Summary: This camera malfunctioned for me the third time I used it ($145 new on AMAZON)...The viewfinder showed a bunch of "lines" and no picture.....I contacted SONY Repair and sent the camera back...They told me that somehow, the camera was damaged and that it would cost me $214 to get it fixed!!!!!..Warranty would not cover it....This was only the third time I used this camera and it was never dropped or even laid on a hard surface....
Summary: I have had two of these cameras and both broke within a couple of months. With the first camera after a couple days of heavy use the lens would not retract. I returned and got a replacement within a couple days. The replacement camera worked great for a few weeks and took great pictures. Then after a few weeks of the camera not being used I go to use it and the internal LCD screen was cracked.
Summary: I am a long time camera user and have had point and shoots as well as DSLRs with hefty lenses. I bought this for my g/f but was very disappointed in the picture. The picture was constantly over-exposed and the color was shifted significantly toward the warm or cool based on what you were shooting. I even tried HDR mode to try to control the over-exposure but that didn't help. The interface to the camera was annoying. The spin wheel is small and it also acts as a button.
DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN YOU NEVER DROP IT, EVEN FROM A LOW HEIGHT.
7 September 2011
Summary: I have never written a negative review but I cannot tell you how dissatisfied I am with the product design of this camera and the Sony company. Its no wonder they are losing market share like crazy in consumer electronics. I own two perfectly worthless DX9 cameras because Sony will not own up to design defects in the camera.