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Sony DSC-W30 Digital Camera

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15 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Sony digital camera on average 82 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony DSC-W30 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use. B. Barnett said on Amazon eleven years ago “Simple to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-W30. B. Barnett also wrote “The video function is good, easy to use, clear”. C. G. Williams wrote “Its so easy to use shame it wasn't 7.1 MP tho” in their review.

Good Product Quality

A number of Sony DSC-W30 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. C. G. Williams said in their Sony DSC-W30 review “Top Quality Again From Sony! Who Else!” and scored the product 5 stars. Eleven years ago Mr. Steven J. Rowe wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Top Quality Camera”. Ms. A. L. Shiers wrote “I purchased this camera earlier ths year, when it arrived it worked very well and the quality of photo was superb”.

Good Size

Six customers who reviewed the product said that it was compact. Mr. Steven J. Rowe gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his Sony DSC-W30 review eleven years ago “The first thing that struck me was that this is a very compact camera.”. P. Williams mentioned “Fast compact camera” . Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “The DSC-W30 offers a great, all-round compact package” in their review of the Sony DSC-W30.

One person who purchased the product concluded that it was thin. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of the Sony DSC-W30 “The DSC-W30, is a slim, pearl white affair that looks fantastic” .

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony DSC-W30 owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Eleven years ago B. Barnett mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “And do you know what, I think ive found it! The DSC-W30 gives clear, crisp photos every time”. Mr. Steven J. Rowe rated this digital camera 5 stars and he said on Amazon “As with virtually all digital cameras, you will need to buy a memory card to be able to store a decent amount of photos”. P. Williams wrote “I have taken photos in the day light & night time both gave very crisp & clear pictures” in their Sony DSC-W30 review.

A number of customers who bought the Sony DSC-W30 agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Mr. Steven J. Rowe mentioned on Amazon eleven years ago “The camera has a regular viewfinder, which helps when shooting in bright sunlight” in his Sony DSC-W30 review and scored it 5 stars. Nickel mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon in the same month “It's got an excellent Carl Zeiss lens, 6.0 mega pixels and as many or as few user controls as you want.”. Cnet.com wrote in their Sony DSC-W30 review on CNET.com in the same month “Digital camera, 6,003,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color Good” yet they gave the product a rating of 68 out of 100.

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Good Video Capture

Six people who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. Ian Somba said in his review of the Sony DSC-W30 “Fantastic Video!”. Ian Somba also said “Scouting through steves-digicams i came across the sony w30 and the video looked impressive enough”. Ian Somba also wrote “It's video is just superb and is just right for my needs”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. One Sony DSC-W30 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-W30 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. One customer said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W30 had a good lens.

Good Brand

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

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Nice Design

One Sony DSC-W30 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking. B. Barnett wrote eleven years ago “Being something of a newcomer to the world of photography, i wanted something affordable yet stylish, bundles of features”.

One person who bought the product mentioned that it was a good design. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Satisfy modern tastes for sleek, compact design”.

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Robust

One Sony DSC-W30 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-W30 owner said that this digital camera had good features.

Good Battery Life

One Sony DSC-W30 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. Mr. Steven J. Rowe said “I was looking for a camera that was small, easy to use, had a long life rechargeable battery and would produce top quality photos” in his review.

Good Support

A few Sony DSC-W30 reviewers reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Eleven years ago Mr. Steven J. Rowe said “The on-screen help is great, so you do not need to dive into the manual every 5 minutes to understand the features” and scored it very highly. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The W30 even has a function guide for users who are only”.

Good Flash

One person concluded that the Sony DSC-W30 had a good flash.

9 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

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

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an image stabilizer. The DSC-W30 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W30, the DSC-W30 does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The DSC-W30 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W30 do not have a built-in flash. The DSC-W30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that were released more than two years ago are not waterproof. The DSC-W30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The DSC-W30 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the DSC-W30 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-W30 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W30 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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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 Sony released the DSC-W30.

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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