Summary: I've only a couple of Sony digital cameras, and believe me, this will definitely be my last. This camera has major difficulty with low light. I'm not talking just about night shots. This thing has difficulty when taking shots outside on cloudy days! I've just about given up trying to take photos indoors with this thing. When I use the flash (as the manual suggests), it's too strong and just makes everything in the foreground far too bright.
Summary: I tested my W5 in a variety of lighting conditions and different settings on the camera (fully automatic, manual with different AF options) and the resulting pictures were always very slightly blurred. Previously I used a 3-megapixel Sony DCS-P72 and that had razor-sharp images compared to the 5-megapixel W5. Apart from that it's a nice camera - excellent display, ok user interface, fast shutter response and on/off time. Battery life is also excellent.
Summary: Nous avons acheté (avec mon bof ) à une semaine d'intervalle lesony DSC-W5, fin Juin. Apres avoir utilisé cet appareil au cours de Juillet ,il s'est arrêté de fonctionner (vers le 20.07) plus d'ouverture de l'objectif ,ni de lecture sur l'écran, on a beau appuyer sur le contactuer,rien ne se passe le voyant vert s'allume et s'eteint aussitôt.