It takes good photos but does not come with a manual only ...
shirl hawkins theis, Amazon
18 September 2014
Summary: Very dissappointed. It takes good photos but does not come with a manual only a smll pamphlet that doesn't give you enough operating information. Having trouble downloading photos..it seems cmera does not hold a charge and I have to recharge battery each time before I download photos I have taken. I owned a Sony Cybershot previouslydsc-t700 and loved it. Having to go on Sony's website to look at the manual each time is ridulous. Sorry this one missed the mark for me.
Summary: Arrived on time as stated. Looks as expected. Lot's of good things about the camera, the features are much easier to use on this camera (built right into the dial on the top) than other similar cameras. Battery life is outstanding. Maybe almost a 4 rating really, except, after using it a while I think its not a great 18 mp lens. It's good but not great.
Summary: With so many five star ratings on Amazon, I was sure I was getting the best point and shoot camera available with 20x zoom. I have taken it on vacation twice and have had mixed results. Outdoor daytime photos and videos are great. When shooting photos of people, sometimes there is a strange out-of-focus appearance on faces in group settings. On indoor photos of people, sometimes there is a strange orange cast to the entire photo.
Summary: It is a nice camera, with a good telephoto. It has a nice weight, but I was actually surprised with its size...it is really small. The bad part was that they sold it to me with no memory card... That is very unconfortable at this point...specially because I live in South America and it takes a lot of time, and expensive shipping...
Summary: The camera is fine, but the package of accessories contains several items that are not needed. I recommend buying the camera and then looking at what additional accessories are needed after receiving it.
Great camera... unless you want indoor close-ups of your kids
Lexie Pear, Amazon
18 February 2014
Summary: This camera took truly excellent pictures. I used it for 3 months & loved all of the outdoor shots or groups of people. However, I kept noticing that EVERY time I took a picture of my baby (which is why I bought & wanted a really great camear) there was a dark shadow in the bottom left corner of every image whenever I used the flash close-up. I tried all kinds of settings and tried taking photos of flat inanimate objects to see if that helped...
Summary: I really liked this camera when I first bought it. It takes good photos, has a great zoom and takes 1080i video. However, the more I used it the less I liked it. Every time I took an indoor photo with a flash, the picture would be washed out due to the intensity of the flash. To make matters worse, the camera does not have flash compensation to adjust the flash. That was a deal killer for me since I take a lot of indoor photos of my daughter.