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Poor image quality, short battery life, waste of money
on 9 June 2012
I previously owned a Sony camera, and was impressed with the quality of the image, as even at 4 megapixels the quality Carl Zeiss lens ensured decent images. As such, when it came to moving on to a newer and supposedly better camera, I was keen to choose Sony/Carl Zeiss again. However, this model has been a big disappointment. The image quality is poor, and the camera often has to be 'wiggled' to get it to auto-focus. Despite the fact that I religiously charge all electrical devices strictly in line with instructions (some types of battery like to be properly empty before being charged and then have a one-off full charge, whereas others prefer frequent 'top-ups'), the battery life on this is terrible. I often take it out fully charged for a day trip and it gives up the ghost before the day is out.
In short, it's a massive disappointment. I feel ripped off at £120, and so I'd be even more miffed with it were I to have paid the current asking price of £140.