Pros Excepts SDHC cards now.Smaller than a canon 940is but is slightly thicker. New menu system is simple to use. Good picture quality, Battery consumption is very good compared to Sony's previous models. Takes great indoor shots.
Cons I wish they kept the mode dial on this model.
Summary I bought this camera specifically for taking pictures of house's and properties which my Canon 940is failed to perform well at. This camera is able to take excellent picture indoors of rooms and architecture without any blur. It also takes good portrait pictures as well. I love the new design it is very small and the new panoramic function makes taking panoramic photos a breeze unlike canon models where you have to manually align every photo. All in all I am very impressed by the new design.
Pros Clear pictures in low light, easy to navigate menu, Rechargable long lasting battery, intelligent auto scene recognition recognizes a scene and changes camera settings instantly, well made, small enough to fit in my shirt pocket.
Cons More zoom would be nice.
Summary I took this camera to Hawaii for a week and got some great shots of the ocean,(the intelligent auto scene recognition made this possible),Dolphins jumping out of the water, and great shots of fire dancers. There is no lag time so I always got the shots I wanted. The sweep panorama mode makes it possible to get great shots of a large scene without having to take multiple shots, a feature long time coming since the advantix cameras had it for years. This camera is easy to use, and I love it. The menu opens in accordance with the mode you are in, so you don't have to navigate through features that have nothing to do with what you are doing.
All things said and considered, The Sony Cyber-shot DSC=W350 is the best camera I have ever owned.
Pros 1.easy to handle and easy to learn...simple features
2. light weight and very small- luks cute
3.no blur images-click perfect pictures while on drive
4.wit a daughter who has turned one,i am so very happy i can capture all her quick and rare moments
Cons zoom out is not very far thoh... cant think of long shots...alsoI wish they kept the mode dial on this model.
other than that,i cant think of any unless you are one of the techy kind
Pros Beautiful pictures with no fuss; fast startup time, FAST shutter response, so you don't miss facial expressions or motion, waiting for the automation to determine what's the best ISO and F setting. HDVideo! Takes SD cards, not just Sony's MS!
Cons What's not to like? Bought an Olympus S-360 at Christmas, way too slow for action, so I bought this one to keep from missing my kids' smiles.
Summary The camera shoots beautifully in all light conditions. Goes up to 14MP, which is overkill for me, so I set it down to 10. (Technically, 5MP is good enough for 4x6 prints.) The thing that impressed me the most was the 0.4 second shot response. If you shoot things that move, this camera is the best in this price range. The HD video is also surprisingly beautiful.The Olympus model I compared to was FE-360, not S-360
Updated on May 10, 2010
Pros Very compact yet offers a nice 2.7 LCD screen, strong flash allows for good pics in a club or dark places, dark lighting is a non issue. FINALLY able to record video and zoom in & out as needed, also good stabilization making taking pics pretty easy.
Cons Like most sony cameras it only uses the memory stick duo memory card. Also when recording video in HD mode as expected the files are BIG, thus making extra work to edit and cut down to smaller size to upload or send/email to family and friends.
Summary I am very satisfied with my new DSC-W350 so far, the ability to zoom in & out during video recording alone makes it worth the minor extra 10 to 20 bucks more than W290. I brought it with to take pics at a bar for a friends birthday party and took great pics, dark lighting is irrelevant!!! I had a DSC-S750 prior to this camera and it was awful (bad stabilization, bad pics, cheap video, etc) and almost turned me off from sony cameras in general. Thankfully Sony appears to have worked all of that out and made a really GOOD camera in the DSC-W350 for a price that is not insanely expensive.