Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Blue

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Easy to Use, Great Results!

Nov 27, 2011
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Pros:Very Good Quality Pictures
Slim and easy to fit
Simple design
Takes decent videos

Cons:Only 4x zoom
You cannot zoom in or out after you start taking a video.

The Bottom Line: All in all, I have very fond memories with this camera and I definitely recommend it for those that want a simple camera that still gives a great performance!


Having almost no experience with digital cameras before, I bought this Sony Cybershot W220 in 2009 during a Black Friday sale. I wanted something small that still delivered great photos. I have been using it for nearly 2 years now and am very pleased with it! It's picture quality is 12 megapixels and it has a 4x optical zoom. 

With exactly 12.1 megapixels, it is perfect for beginners and photographers alike because it delivers very good quality pictures!  The 4x zoom is really not that great but still decent for the average picture taker. The camera is slim and can easily fit into a pocket or purse. It has a nice glossy feel and does not feel cheap. I have dropped it many times and there are only minor, slight scratches on the screen that are not even seen when you turn the camera on.  

Features
The camera comes with many different features including shooting with automatic settings and with adjustable settings. You can choose the features simply by rotating the circle on the back of the camera which really simplifies the process Some of them are shooting landscapes, shooting subjects with a soft background, shooting without flash in low-light, automatic shootinf ro capturing smiles, and a scene selection in which you can choose the type of scene you are taking a picture of whether it be food or a pet.  You can also take great videos that is not HD yet still very nice quality. It also includes automatic shooting that you adjust for 10 or 2 seconds. Another great feature is the shutter burst in which you can take very quick photos simply but pressing down on the shutter. 

Batteries & Charging
The camera comes with a lithium type G battery. The charge of the camera really depends on usage but after 2 years, the battery still lasts for about 2 hours of constant video and picture shooting. The charging of the battery takes up to 5 hours which I usually save for when I'm about to go to sleep. 


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 129.99
This Camera is a Good Choice if You Want Something... Easy Enough for Anyone to Use


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