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Sony Cybershot DSC-S2100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the responsiveness and image quality. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the zoom and battery. Some have doubts about the features and exposure.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, responsiveness

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cybershot DSC-S2100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 (black)

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 is the company's entry-level compact camera. It's currently the only model in Sony's 2010 lineup to feature AA-size batteries. That is really its key selling point other than a larger-than-typical LCD. The camera is...

Takes AA-size batteries; simple operation; 3-inch LCD.

Bare-minimum features; soft, smeary photos.

Though it doesn't offer anything beyond basics, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 is a decent AA-battery-powered entry-level compact.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot S2100's "S" should stand for "simplicity." The 12.1-megapixel S2100 has been designed to meet the needs of a beginning photographer with basic exposure controls in program mode and few controls in "Easy" mode.

Great images in bright light ; Fair performance indoors ; Easy mode great for amateur photographers

Noise at ISO 400 ; Digital image stabilization only ; Buttons are too small

I imagine that someone considering the S2100 wants an affordable camera for casual shooting situations, like vacations or gatherings with friends and family. An ideal camera would be a breeze to use and capture great images in many settings, and cost...

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"Takes very good pics and easy to use."

 

Would not recommend this camera.

Takes very good pics and easy to use.

The batteries are unusable very quickly. 1.46 volts won't work. The batteries are still usable in another device. Not happy about this.

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"Wish I had time to shop around more...and read reviews!"

 

I have it now, so I'm going to keep it. It was a quick purchase before a trip to Roatan... it works, but I've had better.

Small, orange, easy features.... easy to download...

The batteries die very very quickly. The pictures tend to be a tad fuzzy/soft.

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Wish I had time to shop around more...and read reviews!

 

I have it now, so I'm going to keep it. It was a quick purchase before a trip to Roatan... it works, but I've had better.

Small, orange, easy features.... easy to download

The batteries die very very quickly. The pictures tend to be a tad fuzzy/soft

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cybershot DSC-S2100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sony Cybershot DSC-S2100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, value for money, performance, image quality

responsiveness

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSC-S2100 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom with Digital Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD (Black)Sony DSC-S2100 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom with Digital Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD (Silver)Sony BDP-S2100 Blu-ray Disc / DVD Player with Wi-Fi by Sony

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DSC-S2100

 

This camera is a very good buy. I got mine at Target for 89 dollars plus tax. This camera is very easy to figure out and use. Picture quality is good under normal lighting conditions but shooting video in low light is not so good. Only 3x zoom, so be...

Low Cost ;

Low light quality is not so good ;

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Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time

no cons

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Nice one

 

Nice camera for the worth of my investment to use for personal use.

Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom

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FUN LEARNER DIGITAL CAMERA!

 

I TAKE THIS CAMERA ON WALKS AND BIKE RIDES. IT'S SMALL ENOUGH TO FIT IN ALL MY POCKETS AND THE MENU WALKS ME THROUGH ALL I NEED TO KNOW TO TAKE SNAPSHOTS AS WELL AS STUDIED NATURE PORTRAITS.

Easy to Use","Good in Low Light","Large Clear LCD","Small / Compact

Limited Zoom

Product Specifications

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 features compact and easy to use, with great image quality. It captures high quality images, allowing detail-packed enlargements. Clear Photo LCD screen (230k dot) offers excellent detail, high contrast and wide viewing angle. Reduces blur during handheld shooting for clearer images in low light conditions. Automatically adjusts exposure and other settings for optimum results in a wide range of shooting situations. Sporting extremely easy-to-use controls and a large, 3.0" screen, the DSC-S2100 makes taking and viewing pictures easy. Get great shots from greater distances with 12-megapixel resolution and 3x zoom. It even features the convenience of AA battery operation.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:2.4in
Weight:4.4oz
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Twilight portrait / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Beach / Snow / High sensitivity / Gourmet

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:6MB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-S2100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.1-5.6
Max Focal Length:18.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Orange

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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