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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 561 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed views on the exposure and sensor. Many are critical about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the performance and glare are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 280 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and performance. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the exposure and shutter. Reviews are divided on the low light performance.

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54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Sony DSC S40

 

Sony DSC S40 Review. Starter level point and shoot digital camera. This is one of the cheapest digital cameras available from a known brand.

Good overall picture quality ; Good indoor shots ; Very fast shutter response times ; Easy to use

LCD screen seems very small ; Macro shots poor

If you are on a limited budget and you are looking for a digital camera that can take high quality photos then I can happily recommend the Sony DSC S40. The place that it really beats all of its rivals is indoors where it produces sharply focused...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-S40

 

Physical Views The Sony S40 compared to a standard CD disc. The Cyber-shot S40 and the Cyber-shot S60 . Continue on to Page Two DSC-S40 Specifications CCD Imager 1/2.7" Sony Super HAD 4.1 Megapixel Effective Image Resolutions Still (JPEG Fine/Std or...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : David English (cnet.com.au)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-S40

 

The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-S40 is a basic, affordable snapshot camera that's a good deal if you don't mind its small LCD.

Compact design ; Fast response times ; Two continuous-shooting modes ; Strong battery life

Small LCD screen ; Limited manual settings ; Photos exhibit a slight softness ; Wrist-strap hook gets in the way

Exposure accuracy varied more than it should have, causing some overexposed and underexposed photos. Most of the time, the exposure was right where it should be, but when it was off, it could be by a considerable margin. We captured many excellent...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-S40

 

Small, compact, and handsome with its matte-silver plastic body, the new Sony DSC-S40 digital camera continues the more traditional digital camera styling that differentiated the W-series models from the Cyber-shot pack, though it's more squat than any...

Compact size, Solid build, In-camera image stabilization makes all lenses better for low light shooting, Same sensor as 7D, Kit lens covers 18-70mm 35mm equivalent range, Very good to excellent low-light capability, Excellent battery life, Decent...

Proprietary hot shoe, No PC sync port, No video recording (a fact of life with SLRs), Hand grip may be uncomfortably small for some users, Image noise slightly high at ISO 1600, RAW+JPEG option only saves fine-mode JPEGs. (But that's not a bad...

Grab the camera in your right hand and your middle finger takes up an angled position across the front of the camera. Your thumb finds itself shoved over by the five way nav cluster to rest on the shiny metallic lanyard loop that juts out from the...

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot S40

 

The Sony Cyber-shot S40 is one of the 3 new "S" digital cameras that Sony introduced this year, in early 2005. Though this is a great beginner's camera, Sony has at included some features which will please intermediate and some novice digital camera...

Pocketable ; Value for money ; Excellent movie mode ; Excellent battery life (The best I've seen so far in the S40's class) ; Low noise levels ; No red-eye ; Flash with average range ; USB 2.0

Limited manual controls ; Photos a little soft ; Slow, limited continuous shooting ; Startup time a little slow

The Sony Cyber-shot S40 is a great camera, comparable to others in its class. Battery life is excellent, especially even with the LCD on and using only 2 AAs. The S40 feels tough, even on the memory card and battery doors. Though they are limited and...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Sony Cybershot DSC-S40

 

Sony have just announced the Sony Cybershot DSC-S40 compact digital camera - a 4.1 megapixel (CCD Sensor) camera with a 3x Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. The Cybershot DSC-S40 features a 1.5 inch LCD monitor, PictBridge compatability, 32...

The Cybershot DSC-S40 features a 1.5 inch LCD monitor, PictBridge compatability, 32 megabytes of internal memory, measures 3.9 x 2.0 x 1.3inches and weighs 135g

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DSC-S40

 

good little camera well made, bit heavy compared to similar products but i guess thats due to the AA bateries which this camera uses and i like that the batteries are inexpensive to buy compared to camera specific batteries and i have found the...

Auto- Focus can be a little slow to lock- on your subject in the dark... but other-wise none

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-S40

 

light and easy to use

can't think of any

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-S40

 

Small,lightweight, easy to use and easy to print out images. Havn't had a chance to use all the features as yet.

Would be useful to have a slightly more powerful lens, but images can be blown up within picture viewer.

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Can't fault it!

 

Although not the main user of this Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 camera, my girlfriend has instructed me to write this review for her!! ...

Mar, 2006

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