Product Type: Sony digital cameras
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
Member Name: pearliewhites7
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
Date: 17/10/12, updated on 17/10/12 (24 review reads)
Advantages: intelligent auto mode is brilliant
Disadvantages: wish I could record movies for up to an hour or more
Happy to have received this camera as a gift...thanks mum. Ok so, this camera is not so complex. Once you understand how it works (which is pretty easy) you can take really good pictures. The 2.7" screen size is not too bad and together with the 4 times optical zoom, it makes this little camera very handy. In particular, I was at a concert and was able to zoom in and take some really good pictures of the artists on stage and I wasn't even close to the stage. When using the intelligent auto feature of the camera, you do have to be careful though when taking pictures as sometimes it takes time (I would say just a few seconds) to get pictures in focus before taking them. It is probably worth the wait because it chooses an appropriate setting to take your picture in. You can also choose scenes manually if you decide you no longer want to operate the camera using the auto intelligent scene selection feature.
This camera is a great find, I think, mainly because of its special features. These include face detection and smile shutter, which I'd never heard of or even seen on any other cameras (since the only camera I grew up with was one of those really expensive professional cameras with the really long lenses, which belonged to my dad and I misplaced). Before you take a picture, the camera detects your face and with the smile shutter feature, it can just take the picture once a smile is detected...neat trick. The movie feature is ok too; you can record good short happenings in your daily life. I sometimes like to connect my camera to our Plasma tv so I can actually see the pictures blown up and also watch the videos recorded. Brings the family together. Oh and let's not forget the red eye reduction feature which is available, which is a must.
The last time I had fun with this camera, I was taking shots of my friends and family in mid-air; was experimenting to see if it was possible to capture mid air images, though it was possible the pictures came out blurred but we did have fun taking those pictures.
Summary: Neat little thing
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