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      25.10.2013 23:06

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      A great photo but not for professionals

      I upgraded my old camera to this model as it was xmas and I thought why not! I never had any complaints about my previous model which was also a cybershot so I had high hopes for this camera!

      I bought this back in 2010 and I still have it to date, although I hate to admit it, but I actually threw out the battery charger... (I've only just thought now to replace it) haha!

      Cybershot cameras are great, all you have to do is point at something to take and the camera does the rest of the work for you!

      They are so simple to use and the range of features allows you to take photos in the dark or in a restaurant without you having to try and fiddle around with different settings!

      Cybershot are so reliable, I've dropped mine a few times and it's still fine! These are truly meant to last! Their light body means they are super easy to carry around with you and it always gives me an extra way to take photos without draining my iphones battery life!!

      There are so many on the market of these cameras and many come in different colours! I would always stick to the silver of these are the silver doesn't look cheap and also for me at least, it hasn't chipped!!

      Sony, I salut you!

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      20.03.2012 22:57
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      Stylish camera with excellent quality photos!

      I purchased this camera around 4 years ago and it is still going strong! I initially purchased the Sony Cybershot DSC-W210 because of great reviews I had heard from friends.
      I was pleasantly surprised to find the camera in a small amount of packaging that had very little waste.

      The box comes with the camera, a rechargeable battery pack, a charger for the battery and a USB cable used for plugging your camera into your computer. The USB cable also allows you to plug the camera into your television so you can see all of the pictures you have taken on a big screen.

      Now, in regards to specifications, the camera is 12.1MP and the picture quality is fantastic, definitely due to the well designed Carl Zeiss lens. The camera is capable of 4X zoom without impacting the quality of the images at all so it is definitely highly recommended. The device features 10 different modes which can be used during different situations such as in bad lighting situations or in the dark.

      One feature on it that's really cool is the smile recognition feature that the camera has. It ensures that all of the pictures that you take are in focus by focusing on the smiles of the people in the image (max. 8 people).

      The camera has a rear facing 2.7" LCD screen perfect for previewing images before taking them but I have noticed that it is very prone to getting scratched if the camera is not stored in a protective bag while not in use.

      The batteries don't need charging for a good while after a full charge so you can rest assured that you will not miss any precious moments.

      I haven't had a chance to take a video with the camera yet (never had a use for it!) but after taking a quick test video it seems like the video quality is excellent also. You can also record videos with audio using the built in microphone which isn't bad at all.

      I had a small problem not relating to the device itself though. The charging cable that comes with the camera stopped functioning for me and I contacted Sony regarding it but they offered very steep costs for getting a new one. I ended up using a third party battery charger and it is working perfectly though.
      (Just a heads up just in case it happens to anyone else!)

      Overall I would recommend this to someone who wants to take great quality photos on a small budget and will definitely recommend it to friends due to its sheer quality!

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      22.05.2011 21:17

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      A very good value for money camera, that also has good video playback and capture

      Personally i love this camera. It has all the features i need. There are ten easy to use setting including video. This for me was a huge benifit. On many cameras the video feature either isnt there or the sound on it is rubbish and unclear. This is certainly not the case on this camera. Ive often taken it to concerts and gigs and even then the sound playback is very clear and loud. As well as that the camera has a speaker on it , so you dont have to wait to get the video processed or watch it on a computer to hear the sound, the sound on the camera during playback is loud and the volume can be adjusted.

      For the price of this camera you are definately getting your monies worth.
      There ar ten setting depending on your location so you can always get the best image you want , and settings such as black and white and sepia as well.

      One setting also includes the user being able to change every feature so you can get the picture exactly how you want it.

      The screen on the back is very big so you can see the image you have taken clearly.

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      21.05.2011 17:36
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      exellent little camera

      I have owned a few different digital cameras over the years and until I finally got a mobile phone with a decent camera on it my digital came pretty much everywhere with me. Now that my mobile phone has a decent enough camera for random everyday shots my Sony CyberShot DSC-W210 has been religated to the back of the drawer only to be used for special occassions when I want the guarantee that my pictures are going to turn out well.

      I have owned it for nearly two years and in that time it has been both well used and much loved and it continues to take impressive shots even up against friends new fangled all singing all dancing cameras and I can honestly say that I have never once regreted buying it.

      With the Sony CyberShot DSC-W210 you aren't going to be embarrassed with pulling it out of your pocket to take a shot in public. It isn't the sleekest smallest camera on the market but it is small and light enough to be discreet and being a Sony product it does look rather stylish.
      It has an all metal body which is coloured in a light green. Although I appreciate the bolder colours and usually like my things to be attention grabbing I do like the classic classy appearance of this and the metallic colour of it really does make it look like a premium product and much more expensive than it actually was.

      The metal body feels solid in the hand and unlike some plastic cameras I never feel like I am holding a childs toy. The metal body is also still pristine even though I have never had it in a case and it has been dropped and thrown in bags and drawers countless times. There is literally no scratches on it and you would struggle to tell it had been so man handled.
      Although it is made from metal it is surprisingly light in the hand and it isn't uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time and you would hardly even notice it in your pocket.

      The front of the camera is taken up with the lens which takes up the whole right side of it and is slightly raised. There is also a small flash, another tiny lens, speaker and some sony branding on it. The whole effect is quite understated and attractive.
      On the back of the camera most of the space is taken up by a large viewing screen with only a few buttons and a wheel scroll next to it.

      The camera isn't overly complicated to use and there aren't a thousand and one different settings which is one of the main reasons I chose this camera over other because I wanted something that I could just set to auto then point and shoot that would get me a good picture.
      I find that the auto setting is perfectly fine for nearly every situation and it will turn out an excellent picture every time.

      For those people who like to play around with the settings then there are of course others to choose from. These are accessed by the scroll wheel which will give you option of high sensitivity for shooting in low light, twilight for shooting in low light with the flash, landscape, soft snap, steady shot for blur reduction, smile detector so it can detect people smiling and capture the photo. There is also a movie capture function but I will explain that later.

      Other features include the option to set the flash on/off or auto, a self timer, red eye reduction and face recognition. There are some more complicated features that you can access onscreen such as choosing the image size for printing and adjusting the brightness but I never mess with these after trying it once and managing to take some truly awwful pictures. Once you have taken your picture you can view and delete it from the view screen and you can also do some basic editing of it and add some effects.

      The camera has 12.1 mega pixels which although sounds impressive really has nothing to do with the actual picture quality and is more just for when viewing the image up close or enlarging it. Luckily the image quality on the Sony CyberShot DSC-W210 is absolutely top notch and the Carl Ziess lens and the 4x optical zoom really helps the camera take some impressive shots for a small digital camera.
      Even when I don't bother playing around with the settings and just keep it on auto I struggle to take a bad picture.

      Everything comes out so clear both when viewing the image on screen and when I print it. The images come out lifelike and don't have that artificial look to them that some cameras can give. The colours are all really bright and vivid and both the background and the object/person that the picture is focused on are sharp and impressivly detailed. I have also never had any blurry shots when using the camera other than when it has been my own fault such as when moving whilst taking the picture.

      The one fault that I can think of is that the flash can be very bright which isn't usually a problem unless taking a close up of an object that has a reflective surface. These shots can be difficult to get just right and it usually means that I need to try a few times before I get it spot on.

      The video feature on the camera is really simple to use and only involves moving the wheel scroll around to the video camera icon and pressing the shutter button to start and stop it. It shoots in 720 high def and you can use the zoom buttons to get in really close or zoom out to make surthat you capture everything. The quality of the video is impressive especially when considering that you are using a small digital camera and everything shows up lovely and clear.
      The picture quality is fantastic but It does suffer from quite a bit of juddering but this could be more to do with how I'm am shooting the video. The microphone does pick up on all the sound but it is really sensitive so that it does also pick up on background noise which is irritating when you are watching your videos back and trying to listen to people speak.
      I wouldn't use the video camera on it to shoot something special that I wanted to cherish but it is fine for those times when you just want to shoot a short film with your friends or family.

      The camera comes with it's own software for editing and arranging your photos and videos. It is quite easy to both use and install and with it you can sort your pictures into different catagories such as dates and places to easily find what you are looking for.
      I personally prefer to just use windows to file my pictures and with the camera it is much easier to do this and all you have to do is plug in the usb cable and windows immediately recognises the camera and will transfer your pictures and videos to your computer where you can arrange them into files. Transfering the pictures is relativley quick and you can get a 100 pictures from the camera to the computer in a couple of minutes.

      If your computer is also compatible you can just put the memory stick from the camera into the memory slot on your computer and transfer them this way. Whilst I am talking about the memory stick I should point out that the camera uses Sony's own memory stick rather than the more common SD cards so you won't be able to reuse any you might have lying around. You will definatley need to buy a memory card with the camera as it doesn't come with one and the internal memory is absolutley pitiful and can only store around 4 pictures.

      You can also hook the camera up to your HD television to view your pictures and videos on the big screen and this is where the quality really shows itself. The 2.7 inch LCD view screen is great for looking at pictures on the go but the pictures look fantastic blown up on my big screen.
      Of course you can always print the pictures so you can have a physical copy as well as a digital one and this is easy enough to do from my computer but there is also a feature enabling you to print direct from the camera.

      My Sony Cybershot DSCW210G only cost me in the region of £120 and a second hand one can be found on ebay for as little as £30 making it a bit of a bargain if you can snap one up for that price.
      When I first bought it I wasn't expecting it to be such good quality for that price but I have continued to be impressed with how well it performs.
      Another thing that I like about the camera is that the rechargeable lithium battery lasts for absolutely ages. Whereas with my mobile phone I can take good shots I never know how long it is going to last before running out of juice. This camera can be fully charged and put away and then when I go to get it a couple of months later I know that I will be able to take it with me and take as many shots as I could possibly want with it.

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        07.12.2010 18:45
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        Nice performance/quality for money spent, but no SD-card support + Smile shutter function buggy

        I purchased the DSC-W210 last summer after researching different cameras in the same price class (Euro150 / $200)
        All in all the camera offers a nice amount of bang for the buck.
        The quality of the pictures are very nice considering you're not paying much, it's not a cheap camera bragging about high megapixels yet taking bad photos. I managed to take some quite good action photos at a concert, however trying to film it did not produce any pleasant results (although standing very close to the stage)
        However, filming in normal conditions are fine.

        The camera doesn't take long to launch, and the interface itself is quite responsive. I haven't noticed any slowdowns despite using it for over a year and most of the time there are hundreds of photos and some short clips.
        The DSC-W210 also have quite a few photo retouching and modifying sections, something that can be fun when with friends or looking to kill some time. :)
        The battery time is OK, I can use it for an full day with quite a lot of photos taken and videos filmed. It comes with a rechargable battery and everything you need to recharge it, takes a bit less than 2 hours I'd say.
        The exterior of the camera has been holding up quite well, no noticeable damages despite frequent use for over a year (although with a camera bag)

        The downsides?
        1. Memory: To add extra memory to the phone you have to use Sonys Memory Stick Duo cards, it does not support traditional SD memory cards you commonly see on mobile phones, Wii, etc.
        2. The smile shutter function: Neat function that detects faces and automatically takes a photo when the person is smiling. The downside? In my experience, about a third of the time it doesn't detect a person's face.

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          12.08.2010 20:27
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          Brilliant little camera

          I was looking for a good quality camera at a reasonable price and I knew I wanted a nice little coloured digital one that was going to be easy to carry around with me so I was originally looking at buying a Nikon Coolpix as they looked lovely but after looking through the reviews on Amazon people weren't very complimentary about. I had a look round the site and finally settled on the Sony Cybershot W210 solely due to the other reviews on the site.

          When it arrived and I unboxed it I have to say I was a little bit disappointed with it. I had ordered it in a green colour but the colour is extremely subtle verging on the non-existent. It actually just looks silver and only when the light is shining on it do you get a hint of the green colour. It was also a little bigger and heavier than I had anticipated. Don't get me wrong it is still small enough to fit in my pocket but it is a little thicker than most other new digital cameras.
          The casing is lovely though as it is made from metal rather than plastic giving it an air of quality over other cameras in the same price range. I soon came to terms that it wasn't the tiny little camera I was hoping for and now even appreciate its subtle good looks.

          Along with the camera the box contained an instruction book, a disk (which I haven't used as I have a netbook) charger and some connection leads. I think you are supposed to probably charge the battery before you use the camera but I was so impatient I just put it in straight away and the battery was half full so I could start experimenting with it straight away. To begin with I just put it on the easy setting which automatically sets everything for you and this and all the other settings can be done by a moving a little wheel situated on the back next to the screen.

          Before this camera I had a 10mp Casio camera and I was always quite happy with it until it broke but as soon as I viewed the pictures on the Sony compared to the Casio I was completely blown away. There is absolutely no comparison between the two in terms of quality. The W210 is 12.1mp and the pictures it takes are absolutely amazing and straight away I could see why the people were raving about it on Amazon. Every little detail shows up in brilliant colour and everything is crystal clear. I really don't know what else to say about the picture quality except to say I have yet to take a bad picture with it and it performs brilliantly in all situations and light as long as you adjust the settings to match. Close up shots are fantastically clear and never blurry and the pictures never look over exposed. Every little detail shows up exactly like it does in the flesh.

          As you can tell I am thrilled with how the camera takes pictures. The settings are all really easy to use and include all the usual ones such as macro, landscape etc but it also includes some really handy ones such as face detection and smile detection where the camera can actually tell when someone is smiling and won't take the picture until the subject has a smile on their face. There is also an anti blink mode meaning it won't take the picture until everyone's eyes are open.

          The Screen is a 2.7inch LCD which is also really clear and good for looking at your pictures on the move and doing some editing. The editing features are all pretty basic but includes red eye removal and a cropping feature. There are also some more fun editing features such a fish eye and starburst that are always good for a laugh with friends.
          It also has 4x optical zoom and a Carl Zeiss lens. I'm not sure who Carl Zeiss is but I assume it is good as it is prominently etched on the lens cover.

          The video camera is also a nice touch and much better than I expected. It records in 720 HD so you can watch the videos on your HD telly or laptop. The sound quality is not the greatest but is good for a small digital camera.
          Transferring the pictures to your computer is really simple you just attach the cable to the camera and then it's a case of pressing one button when the USB is attached.
          As it is a Sony camera you will also need to purchase their own memory stick as it doesn't support the more common SD and XD cards.
          The battery is a rechargeable lithium one and when fully charged the camera lasts a surprisingly long time without needed another charge.

          I can't remember the exact amount I paid for this camera but you can currently buy a silver one on Amazon for £129 which for such a good camera is a bargain price.
          I am extremely happy with this camera and its performance and in the six months I have owned it I have never experienced any problems with it so I would have to give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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            14.07.2010 17:51
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            A lovely looking camera that produces great photos!

            A nice looking camera with high spec!

            The camera itself looks alot nicer than the W110 in that it has a more rounded finish as opposed to the square brick like facade of the W110, which not only looks sleeker it also is slightly nicer to hold.

            The camera sports mega pixel quality of 12.1 which is well above the average of 7-8 mega pixels which means that it produces very high quality images, that wont lose detail when being enlarged.

            The camera sports the Carl Zeis Lens as most of the Sony cameras do, and has a 4x optical zoom, again more than the average which is 3. I personally prefer a higher optical zoom as nothing is more frustrating than being too far away to get the shot. This camera also features a wide angle lens which is perfect for panoramic shots.

            The LCD screen is a huge 2.7 Inches which means that there is no more squinting to see the image or the menu options. The only downside is that there is no view finder so that if you are in bright daylight, it sometimes if hard to view the screen.

            In terms if actually taking a photo, the camera has an amazing feature called Intelligent Scene Recognition which adjusts the exposure amongst other things so your not messing around for the right setting.

            As with other Sony cameras in this range the camera also has Face detection which makes portrait shots clearer and automatic smile shutter which means that on this mode the camera takes the photo the minute it recognises a smile, depending upon the sensitivity selected. Other features include the usual; Movie mode, high sensitivity, twilight portrait, landscape, Soft snap (this blurs the background making the focus on the subject), Steadyshot, and easy shooting.

            The camera itself is very easy to use with the menus all self explanatory and a little bubble appearing telling you a brief outline as to what your selecting.

            Finally, the camera has a rechargable battery which helps keep costs down.
            Overall a brilliant little camera.

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              29.04.2010 20:40
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              Brilliant camera

              My husband bought me the Sony Cyberhot W210 for my Birthday.
              What a great camera! I am not in the least bit good with anything technical, but this camera is a doddle to work. I spent about half an hour reading the manual and checking out all the functions after which I had pretty much mastered it's operation.
              The display screen is about 2 1/2 inches, the remaining inch of the back of the camera is the control panel. There is a simple dial which you turn to select your picture mode, of which there are 10, including movie mode, so the camera also doubles as a video camera.
              Once you have captured your pictures, they are really simple to view, retouch or delete. It's also difficult to delete any pictures by accident as the camera asks you if you are sure you want to delete.
              I have found the smile detection setting to be really useful - fantastic for capturing children when they finally smile. There is also a beach setting which really picks up the blue of the water. Alongside the more specific settings there is also an easy shooting mode which just lets you snap away and an auto adjustment which automatically uses the flash if required.
              The camera also has a setting where it can take multiple photos after just one press of the button, great if you're trying to capture a moving object (or child) just at the right moment.
              The zoom is excellent and even after closing in on objects far in the distance I've found the resulting photos to be crystal clear - you wouldn't know that they had been taken from afar.
              There is a timer button on the camera which allows you to take a photo 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed.
              The camera has a rechargable lithium battery and mains powered charger connection. The on-screen display shows you how much charge is remaining in the battery. I personally have found it to last several days of heavy use before it runs out.
              The camera comes with all the connections you need to hook it up to a computer and download your pictures.
              I've been really pleased with this camera. Once printed, the quality of our photos has been amazing. It's a bonus that it's also so simple to use - my 4 year old daughter now knows how to operate it and can zoom and take photos with it!
              Overall a great camera .

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                11.04.2010 21:26
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                Would recommend

                I purchased this camera about 3 months ago, I upgraded from the sony cyber shot 7.2. For me it was an easy buy as I loved my first sony cyber shot, I had considered buying a SLR but after viewing them they seemed too bulky for my needs the 12.1 mega pixel camera offers an excellent picture, it has 4x opitical zoom and a video camera aswell. With a 2gb memory card in it would allow me to record a video of 160mins. It is very light weight and an excellent size for my handbag. I purchased the matching sony case for it to sit in also very handy as it has a front pouch for memory cards to sit it. It has a very good battery life, battery charger is easy and compact to use and pops out the camera easily with no fuss, as does the memory card. It comes with leads to attach to computer, tv and 2 others ones i havent investagated yet! I think the software is excellent and easy to use when uploading your pics and vids to the computer. I think although this camera is alittle more expensive than others which offer the same mega pixels. When i went shopping for this camera in comparason to others it was a light camera but felt sturdy some others were very cheap feeling. I would recommend this camera to anyone, brilliant easy to use.

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                08.04.2010 22:27
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                Great camera - well worth it

                This is a great little camera and I'm very pleased with my purchase. I previously had a canon powershot and to be honest this had way too many features and buttons and editing functions and various exposures etc etc, which I didn't totally understand. Despite having it for 5 years I still didn't know what it fully did! However the sony cyber shot has been a breath of fresh air - i know exactly what i'm doing with it. It has a really helpful feature of putting on the little viewing screen exactly what the different features are when you turn the little wheel to select. It really is a 'pick up and use without reading the instructions' type camera and i wouldn't be wanting to use anything else at the moment. Its also very light-weight and handy to slip into a pocket. Of course the quality of the shots is very good, however I do find a close up zoom is a little blurry, but overall is great.

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                05.02.2010 20:44
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                Lovely minty camera!

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                If you've read my other review about my disappointing Christmas present then you'll know that this is the camera I replaced it with!


                I really love everything this camera. I'm just an 'average' camera owner if you like. I'm not a professional photographer or anything like that. I mostly use my camera for taking photos of days out and holidays, just social things.

                I bought this from Tesco Direct just after Christmas for £120.

                I like the box of this camera. It's like a normal square box, but one of the sides is slanted - it looks quite quirky. It's white and navy coloured and the front has the Sony logo, a photo of the camera and 4 navy boxes at the bottom with a bit of general info about the camera in.

                They basically tell you that the camera is 12.1 megapixels, that there is a 4x Optical Zoom, it has SteadyShot and that it has High Sensitivity ISO 3200.



                Inside the box you get a battery charger, a rechargeable battery, a USB cable, a software CD, and one of those thin free wrist strap things.


                You don't get a memory card with the camera which is a shame because you really do need one. I think you can fit 6 photos on the internal memory of the camera, so a memory card is invaluable; there is a slot that fits an SD card so increase the memory.


                Okay so the appearance of the camera is rather snazzy. I bought it in green, which is a nice minty colour - not too overpowering. It also comes in a silver, black and pink colour.

                The camera is 3.5 inches across, 2.2 inches tall, and 0.8 inches thick. The lens in to the right of the screen, and just underneath that to the right it says "12.1 Megapixels". On the left it says Sony and Cyber-shot. In the middle at the top is the flash. On the top of the camera is the on/off button and the take photo button. On the back [screen] side of the camera is a large 2.5 x 2.0 inch LCD screen with Sony in tiny letters at the bottom of it. To the right of the screen are two function wheels, 3 little buttons and the zoom function button. The little buttons are: 'Play' to playback photos/videos; 'Menu' also the delete button; 'Home' which gets you onto a few basic options. Onto the two wheels... I'll start with the top one. This had 10 different modes that you can choose from, including Easy Mode - with limited options, Auto Mode - settings set for you, Video - to record videos, as well as lots other such as scene selection to change settings depending on the environment you're in. The bottom wheel isn't really a wheel, it's just circle shaped... It has the self timer setting, the focus setting, the display settings and the flash settings.


                There's the options to change the image size to save memory, and also change things like whether you want it in colour, sepia or black and white.


                Pictures quality's really good, on the screen and printed out. The camera is 12.1 megapixels so assuming it's focussed properly I wouldn't really expect the photos to look bad. I think on the auto settings the white balance and contrast is all set up really well and the colours are really vivid too, although there is an option to change the intensity of the colours in the settings somewhere.


                As I said at the top I'm no camera expert and there are probably a load of other exciting, fancy features to play around on but they're what I usually use the most.


                I personally think it's a really nice compact camera that also looks really stylish, and I recommend it to people who want a good everyday camera.

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                  14.01.2010 11:06

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                  Overall a fab camera well worth the money.

                  We bought this as a replacement to our old cyber shot camera after we got sand in it at the beach! Expensive day that turned out to be!

                  We were always very happy with the previous camera so decided to go for another sony. Being a updated version and 12.1megapixel it is naturally better. Having a 4x optical zoom you can be sure to get super shots. Easily adjusted resolution with a small size for emailing pictures quickly or taking less detailed shots.

                  Typical with the cyber shots this one is easy to use with simple zoom buttons and a rotating circle to select movie/picture mode and what setting you want to use. Quick view button to check out you photography skills once you have snapped a pic. A fantastically large screen makes it even possible for my husbnad with bad eyesight to see what he's just taken. A very durable camera in my experience as myself and the children have knocked it a fair few times. If like me you struggle to take a picture with unsteady hands you will find the steady shot function a god send. The camera is a nice slick design and size about the size of a pack of cards.

                  The one negative thing i can say about this is the battery life. Its really not very good. Plus you have to remove the battery to charge it up. Its one you remove and place in its charger. For some reason it doesnt last even a quarter of the time our previous camera did. No major impact but you do have to remember to charge is regularly and for day trips etc.

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                  A good quality point and shoot compact camera!

                  Brought this for my other half for Christmas but he has been using it for about 4 months now and is impressed with it! I brought it when it was on reduced price at £120 (but it can be brought for £100 at the mo). He is an SLR lover but wanted a compact point and shoot for when we take the dog out and he sees a "photo", its so small he just pops into his top pocket when he goes out to work.
                  About a week after I brought it a large crack developed across the screen which worried us as it hadnt been dropped or damaged in way. We took it back to Currys and after some tests they happily replaced it. They said it had never happened before and agreed that there was no sign of damage so suggested it was a one off design issue.

                  Even though its 12mp it does struggle a little when zooming in (in comaprison to SLRS)- but for the price does a good enough job. The night settings ensure clear crisp photos even in low light and the smile detection is a nice little touch, particularly when taking photos at family gatherings etc. It has a variety of settings ranging from night time, video (which is surprisingly good but does eat up space on the memory card) to Fireworks (which does pick up especially well) to "food". I am surprised by this as I dont think too many people often need to take photos of thier dinner!
                  All in all a good point and shoot compact. Excellent for the pricefrom a reputable manufacturer .

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                  09.01.2010 16:37

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                  Over all its a great quality camera, with great quality pictures!

                  I have this camera. It is a great camera to use. It's so easy to use. It also connects to your pc really easily, so downloading your pictures takes no time at all!!
                  The picture quality of this camera is really good. I have used this camera inside and out, day and night and in sun and in snow and the pictures have all turned out fine!
                  I have also recorded some video clips on this camera and they came out really good too, obviously you have to connect the camera to your pc or tv to hear the sounds, but this is also very easy to do.
                  I'm not very "techy", so for anyone wanting a good quality easy to use camera, this is certaintly the one to get!!
                  If you plan on using the camera alot, you'll need to use expensive brand batteries in the camera as cheaper ones only last a day or two!!

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                  03.01.2010 20:12

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                  Good little camara, light and easy to use.

                  I am now on my second Sony Cybershot camara as the lense got jammed on my original one, which i'm told is quite a common problem with this model. (thankfully it was still under warrenty and got a replacement) That said this is a great little camara, that takes good quality pictures in almost any setting. Its lightweight easy to use and has the right amount of features for anyone looking for a shoot and snap type camara. On the downside, the flash can be a little bright, especially when shooting indoors and set on auto. This can be overriden by switching it to either ISO or twilight though if its really low light the picture will come out a little 'grainy' so you may need to play about until you get the right balance.

                  The camara works particularly well outdoors, so its great for holidays. I took mine both on a beach holiday and skiing and on both occasions my pictures came out really well. The colours are vivid and the images crisp, also the battery seemed to last a lot longer than many of my friends camaras (about 8 hours between charging with quit a bit of use).

                  Overall a great little camara thats lightweight easy to use and good value for money.

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              • Product Details

                DSC-W210 is a compact, feature-packed, easy to use camera with high 12.1 megapixels resolution. It features 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens with 30mm wide angle, 2.7-inch screen, Face Detection, Smile Shutter and Intelligent Scene Recognition.

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                Product Description: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W210 - digital camera
                Product Type: Digital camera - compact
                Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card
                Internal Storage: 15 MB flash
                Sensor Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel
                Lens System: Carl Zeiss 4 x zoom lens - 5.35 - 21.4 mm - f/2.8
                Focus Adjustment: Automatic
                Digital Zoom: 2 x
                Camera Flash: Built-in flash
                Display: LCD display - 2.7"
                Supported Battery: 1 x Sony NP-BG1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included )
                AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio
                Colour: Silver
                Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.5 cm x 2.2 cm x 5.7 cm
                Weight: 117 g
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