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Sony DSC-W830 Digital Camera

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20.1MP 8x CCD Jan 2014
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Best Digital Camera 2014 Review : Sony DSCW830 20.1 Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver)

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Average Expert Reviews

Expert review site betabuzz.de scored this Sony digital camera 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

Sony has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. 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.

Alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-H90[plb_1610625_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the DSC-W830 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W830. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

Other 32x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price].

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The megapixel count of the DSC-W830 of 20.1 megapixels is one of the highest amongst cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W830. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-W830 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price], and the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Canon IXUS 132[plb_2038148_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W830 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W830 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price], or the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price].

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Canon IXUS 132[plb_2038148_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W830 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5152 x 2896, 1920 x 1080, 11520×1080, 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920 and 4912 x 1080 and 3424 x 1920.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is in fact the best still image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W830.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The DSC-W830 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W830 is 10MP, the most is 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W830 that we have checked, the DSC-W830's total megapixel count of 20.5 megapixels is one of the most.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W830 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W830 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W830. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. 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). Across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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TFT Display

The DSC-W830 has a TFT display which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The display of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W830 ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

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

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the DSC-W830 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W830. The minimum ISO speed of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W830 range from 10 to 800.

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Light

The DSC-W830 is one of the lighter similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years (only 104 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W830 is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 710g.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H90[plb_1610625_price] (192g and cheaper).

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Narrow

The Sony DSC-W830 is one of the narrower similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W830 (only 93.1 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W830 the widths range from 22mm to 470mm.

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Short

With a height of only 52.5 millimeters, the DSC-W830 is one of the shorter digital cameras of this spec and age amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The shortest compact camera digital camera that was released around the same time as the DSC-W830 is 16mm tall and the tallest is 750mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-W830 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W830 which support video recording.

Other cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider include the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price]; or the Sony DSC-H90[plb_1610625_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W830 do not support Full HD video. The DSC-W830 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W830 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W830 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price].

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (3"), the VTech 80-145054[plb_2549433_price] (3"), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151[plb_2596074_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-W830 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-W830 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W830 do not have a GPS. The DSC-W830 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-W830 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the DSC-W830 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The DSC-W830 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony DSC-W830 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W830. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W830 have maximum battery lives of between 0.83h and 320h. With a maximum battery life of only 1.4 hours, the DSC-W830 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W830.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony DSC-W830 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-W830 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W830.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W830

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released over three years ago.

MS Duo Memory Card

MS Duo memory card

The Sony DSC-W830 supports an MS Duo memory card which is better than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it support an SD memory card. In addition, this digital camera support MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS and MS Pro-HG Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo HX memory cards.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W830 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W830.

Other 8x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the IXUS 155[pl_2176423_price] (10x), or the PowerShot SX600 HS[pl_2110760_price] (18x) both from Canon or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151[plb_2596074_price] (15x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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 Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features
Focal Length
Panorama Mode
Technical Details
Image Processor
Optical Sensor Size

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Expert Reviews

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6 January 2015

The Sony W830 is exactly what it says on the tin: a small, light and easy-to-use compact camera. You can get reasonable pictures straight out of the box. It's pretty basic and has an 8x zoom...

Pocketsize
Easy to use
Picture quality is pretty good
8x stabilised optical zoom
360 degree Sweep Panorama
Just HD video
Responsiveness
No WiFi
No touchscreen screen isn't tiltable
Fiddly shutter release
3 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

19 November 2014

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The Sony Cyber-shot W830 is a mid-range point-and-shoot compact with an 8x optical zoom and 20.1 Megapixel CCD sensor. Introduced into the Cyber-shot range at the beginning of 2014, the W830 has a... Read more…

16 December 2014

Ce Sony W830 fait son travail de petit compact léger, discret et facile à manipuler. Il délivre des images satisfaisantes dès la première prise en main. Un compact basique à zoom 8x en...

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

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(614)
Reviewed 25 October 2014 by Sweetmusiclady
Sweetmusiclady would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

I sell a lot on ebay so I need a camera that is dependable and that provides crystal-clear images. This one definitely fills the bill. I definitely would recommend...

Reviewed 12 August 2014 by Gobroncos08
Gobroncos08 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

For the price($100), this small camera does everything well. I have had the camera for about 2 months now and have no complaints so far...

Easy to Use
Great Resolution
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Great Zoom
Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Blueberry22
Blueberry22 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

The only negative would be the shutter speed. It is slow. You will not be disappointed...

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by JEB3

It is a decent camera for the price. The shutter seems exceptionally slow regardless of light conditions. The camera does not come with a manual. You have to find it online to download. And that... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Ariz1964
Ariz1964 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

Light, easy to carry, great picture quality, and the zoom reaches out. Options will allow customization...

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