Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
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Decent, but not great camera with mediocore macro for a point and shoot.
10 December 2013
Summary: I got this for my fiance to catalog the places we go and the flowers and wildlife we encounter. I looked at reviews and saw good things about the macro mode, something necessary for decent flower photos. We have not had the same experience even after fiddling with the settings and trying many different techniques. It takes decent photos, but I was taking much higher quality pictures with a Lumix in the same price range I was using for work.
Summary: Not as fast as I would have liked. The pictures are acceptable and with appropriate light, you might be able of getting very good ones. Under low light there are real problems on making acceptable pictures.
Summary: The camera started out great. Very fast shutter speed and took clear pictures. However, as time goes on it is becoming worse. It is nearly impossible to take good pictures at night. Also, the processing time between when you take a picture and when you can take the next one starts to increase the longer the battery has been active.
Summary: I use it to take lots of photos for work. I need easy operation and reasonable quality. This is a good steady camera for photos and movies, competent like it should be. Nice features. No complaints with build quality. It is worth a good sale price, but I would choose another camera if the price is not a deal. It's faster reloading for shots than my old camera, but if speed is your thing this one seems average only.
Summary: I purchased this product from Focus Camera (great seller, by the way), which was fulfilled by Amazon. I love all the features this camera has, and did experiment with them when the camera first arrived. I have a Canon T2i as my primary camera, but as a mom on-the-go, I wanted a small point-and-shoot to carry in my purse at all times to have handy for any and all photo moments. Overall I really like the camera. Its size is unbelievably small and compact.
Summary: I replaced a Canon Elph because it was taking a very long time between pictures. However, it had a viewfinder as well as the screen. I could not find a small camera to replace it that had both. When it is very bright outside you cannot tell what you are taking a picture of - you just hope for the best. In addition, this camera seems to have a problem with the on/off switch. Sometimes the camera starts quickly, sometimes slowly and sometimes not at all.
Summary: I am learning the camera. Meanwhile, imagine my surprise that this camera was sold WITHOUT a memory card. put a battery in and thought it was set. All my prior Sony cameras came with a card. I was out of town covering a Fashion Show and discovered too late it did not have a memory card in it! I have lost the opportunity of the runway shots forever!
Summary: It seems premature to review my DSC-W150 as I've only owned this camera for a little over 1 week. So we'll do initial impressions: Compared to my previous CyberShot, DSC-T1, the DSC-W150 provides twice the optical zoom, 3.6 times capture (18MP v. 5MP) and cost less. The controls are simpler but, for the zoom function, touchier. I did pay for the extra zoom with added weight and a slightly off-balance feel in the hand. Walmart's delivery service was free and excellent.
Summary: My last camera, a Canon, couldn't take a bad shot, no matter who was driving. But this camera is very touchy. Many more photos are blurry, too much or not enough of something. I want my old camera, but it broke.
blurry indoors and in low light, great in outdoor sunny conditions
17 December 2012
Summary: This camera is great for outdoor sunny pictures, however the main reason I purchased this camera was because of the great professional reviews on no blurriness in low light. Extremely disappointed. 75% of images taken indoors with great light and no flash are blurry. If you use some of the blur reducing or "better"settings it takes about 5 seconds to process after you take the picture and with most things you miss parts of the action!