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Sony-dsc-w5.33152553
5.3 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

1/1.8“ 5.1 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

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Overall 4
4.0

It was good in its short life

NatureLover, Amazon
18 June 2006
  • Summary: The camera was an excellent one, it took very high-quality pictures; however, it broke a little more than a year after I bought it, it wouldn't power on for an unknown reason, and it was exactly 14 days out of the one-year warranty! The repair cost is rather expensive: $184. I would rather buy a new one than to send it for repair.
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Overall 4
4.0

If you have kids, DO NOT buy this camera

T&J's Mom, Amazon
16 June 2006
  • Summary: If you have kids and want to take pictures of them inside, then do NOT buy this camera. It takes great pictures outdoors. Indoors, most of my pictures of my kids are blurry. I have to take five or more pictures to get one that comes out ok. If your kids are moving while you're trying to take their picture, forget it, they won't come out.
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Overall 4
4.0

It was a good camera....

Cub fan "Amy", Amazon
19 March 2006
  • Summary: I've had this camera since March '05 and have nothing but great results with it. The camera was a gem up until last month when it just suddenly stopped working. Some sort of malfunction with the lens thus preventing me from taking any sort of decent picture. It's now in the repair shop with Sony and hopefully will be back in time to capture my son's first birthday on the 24th. Am noticing a trend though with the various mechanical complaints.
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Overall 4
4.0

Maybe I got a lemon

Mom of the Year, Amazon
21 December 2005
  • Summary: I'm blown away by the positive reviews of this camera. It doesn't snap the picture when you hit the button, and the delay is ridiculous when you are trying to shoot pictures of children. It takes too long to reset after the flash goes off. I find that it really only takes consistantly good photos outside on sunny days, mainly because you don't need to deal with the flash. Indoors in low light, forget about it. I don't even waste my time trying.
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Overall 4
4.0

Everything's great but the pictures!

Two Cents, Amazon
7 November 2005
  • Summary: I sure do wish I could be one of the 5 star reviewers of this camera but alas, you'll only get two from me. Prior to owning this camera I had an Olympus Camedia which took fantastic pictures but was slow to to start, had a long lag time between button press and snap, and a fairly long time before the next shot would take. Because most of my photography is of kids snowboarding and playing hockey, this was a serious drawback.
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Overall 4
4.0

Beautiful Look, Mediocre Performance

Tex-Talk, Amazon
29 March 2005
  • Summary: I got this camera to replace an older sony digital camera, an F55. I thought 6 years later their product would be much improved. It is a beautiful looking camera, nice LCD, lots of features, BUT blurry pictures and almost impossible to use inside. For some reason this camera (and I tried all sorts of settings) produces a "soft" (out of focus) picture all the time, and inside it's blurry.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

club.foto.ru
26 December 2006
  • Excerpt: На второй день использования сломался механизм зумирования. В итоге объектив не задвигается в корпус камеры. Хотя обращался очень бережно. Снимать не предоставляется возможным. Теперь не знаю, что и делать. Может, кто посоветует чего.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Сергей Поспелов, club.foto.ru
26 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Видимо это заводской брак (см.отзывы на форуме)! Фирма SONY могла бы дать рекомендации или отозвать свою продукцию.Качественные снимки получаются только без вспышки в светлое время суток,т.е.при естественном освещении. Если кто смог эти проблемы решить, то поделитесь.
  • Pros: Приемлемая цена.Хороший дизайн.Большой дисплей.Удобное и понятное меню.Экономное питание.Много "наворотов".
  • Cons: Плохие снимки в помещении и в сумерках.Из 10 снимков - 9 брак!!! Нет синхронизации вспышки.Поэтому и снимки получаются очень светлые или темные.Коррекция вспышки ничего не дает.Быстродвижущие предметы - смазаны!!! Подобрать режим невозможно.
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Overall 4
4.0
Picture quality 2
2.0
Battery performance 10
10

Man liebt oder haßt sie ......

lunar, Ciao
5 March 2006
  • Summary: Hi, nachdem ich meine alte Sony DSC S70 nach über 20 000 Bildern und über 6 Jahre Einsatz nun endlich in den wohlverdienten Ruhestand schicken wollte, musste natürlich ersteinmal ein Nachfolger her. Ich entschied mich aus Tradition zur S70 und vielen Testberichten und Siegen zur Sony Cyber-Shot W 5. Als ich die Kamera auspackte, war ich über das kompakte edle Äußere sehr angetan. Auch die schnelle Einschaltzeit von ca. 1sec.
  • Pros: schnell, Akku ausdauernd, gute Bedienung
  • Cons: unscharfe Bilder, blitzt zu schnell
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