shaft is not sturdy. All in all, I would not recomend it, and I regret buying it. I personally would go with a small Canon.
Christopher "What is there to say, I am a 40-..., Amazon
19 February 2009
Summary: I purchased this camera on Nov 10th 2008. One week ago (second week of Feb.) the door to the battery case stopped closing properly. I examined the door and saw that the little "hooks" that hold the door closed inside the camera appear to be no longer there. This camera has never been dropped of mistreated. I have had several digital cameras in the past and this is the first time that I have anything like this happen. No biggie's I thought, it is just a lemon.
Summary: I bought this camera because it was super fast between shots, a big requirement for me as I've lost so many good shots waiting and waiting. It does take nice pictures outside, but inside shots are horrible. I went through all the suggestions, settings, etc. that were available and recommended in these and other reviews but they still turned out terrible.
Summary: Purchased this from Amazon almost a month ago. I used it and compared it to a Nikon 5200 and Canon A610, both of which were 5 megapixel. What is shocking is the low quality of the pictures, which on close examination turn out to contain a high amount of digital noise and other signs of poor image processing. The Nikon has noisy images, but the Sony is noticeably worse than even that.