Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
Showing 1-10 of 13
One of two cameras purchased is not working properly and has a dark spot on the viewing screen.
Dalores Paar, Amazon
7 January 2013
Summary: It is not the camera itself that I dislike. I feel that I was sent a re-furbished (used) camera instead of a new one and it is not working properly. In addition, this is the 3rd of the same camera and the two new purchases were boxed differently. One came with a USB data cable and the other had a USB card reader that does not work with out an adapter that I do not have.
Excerpt: I bought this Sony W310 in December 2010 because it was a really cheap one as compared to other 12 Megapixel cameras. I didn't really have a high expectation for the camera, just hoped that it would be better than my old one (7 Megapixel) bought in 2007. But this camera disappointed me. It is very bad. The photo quality is even worse than my old camera. It is so hard to get focused under low light condition.
Summary: Mines a little diff. i have the 14.1 pink sony cyber shot. I go to concerts. I was looking for a new camera to take pics there and take pics of my twin nieces. i love the speed in which it takes pics, but the zoom is not very good and the clarity isnt either. It does take good vid. i love how small it is about the with and lenght of a credit card so its easy to carry in a pocket. The reason i wont recommend this. most people take pics from far away and this just wont do.
Summary: Got this for my mother who's not camera nor technology savvy. No need for a lot of features. The price point, the name brand, and the large display were the main reasons for the purchase. The Easy Mode is especially fitting for her. I must say, however, that I was totally disappointed with this camera after a mere few hours of experimentation. At first I was impressed. Compared with my other cameras (all Canon), the user interface is really well designed and easy to use.
Summary: I used this in a large electronics store and liked it - liked the buttons, menus, etc. Snapped a pic or two, looked fine. So I bought it. Took it hiking the very next day. Seemed to work well, though I did find it switching "scenes" annoying. I can't tell you how disappointed I was with the pictures when I got home. Some are too dark - a lot of them. On a bright sunny day. Outdoors. Some are either blurry up close and stuff in the back is clear, or vice versa.
Summary: Kodak Z760 that we used at the plant died. So my boss buy anything but a Kodak. Great price on this Sony and with a name like Sony it has to be good - right? Wrong. Great price but the photos are poor and when placed side by side against the 6.1MP Kodak Z760 photos in powerpoint presentations there is no question that this is a terrible camera.
Summary: Pros: * Effective 12.1 MP is great * Everything a point & shoot should do Cons: * Main gripe = If you take a portrait picture, when you play/preview it back, the camera does not automatically rotate the picture. The last Sony digi-cam I had (W220, discontinued & a step below), rotated pictures automatically. With this camera, with a portrait pic, you have to press Menu, scroll down to 5 buttons to find the rotate function & manually do it yourself.