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Lovely to use; takes excellent photos and video; light to carry and very reasonably priced.
on 31 August 2007
The compact camera that my wife and I previously owned was lost or stolen after we had had it for less than 6 months. It was quite expensive and it took fine photos and we were naturally upset by its loss. Anyway, not wanting to risk losing such an expensive one again we replaced it a short while ago with the much less expensive Sony Cyber-shot W35. We were delighted to find that despite its very good price it is at least as good as the one we lost, and in some respects is better. So paying twice as much for a camera doesn't necessarily guarantee any noticeable improvement in quality of photos or ease of use !!
I would heartily recommend the Cyber-shot W35 to anyone looking for a quality camera which is straightforward to use. Of course there are lots of fancy options on it (most of which we have never used) for taking photos under varying types of conditions - we just use "auto" for almost all shots, or the video option for taking shorts video clips, complete with sound. It has already allowed us to add some beautiful family shots and clips to our collection.
The camera also has, which our previous one did not, a real-zoom viewfinder. This is much more traditional and comfortable to use than the LCD zoom. (There is, of course, a full LCD screen as well, including LCD zoom).
It is very light to carry; you would barely notice it in your pocket or hooked to your belt or bag. The battery is rechargeable (MUCH BETTER than replacement batteries) and has excellent capacity. It's a lovely, simple-to-use camera and we highly recommend it.