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Was almost 5 Stars but .....
on 29 December 2008
What a beautiful well made camera. The DSC-W300 sure has moved on from my old Sony camera (which is still in fine working order). I'm impressed with the large LCD screen and the fairly easy to use menus. The smile recognition actually seems to work in about 95% of the cases. I could go on and on about how good it is, and yes it is good, very good, but it could have been perfect. So why didn't I rate it 5 stars?
A few little minor things that Sony should sort out. As others have already pointed out, it doesn't come with a Memory Stick and it really does need one. The hand strap that you can loop round your wrist, does not have a little toggel on it, and so your hand slips back out the loop easily (why is it not there? surely it can't cost more than 2 pence).
Now the BIG downfall. Unlike my old Sony Cyber-shot, and come to think of it, every other digital camera I've ever used, the W300 does NOT have the ability to Date (and/or Time)stamp the photos! True they do give you some computer software for you to go through each photo you take (one at a time!!) and add the date to your picture, but why? Please Sony, lets have this basic function back, how about a firmware update to fix what otherwise would be a brilliant, fantastic camera