Summary: My husband bought me this camera as an early Christmas gift. At first I wasn't in love with it. I was disappointed because I wanted a camera that had image stablization. This camera instead boasted about its ISO sensitivity settings and fast shutter speed.
Summary: I bought this camera because I wanted an inexpensive camera to take on vacation with us that would still take good pictures. My wife and I were tired of lugging her 8MP Nikon around Disney in the hot Florida sun. In stepped the Sony W50. It is fairly small and the battery life is amazing.
Summary: The W50 seems to be the most popular model of the slim Sony cameras. Reason? Price & Features. Large viewing screen High mega pixel Eye piece viewing window for those very bright days when trying to take a picture using the LCD screen would be difficult.
Summary: I got this camera about a month ago as a birthday present. I picked it because I had heard lots of good things about it, the wonderful large screen which is great for showing friends, and the ease of use.
Summary: I had a Sony S75 for three years. That camera took excellent pictures, but as my children grew from babies into fast-moving toddlers and preschoolers, the S75's two-second shutter lag started to become a problem.
Summary: This takes pretty good pictures, although still have red-eye problems. This packs 6 MP in a thin, small camera that is smaller and lighter than 7MP cameras; it is closer to Sony's ultra-compact cameras than most other Point & Shoots. For the price, it was unbeatable.
Copies the good points of Canon Elph cameras--and cheaper
J. Murdock "Web editor, wedding photographer", Amazon
11 March 2006
Summary: After spending time looking at the Canon SD450, I found it...in a Sony. The W50 took many of the features of the Canon (small size, metal body, shutter-trigger zoom toggle) and wrapped in a Sony camera. Have to say, so far, so good. Controls are small, but easy to operate.
Excerpt: The DSC-W50 is my first digital camera - I have now had it for around a year and a half, and I have no complaints so far. I use it mainly for taking candid shots at parties, weddings and so on - nothing too professional.
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.