I purchased 2 of these for my kids last year, they are 11 & 6 yrs old. After showing them the basics, I turned them loose with them. They used them out in the cold & snow and then out in Arizona in chlorine & salt water pools. They take awesome pics above AND below water. Video was so amazing below water I couldn't believe it! Even at night with just underwater pool lights on, they were amazing! The zoom works & it was no problem for the kids to go from taking pictures to video with underwater..
The coolest thing was when they would just turn the video camera on & drop it in the pool & it would sink to the bottom taking video & they would swim over & around the cameras ... Flawless!!!.. I cannot say one bad thing about these cameras..Took them on Jeep tours up in Sedona & the heat & dust never affected them at all.
After pool use, they did what the instructions said & left them sit in a bowl of plain water for a few mins & then air dry...
To see a summer vacation from your kids views is great.. to see it this clearly is priceless!!.. Home run Sony!!
December 6, 2011
I love this camera! (And I only buy Sony Cameras!!!) It's only 2 years old and is not used very much since phone cameras have gotten so much better. We do use it for family and special events to get large format pictures. We took it to a pool party and used it all day. The next morning it would not turn on. It does nothing! To repair it is $211!!!!! To replace it is $199 - $349. WTF! It originally cost around $330. I don't want to replace it. I want it fixed! I have a stack of Sony cameras with broken screens, disconnected apertures and bad card readers. I DO NOT WANT TO MAKE MORE TECH GARBAGE!
July 18, 2013
Captures the moment perfectly
I was a nikon customer for many years but decided to give sony cybershot a chance after reading the reviews and let me say I am not disappointed. We needed the perfect camera to capture all our vacation moments and this camera did it perfectly. I absolutely love the design, only bad thing is the screen scratched fairly easily but that could be cause i carry it in my purse with no protection over it and at times the menu is hard to navigate through even with the stylus but all in all its a very good camera. I was worried after i read the reviews on using it underwater but if you follow directions there should be no problem. Absolutely recommend this camera to any families with young kids and pets. Looking to purchase a dslr in the future
June 30, 2012
Did not last
I bought it las january and after few uses it got humidity inside and presented oxide in the charging point. Stopped charging and fixing it cost almost as much as buying a new one.
Amazingly if I put a new battery, it will work until battery is doscharged, but I cannot charge it again.
June 9, 2012