Summary: Not sure why everyone is giving this camera such high praises. I've had it for about 4 years and it's been a trusty little camera for what it is. Functionality wise it's easy to setup, easy to use, and easy to work with. There's very little on the user-end that you can mess with (ISO is the deepest I could get besides facial recognition, flash, and a few other settings). So for a pick-up-and-shoot camera, this is pretty good.
Summary: This camera works just fine as compared to most other ones we have used in the price range. Like many of them the shutter speed is kind of slow at times and the red eye filter isn't as amazing as they say. However, I have to say the biggest reason for not buying it is the same one for any generic non professional camera these days. It is that you might as well use your phone. Yes, the quality is not as good but what do you always have with you, your phone or your camera?
Summary: I got this camera in July of 2009 for my 13th birthday. I have taken some really, really good pictures with it that look stunning. But most of the time, when I am going through all my pictures from something like a vacation, I find more that I end up just deleting because they are too blurry or just look really low quality. The pictures that do turn out well are in the perfect lighting, and it seems like that is hard to get in normal situations.
Summary: This is my wifes camera, but this thing does not seem to do well indoors at all. It never gets over 1/30th of a second shutter speed even with flash, so pictures of my 10 month old are always slightly blurred because he does not sit still. If the ISO is increased to 400 it is incredibly grainy, even iso 200 is a bit grainy. The camera also rarely seems to be focused.
Summary: For the price and the 12Mpx, it's a pretty good camera. I bought it for my Grand Canyon trip, an obvious picture-taking mecca. The camera can be fairly easy to use, if you choose the most automatic options. If you want to experiment and go more manual, there're a myriad of options for that, too.
Summary: Ok here is an up date. I like the camera but am looking for a new one!! I am tired of taking pictures trying to hold my hand perfectly still!! I can move the camera super fast at times and get a great clear picture and other times when I am still and there is little movement from object I get a blurry picture!!!!. My sister in law also stopped using her Same camera due to same annoyance!!! I did not pay the Price it is advertised here !!
Summary: I bought this camera after reading reviews from Amazon. This camera is OK, but not great as other people suggested here. I had old Canon Powershot S500, and it gave much better picture quality than this one with less pixel size. I was disappointed of picture quality, specially coming from Sony. The quality of picture from this camera in daytime is OK, but in nightime, it showed too much redish colors with blurring images. Next time, I will stick to Cannon or Nikon.
Summary: I have been using the Sony DSC-W55 7.2 Mega Pixel Cyber Shot for over a year now, and have been very pleased with it. I wanted to upgrade to something that would provide me with more pixels, and hopefully better pictures. Unfortunately, after testing it I found the quality of the pictures from the two cameras to be nearly indistinguishable. I am returning the camera and sticking with my old one.