Summary: This is a pretty nice camera for casual snaps and travel photos. I like the portability, the image stabilization, and the lens is pretty sharp; I like the fairly good wide angle coverage. The cons are few, but are important to me. First off, the flash is just about worthless. It is either off or ****FLASH****. You can turn it down in the menus, but it is still overpowering when you use it. Perhaps my camera is defective. Secondly, the battery life could be better.
Summary: Ok, this is a great camera, with good picture quality, slim body and decent menus. I'm just kinda disappointed because i've had a Sony W130 and the new one doesn't add much up to the package. Except for a couple new Scene modes (food and underwater, features that usually most people won't EVER use), a Spot focus mode and the 12.1 MPxels, it's quite the same, and i'm sure you could get a W180 for almost [...] bucks less.
Summary: Ships without a memory card. This is not acceptable. I had ordered one, via Amazon, from another vendor, but it did not show up in time. So, we have a very high tech brick, incapable of taking pictures on Christmas. The small cost of including even a minimal memory card would vastly outweigh the inconvenience.
Summary: Sony makes a great camera .. I own several..but I will not buy another small digital that does not use an SD card as an option. This is becoming a standard in point and shoot digitals and I will not buy any more sony pro duo memory sticks. Sony is losing out on my future business if this does not change. .. I hope someone from SONY reads these reviews. IF you agree...
Summary: The camera is great for the price listed. I got it because my earlier camera (a Nikon) took really blurry pictures so I was looking for one with an optical stabilizer in it. This camera is one of the cheap ones with this feature, and it works great. So far, the pictures have been pretty good. The only bad experience with this purchase was the excessively long delivery time (the seller was amazon itself).
Excerpt: Хватило одной поездки на море, что бы аппарат стал плохо работать. Снимали водопады, попали брызги, сразу вытерли. Не помогло. Влага все равно попала внутрь. Пару часов не включался. Затем после просушки включается не сразу, а примерно с 5-10 попыток. И так до сих пор, хотя уже пол года прошло. Где то что то коротит внутри. Если оставить аккумулятор внутри, через сутки разрядится целиком, даже если не включать. Приходится держать аккумулятор постоянно в зарядке.
Pros: Днем или при хорошем освещении все норм.
Cons: При слабом освещении фото часто смазанные. Фотографировать детей, тем более со слабым освещением - не реально, будет все смазываться.