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6.5 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

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Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

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Overall 4


Margaret Freund, Amazon
29 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4

Blurry photos and pixelated noise are the downfall of this camera

DB, Amazon
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.
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Overall 4

Breaks easily

Keith, Amazon
9 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4


25 February 2010
  • 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
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