"a remarkable camera beyond just being good"5.0 starson by chmlee
Pros: this little camera shocked me with its results. it does everything right. i dont think people realize what a great camera they have here. i take thousands of pictures with many cameras. when i first tried this i couldn't believe it could be this good.
Cons: it seems dumb not to have the camera charge via the usb cable but it works out ok .. you can have one battery on an external charger while using the other. you might not even need a spare battery since it will take a couple hundred pictures with one batt
Summary: i have lots of cameras and its not easy to impress me. with this little guy i am truly amazed. the photos are smooth and pleasing, perfectly exposed and the automatic mode does just about what i would do if in manual mode. the small size fits perfectly in a pocket or purse. we found a sock type cover with a draw string that works perfectly for protecting the camera in a purse or pocket. its available for use quickly with that. the "turn on" delay is very short. i love that for the shots you have to take in a hurry. i am still confused why this tiny camera is performing up with the big guys. in fact a bit miffed that i had to pay over a thousand bucks to do better. its likely that people don't realize what a good camera this is. so far i took a little over a thousand pictures just to test it against my other cameras. i tried every situation i could think of. my professional friends are in denial and don't believe the shots i am sending them are from anything but a high end SLR. i cant blame them. they just have to see it for themselves. my daughter who is a pro is convinced i am just playing a joke on her. she thinks i hoaxed the exif information. i think this little guy is a sleeper that some day will be appreciated. i have no connection with Sony. in fact i am a Fuji, Canon, and Nikon lover from way back. good expensive lenses impress me and so does this little camera. obviously i am pleasantly surprised. it sure doesn't need unsharp mask or any other ginger bread items. i just want good pictures and that's what i am getting. i edit nearly every photo i have ever taken. its unusual to not have some improvement that can be made in photoshop or gimp .. but this camera needs little if any editing. it has a dynamic range booster of sorts that actually works in an impressive way. face detection is very well done. it has smile detection i haven't used yet. it has lots of modes and features that thankfully don't clutter up the camera but are available when needed.