Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
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Really bad photos!
Oklahoma Mom "Oklahoma Mom", Amazon
22 May 2010
Summary: Wish this baby was better! I was looking for a light weight alternative to my heavy DSLR camera to use when I just wanted to snap a quick shot and didn't want to lug my DSLR with me. I really wanted to like this camera! But sadly, it takes HORRIBLE photos. There are lots of good reviews for the camera so perhaps mine is a lemon or else maybe all the other reviewers have low standards. CONS: 1.
Summary: I bought this camera and I was blown away with the picture quality. It says 12 megapixels and thats what it is. I bought the Polariod 12.1 megapixels the week before and had to return b/c I was not satisfied with that product. This camera is legit, couldn't stop taking pictures of everything when I first got it. It really hard to put it down and it seemed like it made everything look clear.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a Sony Cybershot 6MP camera that I have had for years. The quality of photos produced by my old camera led me to believe that this new camera would be of equal quality. I must say I was very disappointed in the photo quality. Unless you were right on top of what you were shooting, the photos were grainy, out of focus or blurred. The pictures I took were not fast action or night shots--the shutter speed was not a factor.
Summary: I bought this camera a couple of weeks ago, and it has already failed on me. I'm sending it back to Amazon for a refund. I was taking pictures the other day, and I was viewing them, then tried to switch back to shooting mode, and the camera lens seemed to be stuck and wouldn't come out like it's supposed to. A message appeared on the screen that said, 'Turn the camera off and on again'. That didn't help at all.
Summary: I took my daughter to Paris June-July 2009. This was our first trip to Europe. I wanted a camera that would capture once in a life time memories. The camera is small, light weight and has a good battery life. The problem is the picture quality. The camera took great pcitures of landscapes but failed when it came to indoor shots (day and night)and people at night.
Summary: This camera was a real disappointment and I will be looking to replace it. It has no view finder so outdoor shots in bright sun are very difficult because you can't see the display well. I also felt the picture quality was very poor and grainy. I expected 12 MP to produce stunning clarity but it this camera does not. My older Gateway 4 MP camera is super sharp but a bit large and slow. Again if you are looking for clarity don't purchase this camera.
Summary: The photos were fine (true skin tones and good low light colors) but the video is very very grainy at all three video settings. The zoom is not the sharpest but is decent. I am going to return it. Very disappointing about the lack of video quality because everything else about this camera was great (easy to use, intuitive, nice menus, good photos).