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I bought this camera because I needed a cheap camera to take some photos on holidays etc.
The construction and all buttons of the camera are very simple and when first trying it, it needs no explanation.
Both picture and video quality are good, remembering the price of the camera. But it does not have any speaker, so you cannot hear the audio of your video.
It is easy to use, but there are not too many features, so it's rather for everyone who just wants to take some photos on holidays or events like this. Obviously, this is not for professional photographing. Due to this, the photos might be not like you would have wanted them (because the automatic modes do not always work as they should.
I would recommend buying a memory card because (as usual) the internal memory is rather small.
I think the camera is good for everyone who just wants to take some photos from time to time. For this purpose, it's a nice, not too complicated camera which is also very cheap. I like it!
WHAT IS IT?
A compact digital camera that is made by Sony, it is quite old now and I have had mine for 4 years.
My Sony Cyber Shot camera is grey and the lens is flat against the front until it is switched on and then it comes out to about one inch. It has got the power button and the button you press to take your photograph on the top of the camera but they are close together and a lot of times I have accidentally turned the camera off instead of taking the photograph I had lined up.
You can have the flash to come on automatically, on all the time or off all the time. That is good because I take photographs in a lot of different places so I think it is best to have the flash to come on automatic when it needs to. There are other settings also but you do not need to use them all the time, they all come up on the screen of the camera and you choose your options by pressing one of the buttons on the back of the camera.
I think this camera takes a very nice photograph even though the photographs are not as good as when my husband uses his very expensive camera, but I do not care about that because my camera did not cost very much money. The colours are always sharp and look bright and natural but when I take a photograph of one of my friends children this camera always makes her skin look a little bit yellow, she is Chinese and we laugh about it but I think it is strange that out of all the photographs I have taken it is only this one child who is affected in this way.
It is easy to transfer photographs onto the computer using a lead and a program that comes with the camera. I have got quite a large memory card so can store many photographs on my camera before I have to transfer them but once a week I have made it a habit to save my photographs onto my computer in case I lost or made damage to my camera. I would not like to lose my photographs.
The picture does not always look very sharp on the screen of the camera but do not worry because they look a lot better when they are on the larger computer screen. I have seen that this camera causes quite bad red eye and I always have to edit face shots when they are uploaded to the computer. When I have uploaded them I delete them off my camera and this is easy to do by pressing a button that looks like a dustbin.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with my Sony Cyber Shot camera and keep it in my handbag all the time. I have taken thousands and thousands of photographs in the time that I have had it and there are not many that have come out blurred or faded and I think the ones that are not very good have been all my fault and not the cameras.
The only thing I do not like is that there is a very long delay between when you press the button to take the photograph and when it takes that. That is not good because a lot of times I have missed photographs of my children doing exciting things because of the camera not taking it in time, but I have learned about that and now I use my phone or another camera for those sort of photographs.
The camera has 10.1 megapixels and that is enough for this kind of basic camera I think, it has something called steady shot also and that is for when you are taking a photograph and cannot hold the camera perfectly still. You can see on the screen how the camera steadies the photograph because it will be fuzzy at first and then sharpen all of a sudden as you take the photograph.
A Sony Cyber Shot costs about £50 only and that is value because I think it is a very good camera that is easy to use.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
This little thing has served me well for a while now. Choosing which camera to get, at the time, seemed like a daunting task but once I caught sight of this one and did my research I was quietly confident that this would not disappoint. And served me well it has; it's been all over the place, capturing sights in my holidays and outings with friends and family. It has always proven easy to use; anyone can use this, with nicely and clearly laid out menus. Its small size also makes it convenient for carrying around and it's a good looking model too.
With a 10.1 megapixels resolution, the images are certainly high quality which is perfect for printing or all other kinds of uses. It has a 3x optical zoom lens which is good enough for everyday use and the Face Detection feature comes in handy for taking good, clear shots that otherwise may not. The image stabilization feature reduces image blurring - which they do more often than not.
You can change the camera settings; say, if you want to put it on night setting for in the dark. I have found this most helpful; it has come in handy in times of being in a dark restaurant or simply just being outside in the dark. There are seven scene modes in total to experiment with, allowing for the best possible photo to be taken in a variety of conditions. The camera carries other features such as red-eye removal and image trim - ones I have yet to try.
It comes with a USB cable for connection between the camera and your computer and a soft, little carrying case - both very important, useful items. Without a doubt, this camera is ideal for anyone's everyday use; it's small, light, reasonably priced at about £60 and good quality for what it's worth.
#As a side note, I have noticed that the battery life isn't particularly good, though maybe this has something to do with the re-chargable batteries I'm using?
I brought this camera for a holiday to disneyland Paris in 2009, my old digital camera was getting a bit old technology (it is quite bulky and the screen is too small). I wanted to get a Sony camera because of the reputation. I have always heard that Sony products are better quality and worth the price. I found this camera on amazon for £70 which I thought was a great deal. The camera didnt come with a case so I had to buy that seperately but found one made for the cameara at a reasonable price.
It has 10.1 mega pixels and a 3x optical zoom. t was compact and easy to use. My sister in law has a very similar model to this one and hers looks a lot better quality. Mine looks a bit plastic and cheap compared to hers.
I took alot of photos in disneyland and was not very impressed with the quality of the images. I am no professional photographer but thought that i could rely on the automatic function on the camera to do the job. This was fine if using the camera in the day but it did not work very well at night- the pictures blurred and I had to change the settings. This made it a little better but still not as good as my last camera which would adjust to any light conditions itself.
The real comparison came when I tried to take photos of the fireworks, the camera did not like this and every photo is blurred. I tried several different settings but no use.
Overall this camera is good value for money but I think I was expecting Sony to be better.
This Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S930 is a very easy to use digital camera for anyone that knows a little about photography and cameras. You can't really expect good pictures if you set it on auto, but for a beginner it's brilliant. When I received it and first tried it, I got a few poor quality pictures. I had to make some minor settings adjustments to make the quality better and when I take a picture I always have the flash on to make sure I get good colour pictures instead of very dark ones. One of the other disadvantages about this camera is that it it has very little on board memory. It will hold only about 2 or 3 pictures with 10 mega-pixels setting without a memory card. I absolutely adore the 2.4 inch LCD screen, and the and the fact that this camera is really small. I also love the fact that it takes the regular AA batteries and not a branded rechargeable battery, so you can load up on AA battery's when you're going on a trip or something and your camera will never run out of power. It only takes about 60 pictures with regular batteries, so I always buy the more expensive Duracell or Energizer ones which are designed for devices like cameras so they last much longer. Also, you can record video with this camera. The camera comes with a carrying strap and also a case to keep it in to protect the LCD screen from scratches and breaking.
I was given this camera as a birthday present and at first I wasn't so sure because it has been hyped up so much. I had seen the adverts all over the television and I did wonder if this was going to be style over function (think Apple - controversial I know!) and me being a complete electronics geek, would I be disappointed? I was pleasantly surprised.
As much as it reminds me of Windows 7, being overly user-friendly, it does still take a brilliant quality photograph. The menus are so easy to use that even people who aren't at all used to digital cameras will find their way through the functions quite easily. There are even 'pop ups' to guide you throughout the process so you really can't go wrong. Or you would have to try really hard to go wrong with this one.
This is a camera is great for those who are not professionals; there are that many 'auto' parts to it that to take a bad photo you would have to try pretty hard! Auto focus, face detection, red eye reduction, steady shot...
Printing out the photos is easy and straightforward and like any other camera. You can plug it into the USB or take the SD card out and put that straight into your computer or printer. The photos look particularly good if you can get some quality photo paper, gloss looks fantastic.
The buttons are as you would expect if you are used to digital cameras. On the top of the camera is the on/off control and the main button for taking the photograph. This is a long button and fits the finger shape well. I have found that other cameras which have circular buttons are a bit less comfortable to use because you need to use the tip of your finger, whereas you can rest your finger along the camera with this one and take the photo using the length of your finger rather than just the tip. This may be a personal preference. Zoom is controlled with right and left clicks on a long button; I have found this easy to use and better than other cameras where you have a trigger to pull. You then have your menu button, display and deletion. The memory card and battery are easily accessed from the bottom under a panel.
The camera feels sleek to hold and is well finished and smooth. The contures are well crafted and look and feel comfortable.
Video is easy to use and is of a decent quality. You are obviously going to get a better quality with a stand alone video camera but it is still pretty decent. Filming at low light is not as effective, as you can imagine with most cameras, but if you are in daylight or have lights on where you are then this will do a good video for you. Think home movies and holidays with the kids where you want to capture some fun moments to look back on, if that is what you want, then that is what you will get.
If you are a regular Joe and want a camera which is going to do the work for you and give you brilliant photos time after time then this is for you. With the steady shot feature and 10.1 MP you will need to try really hard to go wrong on this one. It is simple to use but also produces photographs to be proud of. You will feel like a photographer when you put your photographs on the big screen or print them out (get some photo paper and make them look even better!). I was wary of this camera at first because of the marketing hype but I just cannot fault it. It takes great pictures, what else could I need?
Steady shot (this does work, I have noticed that the photos do steady out even if there is initial shake)
3x optical zoom (standard)
Face detection (again, something that we expect from most modern cameras today)
10.1 MP (decent for the price of around £75)
High sensitivity ISO 3200
2.4 inch LCD screen (clear and easy to see in daylight)
Scene modes (twilight, twilight portrait, soft snap, landscape, beach and snow)
Red eye reduction (expected nowadays in modern cameras)
Retouching functions (very useful and not seen in all cameras)
Picture motion browser
Video (around half an hour on your SD card)
Flash: auto, forced, slow syncro or no flash
Does not have HD playback (not expected for the price)
Battery indicator (you will get around 300 photos easily for a charge)
PictBridge (useful if you have a Polaroid PoGo printer)
Image trim function
Around £75 new
A cheap and cheerful camera.
At one stage Kodak used to be the value easy to use no complication camera, however Sony have stolen the market with the DSC-S930.
Perfect first camera. Despite it being worryingly cheap the specifications are brilliant. At 10 megapixels this camera is far above 'average' and the picture quality is brilliant. Its small enough to carry around with you yet big enough for you to see the screen, and to grip properly without it being chunky. The screen isnt a bad size wither.
The controls are easy to use and arent cumbersum with illustrated self explanatory pictures along the dial. Its not over complicated and very easy to use.
The fact that the camera takes AA batteries can be seen as a good and a bad point. The good side is if you run out then you can easily replace them, on the other hand it will cost a little more.
Over all a brilliant camera at a brilliant price. Ideal mfor a beginner
I got this Sony Cyber Shot from Ipoints just before Xmas, I think that was a pretty good freebie because this model is still at least £65.00 in most places. I was saving up for something else on the site but ended up getting this because I lost my Samsung camera and needed something to take with me when I was going out over Xmas. I couldn't afford to BUY a new camera with cash so only got this one because it was the only camera on Ipoints and I'd just about got enough points saved for it.
It's been a wicked camera though and even though it looks a bit basic in black it does everything I want it to and takes a proper nice photograph. You can get the camera in pink and silver too, the pink one looks a bit more interesting but when I saw this camera in silver I thought it looked a bit cheap.
Like I said, the main reason I wanted a camera was to just capture spur of the moment shots. I take quite a lot of photos of my 2 year old sister because she's a bit of a poser but apart from that I just use it when I'm going on a night out or dossing with friends. I don't need a professional mega bucks camera and the Cyber Shot has been perfect for me as a casual user.
The camera is 10.1 mega pixels and the picture quality is good on most shots. It struggles a bit to photograph things that are small if you're fully zoomed in but even then the photo is ok, not madly blurry like when my sister takes a photo zoomed in on her ancient Fuji camera.
The screen is 2.4 ins so it's not huge but I was surprised at how good the picture looks on the screen. It's obviously not the best quality because of it being such a small screen but when you transfer the photos to your computer the images sharpen big time. The screen is deffo good enough to let you know if a photo is worth transferring or just deleting and you can usually get a pretty sharp picture as long as there aren't too many faces in the frame.
The menus are dead easy to use.... not that I've used all that many features on the camera and haven't changed the settings since I first got it. I've put mine on auto flash because I take most of my photos when it's either full dark or dull, parties and stuff like that. The photo never looks that good on the camera screen and I'm always dead impressed at how good the flash is because the colours are all there and as bright as when I was there!
One thing about this camera and I don't know if it's me being thick, but the screen on the camera doesn't hardly show anything when the light is dull. That does my head in because it means I've got to kind of guess where to aim my shot every time and I've missed some photos through not being able to get it straight away.
That reminds me about the delay, I'm not sure of the proper technical name but when you press the button to take the photo it feels like you've got to press it harder than you should and then it takes a couple of seconds to take the photo. That's ok when it's a still shot but I like getting snaps of my sisters playing in the garden and you can't get a 2 year old to pose for even a couple of seconds and it would be nicer if it didn't take so long.
The anti shake thing is good and even taking photos of my sister running about doesn't leave them looking blurry or anything. You can see the image on the screen sharpening when the anti shake feature is working and I think it's clever the way it does that, it makes it a lot easier for people like me who can't work cameras to take good photos!
There's face detection as well, I've got it switched on and a green box comes up round the faces you're photographing.... this probably doesn't make the review any more helpful because I've got NO IDEA what this feature is for but it sounds important so I thought I'd let you know it's there!
I've just been looking at the manual to remind myself for writing this review and it says that this camera features High Sensitivity ISO 3200 for clearer photos in low light without the flash. I didn't KNOW about this before but have deffo noticed that if I take the flash off when it's getting dark then I'll still get a nice sharp photo, it doesn't look washed out or like it's in black and white and you can still see bright colours even though most of the image is quite dark.
Recommended...... a wicked camera. Mine for free but I reckon I'd pay for it because the photos are great and most important the camera is dead easy to use!
What you really want to know is, 'Is this camera worth it and should I buy one?' - Yes, yes, yes!!
I bought this as a christmas present to myself in December 2009 - I had tried various other camera's but wanted something which would give quality photos and do exactly what is says on the box.
This is the one.
Its lightweight, compact, 10 megapixels with 3x optical zoom. The face recognition works a treat and this camera is just perfect for all occassions. It doesnt matter whether its sports day, at night time, whether its raining, sun or snow, portrait shots or action photos, this camera genuinely and honestly can take them all.
I have some great photos of my little one, family events and nights out which I would never have had without it. I would recommend this to anyone and I never leave home without it.
The only downside was it didnt come with the memory card already and this had to be purchased seperately, but all things considered, it was definately worth it.
Well i got to try it. and let me tell you that i liked it. I when to the lake with my family and was able to take really good pictures. This Digital camera has 10 mega-pixels, 2.4-inch screen, and a 3x- zoom which I really found to be usable for me . Its an excellent value, and easy to use camera i was able to get some clear images of the lake and my family. i Found it so easy that even my little sister could take pictures by her self to. she liked it that shes going to go get one for her self to . you got to try it i bet you , you will like it. Its easy to use with steady-shots and 2.4-inch screen . try it you wont regret it you'll love it my little sister did and shes getting one for her.
The camera is cheap especially for a Sony so at first I was wary that the quality may not be that great. The camera was bought primarliy for a trip to New York in the Summer and as such I was able to test the camera in sunshine, rain, and at night. I was extremely happy with the picture quality I was able to achieve, in fact it out performed my friend's Olympus camera at night.
It has 10megapixels and a 3x zoom which I found to be useable but this may not be sufficient for some.It uses face detection and steady shot technology which help give that clear image.
I did notice there was no option to take pictures in black and white, or sepia, however it is worth noting that these effects can be added in programs such as Adobe
In essence therefore I would reccomend this camera to a novice, a first time buyer or someone who only uses a camera occassionally as this is simple, easy to use, and gives a lot of quality for a decent
I recently bought this camera for my father as a gift, and after toying around with it decided to purchase one for myself! As with all previous Sony products I have purchased in the past, quality assurance is guaranteed! (Where I bought it from I was given a 1 year warranty). The finish of the product and its initial image when removing the packaging is impressive enough, but its sleek frame and lightweight design only continue to impress. I found this camera takes very stable shots, and is very able to perform in poor lighting conditions. An added bonus is long range shooting in which the optical zoom works wonders. Also, the customizable ISO and wonderful price remind me why I purchase many of my gadgets from Sony, and have yet to find a fault with one. Overall, this exceeds the quality of any competitive digital camera from rival firms I have previously purchased, and I have not regretted this buy!
Bought this camera for my trip to Benicassim, a music festival in Spain. Fantastic picture quality and extremely simple to use, and to the high standard that you expect from anything made by Sony. Great pocket size too, although I would recommend getting a case for this as the screen could be quite easily scratched without protection. There is a wide variety of options for your shots, and the picture quality is a pretty high standard for the price.
A minor niggle is that there is no speaker, so if you do take a video you can't hear the sound until you plug it into your computer when you get home. Having said that this is a camera and not a VIDEO camera, so this is a minor issue.
All in all, great value and I definitely recommend this camera for anyone looking for a reasonably affordable, easy to use piece of kit.
OK So people moan and complain about this using AA Batteries why complain there great better than cameras than come with there own I have a 1 Hour fast battery charger and some rechargable batteries 2800mah which have more power than some cameras with there own batteries and with 12 batteries all charged up in a day.
I can go on a weeks holiday without needing to charge up and 2 batteris will last for ages longer than a cameras with it's own battery so don't think AA's are a bad idea.
And as for the camera it's great exceptional image quality as you would except from a Sony would recomend this one for everyday use.
OK the memory cards which are Memory stick pro duo are bit bit more expensive than SD cards but a 4gb card is arround £20 and will hold arround 900 photos can't see anyone taking that many.
The video is OK not the best quality but ok for say youtube this is not a camcorder so don't expect it to porform like one sony do great camcorders which I have one
And as for the price an excelent price for a camera of this spec.
This is a small lightweight camera made by Sony a leading brand in lots of electrical items including digital cameras. It is silver in colour with a easy to view good sized screen display. It has a varying zoom setting to make things further away easier to picture.
I have taken lots of pictures with this camera and used nearly all the settings it has including the sports mode which i find really usefull for photographing moving objects. The pictures come out in really good sharp quality all most life like so we have treasured photos to keep forever.
It isn't very good when the light is not so good but the flash does help improve this but then the picture quality as not as good as it would be in broad daylight.
The menu on the actual camera is easy to work and the software on it works quickly so you can adjust it to what settings you want it in to suit what conditions you are about to take pictures in and what you are taking them of.
It is a very robust camera having dropped it a few times and having the dogs tread on it has not effected it in anyway.
It has never frozen or broken in anyway like other cameras i have had before, i hope it continues to go on problem free taking lots more pictures.
It takes 2 AA batteries, it doesn't have a very long battery life so it is advisable to take more batterys with you it also doesn't give as good quality pictures with cheaper batterys the better quality the batterys we have used it with the better results we have got from it.
We paid £90 for this camera from Tesco as a camera to have as well as the digital SLR as this is easier to carry around and take pictures amongst people. It can now be bought for around £69.99 from various supermarkets and is very easy to get hold of, it would most probably also be available from camera shops, catalogues as well as supermarkets. For the best bargain buys ebay is always worth looking at for these soft of proucts.
The instruction manual was easy to understand and very helpfull on all aspects of the Sony digital camera explaining all the functions and modes the camera has and how to use them to improve your picture quality which we found most useful.
It comes with a lead for conecting it to the USB port on the computer the only problem with this it is not the same size as most other digital cameras so if we loose it none of our others fit and they slightly hardr to get hold of than the standard size ones.
It also has cables for attatching the camera into the television to view pictures on the television which is a really usefull idea.
It also is compatable with our laser printer for printing pictures straight from the camera onto paper using the printer without having to put them on the computer first. The quality is just as good from doing this as if you had sent them off to be developed depending what soft of paper is used.
The plastic cover over the batterys doesn't stay on very well and can quite easily come un flipped whilst putting this in your pockets or if you knock it so that is something to be carefull of that could of been better designed in the first place.
I will only be replacing this camera when there are better models with more functions available, at the moment there is nothing i can justify replacing this camera with as it does the job i want.
I would definately recommend this camera as it as given us lots of fun and moments saved in picture form in brilliant quality to keep forever.