Product Type: Sony digital cameras
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A good all round camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510
Member Name: star2000
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510
Date: 22/06/13, updated on 14/07/13 (50 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use and got all the basic features you need
Disadvantages: None really unless you want something more complex
I have just come back from holiday in Italy and took my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 camera with me. I must admit that since owning an iPhone where I have a camera constantly with me I rarely use a separate camera, but I wanted to on holiday as it is better quality and also I would not be worried about losing my phone while I was travelling around.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 has an impressive range of features that make it easy to use. The camera has 12.1 megapixels to take great quality pictures and a 4x optical zoom with wide angle so you get both a zoom and wide angle at the same time. One of the features I like the best is the iAuto feature which makes the camera decide on the best settings and contrasts for your picture without you having to worry about the right settings. This makes it ideal for a beginner. There is also a video feature and Sony's Sweep Panorama mode, which means you an take great pictures of landscapes.
The version I have is a pale pink which looks lovely and one of the things I like best about the camera is that it is so compact and easy to carry around in your handbag or a pocket as it is only 2cm wide and weighs 120g.
The camera easily switches between modes so you can view the photos you have taken and it is easy to delete those that you do not want to keep and to lock photos you do want to keep so they are not deleted by mistake. The software can be loaded to any computer including a Mac and it was easy to transfer the photos to my computer when I got back home via the cable provided.
The camera has a rechargeable battery. I find that if you have not used it for a while this needs a full charge before you start to use the camera again, which takes a couple of hours. However the camera battery lasted an impressive 5 days while I was on holiday without a recharge (and I probably took over 200 photos) so I do think this is reasonable.
I think that the quality of the photos produced are really good (although I am not a photography expert) and I am very happy with the results both on my computer and when they are printed. The price of the camera is about £70, which is really reasonable for the number of features that you get, and the fact that it is so easy to use. I would definitely recommend the camera for anyone who needs a cheap camera that can do everything that most amateur photographers need.
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Summary: A great little camera
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