Nice outdoor, daylight pictures. Otherwise, hit or miss
24 July 2008
Summary: I bought this camera from a large retail chain about 3 years ago (yes, the model is that old). First thing I must say: The price here is ridiculous for this camera. Its not worth $388, or whatever they have it listed for.
Excerpt: Purchased this camera in Dec 2006 having read a few reviews which gave it a good wrap. Picture quality fine,battery life fine, Problems: Took camera away in March 2007 on holidays and 3 days into holiday it would turn on but immediately the lens sqatrted grinding away and camera unable to be used.
Pros: Doesn't cost much, has a sleek and small design.
Cons: The camera has too low of a shooting speed. I took it to a collegiate track meet and found a lot of the photos blurry. Other times I'd attempt to take a shot of someone running but the camera took too long to shot.
Great camera, but manual is criminally bad & wrong
P. Smith, Amazon
26 December 2006
Summary: Using the camera is pretty self-explanatory which is essential since the manual is stunningly bad. Sony couldn't be bothered to include all the essential information in one manual, instead it refers the new user to another 4-page guide included with the product (seems to be Sony's style, since the...
Nice Camera, but not for photographing kids on the move!
Brian D. Kozola, Amazon
13 August 2006
Summary: This is a sleek, nice little camera that will fit in your pocket and take nice pictures. I returned mine within a couple of days, however, because of the painfully slow autofocus. In standard indoor type lighting, this camera takes quite a while to lock on focus and snap a picture.
Summary: I bought this camera in April 06. It takes great photos, and I was impressed with its ease of use. However after 15 days of using the camera, the camera suddenly stopped recognizing my Sony PRO DUO memory stick (2GB). I got an error msg:- "please Reinsert the Memory Stick".
Summary: I hate to break a string of 5-star reviews, but...I've had this camera for a week, having bought it based upon glowing reviews from other owners. I'm not quite there yet. There is no scene mode for sports, or any control of the shutter speed which would accomplish the same thing.
Summary: Nice little camera (athough I have always had idiot-proof cameras) which I can manage, yet make commands on when a special shot is needed. Watch out for buying the right memory card and accessories. When I bought mine on Amazon, I was encouraged to buy the memory card and case to go with it.
Pros: It's fairly idiot-proof, yet has some choices, which makes me feel like I'm competent!
Cons: The delay. Having to hold on still for so long after clicking the button for the shot to be taken.