Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
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In a bad condition
J. Paladines "Ikiam", Amazon
3 July 2011
Summary: I bought some of this items, but one of them is in really bad condition. A problem with the lens, they are very dark. It is not a problem of configuration, I know about photography, it is a problem of the lens
Summary: When I first purchased this camera, I loved it. I was sleek, chic, and took nice pictures. I took about 450 images with it (not a lot) in the first year. Then, less than 30 days after the one-year warranty expired, the shutter and lens ceased functioning properly. It either continuously opens and closes when I turn it on, or it stays stuck open. In either case, I can't take a picture. My research for troubleshooting revealed this is a common problem.
Summary: We were on vacation when we had our cannon powershot stolen. We went to Best Buy and the salesperson sold me on this Sony camera. We soon realized that all our photos taken under low lightening were terrible! Get ready to wait 3-5 seconds after hitting the button before it decides to take a picture. With kids, there is no chance of capturing the moment. We missed the return period by a day and have been stuck with this camera.
Summary: This is a poor camera with blurry images. On Amazon description, it says it comes with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, but its not true! It comes with Sony Lens. It takes nice Pictures outdoor, but its not good for indoors.
Blurry pictures and slower autofocus than previous model
S. Nova, Amazon
3 April 2011
Summary: My previous camera in this line (a Sony DSC-W150) took fantastic, sharp indoor photos. Auto focus was quick, pictures were noise-free. When I lost it, I wanted another Sony Cybershot in the same series to replace it. I expected another great all-around pocket camera for taking pictures of pets, family and friends. I have been so disappointed--after taking an impossibly long time to autofocus, it takes grainy, blurry photos everytime.
Summary: This camera has terrible focus in both camera and video modes. It takes very poor quality videos, the focus moves in and out during a video, which makes the scenes blurry. It's extremely annoying. I had a 5MP Canon Powershot before this and it took MUCH better pictures and videos. The microphone for videos is awful, the sound quality is very disappointing.
Summary: Purchased July 1, 2010 and took many pics while on camping/hiking trip in the Rockies. The image quality of this camera is very inconsistent. Some shots taken merely seconds apart look very different; one will look good and the next will have poor color and poor exposure (over exposed/washed out). This varying color and exposure also shows up when recording HD video. I am a competent photographer who understands auto-exposure control and its limitations.
Summary: Looks and feels nice, great zoom but, picture quality is bad.... 1 out of 3 pictures comes blurry...even if you move for a second after clicking you got a bad picture. Night time photos are worst. colors are changed in photos. outside photos come ok. Even with my old cyber shop i dont get blurry pics. I used sony cyber shot 7.2Mp for 3 years now and was better than this one.... i would say for $200 you can get better camera. I would not advise anyone to buy this camera.
Summary: First off, I would not buy this camera again. If I had time I would send it back but need it for a project that I have and not enough time to exchange. Since I need the panoramic function I will keep it and add a cannon next year. Pros: only one I know is the panoramic mode. It works really cool for that one function.
Excerpt: This camera is sluggish, slow to respond, doesn't focus very well, and you constantly miss the shot you want to take because it takes so long to take the picture, whether the flash is on or off, whether AI is on or off, you will likely miss the shot if the subject is moving. The panorama mode is "neat" but when the rest of the camera isn't worth using, is it worth it?