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Sony DSC-W30 Digital Camera

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 18 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 82 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Six Sony DSC-W30 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W30 was good quality. C. G. Williams scored the Sony DSC-W30 very highly and wrote on Amazon “Top Quality Again From Sony! Who Else!”. C. G. Williams also mentioned “This camera has everything for the beginner brilliant picture quality and its so easy to use shame it wasn't 7.1 MP tho”. Mr. Steven J. Rowe wrote in his review “Top Quality Camera”.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony DSC-W30 owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to use. Ten years ago B. Barnett wrote “Simple to use”. B. Barnett also mentioned “The video function is good, easy to use, clear”. Mr. Steven J. Rowe gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon also ten years ago “All buttons were easy to use and not too fiddly”.

Good Size

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Mr. Steven J. Rowe wrote “The first thing that struck me was that this is a very compact camera.” in his review and rated the Sony DSC-W30 as excellent. P. Williams said in their review of this digital camera ten years ago “Fast compact camera” . Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “The DSC-W30 offers a great, all-round compact package”.

One Sony DSC-W30 owner thought the Sony DSC-W30 was thin. Ten years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “The DSC-W30, is a slim, pearl white affair that looks fantastic” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers agreed that the Sony DSC-W30 was able to produce good images. B. Barnett scored it very highly and wrote in their review ten years ago “And do you know what, I think ive found it! The DSC-W30 gives clear, crisp photos every time”. Mr. Steven J. Rowe said “As with virtually all digital cameras, you will need to buy a memory card to be able to store a decent amount of photos”. Ms. A. L. Shiers mentioned in their review “I purchased this camera earlier ths year, when it arrived it worked very well and the quality of photo was superb” .

Some people concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Mr. Steven J. Rowe said “The camera has a regular viewfinder, which helps when shooting in bright sunlight” . Nickel said on Amazon “It's got an excellent Carl Zeiss lens, 6.0 mega pixels and as many or as few user controls as you want.” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Digital camera, 6,003,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color Good”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers who purchased the product considered that it was good for video recording. Ten years ago Ian Somba wrote on Amazon “Fantastic Video!” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ian Somba also said “Scouting through steves-digicams i came across the sony w30 and the video looked impressive enough”. Ian Somba also mentioned “It's video is just superb and is just right for my needs”.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Sony DSC-W30 owners who purchased the product concluded that it had a good screen. One customer who purchased the product thought it had a good viewfinder.

Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W30 had a good lens. One Sony DSC-W30 reviewer who reviewed the Sony DSC-W30 reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

Nice Design

One customer thought the product was a good design. Ten years ago expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “Satisfy modern tastes for sleek, compact design”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. B. Barnett scored the Sony DSC-W30 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-W30 ten years ago “Being something of a newcomer to the world of photography, i wanted something affordable yet stylish, bundles of features”.

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Robust

One Sony DSC-W30 reviewer wrote that this digital camera was well made.

Good Technical Features

One customer reckoned that it had good features.

Good Battery Life

One customer thought this digital camera had a good battery life. Mr. Steven J. Rowe said on Amazon ten years ago “I was looking for a camera that was small, easy to use, had a long life rechargeable battery and would produce top quality photos”.

Good Support

Some Sony DSC-W30 owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had good technical guidance. Mr. Steven J. Rowe wrote on Amazon ten years ago “The on-screen help is great, so you do not need to dive into the manual every 5 minutes to understand the features” in his review. Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “The W30 even has a function guide for users who are only” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

One Sony DSC-W30 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good flash.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, asia.cnet.com, CNET.co.uk and Good Gear Guide.com.au this Sony camera has an overall expert rating of 65 out of 100.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the DSC-W30 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W30 do not support Full HD video. The Sony DSC-W30 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W30, the DSC-W30 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-W30 does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W30 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-W30 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-W30 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W30 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-W30 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W30 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony DSC-W30 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W30 also do not have a GPS.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-W30

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Expert Reviews

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31 December 2006

Note, this is the same conclusion as the Sony W50, since their only difference is the LCD size which is smaller and lower in resolution with the W30. The Sony Cybershot W30 does one thing very... Read more…

28 December 2006

Want an ultracompact that doesnt sacrifice image quality? This little gem may meet your needs. But dont count on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30s ISO 1,000 sensitivity...

The DSC-W30 offers a great, all-round compact package. It has no glaring weaknesses in any area and will satisfy most casual users...

27 April 2006

Want an ultracompact that doesnt sacrifice image quality? This little gem may meet your needs. But dont count on the DSC-W30s ISO 1,000 sensitivity...

21 April 2006

Click on the W30 for a 360° QTVR tourSony has re-engineered its W-series of top-performing Cyber-shot digital still cameras to embody the virtues of a traditional camera style and satisfy modern... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 March 2006 by Nickel

Yes, it's got an excellent Carl Zeiss lens, 6.0 mega pixels and as many or as few user controls as you want, but the best things (why don't camera manufacturers tell you this?) are the rapid time... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2006 by P. Williams

I have taken photos in the day light & night time both gave very crisp & clear pictures, the power on is very quick. The video mode is excellent you can get very clear pictures although you will... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2006 by Mr. Steven J. Rowe

I was looking for a camera that was small, easy to use, had a long life rechargeable battery and would produce top quality photos. This camera does all this. The first thing that struck me was... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2006 by B. Barnett

Being something of a newcomer to the world of photography, i wanted something affordable yet stylish, bundles of features but simple to use. And do you know what, I think ive found it! The DSC-W30... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2006 by Mrs. J. M. Rumsby

I treated myself to this for my 60th birthday coming up soon - after doing a lot of research I decided to purchase this camera. It came the day we went away for the weekend - I was able to use it... Read more…

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