Strong stills, weak video
If you've held off buying into a particular compact system camera, there's never been a better time to finally take the plunge. With the NEX-3N, Sony's put together a winning package, hitting the sweet spot in price and features. Although this camera isn't perfect (as we found with its video features), many first-time camera buyers will probably love it anyway.
User interface is perfect for consumers stepping up from P&S digital cameras
The NEX-3N is capable (with very little effort on the part of the user) of consistently and dependably delivering high quality images and excellent HD video. The NEX-3N successfully combines the P&S simplicity and ease of use of a compact digital camera with the larger sensor and lens interchangeability of a DSLR. To put that another way --the Sony NEX-3N makes the switch from P&S digital cameras to interchangeable-lens cameras as simple and painless as possible.
Image quality is excellent
The Sony NEX-3N is one of the cheapest compact system cameras on the market, but remarkably it's also one of the more accomplished, providing an intuitive upgrade path for compact camera owners, or simply being a small and light camera that delivers great results. There aren't too many bargains in the camera market, but the new Sony NEX-3N definitely qualifies as one of them.
Tilting screen, Small size
The Sony NEX-3N is not a camera for advanced photographers looking for something to replace or sit alongside their DSLRs. Luckily, Sony already has cameras that meet that brief in its lineup.
Instead, what we have here is something that anybody can pick up and be assured of great image quality.
Image quality, Noise performance, Compact size, Quick performance
The Sony NEX-3N is an excellent entry level mirrorless camera, delivering excellent image quality, without compromising on handling or design. The camera has a good tilting 3inch screen with a decent resolution, and built in flash, as well as a number of options that would suit the beginner or those looking to add more creativity to shots.
APS-C sensor for the price of a point and shoot
In closing, let us make it very clear that the Alpha NEX-3N IS the best camera you can buy for under Rs. 30,000. If you were considering getting an advanced point and shoot, forget it. Get the Alpha NEX-3N instead for its bigger sensor, incredibly compact size and the versatility of being able to swap lenses.
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.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a compact camera that packs a punch. It has a 10x optical zoom, an 18-megapixel resolution and excellent photo and video quality. The camera's small size makes it a little difficult to keep steady while shooting, so steady hands or a mini-tripod is a must for the clearest of images.
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.
A very good camera. Not perfect, but still very good
Taken everything into consideration I am happy with this camera so far. I take it everywhere with me and its small enough to fit in my pants pocket without that embarrassing bulge. I think this camera will easily fit your needs for a very good P&S camera and then some. Yeah, I'll always wish back to the days of the DSCN1, but until someone invents a *working* time machine I'll happily use my new WX9.
Slick little camera
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 is a slick little camera with a few new features that will definitely appeal to entry-level users. The 3.0-inch 921k LCD looks beautiful and the ability to shoot 1080/60i video is sure to raise some interest. Of course, performance is everything and we're most intrigued to see if the new 16MP Exmor R CMOS sensor will improve the camera's performance. Until then, the WX9 is just another point-and-shoot camera with loads of potential.
Excellent little compact camera
The Sony CybersShot DSC-WX9 is an excellent little compact camera packed full of clever solutions and innovative ideas to help make your photos something to be proud of. Take photos, 3D shots, panoramas or perhaps even HD movies, all using straightforward controls and simple to use features.
Best camera under $200
The Sony DSC-WX9 is the best camera under $200 we have ever tested. Is it perfect-our dream two-in-one camera? Hardly but we're getting there. As noted earlier, we had the $219 WX9 along with the $299 12MP Nikon S8100 and $249 12MP Canon 300 HS during one part of our trial. They're not totally apples-to-apples comparisons but one's within shouting distance, namely the Canon 300 HS which has a 5x 24-120mm zoom versus the 5x 25-125mm of the Sony.
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.
Great photo, video quality
With a 16.1-megapixel resolution, 3-inch LCD touchscreen and 4x optical zoom, reviewers say the bargain-priced Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T110 produces quality still images and HD video. Reviewers like PJ Jacobowitz of PCMag.com praise its "chic" design and fairly responsive touchscreen. The compact camera, with a 4x zoom lens that remains inside the body, also is popular with Amazon.com users who say the camera easily slips into a pocket.
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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