Pros Sleek design, great pictures (both night and day) with little noise for the most part, and an easy-to-use touchscreen interface.
Cons The handheld twilight and the panorama settings don't work well if there is movement, but you can just use the intelligent auto setting for night shots because even that looks amazing.
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Pros Lots of usefull features that are easy to use or leave alone. Accurate color. Not so easy to drop like a bar of soap, because the case has just enough grip texture.
Cons The flash is fine, but I was hoping for more.
Summary This is a top quality point and shoot. If you are a pro, or want to look like a pro, you wouldn't be reading this review. I recommend this if you want a camera that you could put in your pocket and take pictures that could only be beat by professionals. So for what it is, it deserves 5 stars. Please don't rate it four stars because you know of a $900 camera that's better.
Pros Compact size, handheld twilight and sweep panorama, nice touch screen and user interface
Cons No stereo mic for video recording, no option to focus only when needed (read below for details)
Summary What I like about this camera is that it is small and quite thin. The feature that made me wanted to buy this product is sweep panorama and handheld twilight, and it really works as demonstrated on Sony's website. The screen is more sensitive now (it will respond to larger object's pressure like your thumb, unlike my previous Sony T200 which will respond only to small, sharp objects like finger nail or the supplied pen), and you can use it like iPhone (like dragging the menu, dragging the picture, etc). The user interface, however, made me confused initially. After some time, however, I finally find my way around, though mistakes will happen occasionally.
In my opinion the picture quality for this camera is okay, so no complaints about this.
The biggest disadvantage of this camera is that it will focus automatically to where ever you point the camera. Everytime you change direction, the camera will focus to whatever that is in front of it. I said that this is a very big disadvantage because this feature consumes battery very quickly. So you should switch to shooting mode only when necessary or always prepare a spare battery with you.
I only wished that Sony made this camera with larger screen (3.5 inches like my previous T200), and that the microphone used in video recording is stereo.