Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

Announced Feb 2, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
alxdj
 
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It is my eldest camera. Even if this model is discontinued it have been a real pleasure to take pictures with it. Time response is great, I really used all its features, it was my last camera before changing to a DSLR. The good thing about this camera it was its front interface that gave me the opportunity to attach extra lenses. I got a generic Fisheye-macro lens from ebay and worked amazing. Very sharp pictures for a point a shot. Shutter quick response. Carl Zeiss Lenses. I still use this ...

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Dela
 
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I've been pretty happy with this camera for the last 2 years, it is fast (at least 2 years ago) and has produced a lot of memorizable images in this period. It has been good value for money,... until recently it broke down completely. Searching the internet yield similar complaints from other w5 owners. I hope Sony shows some mercy with its warranty. Problems: After 2 years fails to power up.

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Jake1978
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Wicked wee camera!! It's got all the features one could hope for in a tough little package, with an impressively large 2.5" lcd... I own a DSC F-828 and actually much prefer using the W-5. The photos are good, maybe not great since they can be a little flat and need some minor tweaking in Photoshop to make them great. It has a really good movie mode!! Significantly superior to the F-828!! I would prefer if it had a higher ISO than just 400 and maybe better macro capabilities, but other than ...

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I must say I am surprised by all the positive remarks about this camera. I've had almost 1.5 years of struggling with the poor picture quality on this model. I have taken collegiate level photography classes and have used a variety of cameras but have never experienced as poor a camera this. The images are orange hued nearly 50% of the time, no matter the location or light source. I have used both the auto and all the "manual" modes and still have the same issue. You can take 5 pictures ...

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RWagner
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This camera takes better pictures than my Sony DSC-T1, and the low-light flash performance of the DSC-W5 is MUCH better than the DSC-T1. Problems: I bought the DSC-W5 about five months ago, and today had a problem with the lens not retracting when powering down. A Google search found this is not a rare problem, and is reported with the W1, W5, and W7 cameras. The lens can be "coaxed" into retracting with slightly-more-than-gentle pressure (i.e. sufficient pressure that the lens retracts, ...

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This was my second of three Sony DSC cameras. It is also the only one I didn't love. First came the S50 which I still use for astrophotography with my telescope. I was also very happy with the color rendition of the S50 (I am an old Kodachrome 64 fan). The DSC-W5 was always washed out looking and had very poor color. It was easy to use and I carried it almost constantly. I also gave up any serious attempt to get good photographs. Just kid pictures. So, after two years it quit. It just ...

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JeffOYB
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Super big LCD, but terrible LCD resolution! I wouldn't buy this camera again for that reason alone. Everything else is great, but I just HATE seeing a chunky image in the LCD. A display is great for playback and evaluation. This LCD is so grainy that you can't really enjoy a playback or evaluate. UGH! I'd return it if I didn't want to go thru the hassle. Besides, I don't have to use it---it's my wife's "daily driver." A great thing about this new era of digicams is the audio-vid you can take. ...

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ok, here goes. I got my Sony DSC W5 a couple weeks ago. Maybe this review will help someone a little. The 2.5 inch screen is nice! I think the controls are very easy to use. They're all right there, what's the problem? The tricky part is learning how to operate the little JEWEL! It is like a little jewel, some chrome, nice silver finish. Pictures look great on the 2.5 inch screen, and what I have discovered, I will pass it along to you all. I am not going to spend alot of time downloading to ...

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kevindw
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Hi all, I've just a question because I know nothing about camera's at all: I have this camera from a friend. Is this camera good enough to make pictures from a big distance? I'm going to Tanzania and I'm not sure the zoom (3x) is sufficent for snapping shots of animals overthere. And one more question: what means smartzoom (12x) and digital precisionzoom (6x)?

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lisitsa
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I have had this camera for a month or so. I obtained it on sale, and most of last years models can be found at a heavily discounted price, so that is why i put value for money being 5. I personally got it for AUD$349 with a 5YEAR WARRANTY. Construction - As you have obviously read in other review construction is excellent and strong, everything feels strong, although with anything new, I'm always nervous about chucking it around, but I think it could stand up much more than smaller aluminium ...

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