Lacks Manual Adjustments & Settings! Grade: C- at BEST!
5 April 2010
Summary: 5 MAJOR things that are VERY dissapointing about this camera: 1) The Power Button is too far to the left for it to be operated with just one hand. This means that everytime I want to use the camera, I have to have both hands free, even if for only a second, in order to hold the camera and press the Power Button. I did NOT have this issue on my Sony DSC-W55.
Good camera with an awful flaw in the design that affects some pictures
20 January 2010
Summary: I bought this camera two months ago and I must said the camera lives to the expectations about better low light pictures without flash among Point and Shoot cameras, it's far from perfect and this pictures has some noise and distortions but the noise is very well controlled compared to most PnS and the colors in low light are astounding.
Summary: I purchased this camera because I wanted something to replace my Sony DSC-W300. This appeared to be the high-end replacement for the W300 and one of the first compact cameras using CMOS technology. My opinion is that the photos look lifeless and dull, similar to mobile-phone photos and MUCH WORSE than photos off the iPhone!
Summary: Hi folks: I am the director of photography for a television series. We have been using Sony professional broadcast studio equipment for 20 years without failures and I could not be happier. We recently purchased this camera for "behind the scenes" snaps at our location shootings. Please note: this camera was not purchased from Amazon, but instead, a local retailer serving professional photographers in Los Angeles.
Summary: I bought this product on Nov. 15, but once I got it and tried it out, I asked Amazon to return it real quick because of picture quality, which does not match with its price at all. I bought this camera because this one was supposed to be a good pocket camera for me;I have my expectation that it would be a good auto-mode camera. Yet, it is really disappointed that its automode does not do its job well.
Summary: Great small camera, love the 24mm, but the camera back focuses way too much. Subject was four feet away, but the camera focused almost 6 feet away. The subject was OK, but not tack sharp as what was hoped for.
Summary: I had high hopes for this Sony, and even went to the trouble of buying a 16GB Memory Stick Duo (hate their proprietary attitude) and an extra battery. While I like the size, twilight and panoramic features - there are several things that add up to a deal-breaker: - Noisy photos. Grainy, even in bright sunlight. How is that possible?! (for the answer, see the next line item) - No manual controls.
Slightly better at low light but terrible with good light
R. Tammany, Amazon
7 September 2009
Summary: As an owner of a smattering of point and shoot cameras and high end DSLR's, I can be more picky than most about cameras. I own an old 6MP Sony T9 slim camera from 4 years or so back and this looked like a promising upgrade for a slim pocketable camera. HD MP4 video, 4x zoom, almost twice the MP, touch screen and this new touted Exmor R sensor.
Summary: I usually love Sony products, but I'm no fan of their new TX1. When I first saw this new camera, I thought this could me my next love, but we had a very short honeymoon - about 3 hours - then the ugly separation ensued! I'll be brief and to the point - the video was pretty good, but the pictures were actually horrible.