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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

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Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty good basic camera

alannabeth, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Sony Cybershot W50 is a pretty good basic camera. I purchsed it for apporximately $250. It easy to use, comes with simple, easy to understand instructions. It is slim and fits easily into a pocketbook or pocket. I've had it for about two years and have dropped it on countless occaisions. It is still in perfect working condition. The settings are pretty easy to use. The one problem that I have had with this camera is taking pictures in low light.
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Overall 6
6.0

An ok product

leahrockwell, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I was in desperate need of a good digital camera.  We bought it in 2005 (I think) for around $300.00.  It seemed like a high price, but I was willing to pay for quality, especially for a sony product.  We really haven't had any problems with it yet and it's 2010.  It seems like the quality of pictures has gone down a little bit, but it has been 5 years.  There are several options for picture taking, video, ISO, night time, snowy, portrait, etc.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I expected from Sony

jneuhouser, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I had some great expectations due to the Sony name.  I have owned a million Sony products and have loved all of them.  I don't think this camera has lived up to the Sony name.  This is what I like about it:  It takes decent basic pictures; the compact size makes it easy to slide into pockets or my wife's purse; the screen on the back is good-sized, given the overall small size of the camera;  has good battery life; it takes decent short videos.
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Overall 6
6.0

Will never buy a Sony product again

katiekat1180, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Pros: easy to use, very compact, good battery life, fair price at time of purchase.  Cons: picture quality not great, the delay is a lifetime between pressing button and picture snapping - I am talking like 30 secs to a minute here - yah, don't plan on ever catching one of those cute baby smiles, does not take pictures indoors very well, better outside, but not fantastic, developed pictures do not come out clear in sizes that megapixel amount should accomodate.  i.e.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice camera, but not for photographing kids on the move!

cdale17, epinions.com
4 November 2006
  • Excerpt: This is a sleek, nice little camera that will fit in your pocket and take nice pictures.
  • Pros: Build Quality, small size, picture quality
  • Cons: SLOW auto-focus
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 10
10
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 10
10

OK camera, but many detractors

eddie328, epinions.com
16 October 2006
  • Summary: Its a decent camera, but it falls short in too many important areas to be considered a good buy.
  • Pros: Great battery life, compact/light weight, quick shutter, nice LCD display, great outdoor day shots
  • Cons: No image stabilization, poor quality in low-lit situations, auto-focus is ticklish
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Looks 10
10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 criticisms

Davidm66, Ciao
15 December 2007
  • Excerpt: "I agree with much that has been said about the great features this camera has but i have a few shortcomings of it also. I find that when on normal mode taking photos at night the flash can be overpowering to the poiint where everyone looks whited out. Also there is no manual shutter speed control which makes action photos difficult. I Havn't been able to find a function that will accomadate this. i also find that some of the functions have limited ...
  • Pros: small, lightweight, durable
  • Cons: video , acvtion shots, flash
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Diana Buckley, Cnet.co.uk
1 August 2006
  • 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. Both turned out be be the wrong fit and then Amazon refused to accept the unopened returns. BEWARE!
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony w 50

ELETRONICABH123, MercadoLibre
17 May 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Para hacer fotos simplemente

centellas2007, Ciao
7 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Esta es mi cámara de fotos desde hace 4 o 5 años, no recuerdo bien. Se que cuando la compré me costó 300 eurazos y era el último grito en cámaras compactas y que 6 megapixels era la booooomba!!!! Medio año despues ya estaba anticuada, así que ahora....os podeis imaginar. Ahora hay cosas muucho mas actuales y modernas. Tiene muchas cosas buenas, por ejemplo, es muy cómoda de llevar, pesa poco y no tarda demasiado en encenderse.
  • Pros: Cómoda y con muchas opciones
  • Cons: Malas fotos por la noche
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