Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530
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Boston Rachel, Amazon
9 July 2012
Summary: I bought this Sony camera in November 2011 from Amazon after I lost my Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera. I've always stayed loyal to Canon but after spending a lot of money on a camera and losing it, I decided to buy a cheaper point and shoot. That was a mistake.
Summary: This camera is simple to use however the flash is WAY too bright and there is no "soft flash" setting so all indoor party shots, or out door night shots (when I take pictures the most) come out all washed out :(
Summary: Takes very nice, high quality photos if that's all you're looking for. I found that some of the controls are inconvenient, such as the on/off button...it's too small and flat with the frame, making it hard to turn on/off. Also, I do not like that there's no mechanism for a direct upload to my iMac??
Summary: I had tested it in the store because I was looking for a camera without so much lag time like our old one. I was excited to get it because it's ready to go within a couple seconds after turning it on, the auto-focus is quick, and it's very quick in between shots.
Summary: I had it for just one month when i started hearing a grinding noice when turned on. Picture quality was also bad. A lot of blurred pictures and bad lighting. So bad I gave it to my 4 year old as a toy.
Summary: Beware - this camera does NOT have a macro feature. It has been replaced (compared to older model Sony Cyber Shots) with a smile detection feature (who even needs that?). The test shots I did were poor quality, even with the camera automatically detecting and choosing settings.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a Canon one I had lost. Its appearance looks cheaper to me. The screen has a fuzzy line across it like a busted plasma tv that it got just from being in my purse while in its case... Now I have to buy another replacement.
Summary: I purchased this camera hoping it'd be the perfect addition to my purse- the camera I could use it to catch shots of my children at the park, birthday parties, etc. But the only pro to this camera is that it is easy to use. It's super slow and hard to focus.
Summary: Sometimes SONY name is enough for the quality. And for those who have used DSC camera is in the beginning would look no other. But this one seems to have gone retrogressive evolution, basing on the general trend.