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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510
Member Name: Taz123456
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510
Advantages: Design, looks sleek and modern, easy to use, great features, quality pictures/videos.
I have used many Sony electrical products in the past and have always been impressed with their high standards of quality. From TV's, Sony PS3, too music systems are just a few of the Sony electrical items I have bought that have lasted me years without developing any faults. Therefore I when it came time to purchase a new digital camera, I knew Sony would be one of the brands that would be on the top of my list when searching for a new one.
I do already have a camera phone, however although it does take a good standard array of pictures, I was still not 100% satisfied and wanted to purchase a good quality camera that has slightly more features available when taking and editing pictures.
== Technical Details ==
Lens Maximum Pixels (MP) 12.1
Optical Zoom (x) 4
Digital Zoom Magnification (x) 8
Size Of Sensor (mm) 7.79mm
Display & Graphics Screen Size (in) 2.7
Features Software Included
Power Shots Per Battery Charge 220
Comes with: wrist or neck strap, USB cable, PC download software, AV cable
Dimensions Product Height 54.0 Millimetre Product Width 96.0 Millimetre Product Depth 19.9 Millimetre.
== Price ==
I purchased the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 from the Amazon website for around £65. I got the black coloured camera, but I have seen it available in silver and pink colours as well. As there are newer version of the above camera available, I believe the price will drop in price a bit more so it is worth looking around the web for some good prices and deals.
== Design ==
The camera is a nice size (only 2.5 cm wide). and compact so it easy to carry around. It is fairly lightweight so I was able to hold it with one hand easily without feeling any pressure or much weight on my hands (only weighs 120g).
The camera does look very modern and sleek, with the lens sitting into the silver metallic frame nicely, which looks great with the black contrasting colour of the camera. Although I do own the black coloured version, I can imagine the pink one looking very funky and snazzy too, but I am not sure my partner would like carrying around a girly looking pink coloured camera! So I opted for the black version.
== Features ==
The picture quality is top notch, the camera has 12.1 megapixels which really does mean your getting good amount of details in your pictures. It has a 4x optical zoom, and I found that really helps take those extra special precision shots, and with the added wide angle shots you can take nice wide angle shots as well. These two features are great for taking group photos, zooming in without loosing quality which is what you tend to get with some other cameras.
The camera also has face detection features that allow you to take good people pictures, as well as being able to change face detection between adult and child easily. One of the best features of this camera is the iAuto feature, which automatically amends contrast and colours and setting so that the best possible pictures can be taken. I love this feature, as I am not really that much of a technical person, so having the camera do all the work for me and have great end results is brilliant.
There is also a neat little feature called Sweep Panorama mode, which enables great landscape pictures to be taken as well as a taking a number of pictures similar pictures to be taken but all at different angles. This really brings out the best of the photos, and you can't really complain about your picture not showing your best angle!
The video record feature is also of a high standard, I have taken a number of videos and all have come out looking great with no fuzziness or blurriness to worry about (which is what I tend to get with my phone camera). The sound playback is also great, loud enough to hear comfortably. The good thing about this is that all your pictures and videos can be viewed on your TV thanks to the av cable connection. This means all the high quality videos and photos can be viewed with ease by the whole family while sitting in the sofa having a cup of tea. Connecting the device to the TV couldn't be easier, all you need to do is plug in the AV cable in the correct socket on the back of the TV and the pictures/videos are ready for playback.
The camera comes with software that is simple to install onto a PC or Mac computer, it took me a minute to install the software which is really quick in my opinion. Using the SD card that stores all the cameras photos, you simply insert it into your pc SD slot and your off to go. If you do not have a SD slot on the laptop then not to worry, you can use a standard cable that comes included in the camera box.
The photos are simple enough to transfer onto your computer thanks to the software screen that is very user friendly and straightforward to follow. I found photos and videos transferred really fast onto my computer and I was very pleasantly surprised as I don't have the fasted PC! The process is even faster when I was using the SD slot as it doesn't require any software to recognise the camera and instead I just copy and pasted the photos I wanted into the computer picture folder. I would have to use the cable method only when using my partners computer as his does not have a SD slot while my Laptop does, but overall the SD method is so much faster.
The menu is very user friendly, modes can be changed easily by a click of a button. The menu allows you to lock certain photos so that they are not deleted accidently, which is great as it keeps those sentimental pictures secure and safe. Of course it also has the option to delete pictures that are not wanted, and again is very simple to do by clicking on the delete button.
The camera has a rechargeable battery that is easy to remove and insert. I much prefer having a rechargeable battery than having to buy batteries every other week, as these cameras do use a lot of power so ordinary batteries really wouldn't last very long. It takes a couple of hours to fully charge the battery, however I was pleased to find that the camera could be used for about 3 days until the battery indicator would show meaning it needed to be charged.
I would recommend this Sony Cyper-shot camera as it is very easy to use as the camera does all the hard work for you and is great for beginners or non-technical people like me. It takes great photos and high quality videos, and for the price you are getting a good long lasting quality camera.
Rating 5/5 :)
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