Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
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As a Mac user I won't purchase another Sony camera
Spencer Schultz, Amazon
17 August 2014
Summary: I've purchased Sony products before & have always been satisfied with how well they work & how long they last. However I do have one problem with the company. For some reason, they continue to update the computer software for PC's, but not for Macintoshes. I bought this camera as a present for someone who wanted it, but I won't buy another Sony for myself, because of the reason stated above.
Summary: I bought this camera largely for the ability to take panoramic shots. It takes decent regular shots and video as well. At first I was very enthusiastic about the camera and took it on business trip to Las Vegas. I took many shots with the camera and many on Panoramic mode in parks like the Sahara National Preserve, Red Rock Canyon (just outside of Las Vegas) and Joshua Tree National Park. Panoramas are easy to take and produce good quality images.
Summary: Decent camera. Bought it for my daughter as a point and shoot. I just dont like the long flashes and the double flashing. Also it doesnt use the standard memory card. However it takes good pics and if your not bothered by the dual flashes the camera is a good buy.
Summary: This is a quality constructed compaact camera with a lot of features at a fair price, but the image quality isn't that great. It never has taken a really sharp picture. Some images are better than others, but I believe the optics are cheap.
Excerpt: Sony is known for making a lot of products, and their point and shoot lineup is among the more popular products that they have. The W350 is the among the middle of their 2010 lineup for this style, and I have to say it ranges from very impressive to disappointing in some parts. What impresses me most is certainly the size and ease of use of the camera. It is amazingly thin and compact, it actually makes other cameras which I thought were compact, look chunky and fat.
Excerpt: It is a simple camera with no bells and whistles. I had no problems whatsoever for the last three years - no reboot, no menu freeze, no picture drops or awkward sounds. I have not used this camera for video but I am sure this camera would have equally good with those as well. The camera is good -clear and crisp, pretty good for a small digital camera. The volume is excellent, never had to bother shouting on a shoot and same for the sound reception.
Summary: I have had this camera two years and would definitely not get this one again. It takes acceptable photos, nothing like I would expect for the difference from my last camera to this one. The video is ok, but I kept having issues with it going in and out of focus, with other cameras with a much lower mp I never had that problem.
Excerpt: I've used the DSC-W350 for a year and it is a really great camera. 14.1 megapixels give you sharp images like portraits and landscapes in good conditions. It's small and lightweight, is very nicely designed, and has an easy menu for adjusting while in manual mode. It is surprisingly good at macro for it's price range, and is better than many other compacts that I have come across. Very good for a first camera, it will get you interested into photography.
Excerpt: It has some interesting and creative features, more than a normal compact camera. It works very well in every situation but not in low light conditions without flash, because pictures are grainy. Image stabilizer works well.
Summary: This camera has a lot of things going for it, but probably just as many things bringing it down. The major problem with it, which was a deal-breaker for me, is that there is noticeable distortion near the left and right edges at wide angle. It's pretty bad and it extends far enough into the frame to turn some shots into a fun-house mirror. Well, it's not quite that bad but when you look at some pictures you're probably going to notice it.