Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1 out of 5 by Akkeber Beware!
I first bought this camera in 2008. I took it on an international vacation and wanted something durable, plus waterproof. The pictures I took in and out of the water were amazing! Sadly, after a couple years, it died. The screen only showed pixels and it just died. Because I loved the camera, I bought the same one in 2010. Plus, we bought the charcoal colored one and after using itin the pool just a couple of times, the charcoal coating peeled off in random places. Looked terrible. Also, the screen has permanent blotches on it that don't show up in the pictures but it is hard to view the screen. Guess what? It's 2012 and it died. I will not be buying another Sony Cyber Shot because they only last two years!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shield01 Fantastic for movies!
Picked this up earlier this week to take movies of the kids in the pool. I must admit I am blown away by the movie quality. It's stabilized, waterproof, and you just flip up the front cover for instant on/off. Movies look incredible. Shot a few pics that were ok, but not going to replace your DSLT any time soon. A real keeper, and unlike the more expensive model, uses regular SDHC memory cards.
Rated 2 out of 5 by JohnMountaineer Camera is not shockproof
This was my first Sony Cypershot Camera. The camera has good optics and video capabilities. It is very lightweight so good for backpacking but the zoom stopped working after 13 months after being dropped about 2 feet. The camera was just beyond the one year warrantee so no longer covered by the Sony repair warrantee. Sony would repair it for $233. dollars but then guarantee the repair for 90 days. The warrantee does not cover replacement. They should not advertise this camera as shockproof. I have had a Nikon cameras for years and never had them malfunction. I will not buy another Sony Cypershot.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chadicus Great but fell apart.
Going on to my 5th Cybershot!!! Don't think I will buy another one. My last cyber shoot broke when I was snow skiing. I saw this was shock proof/ waterproof so I bought this camera for my girlfriend. She loved it so much I bought one for my trip to Thailand. I knew I was gonna be in the ocean and wanted a small video camera/ camera. I was on a small island phi phi taking pics and the lid that covers the lens just fell off. It is glued on in little dabs of glue. The camera has to detect that the lens cover is down to take pictures. I was so lucky that they had a little store that had super glue. So I was able to glue the lens back on. However I put super glue in all the same spots Sony glues this camera and the next day walking on the beach went for a swim in the ocean and it broke again. I really super glued it all over and made a mess but that thing wasn't gonna come off again. Yesterday at the lake the strap got caught on a step on the back of the boat and ripped off. So I do not like this camera and wouldn't by another one. I'm going to buy the new more expensive on because it doesn't have any parts that move or slide for my trip to Hawaii. I think the heat made the glue come apart?? Who knows. The touch screen doesn't work well when wet. It's hard to change settings to video if you out in the water. I love the technology that's why I keep buying these cameras. However, I just wish they made one that can take the elephant treks in the jungle,. extreme heat to the snow skiing trips to the being under water for a extended period of time. I'm giving Sony one last shot with the TX200V. Hope TX stands for Texas :) I have a Nikon D5000 for the regular stuff but I need a little pocket camera to capture the adventures. The camera is great for around the pool not the ocean so much. I still love ya Sony.