holeinone said:I was convinced from just brief try at the PC Show that the W1 is a fantastic cam. Of course I did not buy from there lah. Can get much cheaper than $749 elsewhere and also comes with the freebies. :bsmilie:
Bought it tdy. I am very satisfied with it. Fantastic performance and it has solid movie capabilities too. Certainly a good compact complement to my 717. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I think only Sony is being adventurous and design savvy enuf to incorporate such a big LCD screen. Mind you, it's not easy to have such a big screen squeezed into such a small form factor. Compared to the tiny LCD size that the Canon A80 has, this is a worlds apart. I would love to have a big LCD over a tiny one anytime.pianodancer said:I had a try on the W1 at the Wisma Sony Gallery today, and it's really fantastic. Side-by-side with V1, the V1 is no longer impressive. The W1 start-up time is excellent and power-up to first-shot is as fast as F828! The LCD screen is also really very huge, looks like a cam targeted for the elderly. ivan is right that it's TOO HUGE, now everyone will see what you are capturing... no good.. and the usual electronic zoom is slow.
Get it if you are a Sony fan/Memory Stick user. For me, I'm a CF user so it won't be my choice for digicam backup. Image quality-wise, I still place my bet on Canon.
I dun think the pic quality of sony was bad to start off with. In any case, they are definitely one of the more innovative manufacturers around.TsQ said:yes.. i think this is the camera i wanted all these while..
-large lcd screen
-not too big nor small
-use AA bat.
-heard PQ is matching up with competitor
always like sony camera but PQ lose out.. but now they are coming back with a good fight!!!
Well, during the time with their 4mp (cant remember model but i think its P5) vs canon S30/s40 .. it was losing out in PS by far... since then their PQ for small/portable ones wasnt any good until now with the recent models. Their prices also no more "sony" style.. with most cheaper then the competitor.holeinone said:I dun think the pic quality of sony was bad to start off with. In any case, they are definitely one of the more innovative manufacturers around.
I think he is referring to the image quality, not the LCD screen quality.holeinone said:I dun think the pic quality of sony was bad to start off with. In any case, they are definitely one of the more innovative manufacturers around.
Think this is down to preference. I have got frens who dun like Sony products last time bcos they always use proprietary items.bianzi said:i like the firm hold and the quick start up. But too bad i already had T1. if not i will be getting this. the Large LCD is good. same as T1. but i dont really like the AA battery thingy
The A80 was the cam that I always recommend to my frens whenever they wanna buy a compact cam. After the W1 came out, A80 totally no fight. I know this is subjective but this is how confident I feel of the W1. Sony has really come up with a winner this time.pianodancer said:I think he is referring to the image quality, not the LCD screen quality.
Bobo, W1's built is better than the Canon A series but not comparable to the Canon S-series.
holeinone, the reason why A80's LCD is so small is because it can be swiveled around.
I think in the old P-series, Sony targets at normal consumer who goes for design and compactness. These models do not have any strong photo-taking features (like shutter/aperture/manual modes) compared to Canon S-series. The battery life is also horrible. Good to see that Sony is coming up strong with W1.