Summary: I purchase this as a gift for my wife some time ago. She has been so pleased with the quality of the pictures indoors and out. She caries it on all family occasions and vacations. I use a DSLR and take more time than she does, but have to admit that I have been impressed with her landscape and family shots--clear, crisp, color true. It was a nice camera at the price.
Great bang for your buck, but prone to dust spots and it murders batteries.
4 February 2012
Summary: This is one of the best point and shoot cameras overall when it comes down to it's value, size, and features. There is an actual Manual mode on this little bugger. The focusing on this camera is spot-on, and you will never have that issue, even at night. Just stay still and your shot will come out nicely without flash at night.
Summary: Good camera I guess. Just not very good at understanding how to use it. I had to order the original instruction manual seperately and it referred me to a different manual that I don't have so I'm just guessing a lot and using a lot of batteries. Expensive batteries.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5 5.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
1 April 2011
Summary: I had the same camera several years ago and was stolen, I got another like camera and it now needs fixing which will cost much more than it is probably worth so I found one on ebay and bought it. I like the picture quality and I know how to use it so wanted to buy another. There are cameras with newer features but they are more costly so decided to go this route for now.
Summary: I had one of these, the exact same model and i was work a job that required me to take pics of all my work before and after and one day i sat it down in the store that i was working on and it got up and ran away without me so i had to get a new one. The one i bought was not a cyber shot and it was12 mpix but not worth 12 cents i got my money back from wal mart and got one for half the money on ebay, thanks, Randall c
Summary: I have had this camera for over 3 years and have been pretty happy with it overall. I have not taken any time to figure out anything tricky with it, just point and shoot! This little camera has been all over the place with my family and we have taken some great photos with it. The only reason I am in the market for a new camera is because I would like to upgrade to the Image Stabilization feature.
Summary: I bought my girlfriend this camera last year, and I feel confident giving it an accurate review now that we've been on trips and had a chance to use it under several different circumstances. Good points include: 1. It's a Sony. 2. You get recharging batteries, but you can use regular batteries if you have to (a feature not available on many Canons). 3. Super user-friendly. Easy to use and easy to hook up to external devices. 4. Beautiful big screen. 5.
Summary: Pro: 2.5 inch screen size for easy picture view cardless 32 mb internal memory excellent daylight Carl zeiss lense useful functions and settings Con: battery life is not so great when flash is used lil bit too thick different settings takes a while to adjust bottome line: it's a great camera, and you don't have to purchase expensive replacement battery since the camera will use any AA. I gave it a four star since some night shots didn't come out as good as i hoped.
Summary: After owning this camera for a little over a year now, I still think it was a good value. The size is great, small enough for a pocket but not too small to handle or push all the buttons. The giant 2.5 inch LCD in the back is great, in fact I hardly ever use the view finder. Battery life is good, especially considering the LCD is almost always on.
Summary: Just to be clear: this is a great camera. It feels solid, starts up instantly, takes good pictures, and has manual controls. It takes AA batteries, has an optical viewfinder, can take expansion lenses, has a huge LCD, and has an AF-assist lamp. Great! I really like the manual controls. It takes a little while to get used to if you've always been a point-n-shooter like me.