You can purchase an AC adaptor as a separate accessory, and we highly recommend picking up a spare battery and keeping it freshly charged and on-hand for extended outings. But Sony takes it a little further, coupling Face Detection with smile detection in a mode called Smile Shutter. This function even lets you prioritize adult or child faces to capture photos only when the intended subjects smile. Options like Smile Shutter, Steady Shot, and Face Detection make it a very useful tool for getting focused pictures of children and small groups of people. Sony’s follow-up to its NEX-6 laps the field with its 11fps burst and comfortable design. You may also like. The DSC-W’s lens also showed somewhat high distortion levels, at both zoom positions.

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Or, you can enable Smart Zoom, which simply crops from dec-w130 center, giving you as much as 5x digital enlargement at the lowest resolution setting.

Though there is no fine-tuned LCD brightness adjustment, the Display button on the rear panel does offer a brighter display for outdoor shooting. For starters, it’s small and easy to use, perfect for stashing in a pocket on the way out the door. At first glance, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W appears to have more external controls than some of the other compact digital cameras in its class, but looks can be deceiving.

Smart Zoom limits the amount of digital enlargement based on the resolution setting, sonu the maximum 5x available at the lowest resolution.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

In our tests, we clocked the Sony W at 1. DxO Color Depth Score bits: It’s a lot like its predecessor, but for the most part, that’s okay. The higher the resolution, the less Smart Zoom is available in an effort to maintain image quality.


Bundles that include this product. Carl Zeiss lens, 6 elements in 5 groups including 3 aspherical elements Focal Length 35mm equivalent: Ultra Compact Currently Manufactured: Where I tend to worry about lag times the most is in photographs of people. The Auto mode is more like a traditional fully automatic exposure mode, keeping most exposure variables under automatic control. Support by Sony Mobile App Never miss an update again! When it came to timing, the DSC-W proved to be fairly responsive overall, if a little sluggish in some areas.

An amazingly useful mode, especially sonu parents of small children.

Overall, shooting with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W was pretty straightforward when shooting under normal conditions and in the normal parameters. Mode-switching was a little slow, partially due to the camera displaying a small information screen whenever you change modes.

Can my camera take photos in RAW format? The camera also includes about 15MB of internal memory. For example, Retro blurs corners for a nostalgic effect and Cross Filter highlights points of light such as candle flames with a cross pattern to dramatize lighting. In addition, it has Face Detection technology that detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus, exposure, and color for accurate, natural photos of family and friends.

Real-image optical zoom Focus Peaking: The adjustable wrist strap secures the camera when shooting in precarious positions, and a separately available red leather carrying case offers stylish protection.

See the Optics and Exposure tabs for more on the Sony W’s image quality, as well as its printed results. The W can also display photo slide shows with MP3 music soundtracks, either on the camera itself or with an optional cable or cradle on your HDTV.


Sony DSC-W Review – Specifications

But after a little time working with the camera, some options became second nature. Rounded corners and an attractive brushed metal front plate give the W a more stylish look than the W But a good read of the manual and old-fashioned experience should resolve any issues here, which is why I’d still classify the DSC-W as an easy to use camera.

These days, 2GB is good and affordable, but look at a 4GB card if you’ll be using the W for video.

Skip to main content. Why is sonny important to use the correct supplied USB-cable with my product? The 4x optical zoom lens offers slightly more zoom than the average point-and-shoot digital camera, covering a range equivalent to mm on a 35mm camera, with a slightly wider maximum wide angle setting to xsc-w130. I did notice that the Mode dial was easy to turn accidentally when picking up or setting down the camera one-handed, but as the camera was typically off, it didn’t cause too much trouble.

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