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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I've had this camera for almost two years now, and have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. It's a fabulous little machine, takes super-fast pictures, is wonderfully compact yet functional, and I hardly ever need to use the flash which saves me on constant battery charging. It has everything going for it... except the fact that it has now broken twice in the same way.
Summary: My wife and I bought this camera for travel and family photos. It may be that we just haven't figured out how to determine what settings are necessary but picture quality is not consistent. Landscape shots seem to be very nice even though we would like to have more zoom than 3x. Indoor shots have never turned out well for us. Very difficult to capture moving shots and some shots seem to have a lot of noise, especially in ISO setting.
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. That said, onto the pros and cons: PROS - Takes EXCELLENT pictures in any type of daylight (even mostly cloudy skies), including beautiful sunrise and sunset pictures (so long as its not too far along).
Summary: We've had this camera for almost 3 years. This is an okay camera. It takes good pictures outdoors, indoors are okay. Macro function is pretty useless. All those pictures come out blurry. If you use the flash the pics come out with major red eye and washed out. We've had some problems with this camera though. This is our second one, Sony had to replace the first one (can't remember why though). This second one had to be sent in to them to be repaired.
Summary: I like all the settings, and I especially like the huge view screen. However, I haven't been that pleased with the pictures it takes. On the same exact setting, sometimes it takes really good pictures. Other times it's blurry, very bright, or very dark. It's been a real pain when I've needed to snap a candid shot quickly.....