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: I picked this camera as a gift to my mother in law because it had good reviews on Amazon, but I missed two important points that really make me regret my decision: (1) It uses memory cards with a Sony proprietary format ("Memory stick PRO Duo"), not the ubiquitous SD/SDHC memory cards. If you have a laptop, monitor or printer with a built-in card reader, you probably won't be able to use it to read the pictures from the card.
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 with hopes that it would exceed my expectations. I previously had a Sony Cybershot DSC-W30 6MP and I loved it! It honestly was the best camera I had ever owned and lasted YEARS with perfect quality photos EVERY SINGLE TIME. Thus I decided to purchase another Sony Cybershot when the gear wheel stopped working (due to overuse) on my older camera.
Summary: I brought a sony dscw85 several years ago and I love it so much. So this time when I think about buy a new digital camera, I just want DSC W series. But i have to say, I didn't see much approvements for the W230...
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.