Amazing Pictures from a Compact Digital
Sharp detail, stunning color, long battery life, & excellent movies in a tiny camera.
Exacting manual control is sacrificed to keep it small.
-The Bottom Line-
It's an excellent choice for anyone who wants professional resolution & color pictures in a tiny camera.
This is my 2nd digital camera (my 1st being a Canon Powershot S45 - 4 megapixel). My prior camera took great pictures & had lots of manual features, but it was just a bit too large to comfortably carry everywhere (I travel & hike extensively, so the smaller, the better).
I just got my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-150 & I love it. It has 7.2 megapixels, so my pictures have stunning detail. The color is also excellent; even on an automatic setting.
It's about the size of a pack of cards, but it's a touch longer. In this tiny camera is a 3X optical zoom.
The movie mode has is excellent; with 2X the frames/seconds & 2X the resolution (I regularly record my golf swing, so this is an important feature). It's only time limitation is amount of memory (many cameras have 30 second limits).
I also regularly use the mult-burst mode to take 16 pictures in ~2 seconds (also for my golf swing). In bright light, I can increase the shutter speed to 1/1,000 second to capture more high-speed detail.
The Battery life is much better than my old camera (I get ~3 hours/charge).
I carry my DSC-150 everywhere, so I'm capturing pictures I would have otherwise missed. I highly recommend it.