Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 reviewed|
(Friday, September 2, 2005 - 15:34 EDT)
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 is an easy-to-use offering, with a 4.1-megapixel CCD, 32 megabytes of internal memory, and a nice range of exposure options.
The Sony S40 is easy to use in full-auto mode, and its seven preprogrammed scene modes help with tricky subjects. The 1.5-inch color LCD monitor is small by modern standards, but the overall design and layout of the Sony S40 is user-friendly and hassle-free. Its biggest strength is its very fast shutter response. While most companies make a low cost model by cutting out features, Sony has managed to make a low cost model that keeps a decent quality movie mode, with audio, and most features found in the company's $400 cameras are also found in this little digital camera. Anyone familiar with a modern Sony digicam will be right at home with the S40. The Cyber-shot S40 would be a great second or third camera for the Sony-loving family with a ready stock of Memory Sticks. Despite the smaller optics and small screen, the S40 delivers surprisingly good images and is feature-rich for the money.