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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and screen. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the performance. The contrast and lens get critical views.

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

lens, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

 

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The Sony Cybershot S950 will be limited to a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 equivalent, and will not offer true mechanical image stabilization, instead opting only for Digital Image Stabilization which functions by raising the camera's sensitivity...

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A Review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

 

Sony Cyber-shots are some of the most reliable and highest quality point-and-shoot digital cameras available to consumers today. In this point-and-shoot camera review, we'll see how the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 holds up to this expectation. We'll look...

Although the point-and-shoot Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 is a reliable, sleek digital camera, it still rates average among its competitors. The pros still outweigh the cons, but there are still many features that the DSC-S950 could have had that would...

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Sony Cyber-Shot S950

 
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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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

low-light, zoom

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cybershot DSC-S950 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Black)Sony Cybershot DSC-S950 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Black)Sony Cybershot DSC-S950 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Pink)

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amazing camera

 

"Love the features just a great camera all around! Love the choices of colors!"

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Disappointing Sony

 

"This camera is rounding out my collection of 3 Sony cameras and is the 5th cybershot I have ever owned. This is the first time I have been dissappointed with a Sony camera. I chose to look past the lack of a Carl Zeiss lense. However, the camera feels...

Size, color

no Carl Zeiss lense, poor case quality

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 Pink Digital Camera

 

I LOVE YOUR SITE ! =] ITS QUICK AND IT HONESTLY SHOWS THE TRUE IMAGE OF THE PRODUCT. OTHER SITES WERE SLOW AND THEY TRIED TO PORTRAY THE CAMERA TO BE SKINNY ---

PINK . SHOW DETAIL

NOT ALOT OF ADVANCED/ EXTRA "STUFF

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Sony DSC S950

 

Not every digital camera can be a winner. Picture quality is o.k., but I found the Cybershot DSC S950 a little slow to respond. It is easy to use, compact and one of the cheaper cameras from a recognised brand.

Ease of use

Turn on time - shutter delay - dark LCD screen - pictures with a lot of contrast - limited movie mode

It is easy to expect too much from a cheaper digital camera, but I was left disappointed by the slow turn on times and the dark LCD screen. Picture quality from the Sony Cybershot DSC S950 is o.k., but there are better cameras around selling for a...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 56 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, value for money, screen, color

flash

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-shot DSCS950B - Black (10.1 MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSony Cyber-shot DSCS950S - Silver (10.1 MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSony Cyber-shot DSCS950S - Silver (10.1 MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

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Sony Cybershot DSC-S950

 

When it gets a good focus the picture quality is great

Getting the correct focus in any other than perfest light conditions is difficult ; Video quality is better on my 6 year old 5 mp fuji

Product Specifications

Take this fashionable camera with you wherever you go. The Cyber-shot DSC-S950/P brings you a variety of intelligent features in a compact, easy-to-use design. Face Detection technology automatically detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus and exposure settings while a 4x optical zoom lens and 10.1-megapixel resolution deliver crisp, clear images.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BK1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.8oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Backlight portrait / Beach / High sensitivity / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait/Beach / High sensitivity / Landscape / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-S950/DSC-S950/B/DSC-S950/P
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.5-5.6
Max Focal Length:23.2mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Pink/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size: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:10.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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