Its inaccurate optical viewfinder is one of the major strikes against it, in my mind. I really enjoyed playing with it, and found myself shooting a lot more pictures with it than another camera here to remain nameless that I brought along on the same photo expedition. We searched high and low for a new P72, but they can’t be found the lens gears wear out , so we started looking for a new model. Community A place where you can find solutions and ask questions. Most notable are the 7. The Sony W55 has a 3x optical zoom lens with an equivalent range of mm on a 35mm camera. The Sony W50 offers full automatic exposure control for easy shooting or seven preprogrammed scene modes to help you get the shot under more difficult conditions.

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Bottom line, the W55 is quite responsive for day to day shooting, despite its slightly slow Continuous mode. I liked the photos the W55 captured quite a bit, they were bright and snappy-looking, yet the colors still managed to look realistic, and never felt artificial to me. Its inaccurate optical viewfinder is one of the major strikes against it, in my mind.

Although the cyver-shot is loaded with great features, it is still incredibly easy to use. Despite the relatively generous amount of memory built into the Sony W55, we strongly recommend buying a large capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo, at least a MB card, preferably a 1GB one, to give yourself plenty of space for extended outings and movie recording.


I have taken servel up-close shots of various items and the detail is amazing. It seems well-built, is easy to use, yet offers enough special modes and options to handle the bulk of shooting situations most consumers are likely to encounter. Like others in Sony’s W-series line, the DSC-W55 is very sleek and easy to pocket so there is no excuse not to take it with you, most any time your stepping out.

It will fit fine in my wife’s hands, I’m sure.

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For most cameras, shutter lag is less in manual focus than autofocus, but usually not as fast as when the camera is “prefocused”. They didn’t look as strongly tinted when I printed them as they did on-screen, but I’d still have preferred a bit less coloration in some of cyber-soht indoor shots.

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Basic Specifications Full cyber-shkt name: Time from fully pressing shutter button to image capture, zoom lens at telephoto position.

Provides extra battery and a leather carrying case not a bad idea for extended trips. My wife loved using it when she didn’t want to grab her SLR, because it took such good pictures.

Select a language English Spanish. These higher settings will allow you to capture pictures in dimmer light without using flash, but as with all cameras, the higher settings will be noisier than the lower settings.


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

The picture quality is terrific and the video capability is great, as well as the sound. A “mode wheel” control is located in a good place for easy access. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Cgber-shot still retains the 3x optical zoom and large 2.

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Blurred waterfalls and fountains, etc. All in all, the Sony W55 struck me as a pretty nice little camera.

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I got this one for my kid who turned 5. The Battery Doesn’t Charge. The shutter button is surrounded by the lens zoom ring so it is easy to recompose your shots by zooming in or out, and then quickly snap the shot.

The camera has a range of pre-programmed scene modes so you’ll get good images – even in difficult shooting situations, and it also incorporates a function guide and resolution guide to assist you in selecting the right settings for your photography needs.

None Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Though battery life is pretty good, I still recommend picking up a separate battery and keeping it freshly charged and on-hand for extended outings.