Love the size and zoom, not so happy about some features
18 May 2014
Summary: This is a beautifully compact little camera, perfect for keeping in pocket or purse. It takes really nice outdoor photos, and I Iove the 20X telephoto. But in high sun, it's almost impossible to see anything on the screen, and the camera doesn't shoot good low-light photos. Also, it seems that what I see in the screen isn't always what the lens sees. Often, when I see the final picture, the righthand side seems to have been trimmed.
Pros: Compact size, good outdoor shots, nice zoom
Cons: Screen is nearly impossible to see in high sun, low-light shots are poor, seems to have significant parallax?
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.
Summary: In my search to replace my beloved broken Sony DSC-HX20V, I ordered this model. Its adorably small (significantly smaller than the HX20V), in fun colors and very reasonably priced. I love the built-in flash that doesn't pop-up or get in the way of holding it. It doesn't have as many features as my old Sony did but has all the ones I use and for the most part they work fine.
Summary: The item arrived with the charger with wrong sized end which made it impossible to charge and hence had to be returned for a replacement. This also came with the the same problem - charger with wrong sized end! Amazon reps were very good about this and this time they gave me 20$ to go and buy a new adapter. However I would have preferred not having to go out and get an attachment which should have come at least the second time around!
Summary: Paid $A408 for this camera at the Sony shop in Singapore in June this year. Supposedly 'on sale'. Upgrading from my Canon IXUS 8015 (I thought) and was disappointed in comparison shots taken with the two cameras. I conacted Sony to comment on the comparisons and was basically told that I bought an entry level camera and should have bought something better so why did I not go back to the store and upgrade!! VERY disappointing.
Pros: Large view screen, Great zoom, High Res, Panoramic function, Love the colour (red)
Cons: Full Zoom unstable without tripod, Disappointed with quality of images, No viewer (eye to camera), Sony lowered the RRP $100 a few weeks after I bought it