Review: Sony DSC-S80


The camera has 3x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, automatic and manual exposure control, 7 scene selection modes, 32 MB internal memory, Memory Stick slot, 2 inch LCD screen, JPEG picture capture, MPEG-1 movie capture, microphone, speaker and a built in flash with red eye reduction.


This is an expremely handy little piece, for people who just want to point and shoot and also for those who want a little more control over their photographs. The camera is a little slow on the start because it is one of the high battery life models. This means that to get those one off shots you have to leave the camera on for long periods, but the battery life means that you can actually keep it on longer than most other models. Also, the time lag between the click and the image display is also very long.
The manual shooting mode of the camera is very cool and you can actually come up with some really nice shots. It works really well if you are shooting in the night. You can set the shutter speed of up to 30 seconds and get some really cool shots. A tripod is, of course, required.


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