Great for a beginner, also a great value

Started Jan 17, 2012 | User reviews
Gidenkidenk
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Great for a beginner, also a great value
Jan 17, 2012

I've used the DSC-W350 for a year and it is a really great camera. 14.1 megapixels give you sharp images like portraits and landscapes in good conditions. It's small and lightweight, is very nicely designed, and has an easy menu for adjusting while in manual mode. It is surprisingly good at macro for it's price range, and is better than many other compacts that I have come across. Very good for a first camera, it will get you interested into photography. Also not bad as a backup. Since it is a compact, though, noise is visible at around 1600 ISO but good in 800, so it is not built for low light. Unless your subject is light itself. Also has good color when set to right exposure for sunsets and such. Some very minor focus and ISO problems, as expected by a little camera, but all is well.

Problems:

The flash is pretty much useless. Images not too sharp when zoomed into close objects. Not for extreme low light. Focus sometimes may not focus where you want it to, but you can find a way around it by focusing on another subject equidistant from what you want to shoot.

 Gidenkidenk's gear list:Gidenkidenk's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Gidenkidenk's score
3.5
Average community score
4.1
bad for good for
Kids / pets
okay
Action / sports
unrated
Landscapes / scenery
okay
Portraits
good
Low light (without flash)
okay
Flash photography (social)
bad
Studio / still life
okay
= community average
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