Product Type: Sony digital cameras
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Cheap and competent if old camera. Perhaps a modern budget one is a better choice
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40
Member Name: XGcomplexity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40
Date: 24/08/10, updated on 24/08/10 (11 review reads)
Advantages: Also a video recorder
Disadvantages: Poor battery life, Reliability issues after a certain time period
I have very limited knowledge if camera so I bought this thinking Sony this should be good. And in most aspects it is a very good camera the 4.1 megapixel may be very weak compared to cameras nowadays but it is perfectly suitable for me.
The 3x optical zoom is also very good as you can zoom in and out very quickly. And there is no delay from pressing the capture button and it appearing on the small LCD monitor allowing you to take spur of the moment action shots. There is an optical viewfinder in the corner but i cant help but think that it is slightly redundant
There is fair amount of memory built in to the camera 32MB but you can also get memory stick pro cards to increase that memory further
Also packaged with the camera is the USB connector so you are able transfer images from your camera to computer or directly to a printer if your printer has a USB port
Another nice feature about this camera is that it is also a video recorder so you can take footage of an event happening or record some screenbites for later use
Also it has to be said the battery life of this camera is very poor despite many people saying the battery life is excellent i have to disagree the battery life is exceptionally poor at 25 mins. Maybe it could do with the cameras age or batteries Im using. Also now the camera lens is struggeling to open and it involves a lot of blowing at it for the camera to turn on and the lens to open.
It also has to be said this camera is not to visually appealing now. It is very chunky and cumbersome to carry when compared to some budget cameras we can get today
Summary: Its not a terrible camera but you would be better off getting a budget camera from a store
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