"Great Camera"on by bjanice44
Pros 7x zoom, low light clarity, 720p video. Uses sdhc or memory stick. Takes great photos in a compact size.
Cons I wish it had a touch screen.
Summary This camera has great features, 7x optical zoom is great, the 3"LCD is bright, the controls are intuitive. The 370 has many settings to cover almost all types of skill levels. The intelligent mode which recognizes scenes well. I have seen some reviews where people said the low light shooting was poor...These reviews are wrong. These people evidently do not know how to adjust the settings correctly for low light use. I took some fantastic shots in a room with very low light using the iso 3200 setting...This camera is very good in low light. Infact it is one of its strengths. Overall this is a great camera.
Pros I got it FREE because i had an extended break warranty but my other Sony was far better.
Cons slow to power up slow to focus slow to snap pic. and when it finally does the pics are blurry and the HD video when zooming it does not focus.
Summary over all this is NOT a good cam.
Pros Great outdoor still pictures, good close up shots for use on eBay
Cons Poor low-light pictures
No view finder
Slow Shutter Speed
Constantly refocusing video produces HORRIBLE footage
Digital Zoom beyond 7.0 is worthless
Too many adjustments required for best pics
No printed manual only CD
Summary I bought this camera to replace my Canon Powershot that had a failed imager. I loved, loved, LOVED my Canon. I used to just think that I hadn't found the right settings yet and tried to be patient with it, but after the pictures and video I took of the F-22 Raptor at an air show came out so poorly, I gave up. Thankfully, there was a little known flaw in the older Canon cameras, so was actually able to get my Canon fixed. I take better pictures and video w/ my 5.0 MP Canon than I ever will with this camera. Part of that is because the Canon has an old fashioned view finder, something you won't find on today's small cameras, including this one. I've just decided that I'm going to graduate to a digital SLR and keep the old Canon for quickie point and shoots. One of my brothers is getting this for Christmas, since he's not nearly the shutterbug I am and won't be trying to take air show pictures with it.
Pros Easy to use
Cons Very fragile display screen, cracks even when protected in a case, not rugged at all
Pros Good Panorama
Cons Difficult to use. Most pictures mediocre. Action shots were impossible. Not even remotely rugged.
Summary I used it for about 3 months then gave up trying to take decent pictures. I shoot SLR's normally, so i know what I want to do but trying to pull a decent action shot out of this was very frustrating..I let my daughter use it for about 8 months, then the zoom quit working. Now the lens doesn't seem to want to initialize. It keeps extending then retracting, then says turn power off then on. Next time, I'll put a little more money into a point and shoot, or stick with my SLR's. my advice with this one, If you like the panorama mode..its great, when not used for such, keep it in a hermetically sealed velvet lined box. Then, maybe, it'll last for a while.