Summary: This was an update from my old Sony Cybershot. In this economy I really debated even spending the money, "Would it be worth the extra cost, should I just make do with my old Sony, should I go the distance and just spend a thousand dollars on a DSLR?". This morning I was suppose to go out to a friend's house to take photos of flowers. We stopped at the post office on the way and THIS was in the mail. Instant 'open go to work'. The quality of the photos was disappointing.
Summary: First of all I'll preface this post by saying I'm a life long Sony customer. I've used their products for decades. Typically I always found them to be the highest quality, last forever and really enjoyed them. From the Walkman, to the Discman to Sony TVs, DVD players, Video cameras, and of course cameras. My last 3 Sony Cybershot cameras I've purchased have ALL had problems with them. 2 of them had the same exact problem and Sony did cover them under the 1 year warranty.
Summary: This camera is not that much good, I did not found that much good what I expected. Its picture quality is very bad. Even though it has good thing 16Mp and 16x optical zoom but picture quality is not good. Pictures are like you washed with water.The deal was excellent but quality is worse. I don't recommend anybody to spend money on such type of camera. If you will spent your money on this camera, think that you just wasting.
Summary: The zoom on it does a good job for a little camera but you get a lot of blurry pictures when anyone is moving. It does not have the anti blur sports setting that my previous cyber shot had. Over all disappointed.
Summary: bought this for a sightseeing trip to NYC and was pretty disappointed. 90%+ of the pictures were dull and had a washed out look. camera took a long time to process the shot before allowing you to take another picture. moderate and low light autofocus is pretty poor. 720p videos turned out great. very powerful flash, almost too powerful for indoors ! i'll likely try the DSC-HX30 for my cruise next month.
Summary: The feature set for this camera is very good. My wife wanted to replace her 5 year old P&S camera to take pictures of our newborn baby and this camera was perfect. However, the low- and medium-light autofocus on this camera is very, very poor. She took a dozen or so shots of our baby and I don't think a single one was properly focused.
Summary: Also ich habe mir diese Kamera vor 9 Monaten zugelegt, da ich wegen der doch guten Rezensionen dachte, mit dieser Kamera kannst du nichts verkehrt machen. Irrtum! Nach 9 Monaten funktioniert der Autofokus nicht mehr richtig, wenn man Gegenstände stark ranzoomt stellt die Kamera nicht mehr scharf. Jetzt will ich mal sehen was der Kundendienst von Sony so leistet.