Increased grip is a welcome design change
The Sony NEX-F3 is the follow-up to the critical darling Sony NEX-C3, the most petite offering in Sony's lineup of APS-C image sensor-packing compact interchangeable lens cameras. The NEX-F3 offers some significant upgrades to the NEX-C3's internals, but what is most interesting is its actual shape.
Very good photo quality, Good value for the money
If you're looking for a low-priced interchangeable lens camera, then the Sony Alpha NEX-F3 should certainly be on your list. It has great photo quality, a complete set of features, and snappy performance. The only thing I'd recommend is trying one out in person before you buy, as the user interface leaves much to be desired. If it doesn't bother you, then you'll definitely get your $600 worth if you pick up the NEX-F3.
Image quality is excellent
The Sony NEX-F3 significantly improves on its predecessor with a more versatile 180 degree tilting screen, fully integrated pop-up flash and 1080 50i/25p HD video recording. The resulting camera provides a compelling upgrade path for frustrated compact owners, even if its usability and price still leave a little to be desired.
Good at high ISOs, Excellent dynamic range
The Sony NEX-F3 is a well rounded entry-level compact system camera, offering excellent image quality and plenty of features. It is currently priced similarly to alternatives from other manufacturers - such as the Panasonic Lumix GF5, Olympus PEN E-PL3 and Samsung NX1000 - so it should make a good value choice due to the great range of features, handling and image quality.
Sony has packed the NEX-F3 with plenty of features to satisfy both novices and advanced photographers alike.
Image quality is excellent with great colour reproduction
The Sony NEX-F3 is a fantastic choice for those looking at their first interchangeable lens camera. It is very simple to use once you have familiarised yourself with the menu systems and takes excellent pictures, with fantastic detail and colour reproduction. If you're not sure yet how to get the best from using manual controls, you can still take excellent pictures using the Superior Auto mode, which selects the best camera settings for you automatically.
Flip-up LCD screen for self-portraits
The NEX-F3 may be light on price, but it delivers very good image quality and plenty of fun for point-and-shooters. Manual modes are all present here, but because of the control layout and how they have been somewhat hidden within the menu system, photographers might find that sticking to automatic is a lot easier.
Fantastic new concept
Basically, this camera is the exact specs as the Sony RX100 camera without the screen, so I would advise anyone thinking about buying this lens to also check out the reviews on the Sony RX100 to get further insight until we can weed out all the initial negative reviews currently coming in from the like of people who either don't even own the camera (but always seem to have something to say), or the nonsensical people who give this camera a one star review because "their app on their phone...
Innovative way for smartphone owners to take better-quality, more versatile photos and quickly share them
Ultimately the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 just falls a little short, regardless of whether you're a smartphone or compact shooter. It doesn't quite come up to scratch in terms of performance, feature-set or image quality, and is also a little over-priced too, perhaps inevitable given that it's a first-generation product. At the moment we'd choose a smartphone and wi-fi enabled compact to quickly share images, though that solution has its own challenges.
FullHD video with stereo sound, 10x optical zoom lens
The Sony Cyber-shot QX10 is a compact, but not ultra-compact digital camera, with Wi-Fi for a direct connection to your smartphone, running Android or iOS. Without the connection you can still take photos but will be left to guesswork regarding whether you are getting the photo you want.
The camera does not have a flash, and can not use the LED from your smartphone, therefore in darkness, you may actually be better off using your smartphone with LED flash, than the QX10.
Image quality is good
For the price, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100 is a great little unit. There are some previously mentioned issues with the build such as the lens and battery door. But for under £200, it's ideal for taking out on nights out and going on holiday. It may not look the nicest, but it's a wolf in sheep's clothing when it comes to performance. While not perfect, it's the sort of thing we'd expect from a camera at a higher price point.
Good build quality, Very good video performance
The Sony Cyber-shot WX100 is a very compact 18 megapixel camera with full HD video, and stereo sound. If you don't mind that the camera has a 2.7 inch screen, rather than the more common 3 inch screen in this category, then this is a great camera, with an abundance of features (and the 2.7 inch screen helps make this camera smaller). Image quality is good, with good colour and exposure. Handling is good with a solid metal body that will easily fit into pockets.
Full High Definition Movies
The Sony Cybershot DSC WX100 certainly gives you a great deal of lens power for a pocket sized camera. On top of this it also includes a lot of the latest features such as sweep panoramas and 3D shooting. It also has an advanced movie mode. For a camera with this price tag picture quality could be that bit better, but you are unlikely to be troubled by this unless you are planning to make seriously large prints. The Cybershot DSC WX100 faces a fair amount of competition.
Eye-catchingly small dimensions
If you're looking for a small, lightweight camera with good low-light performance, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100 is a good choice; just don't zoom all the way in on the photos.
Image quality, both still and video, is good
Sony's new super zoom, the HX200 combines a gaggle of features such as GPS, a smile shutter, face detection, anti-blink technology, background defocus, a panorama sweep mode and one-touch full HD video capture capability in a relatively small, DSLR-like package with a big zoom lens and a high resolution sensor, at least by point-and-shoot standards. The camera establishes autofocus fairly quickly in good conditions and shoots promptly when the shutter is depressed.
Massive 30X, 27 - 810 mm zoom lens
Overall, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V is a very good super zoom camera. Its photo quality isn't as good as I'd like, but for the majority of people who will buy it, the smudged details that you'd see when viewing the photos on your computer will just blend away when images are downsized for printing or web viewing. The HX200's big wins are in terms of performance and feature set (not to mention its huge 30X lens), which add up to a really fun-to-use camera.
High image quality
Undoubtedly the biggest recommendation we have with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is that, by daylight, we were able to achieve sharp results shooting handheld with it with greater consistency than we have been able to achieve with pretty much any super zoom camera to date. The hand-held twilight mode selectable from within the scene modes also comes in very useful by night.
Good photo quality, if you don't look too closely
The Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V has virtually every feature imaginable for a super zoom camera, most of which allow you to take shots that were otherwise impossible. The image quality isn't great when viewed at 100%, but for most people, it's more than adequate.
Image quality is good, Solid body
The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V is very similar to the HX20V, except it has more zoom, in a larger, SLR style body with an electronic viewfinder and tilting screen. There is an 18.2 megapixel sensor as well as a whole load of shooting features, extremely long battery life, making it an ideal travel camera.
Excellent color accuracy
We can't call the Sony TX20 a plainly bad camera. We scored some fairly attractive shots, particularly when taking advantage of the fast burst mode. Plus, the idea of a moderately rugged camera inside a chic body is a lead that other manufacturers should follow. Yet, what else can we really say about a camera that makes no improvement on its predecessor? The only reason to buy a TX20 is because the TX10 is no longer widely available.
Increased focusing speed and mode flexibility
The Sony DSC-TX20 is a largely iterative update to last year's TX-10 model. Waterproofing hasn't improved, and neither has the sensor's specs, but apparently increased focusing speed and mode flexibility make it the better bet. Treading water? Perhaps, but then that's what this camera is all about.
Good image quality and colour
You can tell that the Sony Cyber-shot TX20 has put an emphasis on design and style, rather than ruggedness, as the camera has a stylish sliding front cover (that also makes it slower to dry after being wet), and a stylish wide-aspect touch screen rather than chunky buttons. As the camera is rated to depths of 5 meters, and shockproof from 1.5 meters we would say that this is a camera for someone who wants an ultra compact, stylish camera, with the occassional water adventure.
16-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor
Overall, we think that the TX20's ultracompact build coupled with its unique dual-color design may be appealing to young and trendy shutterbugs. Those in the market for a compact that can handle more than a little the usual knocks and bumps could find the TX20 as a worthy candidate, too.
Good video quality, Decent image quality
The TX20 is a tough camera that doesn't look like one. Casual shooters and anyone wanting to bring a touch of style to the seaside will be pleased with its images. Pixel peepers and those wanting to make serious enlargements from its prints will probably want to look elsewhere.
We like the TX20, but can't help feeling a bit disappointed that this is not the successor we would have expected, given how well its predecessor, the TX10, performed.
Perfect sized pocket digicam, stylish
The major reason that cell phones are competing so effectively with P&S digicams is because people always have their cell phones with them, and a camera that's on hand always beats the camera you left at home. That's a powerful argument for cell phone cameras, but the tiny TX66 will totally blow away any currently available smartphone when it comes to image quality - and it is noticeably less than half the size of the newest Apple and Samsung smartphones, so it is easily small enough to...
Stylish and sleek design
The Cyber-shot TX66 lives up to Sony's reputation creating stylish and highly portable compact cameras. It comes with a good feature set and achieves good images with reliable programmed settings. We think that the new camera would make a worthy purchase for trendy shutterbugs and smartphone camera users looking for a step-up in image quality.
Longish zoom lens
Noise suppression dampens some of the potential we hoped for from 16 megapixels, but that's no longer news; ultimately the Sony HX7V does a very good job and has a longish zoom lens, making a good travel companion. Those wanting the latest and greatest as well as a longer zoom should look to the Sony HX9V, but for $50 less, the HX7V is still a Dave's Pick.
Excellent still images
The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V is a great alternative to the more expensive HX9V, our favourite travel-zoom, featuring a more modest 10x zoom, slightly slower autofocus, and "only" 1080i video, but otherwise offering all of the same cutting-edge features, great image quality and intuitive handling as the HX9V.
Good low light performance
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V is one of five 3D-compliant digital cameras released together in early 2011. Unlike the other models in the series, the DSC-HX7V features a lower-grade Sony G lens, though it still maintains the capacity to capture 3D still images up to 4608x3456 in JPEG, and 2D 1080/60i videos in AVCHD/MP4/MPEG-4.
I picked this camera mainly because of its physical design, as well as the specs (large display, SD compatibility, HD video recording, and good auto-mode). I knew the camera has hardware limitations (Comes with all point-and-shoot. I'm spoiled by the DSLR image-quality), but I don't intend to carry a large camera (like DSLR) to parties or clubs. I want something that fits in my pocket.
I wanted to love this camera, I really really did. I wanted to like it as much as my TX1 which unfortunately fell off the hood of my truck (and survived the fall at medium speed, except for the optics--and survived in the rain for 36 hours no less). But there are several things which left me constantly frustrated using this camera during a once-in-a-lifetime trip this weekend.
Best of breed
Bottom line on this new TX100v for "point-n-shooters" is that this is by far the "best of the breed." Shooting in auto mode for both pics and videos is simple and produces great results regardless of lighting or sceanic conditions--no need to fool with the settings...this thing is fully automated and works perfectly nearly every time.
Really nice movie mode
I have mixed feelings about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. It's not the best low light shooter out there (that honor goes to Fuji), nor does it have the best GPS implementation (that award goes to Panasonic). That said, it does a decent job of both, and offers photo quality that's folks making smaller prints will have no issues with, plus a really nice movie mode and a host and point-and-shoot features.
fairly clean image
Sony's first pocket super-zoom hits the ground running with a feature-set which genuinely stands out from the competition. None of its rivals feature 10fps continuous shooting, 1080i video recording, or the same degree of innovation and consistent success with their automatic modes. You get all this with a 10x optical zoom and GPS packed-into a body that'll squeeze into most pockets.
What's not to like?
Don’t call Sony’s GPS-enabled, feature-loaded DSC-HX5V a gimmick camera. It supplements its in-camera goodies with great image quality and terrific shooting modes. Don’t call Sony’s GPS-enabled, feature-loaded DSC-HX5V a gimmick camera. It supplements its in-camera goodies with great image quality and terrific shooting modes. The slick, slimmed-down follow up to Canon’s SX200 IS offers a near-perfect blend of manual controls and creative scene modes, and its video capture is stunning.
Excellent image quality.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 once again demonstrates that when it comes to technical excellence Sony should never be underestimated. The camera is well made, handles and performs extremely well, and is capable of producing very good results under a wide range of circumstances. It is a technological tour-de-force loaded with more features than anything else on the market.
My review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 digital camera (sometimes called the DSC-HX5V and the DSC-HX5B) shows a very impressive model with a great mix of beginner and intermediate photography features. The HX5 easily shifts from a fully automatic point and shoot model to a camera that allows you to adjust most of the settings manually. The HX5 isn't quite as slim or stylish as some others, but its photo features are great.
solid image quality
In sum, the Sony Cyber-shot HX5V is an excellent point and shoot camera. It has plenty of features for the enthusiast user, while being able to maintain a simple interface for those who need a little time to adjust to all that the camera can do. If you decide to pick up this camera, remember, there's always the Easy mode to fall back on if things get a little scary.
very appealing picture
In most regards the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V scores high marks where it needs to. It's a nice looking camera, packed with actually useful special features, several of which are bound to spoil users when compared to other camera's so-called special features. We'll admit to not being sold on Sony's backlit sensor technology, but that shouldn't be taken to mean the HX5V doesn't take a pretty picture, it certainly does.
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