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Firstly, this camera is very ugly. But it does give some very impressive results. Lightning quick auto focus in iP mode, which helps when taking fast paced shots. Smile shutter excellent but steadyshot is not very useful at all, it always senses shakes when your holding it. It has a quick start up, the face detection is perfect 9.5/10. Battery is of good life span. Flash is very handy.
Downsides is the camera looks 'old', there is no sports mode which ment i could not get a good high speed shot at all. You have no control over the shutter or its speed. Lacks features. The supposed steady shot is annoying as it seems to find shakes even when the camera is dead still.
But considering the price this is a terrific camera, unless you are looking for high speed pictures or lots of fancy features.
I would properly look at getting some software as the camera has no facility to re-size the pictures larger.
First of all, I have to confess that I am a long-time owner and user of the Sony cybershot range, which may explain why I found the interface so easy to use on this latest model. Having briefly forayed into using other cameras, I can say with confidence that this has proved the most user-friendly for me, which may not seem important, but it's such a key element to using a product like this one, as if you completely understand how to use a camera, you're more likely to take great photos and less likely to delete all your photos in one go by accident!
Aside from the very simple and usable interface, this model also offers all the usual Cybershot pros: it's lightweight, handsome-looking and slim. But the advantages of this camera don't stop at the aesthetics, because it takes genuinely impressive photos for such a small camera. The high resolution means that a great-quality picture is always guaranteed - even for print-outs - and although the zoom could be better, it's generally enough to get you by. My one tip for anyone buying this camera though, would be to invest in a bigger memory card at the same time, as the one included with the Cybershot is less than satisfactory.
This is a cheap entry level camera. If you're serious about photography at all then you probably want to spend a little more money and get something better.
If you're looking for a cheap camera to give to a young kid, that you don't really have to worry about much, then this might be the one for you.
While it's notably a cheap feeling camera, and not the prettiest looking, it does boast a 10.1 mega pixel resolution and some features you might not necessarily expect it to have. It is also fairly straightforward to use.
The 3X zoom is a nice feature for an entry level camera and you have the option of either using a sony memory stick or an SDHC memory card. The best feature of this camera is the digital steady shot. The camera also records video with a maximum resolution of 640x480.
The worst thing about this camera, other than the cheap feel, is the response time. It just doesn't cut it if you're trying to shoot something that is moving. There is also some problems with noise at time.
Given this camera as giftand was delighted with the results. I wouldn't be an avid photographer and so wouldnt familiar with a lot of the features. Most of the time I just have it on auto. Which is perfect but I found doing this on nights out when the light wasn't as good was a complete mess. All the pictures were fuzzy. I tried reading about the settings and trying to make it work but it seems like some setting has gone wonky and I can't get it back. Could be exposure or something. So just be careful from the start that you know all the settings.
It's a nice looking camera even though the screen can get smudged easily. It's best to avoid touching it.
It shoots fantastic pictures as the camera is 10 megapixel. The LCD screen is good for quick views of your pictures but it can be awkward to zoom and move around the picture taken. It is easy to navigate through and delete pictures. I found it good for a beginner such as myself.
I have dropped it a few times and still seems to hold apart from a few dents. It's light and compact so would fit in your handbag easily on a night out.
Sony is a very good make and it is a good quality camera. If your looking for an expert finish I would go for an entry level DSLR though as this will not cut it.
I got given this camera as a gift for my birthday a few months back, but have only just got round to testing it out tonight. I don't tend to use cameras all that much so as a beginner to cameras I think it looks very nice (looks better than it is really!) and it is easy to hold because on the right side of the camera on the front it bumps out a bit, because that's the side where the batteries are inserted. The screen is a good size too, so it's easy to view you're pictures back. To play videos back though, you will only be able to hear the sound if it's connected to your laptop/computer. I haven't yet done this to test out the quality of the audio, so that's something I can't comment on. This camera only has the most basic of features as it is an 'entry level' type camera from Sony. If you have stumpy thumbs then you might find that the buttons on the right hand side of the screen all merge into one, at least, that's the problem my mum had when she tried to use it! It takes OK pictures, but nothing more than that really. Good for those who are new to digital cameras though.
i've got this camera as a gift from my mom. the build looks good. but the menu seems typical of my old sony DSC-W100. macro shot looks good. but when the camera is set to auto. every shot just dont look as sharp as my other canon camera. i guess its still good to take pretty decent images on the go. although the build looks good. it feels like everything will fell apart when u dropped this thing. sometime the button is very confusing to use.you can handle it pretty well because of the unusual shape it has on it's front. the lcd screen is pretty big but it lacks that resolution for finer viewing of the images. the camera boots-up pretty quickly around a second. and around a second after you shot. viewing images is fast too. overall navigation is pretty well. i guess this is a pretty Poind and shoot camera to use. but for its price. its better to have a sub $100 canon P&S camera. not that good looking. but pretty decent images for its price
Sony cyber -shot dsc-s2000-at first my mom owned one and after seeing it i decided to get one also its great i love it and now most of my family and friends have one ,you will be glad you have 1.go get it it worth every penny .One of my friends take photoes for a living and guess what by seeing me and my digital camera he said he justhad too get one and he did and he does not even use those pricy huge cameras any more and i am glad i inspired him and i hope i inspire you too