I just purchased the W200 and still have my Sony DSC-V3 7.2 MP camera. I was expected that technology had come a long way since purchasing my last Sony almost four years ago. I was faced with a choice of the Sony W200 or the Kodak V1253 which is 12MP and also does 1280x720P video. While in the store the screen of the Kodak was wide (3.1") but camera quality and image quality seemed to be lacking. Video recording at 720P was nice. The screen on the Sony seemed bright and the interface was ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200
this is a followup to my review of the Sony W200 after taking approximately 700 photos. Problems: The function wheel is right under your thumb and has virtually no detent so what ever you are doing the wheel will move from where you set it and that will result in bad photos. I have had to paste tape on mine to keep it in position. Photos taken indoors with artificial light will have a strong yellow cast and you need editing software to correct it sufficiently. You can get some good photos ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
When taking landscape photos with the W200, I found that, if you just want to print 6 x 4 inch photos, the results are reasonable. But when I enlarged my 12mp photos to A3 size, my pictures lacked clarity and detail and looked a bit blotchy, rather like an oil painting. I have learned that with small compact cameras, it may be better to get a 6mp or 7mp camera that has larger pixels than those on a 12mp camera that crams 12mp on to a relatively small sensor. The larger the pixels, the more ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
(updated Sep-15-2007) 3,000+ photos and 2 months later I can say the Camera clearly has some good values, but 12mp is too much marketing. If you are going to only print up to 8.5x11 you don't need more than a 5mp. You are doing something else with 12mp, and Sony fails to deliver there. Let's start by saying I had a Sony V1 for 5 years. Beautiful wonderful camera-a bit heavy and bulky compared to today's credit-card cameras, but really flawless operation. Then the images became blurry and then ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
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