Summary: This Sony pocket point and shoot camera is small enough to fit into any pocket, but packs a tremendous amount of features and modes. The quality of the images are outstanding, and it goes from wide angle to 16X optical zoom. It can be used full automatically, either using Superior Auto or Intelligent Auto. You can also select from a multitude of scene modes. Also note that it has a panoramic as well as a 3D mode.
Summary: I ordered this camera a year ago and it's taken me a while to get use to it. My photos have almost always been sharp and the colors are deep and rich. I recommend this camera for its size (I can fit it into my side pocket) and sharp photos. I still have to use the on-line directions sometimes, too many features to remember. Only con with the camera is that it doesn't have a quick-easy manual and the flash is located in a bad spot (it's right where I hold the camera).
Summary: I originally purchased this camera for my wife, but she rarely used it, opting instead for her Iphone (which does quire well, considering it's a phone). I already own a Sony DSLR and half-a-dozen lenses, a Panasonic ZS8, and a Canon SX40HS, so I am not hurting for a camera to shoot with, and they all have their individual purposes.
Excerpt: This is a Great Camera! I've been using it for over a year now mostly for filming bands playing live. You can see the camera at work here at my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/pokeadoubledecker/videos some of my videos are done using a Kodak Playsport but you should be able to tell the difference as the Sony has a better resolution and clearer zoom function.
Summary: I purchased this camera for my wife. She loves it. The camera is small enough to carry most of the time. Yet, the zoom is powerful enough to provide the ability to shoot a wide variety of setting. This camera gives outstanding indoors low light shots. Although, we own more expensive cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V is used much more extensively.
Summary: It does everything I need it to do. I take photos of my collection, of family moments, my pets, and every now and then photos when I travel. The video is STUNNING. It's not camcorder quality but it's great for the average user. Plus it's at least semi-customizable. I'm pretty knowledgeable about cameras and between the specs and performance the price is fantastic.