Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700
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Jay Dee !!!, Amazon
14 November 2010
Summary: I did not have this camera long before it broke. It just wouldn't work. I called Sony to see about fixing it. It was going to cost about as much to fix it as it would to buy a new and better one. I bought a Fuji. I will never go back to Sony because of the way they backed up their products. Its now used as a paper weight because that's all its good for.
Summary: Hitting the DISPLAY button allows you to add additional info to the camera screen, but, in no case does it appear to remove the cross hairs. The analog output of the S700 shows the cross hairs, and thus it is recorded. I am informed that this is a product limitation of the DSC-S700 (by tech support). There is no external microphone input, and the audio is terrible. There is no external battery adapter input, and the battery life is marginal. video records at 320x240.
Summary: This is a great beginner's camera... until it breaks. I got this Sony for one of my daughter's about two years ago. It worked well, easy to use, she liked it. So, I got another daughter one, again, great to use. Next, I got myself one. Nice camera. About seven months later, mine stopped working. It was still under warrenty, so I sent it to the Sony repair shop to get fixed.
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife for Xmas of 07. The camera worked great until last week, end of Sept of 08. I looked at all the bad reviews to see if anyone had the same problem I had. The LCD screen stopped working. You turn it on and nothing on the screen, just blank. I'm willing to believe it has something to do with the lens because older pics on the memory card show on the screen fine along with all the icons but now no pics can be taken and no picture on screen...
Summary: To say I'm disappointed with this camera is a complete understatement. I got this camera for Christmas, and upon my first use was not satisfied with the pictures, but thought it was just a matter of reading the instruction manual and adjusting the settings. I read all of the reviews on here as well as other sites and followed suggestions re: the camera settings, and nothing works.
Summary: I have owned three of these, and all three have malfunctioned. The first one worked for about three days, then just cut off right when it was turned on, even with new batteries. The second one did not function at all; and the third one had the same problem as the first. For the time that the first one worked, I was pretty happy with it... But I am now tired of all the problems these have given me and have moved on to a different brand.
Summary: I bought this camera thinking it must be good because of the name brand. Boy was I wrong. A lot of the time the pictures came out blurry when the timer was used. But the worse part was the battery life. At first it was okay, but after a few uses it would run out the battery as quickly as I put them in. At first I thought they must've been bad batteries, but it kept happening after putting in brand new batteries three times!
Summary: I had purchased the Sony at a local Target and at first was pleased. Then the camera began to malfunction. One weekend I was at a wedding and had placed brand new batteries in the camera when it began to shut off once I turned it on. It did the same yesterday, so I took it back to Target and bought another brand. Don't waste your money on Sony. I've had problems in the past with Sony products, such as Walkmen.