Excerpt: This is a very versatile piece of equipment, used on hikes for telephoto, macro, landscapes even low light by the fireside. as well as shooting broadcast video when a large camera would have been too obtrusive. Major issues I have had are that it now has dust on the sensor after only a few uses, making it too unreliable for any professional use. Also auto focus will not work in lowlight ... manual focus is not an option on video setting.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Cons: No Manual Focus On Video, Not Well Sealed Sensor
Excerpt: I'm disgusted with this camera. Photos are OK for a point and shoot camera. However, I bought it to have all in one photo / video. I liked the idea of having a telephoto zoom for video. The problem with the camera is primarily the video quality. It takes up to five seconds to focus every time you move the view, the audio clips (distorts) very easily, and the video is noisy. The video lacks life and color, even at highest quality settings.
Summary: Can't really see what you taking a pic of in bright light. There is no view finder. The digital screen is not adjustable and you CANNOT see it of you are shooting in the sun or in bright outdoor light. We took this camera on a 6 week vacation in Africa a regretted every second. We have always had sony cameras and been ultra pleased with their performance. We have used the automatic SLR type.
Summary: If you are looking for an inexpensive camera, you might want to look for another model. I am disappointed in the cameras quality. When filling out the RMA paperwork through the Sony website and I still had to call in because the site had an error.
Pros: This camera has a lot of features.
Cons: I have used this camera for taking photos of my step-son playing High school football and Basketball. After 4 months of little use I am sending the camera in for repair. I am getting an error code of C32:60 which I am being told is a focusing issue.
Summary: The case is not the correct case for this camera. There is not a chance you could fit the camera into the case provided with the bundle. I considered the bundle a good value when purchased, however it is a waste of money. You end up receiving two mini pods. a boat load of lens cleaning cloths and a brush, so a waste of money. Buy the camera, and purchase the case elsewhere.
Excerpt: After lots of information gathering, to buy a compact zoom camera suitable for travel, I found this one had all I needed in a camera to take on a trip to Europe. I purchased this camera, and I have had mixed feelings about it - yes, it has all the features I wanted: GPS, WiFi, big zoom, good battery life in a compact size that can slip in a pocket.....yet I am not impressed with a few features. 1) In auto mode, the pictures come out under-exposed.
Excerpt: Hmmm, this is difficult. I own the RX100 and wanted another point n shoot that would have long zoom ability. I thought this camera would be the one. It wasn't! I think the RX100 has spoiled me, and I am now expecting all cameras to live up to that standard. What was most disappointing was the quality of the still picture at the longer zoom ranges of 25X and 30X. The JPEGS have a lot of noise in them.
Summary: A superb bit of kit. Multi function, nicely weighted for the hand, neat size, and good images captured more by luck than judgement. More by luck that judgement - yes - the camera is let down by the awful LCD screen that suffers from glare and reflections making it virtually unusable in direct sunlight or sunny surroundings.
Summary: Die Kamera macht bei guten lichtverhältissen gute Fotos. Bei schlechtem Lichtverhältnissen vorfalle min Innenräumen mit künstlichem Licht wird es schon schwieriger. Der Zoom ist jedoch ausgezeichnet. Die Bedienung ist leider wenig intuitiv. Die videofuntion ist leider sehr enttäuschend.