Summary: i loved this camera until it broke. it was my own fault because i dropped it. i replaced it with an updated version of the same type of camera. very easy to use and the battery is rechargeable.
Summary: I am a casual camera user. I do not think I take the BEST care of my electronics, but I am pretty sure this camera did this on it's own. I notice that other users online have complained about the same problem: The lens goes in and out, and says that it needs to be turned off.
Summary: I got this camera for my girlfriend and she loves it. It's cute, small, and slick looking. And most of the photos taken with it look pretty good. My one complaint with it though, is that when you hold down the button to take a picture it shines this red lazer light into the eyes of the people getting their picture taken and then it goes off...and then it snaps.
Summary: I bought this at a great price well under [$...]. happy knowing My other Sony, a very expensive ( at the time ) but older P-200 7.2mp model took very beautiful clear shots. I bought this because it uses the same type of memory stick cards and has a optical viewfinder which is important to me useful in bright lighting conditions. I have used this camera 3 times for indoor shots and every photo has been blurry to some degree.
Summary: I only bought this model because it was a gift for my daughter and she was sold on it small size and looks. There's better models available (Canon, Fujitsu) for at or less than the same price. It doesn't take a good picture at anything less than ideal conditions, it uses a proprietary battery so you can't pop in standard batteries when it goes dead. Same for the memory card, everything else I own uses SD cards except this one device.
Summary: We went on several vacations last year and took thousands of pictures. After about 10 months some of the features stopped working, the settings would jump around on their own and there was a long lag time between shots. We replaced the memory card, but the lag time remained. Overall, it worked well during the 10 months, but would recommend a service warranty if you are going to use it a lot.
Summary: I bought this to replace my 6+ year old 2mp fuji finepix. The sony is small and good looking but I was disappointed in the picture quality. I did a side by side comparison with several cameras including my old fuji and the sony had the least sharp picture of all. I sent it back and bought a Canon Power shot a570 which cost less has much better features and better picture quality.
Summary: This camera does take good pictures at times. HOWEVER, there is no option to add a date stamp, which is very important to me. I have two kids and won't remember when pictures were taken otherwise. It also has this annoying flash that flashes several times before the 'big' flash when it actually takes the photo. This causes whoever to have a squinty face from being blinded from the flashes.
Summary: I have owned several Sony cameras, and this is the first one to disappoint me. This was purchased to replace a Sony T7 that was lost. The camera is a convenient size, the video quality is pretty good, but the noise is far more than I would expect from a Sony. I have a Sony camera that records on CD, and it takes amazingly noise free photos at even extended shutter speeds (several seconds). That camera processes out the noise on longer exposures.
Summary: I just bought the Sony Cybershot DSCW55 camera the other day to replace my Sony Cybershot DSC-P200, purchased in January 2006, which has already been discontinued. I wanted a camera that would work with the accessories I had for the DSC-P200, namely the memory card and battery. Well I just tried to memory card and it does not fit! Battery is different also. Grr. Otherwise the camera seems fine for day to day purposes.