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3.0 out of 5 stars Great picture with following settings, December 16, 2012
This review is from: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model) (Electronics)
Hello I just received this camera as a gift, was really disappointed with picture quality, soft, blurry pictures most of the times, so spent a lot of hours checking settings before buying a new camera.. Found out that this camera produces crisp pictures, with following settings: REC mode, set it to Program Auto, Steady Shot Auto, ISO fixed manually to 100, all other settings can be left as default.

Now ISO 100 will not capture far away images in low-no light scenario, but in my case I really do not care since most of my pictures are taken close to the actual object with proper or low light.

I capture my images at 16:9 11M mode and it really looks good on both my PC monitor and my Plasma TV.

So short story, do not use Intelligent Auto mode, it really does not work properly and probably is the reason this camera does not take crisp pictures all the times out of the box...
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Initial post: Jan 2, 2013 9:03:09 AM PST
I bought this camera as a xmas gift for my wife to replace her aging canon powershot. i was impressed with all the features listed and thought it was a real bargain at the price. Got the same results as nerazzurro; fuzzy pictures, slow reaction to shutter pressing with intermittent refusals to take photo, etc..I then tried the settings he recommended and at least it did not take really blurred pictures anymore. Now the resolution is mediocre (if this is 14 megapixels, 13 of them must be somewhere else) at best. The optical distortion is TERRIBLE; rectangles become trapezoids in the picture. This camera is a piece of JUNK; wonderful sounding features hiding really bad actual performance. How did this get 4 stars? Is the production quality that variable?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2013 1:32:35 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 21, 2013 1:32:59 AM PST
R. Chilton says:
I agree with you Joseph. I bought this camera after having a Casio Exilim that sadly got damaged by sand last summer. I chose the Sony Cybershot due to its reasonable price and its features, but have had problems ever since I bought it. I often take photos without the flash; I am an architecture student and take lots of internal shots and photographs of people. This is not the camera to do it on - constant blurry photos no matter what settings I use. (In fact, photos are blurry even with the flash...) Also, it takes so much longer to take a photo than the Casio. I have no idea how a camera could be made so badly.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 5:48:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2013 5:51:05 AM PST
Folks, how many of you understand the relationship between F/stops (apertures), ISO and shutter speeds? How many of you know that, as you zoom the camera lens out, the aperture gets smaller? How many of you know that a small aperture means that less light gets in, and the camera uses a slow, slow shutter speed that allows shake and subject movement? How many of you know that zoom also magnifies any camera shake? These cameras are not magic and the laws of photography have not changed just because they do not use film. You need to truly understand the limitations of your cameras so you know what they can an cannot do. Camera makers are also at fault for not stressing this strongly enough.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 5:51:33 AM PST
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