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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Red) (2012...
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 625 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 5.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Amazon5.0   above average
Quick5.0   above average
Compact4.8   average
Fit4.7   average
Sharp4.7   average
Simple4.7   average
Color4.6   average
Performance4.6   above average
Photo4.6   above average
Size4.6   average
Video4.6   above average
Zoom4.6   above average
Light4.5   above average
Setting4.5   above average
Image4.3   average
Price4.3   average
Quality4.3   average
Speed4.0   average
Flash3.9   above average
Menu3.9   average
Screen3.9   above average
Shutter3.9   above average
Indoor3.8   above average
Battery3.4   average
Button3.4   average
Charging3.4   above average
Lens2.9   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Amazon

Amazon:
"so far been an excellent camera for me.... i ended up ordering a separate charger just for the battery, it didn't charge through the usb, at least mine did not, .... i wasn't sure if that was suppose to be that way or not,... i ended up ordering a separate charger and 2 batteries, which were actually decently priced here on amazon,$18, and having extra batteries is a good thing."
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"I purchased this product from Focus Camera (great seller, by the way), which was fulfilled by Amazon."
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"It doesn't hurt that I got a fabulous deal here on Amazon either!"
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"* Sony DSC WX150: 1440 x 1080 (30 fps)in MP4 format, 1920 x 1080 (60i)in AVCHD format, and 1440 x 1080 (60i) in AVCHD formatSo, it is depend on you, if you prefer shooting images only and like to use Manual,Tv,and AV Mode, you may prefer to buy Canon Power-Shot SX260 HS;on the other hand, if Auto Mode and Video Mode are importantfor you, you may prefer to buy Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150.Canon SX 260 HS has feature: GPS & Optical Zoom (20x),but Sony WX150 has abilities to shoot images while recording video & zooming, and 3D Sweep Panorama function...Both of them are best seller at Amazon..."
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"And, Amazon has THE best prices as usual."
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Battery

Battery:
"About 2 years ago I complained to my family that the battery didn't last as long as I thought it should, because after I hadn't used or charged it for over a month the battery was low and only allowed me to take 10 or so pictures."
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"I love my camera despite the flash battery door is flimsy."
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"He has always liked it, but in the past month it has become evident there is a problem with the connection port for the battery charger and USB cord for uploading to computer."
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"I love my old camera from almost a decade ago, they lasted a long time and didn't have all the firmware and battery problems of cameras these days."
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"The only dissapointment is the way you need to charge the battery."
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"This camera came with a battery door latch that doesn't work well."
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"It is easy to use the battery holds the charge for a long time."
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"This camera still works great years later but battery life is starting to wear down."
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"so far been an excellent camera for me.... i ended up ordering a separate charger just for the battery, it didn't charge through the usb, at least mine did not, .... i wasn't sure if that was suppose to be that way or not,... i ended up ordering a separate charger and 2 batteries, which were actually decently priced here on amazon,$18, and having extra batteries is a good thing."
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"This took great photos at first but after 6 months the battery door latch wouldn't hold so I had to use tape to keep it closed."
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"Excellent camera, had it 2 years so far, great photos and videos, battery is good for around 300-325 shots."
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Button

Button:
"My complaints are mostly related to its buttons."
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"The on off button is flush with the top and very small making it hard to find turn on quickly, but it turns on fast once you find the button."
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"In retrospect, it should have been obvious, so this is probably not much of a 'con'.movie button - there is a tiny button on the back that is hard to press, but that you have to press to take movies."
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"The buttons are again a little intuitive and the more playing the more confused I was."
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"Ergonomics:While the camera is very compact but it also felt cheap and flimsy, especially with the dial and buttons."
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"Cons:Power button is clumsy to manipulateProgram selector wheel easily jostles out of position."
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"(except of course if there was a blue object in the video, then that would be recorded in blue too).Very easy to use, easy to understand and the menu buttons are very accessible."
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"In a perfect world, a low light button would do all that for me, as I am not going through the t(o numerous to mention), menus to find the longer expouser settings."
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"I tried to catch an eagle on the Elk Refuge in a tree before he flew away and got a great shot, but it was VERY hard to hold steady when in a hurry and getting the panic button shot where you needed good control over what you were doing to hold focus zoom press without moving so much."
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"The on off button is also depressed easily such that the camera activates and tries to extend the lens."
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Charging

Charging:
"i think it came with a charging chord but i don't remember, i was a little disappointed it didn't charge through the usb is all."
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"He has always liked it, but in the past month it has become evident there is a problem with the connection port for the battery charger and USB cord for uploading to computer."
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"Something seems to be broken in this port--no charging, the computer doesn't recognize the USB connection so you cannot upload photos."
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"The only dissapointment is the way you need to charge the battery."
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"thought it might just be the charger but bought a new charger and new battery and its still dead as door nail."
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"It is easy to use the battery holds the charge for a long time."
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"I plug into my usb charger in my car whenever it dies, and I am good."
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"It's so easy to slip this in your purse, or pocket and be on the go, and if you need to charge it, it takes usb charging, so that is convenient."
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"What I really love about this is the ability to charge it anywhere with just a usb cord."
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"so far been an excellent camera for me.... i ended up ordering a separate charger just for the battery, it didn't charge through the usb, at least mine did not, .... i wasn't sure if that was suppose to be that way or not,... i ended up ordering a separate charger and 2 batteries, which were actually decently priced here on amazon,$18, and having extra batteries is a good thing."
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Color

Color:
"not good colors."
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"Unfortunately, Sony has discontinued some of its original colors like red & blue."
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"It also does an excellent job capturing light and color."
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"We could not use flash in many of the museums and inside chateaus in France, but the clarity, brightness and color rendition in the pictures were fantastic and its modest zoom really made a difference on may occasions."
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"The photos are crisp with nice color."
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"Very little noise in good light and nice punchy colors."
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"Love the rapid shots, which can be viewed in stopmotion by tilting the camera when reviewing them, love the pop color, the simultaneous camera and video ability, the fast speed, the easy to understand menus, the look, the size and the panorama shots."
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Compact

Compact:
"Low light scenes came out amazing as did varied light scenes at the bowling alley, which are challenging for all compact cameras."
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"Ergonomics:While the camera is very compact but it also felt cheap and flimsy, especially with the dial and buttons."
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"Too hard to get to one from another, but the camera does take really nice photos, is light and compact."
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"This camera is great, it take wonderful pictures and is so small and compact."
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"I just wanted a good compact camera."
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"Small and compact for easy storage and travel."
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"If you're looking for a compact camera that takes good pictures and is simple to use, this is a great choice."
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Fit

Fit:
"I had the older version of the Sony Cybershot, but it was bulky and didn't fit well into my back pocket."
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"- Battery door doesn't fit well."
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"It fits nicely in my purse and takes great pictures.."
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"Its very portable I keep it in a camera case and in my purse, and can easily fit in a pocket."
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"Just the right size to fit in a cargo pocket and it takes excellent photos."
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"Need a camera to go on vacation and this camera fit well into my pocket."
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"It is really compact and fits nicely in my pocket."
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Flash

Flash:
"I love my camera despite the flash battery door is flimsy."
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"I've been a little disappointed with flash pictures using this, but it does quite well without flash in fairly low available light."
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"The only weak point is flash output."
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"I am still trying to figure out how to adjust the flash because it tends to overexpose the photo which is my only real frustration with the camera."
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"Love it that the flash does not have to charge and I can capture photos quickly, instead of missing the shot because the flash is too slow."
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"I've been frustrated in the past that I have to wait a few seconds before the camera or flash is ready to take another shot."
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"Night shots come out great and vivid especially with the flash."
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"I love my camera despite the flash battery door is flimsy."
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"I've been a little disappointed with flash pictures using this, but it does quite well without flash in fairly low available light."
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"Great camera, camera came from Flash Focus, packed poorly in big loose box, very little packing materials."
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Focus

Focus:
"The focusing mechanism also has a mode whereby it recognizes the overall shape of a central object and attempts to focus on the average of that shape."
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"If you need to shoot wildlife in a forest, birds on the wing, or anything that requires clear control of the focus, this camera will disappoint completely for the simple reason that it has no viewfinder or manual focus control."
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"It has nice qualities but I have problem with focusing on daylight, at intermediate distances, pictures can not be focused ,"
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"For example, if you have a guitar in the picture, it will create a boxed shape around the guitar and make a good focus on the whole object."
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"If you need to shoot wildlife in a forest, birds on the wing, or anything that requires clear control of the focus, this camera will disappoint completely for the simple reason that it has no viewfinder or manual focus control."
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"It does quite well choosing the focus point when the subject is simple, and especially if a human face or a building is the subject."
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"I purchased this product from Focus Camera (great seller, by the way), which was fulfilled by Amazon."
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"Great camera, camera came from Flash Focus, packed poorly in big loose box, very little packing materials."
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Image

Image:
"Images are good, not great."
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"However under slightly challenging or low-light conditions, the image quality is poor and cannot withstand any close inspection."
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"So far, still perfect for my needs: fast, good pics, and few errors."
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"I am still trying to figure out how to adjust the flash because it tends to overexpose the photo which is my only real frustration with the camera."
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"Way better image quality than my Sony Cybershot AA3300, Been to California with this and i regret not having it earlier for my Florida and China vacation."
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"Panoramic shooting is hard to control and always ended with a partial image (i. e. a little portion to the right of the picture is black), which is probably due to the sweeping speed."
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"Dslr can serve the purpose when you want to take those professional shoots on the go, but on a daily basis you dont want to be carrying a heavy dslr in your purse bag, so a point and shoot works, and although cell phone photos are more convenient, sometimes you want to use a camera and snap a photo of that amazing thing your child just did."
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"The camera is easy to use and produces high quality images."
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"I also LOVE how you can take a pic while recording at the same time and the recording comes out as if nothing happened."
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"Takes great pics! "
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"One thing i owuld love to see improved is the continuos shooting - the feature does not use flash light, and the other single shooting with delay - 2, 10 sec does only one image per time, i would love to see at least 3 on that mode."
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Indoor

Indoor:
"Using the camera in superior auto mode to photograph my kid's indoor activities has yielded very disappointing quality photos."
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"I was worried about indoor ,low light pics, but it does great."
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"I hate it when you take a picture of a room indoors and without a fish eye lens, not only does it not capture the whole room, it only captures a piece of the opposite wall making the room look tiny."
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"In terms of features, I wanted a camera that takes decent pictures indoors and in low light situations, shoots fast enough to capture my 8 year old and offers the ability to take panoramic shots and HD videos."
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"I took a test video in dim indoor lighting, and it came our great."
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"I just need a good camera to take everywhere with me, even when I don't take my bag or purse, and take high-quality shots at sunlight or dark or indoors."
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"Using the camera in superior auto mode to photograph my kid's indoor activities has yielded very disappointing quality photos."
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"I take more pictures indoors with no flash and the colors are richer and more accurate- Video!"
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Lens

Lens:
"It also did not operate well in humid conditions; when you turned it on the lens would stick and it wouldn't turn on correctly."
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"Also, it appears that the lens causes a shadow in the corner of some pictures, which is irritating."
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"UPDATE 6-18-2013: The camera now won't turn on and appears to have a problem with the lens motor failing with error flashing C32:60 and turns off by itself."
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"Also, the lens part feels a little flimsy, you may need to be careful."
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"I needed a smaller, more light weight camera and had purchased the WX650 but was unhappy with the quality of its Carl Zeiss lens, the slow focus, the 5X zoom and overly complicated menu system."
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"The first problem is a major nuisance, the second is the deal-breaker as I know will cause lens problems."
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"The camera has a very good lens and takes a nice picture."
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"With the right conditions and reasonable user experience, some stellar photos including close ups can be made with this camera because of its excellent lens characteristics."
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"Very good photos with a good lens and simple to use."
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"The telescopic lens is fantastic."
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"nk concert, tele lens worked great."
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Light

Light:
"Under low light there are real problems on making acceptable pictures."
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"It might have some problems with black light or shinny backgrounds."
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"The only complaint i have is it DOES look cheap and feels light so it feels cheap."
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"I was unhappy to open the box and discover a light weight item that feels cheap."
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"I needed a smaller, more light weight camera and had purchased the WX650 but was unhappy with the quality of its Carl Zeiss lens, the slow focus, the 5X zoom and overly complicated menu system."
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"Because it's so light, it was a little hard to keep steady at full zoom, however it does have image stabilization to compensate."
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"I still use it because it has the BEST zoom I've found in a small, light, inexpensive point-and-shoot camera and I want to see the details."
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"It also does an excellent job capturing light and color."
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"It is light, portable, quiet, and make the best pictures."
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"Outside at good light you wouldn't see a difference to my SLR."
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"i always struggle to find a small camera which does let enough light in to make decent pictures in the dark."
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Manual

Manual:
"camera be advised that Sony has to be the worst company in the world for their Manuals."
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"The only downside is the skimpy manual, I found it easier to read some reviews and reference the on-line manual."
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"The instruction manual was pretty useless, so it takes a little time to figure out all the options by clicking through the buttons menus."
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"I've been taking a course on photography and would have liked a manual mode which allows shutter and aperture priorities."
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"This is really good camera for those who doesn't mess too much with the manual settings like me."
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"I've been pretty into manual photography, but lately, I don't really find myself wanting to take the time to do that."
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"This camera is definitely not for someone who wants easy options for manual focus and exposure control."
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Memory

Memory:
"The battery memory card slot door is VERY flimsy."
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"Wasabi Power Battery and Charger Kit for Sony NP-BN1 and Cyber-shot DSC-T99, DSC-T110, DSC-TX5, DSC-TX7, DSC-TX9, DSC-TX10, DSC-TX20, DSC-TX55, DSC-TX66, DSC-TX100V, DSC-TX200V, DSC-W310, DSC-W320, DSC-W330, DSC-W350, DSC-W360, DSC-W380, DSC-W390, DSC-W...I would also strongly recommend installing a 16GB 32GB Class 10 SDHC, or better, memory card (to get the high-end performance from this camera, you cannot shackle it with a low-end memory card).We can expect broken battery utility doors, damaged connectors and the occasional 'lemon' failure on miniature cameras such as this - only time will tell us whether these and other reliability features are any better or worse for this camera than they are for its peers."
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"Video quality is just as great, I normally film in 720 because 1080 HD takes a lot more memory."
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"The lock on the door to access the battery and memory chip is counter intuitive but works well."
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"Video is nice but take a lot of space of my memory."
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"They will enjoy many memories with it and the pictures are perfect."
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"A first I liked this camera but that started to change the battery life did not last long the pictures where great at first but they did take a lot of memory up."
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Menu

Menu:
"The menu is extremely hard to navigate, and has no typical automatic presets like sports mode'.Overall, I hate this camera and am angry that I have to return it for repairs rather than getting a merchandise credit to replace it with a different model."
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"It has a lot of fun and useful features, it is relaitvely easy to use (we are still exploring all of the modes and menus) and is not so expensive that you have to worry excessively about loss or breakage."
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"Initially I thought I must have selected a wrong option on the menu."
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"And menu navigation absolutely impossible and unacceptable, I'm a college grad, far from an idiot, but try as I might could not figure myriad of cryptic menu routes and detours."
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"OK, navigating the menus is a little hard to get used to."
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"The menu on this camera is very easy to navigate and if you're buying this for someone, like I did, who is terrible at setting up the right stuff on a camera, then this IS the camera for you as it has an easy point and shoot mode that automatically sets itself up for high quality shots I'm very happy about."
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"The menus are convoluted as well."
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"Love the rapid shots, which can be viewed in stopmotion by tilting the camera when reviewing them, love the pop color, the simultaneous camera and video ability, the fast speed, the easy to understand menus, the look, the size and the panorama shots."
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"(except of course if there was a blue object in the video, then that would be recorded in blue too).Very easy to use, easy to understand and the menu buttons are very accessible."
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"10X zoom, over all camera smaller, but same easy to use menu."
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Noise

Noise:
"At the 18.2 MP resolution 100% zoom looks terrible with lots of noise, distortion, and artifacts."
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"When reviewed at 1:1, the WX50 photos showed considerable noise at ISO 400 and above (800 and 1600 were nearly unacceptable) whereas the WX150 was extremely noise-free even at 800 (with 1600 being quite impressive)."
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"Very little noise in good light and nice punchy colors."
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"I've used many point & shoots and their images were usually too grainy or just.. plain dark in low light or the high ISO settings were just so noisy but this camera works really well."
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"This camera is great under good lighting condition without doing too much scrutiny:Macro focusing is good even in zoom (Panasonic Lumix SZ7 has great trouble).Video quality is great and optical zoom adjust automatically according to image resolution and works smoothly with minimum lens movement noise pickups."
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"The edges of the letters with the WX150 (this camera) were noisy whereas the HX10V at 10x optical were very clear (no, I did not pixel peep)."
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"PROS: Small size, fast focus, low noise at high ISO, excellent low light results, great HD videoCONS: Small size can be a challenge for larger fingersI've been searching for a point-and-shoot camera that can rival my six year-old Fuji F30."
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Performance

Performance:
"* Thus, I am very disappointed in this camera's performance."
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"I am not completely enamored with its low light picture quality but it is by no means BAD, just not as great as the pictures it takes in good lighting, but really, I didn't expect amazing performance from it based its price."
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"The conundrum is great performance."
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"Seems the best out there for value and performance."
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"I used to dislike being the camera guy with my old cameras only because I know the quality of the picture didn't match the performance of my shots - well now they do!"
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"Great size & performance in a small package."
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"Over the course of 450 shots in Southeast Asia, as long as I did not get crazy with my shots, the camera performed well."
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Photo

Photo:
"Not take good photos"
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"That or use the Sony program to transfer photos which really irritates me."
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"very good but not perfect you can found another camera better for this price there is problem in the battery cover but i like it the photos is very good"
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"Using the camera in superior auto mode to photograph my kid's indoor activities has yielded very disappointing quality photos."
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"I really like the convenience of the smartphone cameras, but the quality is just terrible, especially if you try to blow up the photos."
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"Love it that the flash does not have to charge and I can capture photos quickly, instead of missing the shot because the flash is too slow."
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"This took great photos at first but after 6 months the battery door latch wouldn't hold so I had to use tape to keep it closed."
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"Excellent camera, had it 2 years so far, great photos and videos, battery is good for around 300-325 shots."
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"Just the right size to fit in a cargo pocket and it takes excellent photos."
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"Action shots, still shots, the photos were amazing."
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"Too hard to get to one from another, but the camera does take really nice photos, is light and compact."
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Price

Price:
"Its not the best but its good for the low price range."
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"The only complaint i have is it DOES look cheap and feels light so it feels cheap."
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"Overall a HUGE dissapointment and a big waste of money."
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"If you're paying the full price tag for this camera then you're not getting a good deal."
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"Not only was it a great price, it came fast and everything was as promised."
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"This is a good, no, GREAT camera for the price."
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"I still use it because it has the BEST zoom I've found in a small, light, inexpensive point-and-shoot camera and I want to see the details."
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"i think this is the best camera for this price"
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"The price is reasonable and we love it."
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"the picture quality and battery life are outstanding for a camera in this price range."
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"Overall, this is a great camera for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
").I have also some Sony stuff such as YV, DVD player, CD player, walman....in my opinion: if it is made in Japan (or Maysia), the quality is good, if made in China hahahahah, hard to say something .avoid made in China"
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"It was not expensive and it's a great quality."
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"I actually wasn't expecting such good video quality, and the audio is astounding as well (I'm an audiophile)."
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"However under slightly challenging or low-light conditions, the image quality is poor and cannot withstand any close inspection."
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"I am unhappy with the zoom quality and the overall operation."
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"I needed a smaller, more light weight camera and had purchased the WX650 but was unhappy with the quality of its Carl Zeiss lens, the slow focus, the 5X zoom and overly complicated menu system."
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"Video quality is just as great, I normally film in 720 because 1080 HD takes a lot more memory."
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"i would of gave it five stars otherwise, i am happy with the quality of pictures and movies."
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"Great lightweight camera that takes high quality photos!"
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"The camera is easy to use and produces high quality images."
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"The quality is good."
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Quick

Quick:
"Overall, as a general camera, and a camcorder, as a camera for easy, quick, and quality regular point and shoot, this is great deal and superb camera."
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"I like the size and wrist strap, made it easy to grab and take a quick shot."
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"Very quick delivery does everything I want it to do at a good price."
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"Here is what I liked:- Clarity, it takes quick sharp photos because the lens is amazingly intelligent- Low Light Non Flash indoor pictures."
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"What immediately amazed me was how quick the camera fired."
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Screen

Screen:
"Good:Thin and lightning-quickPower-save reduces screen brightness when not in useControls easy to figure outHas a lot of cool featuresWill take multiple pictures and combine the bestAllows simple photography while filmingTakes cool 3D panoramasTakes 3D photosWhen viewing photos, switching from one picture to the next is lightning-fast (can be used to view stop-motion)Cons:Can't adjust picture quality (compression, mostly)Can't adjust exposure timeCan't manually focusPhoto trimming feature is mostly wasted - takes too large stepsWhen trying to zoom in on a photo you already took, it takes 2 seconds to enter zoom mode."
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"If you are more interested in a lighter camera with a touch screen and willing to compromise on the zoom (5X opposed to 10X in the WX150) and pay up for it (about 100$ more), DSC-TX66 may be a better choice."
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"I fail to understand why it should be so delicate - the 3 year-old screen on my Blackberry has received severe abuse (it's even been kicked, spinning across a concrete station platform), but it has barely a mark on it."
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"Maybe they'll look good on the computer when you blow them up, but on the camera screen it's a little disappointing."
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"This is great for shooting relatively unimportant stuff for posting on websites as it makes the videos much smaller in file size while still looking great on smaller screens."
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"Also the sleeknes of the camera is very appealing slim nice size lcd screen fast shuttter speed."
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"Thin and light with a nice big screen (I do recommend a screen protector)."
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"However, it had a viewfinder as well as the screen."
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Setting

Setting:
"The menu on this camera is very easy to navigate and if you're buying this for someone, like I did, who is terrible at setting up the right stuff on a camera, then this IS the camera for you as it has an easy point and shoot mode that automatically sets itself up for high quality shots I'm very happy about."
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"The settings are not intuitive or easy to find."
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"The only downside with this camera is that it doesn't produces great shots in the dark regardless of the settings and that it doesn't take raw pictures but other than that it's cheap and it's a great camera."
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"My only complaint so far is that even on the anti-blur settings, I still get blurry shots if there's a lot of motion, which isn't ideal when you have a small child."
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"I thought for sure Sony would have addressed this issue but I was wrong, this camera's setting knob now is even more sensitive that my last one."
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"The problem with the last one (and this one) is as you slide it into and out of your pocket, it will change the settings so I would miss some good shots until I realized the setting was wrong."
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"The menu on this camera is very easy to navigate and if you're buying this for someone, like I did, who is terrible at setting up the right stuff on a camera, then this IS the camera for you as it has an easy point and shoot mode that automatically sets itself up for high quality shots I'm very happy about."
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"Very user friendly and easy to customize settings."
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"There is some post processing work that can be done to make up for that, although you may be able to find a setting on the camera to optimize the captured image."
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"I've been practicing with the settings, and am very happy with the pictures I've taken so far."
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"Added bonus are the fun settings for watercolor, illustration, etc."
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Sharp

Sharp:
"The pictures had this weird oil painting quality to them, they're not as clear as I expected, the lines aren't sharp, the details are blurry."
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"It takes sharp pictures and is easy to use."
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"The pictures are sharp, clear and beautiful color."
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"So far the pictures are amazingly sharp and clear."
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"The picture quality is excellent, sharp and colors are great."
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"The blue is beautiful and the picture's are clear and sharp."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"It is very hard to find a camera that has very little shutter speed or none at all."
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"As time goes on, technology continues to improve and this camera is no exception with it's impressive shutter lag (oxymoron)."
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"Downside: Slower shutter speed as there is a long processing time for each photo."
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"Our old digital camera was fine for throwing in our pocket when we went on trips, but the shutter delay was so horrible that we'd miss fast paced moments or people would get tired of smiling as they hold a pose anxiously waiting for that flash."
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"Very fast shutter speed and took clear pictures."
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"I wound up going with this camera mainly because I liked how fast the shutter was taking pictures and the price point at which I bought it outdid the competition."
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"The camera takes good pictures and has a fast shutter."
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"Growing weary and tired of lugging my DSLR camera around, I began searching for a point and shoot camera that was easy to use, intuitive and didn't require expert-level understanding of words like aperture and shutter speed to yield great pictures."
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"With all the scene options and in camera editing options being able to choose my shutter and f-stop aren't high on my priority list."
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Simple

Simple:
"If you need to shoot wildlife in a forest, birds on the wing, or anything that requires clear control of the focus, this camera will disappoint completely for the simple reason that it has no viewfinder or manual focus control."
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"Very simple to use and 10x optical allows for a nice zoom in."
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"It is great because it is simple and versatile."
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"It works, it's simple, it's good."
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"It does quite well choosing the focus point when the subject is simple, and especially if a human face or a building is the subject."
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"If you're looking for a compact camera that takes good pictures and is simple to use, this is a great choice."
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Size

Size:
"Major drawback is maximum aperture of only 3.3, but for its size factor (tiny! )"
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"It's no 100%, but it's pretty blasted good, and for the size and price point?"
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"The on off button is flush with the top and very small making it hard to find turn on quickly, but it turns on fast once you find the button."
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"Some people complain on how small it is but I feel it just fine, and my hands are huge."
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"PROS: Small size, fast focus, low noise at high ISO, excellent low light results, great HD videoCONS: Small size can be a challenge for larger fingersI've been searching for a point-and-shoot camera that can rival my six year-old Fuji F30."
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"Even so I thought it was a nice basic small point and shoot."
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"I still use it because it has the BEST zoom I've found in a small, light, inexpensive point-and-shoot camera and I want to see the details."
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"I truly think this is a wonderful camera, small and it takes great pictures."
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"Wonderful camera; just the right size to carry in a purse or pocket."
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"Love the size and quality of pictures but should have gone with the Nicon"
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Sound

Sound:
"It comes with a lot of annoying sound effects turned on, but there is a way to turn these off in settings, thank goodness."
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"It even picks up the sound crystal clear."
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"It takes great HD Video and the sound is great as well."
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"Excellent quality in it's sound recording."
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"Sound pickup is also pretty good."
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"Video quality is good too but sound is low in my opinion."
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Speed

Speed:
"Not as fast as I would have liked."
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"I had a problem with the speed of the processing, but I called Sony and they walked me through some system changes and that took care of it."
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"It is very hard to find a camera that has very little shutter speed or none at all."
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"Not only was it a great price, it came fast and everything was as promised."
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"So far, still perfect for my needs: fast, good pics, and few errors."
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"The on off button is flush with the top and very small making it hard to find turn on quickly, but it turns on fast once you find the button."
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"You can actually put it into 'easy' mode, in which the camera does all the thinking for you and works as fast and with higher image quality to your cell phone camera."
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"Also the sleeknes of the camera is very appealing slim nice size lcd screen fast shuttter speed."
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"Very fast shutter speed and took clear pictures."
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"Love the rapid shots, which can be viewed in stopmotion by tilting the camera when reviewing them, love the pop color, the simultaneous camera and video ability, the fast speed, the easy to understand menus, the look, the size and the panorama shots."
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Video

Video:
"BUT the video files are NOT compatible with Apple Mac."
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"I actually wasn't expecting such good video quality, and the audio is astounding as well (I'm an audiophile)."
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"The OIS is not that effective especially in video."
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"But as far as I can tell it does nothing and you have to push the tiny button to start shooting the movies, which meant that all my movies started and ended with pictures of my shoes, or terrible shake."
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"In retrospect, it should have been obvious, so this is probably not much of a 'con'.movie button - there is a tiny button on the back that is hard to press, but that you have to press to take movies."
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"My videos upload to my Windows 7 computer no issues and then I am able to edit videos for YouTube easily."
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"Video quality is just as great, I normally film in 720 because 1080 HD takes a lot more memory."
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"i would of gave it five stars otherwise, i am happy with the quality of pictures and movies."
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"Great still pictures and fantastic 1080 movies."
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"Excellent camera, had it 2 years so far, great photos and videos, battery is good for around 300-325 shots."
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"The quality of video is also very good."
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Weight

Weight:
"The build is really lightweight flimsy feeling plastic."
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"I was unhappy to open the box and discover a light weight item that feels cheap."
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"I needed a smaller, more light weight camera and had purchased the WX650 but was unhappy with the quality of its Carl Zeiss lens, the slow focus, the 5X zoom and overly complicated menu system."
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"Lightweight and reliable."
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"Great lightweight camera that takes high quality photos!"
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"The body is a light aluminum, and it feels remarkably solid while being quite light weight."
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"While you certainly cannot change the lense, it has many other features found in high-end full size digital SLRs while having a lightweight and ease of use closer to the lower digital cameras."
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"it is also very lightweight and so easy on my hand.2."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Still can't believe how well the digital zoom comes out."
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"I am unhappy with the zoom quality and the overall operation."
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"The tiny grab dial to zoom in or out was hard to find and I kept hitting something next to or above it, some dial, can't remember now."
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"At the 18.2 MP resolution 100% zoom looks terrible with lots of noise, distortion, and artifacts."
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"Because it's so light, it was a little hard to keep steady at full zoom, however it does have image stabilization to compensate."
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"There was no comparison --the WX150 lens sensor combination provides noticeably clearer, lower-noise images at high ISO and it provides better shadow detail and clarity despite its 10X zoom range (usually a compromise) and higher MP (higher MP sensors are usually noisier)."
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"I still use it because it has the BEST zoom I've found in a small, light, inexpensive point-and-shoot camera and I want to see the details."
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"Very simple to use and 10x optical allows for a nice zoom in."
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"Very good zoom."
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"We could not use flash in many of the museums and inside chateaus in France, but the clarity, brightness and color rendition in the pictures were fantastic and its modest zoom really made a difference on may occasions."
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"The zoom is pretty substantial, and for what I use it for it does it's job."
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