"My First Camera (Besides Camera Phones)"4.5 starson by goldberg3971
Pros: 7.2MP, ISO, Home Feature, Picture and Video Quality, Optical Viewfinder
Cons: Noisy pictures in higher ISOs
Summary: This is my first digital camera which I bought at SonyStyle and I thank the clerk there that said I should buy this one. I wanted the W55 but he said that the W80 is the camera more people bought. The things I was looking for were amount of megapixels, image stabilization, and the slot for MS Pro Duo. At higher ISOs noise is completely visible. At ISOs 100 and 200 there's no noise, at ISO 400 there's some noise but it's not that noticeable, at ISO 800 you can see see noise but it's not that bad, at ISOs 1600 and 3200 noise is really horrible so I say stay under ISO 800. I keep the ISO at 200 most of the time and it looks fine. The flash is really good and it goes fairly far in my opinion. You can control the intensity of the flash which I like. The Home feature is something I admire and that I want to see in more cameras in the future. It reminds me of the XMB of my PSP and PS3. The optical viewfinder is a nice touch and it comes in handy at times. Super SteadyShot can be adjusted in the menu of Program Auto and it takes out most of the shake when taking pictures. Red-eye reduction didn't work sometimes when I put the feature on but it happened every once in a while. And when you leave the camera idle for about 5 minutes it'll automatically turn off which is a really nice touch when you want to save battery. Other than that the 2.5" LCD, 7.2MP, and the ease of use makes this camera my personal best.Updated
It is said to last up to 340 shots but on one full charge I managed to get 356 shots out of it which is amazing.