The Sony Cybershot DSC 90 which we purchased in 2003 replaced the Pentax semi-automatic I had been using for about 19 years. I read the quick use instruction guide so I could insert the batteries and memory card, set the time and off I went. Although a manual mode is available on the camera and I can make adjustments to image sharpness and contrast and shoot in different lighting conditions (twilight, snow, soft snap modes), the only features I have ever used are the focus (achieved by half pressing on the shutter), the zoom and of course the reverse button to check to see whether I want to get rid of whatever image I’ve just shot. I basically take pictures when there is enough light and make sure the sun is behind me as if I were shooting with my old Pentax. I also frame my shots carefully cause I rarely use Photoshop ( not since before the new millennium I think)
The Sony Cybershot was shelved in June 2012 (except for a trip to New York last summer) when I got my iPhone 4. When I took it out this weekend I got frustrated because I couldn’t crop on the camera -something I have gotten quite used to on the iPhone. I find the iPhone ooh so portable and ooh so easy to take out when I want to take and show some pics because as many of you might suspect, I don’t have a Facebook account and I find the cost of emailing or texting photos from my phone prohibitive. iPhone also takes great outdoor pictures. See for yourself ...Sony Cybershot or iPhone??? .