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Brilliant Little Camera!
on 22 March 2012
This is the first time I have bought a digital camera, at the age of 31...I have had various MP3 players by Sony and they have never let me down, so I had already decided that I was going to buy a Sony brand camera, as once I find a good brand I tend to stick with it. Anyway, the camera is exactly as I hoped! It is compact, very lightweight, and it also has easy to use functions, even I did not have to read the manual as all menus are self explanatory.
The camera has 16.1 megapixels, which means it is good for large blown up photos. I have used it loads, taken videos etc and it has become like a staple to me. Can't believe I never bought a digital camera until now! I also bought a Sony Pro Duo 4GB Memory card to go with it, which I was very happy with also.
The Play Memories Home Software is actually downloaded on the camera itself, so don't panic when you see there is no software CD in the box....like I did he he. Play Memories is good software, easy to use, easy to import photos etc. Video quality is good as well with the camera. Overall, I am extremely pleased with the camera, only thing Sony could maybe have added is a hold button (like on their MP3 players) so that if camera is in your bag, and the on/off button gets pressed accidentally nothing happens i.e. camera does not turn on and lens is not exposed to possible damage. Please note this is a theoretical example only and nothing like this has happened to me, but just a thought. I did also buy a Golla Digi Bag from Amazon to protect the camera, so you might also want to consider this, as they are also of great quality and do nice colours.
So in a nutshell, this camera is great for someone who wants an efficient, stylish camera that is easy to use, and produces great photos and videos. I am very happy with it and would recommend it to others; I got the purple version, and it is a very nice violet colour!