Summary: I love the camera. I had one just like it that was stolen. The quality of this particular camera leaves a lot to be desired. The viewing scree has a large scratch on which detracts greatly from the process. When the carera arrived the seal on the inner box containing the camera has been broken. When I have bought cameras in the store on previous times, they would not break the seal or open the box until purchase had been made.
Summary: I purchased Sony based on my previous experience with these cameras. However, I find it's auto focus function takes too long for adjusting, particularly when you are trying to capture the moving object. The auto focus is also not that great when it comes to macro photography. Not what I expected with Sony camera.
Summary: I thought i would love this camera more then i do...I find many of my photos come our blurry no matter what setting its on. (Tho i must say i do love the soft skin setting...that was one of the reasons i purchased this particular camera.) PLUS i find it a little complicated esp. when you want to change settings...takes me forever to figure it out and i have had this camera over a year.
Summary: Photo turn out well. Operating zoom ... It is pretty slow, so if you quickly want to zoom in and capture that special moment...you will be disappointed. After 6 months of using it, it is acting up, e.g. it will not turn on. That is not consistent though...so I have not brought it in for repair yet. It also is slow in taking pics itsrlf--by the time it is ready, it's often too late. But once you do get a shot, the pic quality is very good.
Summary: This camera is ok, but I like another model better. The other model has more selections for picture taking on the top dial. I returned it, but it is a good camera and the package makes it special.
Summary: The camera came very quickly. It worked fine at first but later it wouldn't load the chip or when it did, it wouldn't display the contents properly. I sent it back and got another one of the same model as liked the capabilities.
Summary: I got the camera as part of reward points. Can't beat the price of "Free" Found the auto-focus to be not as sharp as Canon or Nikon. The camera focus better with center focus than multi-focus. White balancing is good for daylight but not for flourscent light. The camera has ISO setting but will not readjust the exposure meter if you can use it in the manual mode.
Summary: Bought this camera for the zoom and the name. when I took it out of the box it was heavier than I thought. I guess should have expected that with a 16x zoom.Its a big camera. Does not have a shortcut button for video The flash is in a terrible spot in front of the camera. I ended up returning it for a Nikon Coolpix. I'm happy with that.