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Sony DSC-W730
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Sony DSC-W730 Digital Camera

16.1MP 8x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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27 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Chip.de, tecnozoom.it and redusers.com this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is 83 out of 100 based on 17 owner reviews.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

Good Size

A few customers thought it was thin. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “By Eric Butterfield The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is small and slim, at less than an inch thick, which makes it very portable” in their Sony DSC-W730 review.

One person who purchased the Sony DSC-W730 thought it was compact. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said in their review “It's compact” .

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Good Support

One person who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Good Quality Pictures

One Sony DSC-W730 reviewer concluded that it was able to produce good images. Tracey Jane Gordon mentioned in his Sony DSC-W730 review “Superb photo results” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the DSC-W730 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W730 range from 1x to 810x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 32x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the DSC-WX80, or the DSC-WX60 both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the DSC-WX350 ($267.00) (40x), the DSC-W800 ($88.00) (40x), or the DSC-W810 (48x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($304.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The DSC-W730 supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W730 also support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-W730 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W730, the DSC-W730 has a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), and the GE A1455 is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-W730 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W730 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W730 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Five Aspheric Elements

The DSC-W730 is a five aspheric element camera. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W730 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-W730 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Sony camera. The image editing modes Rotating and Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats MP3 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-W730 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all digital cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Sony DSC-W730 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W730 have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800.

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Light

Cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W730 have weights of between 20g and 710g. With a weight of only 106 grams, the Sony DSC-W730 is fairly light compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other 106g digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Narrow

At only 93.1 millimeters, the Sony DSC-W730 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 22mm and 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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Short

Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730 the heights range from 16mm to 750mm. At only 52.3 millimeters, the DSC-W730 is fairly short compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W730.

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14 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One Sony DSC-W730 owner wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good features.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W730 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The DSC-W730 has a quite small screen size (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The smallest screen size of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot A3200 IS, or the IXUS 135 both from Canon which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95) (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W730 do not support WiFi connectivity. The DSC-W730 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W730 are not 3D compatible. The DSC-W730 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS. The Sony DSC-W730 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years are not waterproof. The Sony DSC-W730 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the Sony DSC-W730 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W730. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this age and spec is 0.12s and the longest is 250s.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-W730 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The DSC-W730 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 630 milliamperes * hour) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of cameras of this age and type is 840mAh, and the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The Sony DSC-W730 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average JPEG frame rate of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 32fps.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Sony DSC-W730 has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W730. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery lives of cameras of this type and age range from 0.83h to 320h, and the average maximum battery life is 18h. At only 1.6 hours, the Sony DSC-W730 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-W730 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W730.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W730

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-W730.

Average Megapixel Count

The Sony DSC-W730 has a pretty typical megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W730.

We compared all the other 16.1MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 125 HS, the Nikon Coolpix L320, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($69.97) (16.15MP), or the Sony DSC-WX50 ($142.97) (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W730 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W730.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot N ($208.95), or the IXUS 230 HS both from Canon.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S6700 ($166.97) (10x), or the Sony DSC-WX220 ($64.95) (10x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Focal Length
Panorama Mode
Aperture Priority Mode
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Electrical Viewfinder
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(7)
20 May 2013

By Eric Butterfield The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is small and slim, at less than an inch thick, which makes it very portable and unobtrusive in a pocket. It's a bargain camera that is best suited...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is what a basic point-and-shoot is all about. It's compact, and easy-to-use making it a camera you'd always carry around with you. If you think point-and-shoot...

27 February 2014

De todas maneras, no podemos negar que se encuentran en un claro declive . Cada vez son más los usuarios que al decidirse por adquirir una cámara fotográfica prefieren elegir un modelo... Read more…

29 June 2013

Si buscas una cámara sencilla que tenga lo esencial para tomar buenas fotografías, este modelo de Cyber-Shot debe ser una opción a considerar...

17 April 2013

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 23 July 2013 by Shoponlineiseasy01
Shoponlineiseasy01 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera to take pictures of my young kids. Does a great job capturing them in action...

Reviewed 24 September 2013 by FBDirector70570
(Verified Purchase)

I've only had the camera for about 2 weeks but I used it a good bit. First of the pros: the camera is nice and tiny, it will fit in your pocket with no problem. It seems to take very nice pictures... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2013 by Jimmykat
Jimmykat would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

I love this camera. Small enough to fit in my jeans pocket. Takes great pictures...

Reviewed 10 October 2013 by HappyintheUSA
HappyintheUSA would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730

Purchased this camera for a trip to NYC. Tiny camera that is very easy to use. Photos can be blurry, but most are very good and are all very true to color. Great for purse or pocket. Easily... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2014 by Bobinco
Bobinco would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

This is a great little point and shoot camera with great video and picture quality. Pretty easy to use but do recommend reading the manual...

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Product Identifiers

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