Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560
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17 July 2013
Summary: The quality of the camera is fine, the features are nice, and there's a lot of tweaking ability. But we can not get good pics of our boys in the house. I know that maybe asking a lot, but that's the truth. We were hoping we wouldn't have to take the plunge into the SLR market but it looks like we will.
Summary: I got this camera a few years ago and sometimes works and sometimes freezes, doesn't turn on, lens don't close all the way, etc. It's very frustrating!! It makes a scratchy or humming noise when recording and makes a chirping/humming noise when I am about to record. It's fine the first year then it kind of gets... hard to use and hard to put up with. I have dropped it 10 times and it's probably one of the reasons she doesn't work well.
Summary: This is my third camera. I had sony cybershot 3.0 megapixel and Canon powershot 12MP camera before. Sony DSC-W560 does not come close to my previous cameras. 1) The picture is not crisp even though it's a 14MP camera. I can see the gray dots in the pictures. 2) Camera flash is really bad. It unevenly puts flash light on the target. 3) Indoor pictures taken is wrost ever. 4) Movie quality is ok and somewhat close to my 3.0MP camera.
Summary: Bought this as a Christmas present, so not used as yet. Cost was $99.00 from amazon. The day I got it, Best Buy had it on sale for $89.00 Not worth the hassle to rewrap and send back. First time I know of that amazon didn't meet or beat the local shops. Check around before buying.
Summary: It's not a bad camera. Right out of the box it felt cheep and plasticky (body is, in fact, plastic). This is a concern because it's to replace the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 (solid build, metal body) my naughty toddler had buried in the sand. Photos with flash are relatively vibrant and in focus but without flash photos are always blurry even with the appropriate settings and in well light places. Wish I had done my research and upped my budget.
Summary: I bought this camera because I was so happy with a previous cyber=shot that took great photos. I played with it in a store and it seemed good. I read many good reviews also. However, in practice, it takes terrible photos. They look good on the LCD screen but when you bring them up on a computer you will see that they are all soft. My telephone takes better photos than this dedicated camera.
Summary: Unfortunately we got this camera which we absolutely LOVED...except there is a lens defect apparently in every camera by this model...called PINCUSHION DISTORTION. If you're standing off to the side of the picture and lets say you put your hand up to wave, everything around the edges of the pic turn out much LARGER in size than the center (like your head)....so it looks like your hand is larger than your head right next to it.
Summary: When I bought this camera, I was excited by the low price for what was a solid focal length/optical zoom bounds choices (the 35mm film equivalent is 30mm-110mm which takes you right from the edge of wide angle to the early early beginnings of telephoto. This would be much preferable to the many 5mm-25mm equivalent cameras which boast "5x optical zoom!", sure 5x but over a range size that's really limited to being useful for landscape and panoramic shots.