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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and performance. The image quality and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the shutter and viewfinder.

usability, screen, image quality, performance, battery

memory, price, viewfinder, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and performance. The screen and image quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the shutter, and opinions are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, screen, performance, battery

shutter

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-S50

 

The Sony DSC-S50 CyberShot features a 1/2.7" 2.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor that yields 1600 x 1200 uncompressed TIFF or finished JPEG still images. For optimum printing there is a 3:2 (1600 x 1072) aspect ratio setting. The DSC-S50 can capture

Aug, 2000

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony DSC-S50 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 
Apr, 2000

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A retrospecitve review

 

It's now obviously long after this piece of antiquated hardware's life cycle, yet here I am writing a review for it. Why? Well read on to find out what's so special about this old Cybershot.In short, this thing is built like a brick. It has hung ...

Amazing life ; Durability ; Free-rotation LCD ; Nice feature set ; Good battery life

Low resolution (now) ; Quite large

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50

 

The Sony DSC-S50 CyberShot features a 1/2.7" 2.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor that yields 1600 x 1200 uncompressed TIFF or finished JPEG still images. For optimum printing there is a 3:2 (1600 x 1072) aspect ratio setting. The DSC-S50 can...

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Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50

 

The Sony Cybershot DSC-S50 is one of the best digital cameras in it's price range. It delivers good pictures quality with an easy, user friendly interface. I picked it up as soon as I got it, and within seconds I was taking pictures! The LCD is great,...

Good picture quality, battery life, MPEG movie mode

Included Memory Stick (4MB) is too small, especially when taking videos

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Brilliant in its day, still not too bad

 

Lens threads accept filters, swivel LCD, "pro" camera shooting modes, long battery life.

A bit clunky. 2.1MP very adequate, but not as high as today's models.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Brilliant in its day, still not too bad

 

I've owned my DSC-S50 for several years now, and only at this point do I realize how ahead of its time it was when it was a new product. Sony's conversion algorithms are among the best in the industry for point-and-shoot cameras, and even though it's ...

Lens threads accept filters, swivel LCD, "pro" camera shooting modes, long battery life.

A bit clunky. 2.1MP very adequate, but not as high as today's models.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good For Its Time

 

This camera was definitely good for its time, and for the average consumer, it will probably get the job done. As of now (3/05), this camera runs about $100 used on eBay. But I don't think it's worth it. Advances in DP technology render cameras like ...

Excellent LCD display, lots of features, well-designed

Obsolescence, photosensor noise, barrel distortion, bulky

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-S50 Digital Camera

 

I bought this camera second hand for $150. This product has produced very good quality photos with minimal investment. The camera and software provided is very user friendly! I was using the camera special features minutes after I purchased the camera....

The camera & software are very easy to use! Better than expected picture quality!

No view finder. Will the moveable screen stand the test of time.

Oct, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

very nice camera. Top quality!

 

I was looking for a digital camera for quite a while after they were introduced, i finnally picked Sony as my digital camera provider because i had had there vcr's, dvd players, and mostly all the electronic items on the market. I was very pleased...

Great Durable camera, Great Picture qualities-More features then other model!

Very heavy, not really made to fit in a picket, battery drains fast.

Jul, 2002

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