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Sony DSC-W30 Digital Camera

Good size
Good quality pictures
Average expert reviews
29 Reviews

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including,, Good Gear and the average expert rating of this digital camera is 65%.

Good User Reviews

On average, DSC-W30 owners rated this camera 82 out of 100. Over 77% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 23,306 expert and user reviews (including 196 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 83% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Quality Pictures

Eleven people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Expert review site said “The Cyber-shot DSC-W30, provides impressive photos and fast, easy operation in a simple package” . P. Williams mentioned on expert review site Amazon “I have taken photos in the day light & night time both gave very crisp & clear pictures”. They also wrote “The video mode is excellent you can get very clear pictures although you will need a big memory card as 10 seconds of movie takes up almost 10 meg of memory” in their review.

Three customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Eleven years ago Nickel mentioned on expert website Amazon “It's got an excellent Carl Zeiss lens, 6.0 mega pixels and as many or as few user controls as you want.”. Mr. Steven J. Rowe wrote on expert website Amazon “The camera has a regular viewfinder, which helps when shooting in bright sunlight” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording. Ian Somba wrote “Fantastic Video!” in his review of this digital camera. Mr. Steven J. Rowe scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Video mode is cool, although not a substitution for a real camcorder”. Ian Somba also said “Scouting through steves-digicams i came across the sony w30 and the video looked impressive enough” in his review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who reviewed the product said that it had a good screen. Expert website mentioned “Digital camera, 6,003,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color Good”.

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six people who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. Expert website mentioned “The DSC-W30 offers a great, all-round compact package”. P. Williams gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “Fast compact camera” in their Sony DSC-W30 review. Eleven years ago Mr. Steven J. Rowe rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon “The first thing that struck me was that this is a very compact camera.”.


Easy to Use

Seven people who reviewed the Sony DSC-W30 concluded that it was easy to use. Ms. A. L. Shiers said in their review of this digital camera eleven years ago “It was easy to use and I was very happy with the item” but in spite of that they scored this digital camera 20 out of 100. B. Barnett wrote in the same month “The video function is good, easy to use, clear” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Simple to use” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert review site wrote “Ultracompact size; easy operation; above-average image quality”. C. G. Williams mentioned eleven years ago “This camera has everything for the beginner brilliant picture quality and its so easy to use shame it wasn't 7.1 MP tho”. They also said “Top Quality Again From Sony! Who Else!” in their review.


Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since October 2013.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w30mm
Barcodes 00027242682221

Sony DSC-W30 Review Sources

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