A 2.5-inch LCD, decent image quality, and both automated and selected manual controls make the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W5 a competent camera for the casual photographer.
With a stack of great features that work as advertised, including a 16x optical zoom lens, the HX9V makes an ideal travel companion for those who enjoy life on the road.
It's easy to fall in love with the Sony Alpha SLT-A35. With the perfect balance of features and usability, the images it took bowled us over. The fact it's so cheap makes it an award-winner.
Sony could command far more than £250 or so for the impressive Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V compact camera. With a 10x zoom, tonnes of features, and a 16.2-megapixel sensor, it's shot to the top of our shopping list.
We love the feel of this compact/dSLR crossover. The quality of its images is impressive, too, with vibrant colours, sharp detail and balanced exposures. If you can't decide whether to buy a pocket snapper or a semi-pro camera, check out the £660 Sony Alpha NEX-5N. It could well suit you down to the ground.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is such an amazing fusion of style and technology that it's easy to overlook some pretty basic issues. It's too easy to drop when you're trying to slide the lens cover open, the 16:9 ratio LCD display is an inefficient size for showing stills, and the lens range is mediocre. The DSC-TX1's brilliant at extraordinary things but only average at the ordinary ones
This Sony offers good features and performance in a compact camera for enthusiasts, but its low-ISO image quality doesn't quite match the best in its class.