Summary: I'm a creative photographer and like experimenting with photos manually (light, shutter speed, aperture settings etc...) and already have a great DSLR camera. But sometimes it's a little big to carry places where I'd like to be discrete taking pictures.
Summary: Okay, I really loved this camera and the picture quality. The other reviews cover that pretty well so I'll keep it brief. After only 1 month the shutter stopped closing completely, and the repair process is no fun at all.
Excerpt: Tried this camera extensively as my backup for parties and have to say it's a mixed bag. It does take great night pictures and has a couple of noise/shake reduction modes. The sweep panorama gimmick and the twilight shot will awe anyone not acquainted with the camera.
Summary: I prefer small pocket size cameras which can take nice still photos and good movie clips. That is why for a number of years I had successively Sony DSC-T1, T30, and T100 ultra-compacts. They fitted all my needs at that time and I was happy with their perfromance.
Excerpt: Have just had the camera for two days now, but one problem I have encountered till now: Problems: My main issue with this camera: The included charger is an "external charger", meaning that you have to take the battery out of the camera and put it in the charger.
Summary: Had this camera for about a month now - its a fine camera and has the usual settings/functions as mentioned by others. There are some quirks with this camera which I wanted to point out. GOOD- Photo Quality - Others cover this so I wont go into it, but basically the photos are very good.
Summary: I decided to purchase a new pocket camera to take on a trip to Disney World. I needed low light capabilities for indoor and nighttime pictures without a flash and a wide angle lens. I purchased two cameras and compared them for several days prior to the trip.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera for its low light performance. Generally it was good, much better than a standard point and shoot. Noise was better, not perfect but much better. The images were a little low in contrast and saturation.
Summary: Low-light was not as good as the hype, and normal everyday pics are much softer/fuzzier than my canon a650. This might not seem fair, as the canon has a bigger sensor, but I was hoping the ordinary, undemanding daylight images of the sony would be relatively close to the canon.
Summary: I had really high hopes for this camera. Great size, low light capability, panorama, high speed burst, and HD video with optical zoom. Well, 2 out of 5 doesn't cut it compared to other cameras available today. The size and video are great.