Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230
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well...it's kind of hard to take pictures without a visible screen...
al presto, Amazon
10 August 2010
Summary: I bought this camera a year & a month ago after my last camera started acting up. This was a newer camera, so of course the reviews on it were good. For the past 7 months it was a very good camera, it took pictures relatively well, although I had to work with it a little- I've gotten really good at holding dead still to get a clear photo. A few months ago it started having problems focusing, but would fix itself relatively quick.
Summary: I bought this camera after having experience with my friend's touch screen model from Sony from a year or so ago. The touch screen aspect wasn't crucial to me, and I thought Sony would be the way to go to replace my old 6.1 megapixels Kodak. I've been looking around for a while, and after seeing that this model has an ISO up to 3200, I thought it would be ideal for taking photos in low light. Sadly, that is quite the contrary.
Summary: Bought this ignorantly because I did not realize it had no viewfinder and ergo when you try to take a photo outdoors ...you cannot see what you are taking. Called Sony and their "professional" advice was to go to a shady area and then take the photo. Of course, if you are in the Sahara Desert this will be tough but that was their answer. Inquired as to why when taking beach scenes.
Blurry photos and pixelated noise are the downfall of this camera
8 January 2010
Summary: We bought this camera after testing it out at Best Buy on several weekend visits and absolutely loved the small size, 3.0 inch LCD display, on-screen menu, and 4x optical zoom of the camera. However, the blurry photos are real downside to this camera. Our last camera was a 5MP Canon PowerShot A95 point and shoot that we got back in 2005 and it by far takes much better pictures.
Summary: I dropped the camera from about 3-4 feet to the ground and it won't work. I can toss my cell phone across the room and it would still work. They need to make these more study becuase dropping them does happen. I loved it for the month that it worked however. I decided not to buy another Cannon camera because it broke after 3 years and now my Sony broke after one month. I think I will go back to the Cannon.
Summary: If you are a canon user for past few years do not get this camera. I owned two canon cameras in last 5 years and then deciced to go for Sony this time. I am badly dissapointed on the picture quality. Low light photo capture is pathetic. When you see images in your computer and zoom it up it gets splitted instantly which is more surprising for a 12 megs camera. I returned it and bought Canon digital elph series and its worth it.
Summary: I was very disappointed with the DSC-W230. About 80% of my picture taking is outdoors at parks or on trips. And all the pictures I took outdoors seemed blurry, soft & somewhat grainy. Indoor photo taking seemed a little better, and close-ups using Macro seemed decent. But sadly I had to send this one back whereas I need it to perform well for outdoor shooting.
Conclusion: me compre esta camara pero a 15 dias se averio el display sin que se haya golpeado o caido , y la garantia no lo reconoce, los repuestos para esta camara salen tanto como la misma. asi que mi consejo es que lo piensen antes de invertir en cualquier sony de esta linea.
Cons: es fragil cualquier toquesito se te rompe el display, no tiene mirilla, el zoom es de corto alcance, no tiene buen respaldo con la garantia, No existe nada que proteja al display