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Sony DSC-W530 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 4x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Release Date
Reasonably priced
Good size
Expert reviews are poor
92 Reviews

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Sony digital camera rated it as 80%. Over 71% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Five experts from sites including Cameras.co.uk, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Chip.de and bondfaro.com.br have rated this Sony camera on average 61%. Digital camera experts don't rate this camera very highly.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Mf Castillo mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Lovely compact camera and for £64.99 (black casing) it's absoloutely fantastic for value! The same specification camera” in their review of this digital camera. Mf Castillo also mentioned “If you're looking to compare quality compact cameras at a low price, this is certainly the one to beat” in their review. Bugsy wrote on Amazon “Excellent, compact quality camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-W530.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to carry around. Javed Khattak mentioned “It is amazing, what ever I captured with it, mind blowing, very impressed by its performance, easy to carry, fits in your pocket, Price is very reasonable” and rated the product 8 stars.

Two owners who purchased the product considered that it was a good size. Toya said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera is a nice size to use and its design is greaat”. One customer who purchased the product mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Six years ago Robin Davies said “The buttons too small for my admittedly chunky finders”.

One owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was thin. Black Bamboo wrote “This camera is tiny and slim” in their Sony DSC-W530 review and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

One person reckoned that the product was lightweight. J. L. Dean said on Amazon “The Sony Cybershot comes nicely packaged, is lightweight and boasts many features which are quite impressive in a digital camera manufactured by a well-known brand at such a low price” in their review of this digital camera.

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Design

Nice Design

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good case. One person considered that the product was neat. Five years ago Cassie mentioned “The camera is neat, light, easy to operate for taking photos”.

Easy to Use

Twelve customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Trafficjockey said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This camera is smaller than the previous version which means its easier to fit in your pocket which is handy for going out in the evening”. Young At Heart wrote in his Sony DSC-W530 review “It was easy to use and delivered great pictures” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Cokeyflo mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “This is my first digital camera as I really am a techniphobic and allergic to anything digital! The camera is so easy to use and takes really good photo's” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dd mentioned “The camera is light to hold yet solid- the picture quality is really great with the face detection”.

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Robust

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was well made. Robin Davies gave it a rating of 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The cameras of the past were solid, well built and lasted well” in his Sony DSC-W530 review. Robin Davies also wrote “We need a camera that is solid and is going to last” in his review. Bugsy said on Amazon “It seems well made, easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was reliable. Tony Wrench mentioned on Amazon “This has proved to be completely reliable as a way of getting at least one good shot” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 8 stars.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Anita mentioned in her Sony DSC-W530 review “Ie a quality little point & shoot camera of sturdy proportions”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirteen people thought this digital camera was good quality. Six years ago Trafficjockey gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Great lense, size, image quality, price” in their Sony DSC-W530 review. Mf Castillo mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Picture quality is crisp and clear (14megapixels), with a large 3" LCD display screen” and scored it 7 stars. Mf Castillo also wrote “The flash helped produce good quality photo in the night” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four people agreed that it had good features. Cameras.co.uk said “In fact it has a fairly minimal set of features” in their Sony DSC-W530 review and rated it 4 stars. P. Elliott gave the product a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great features”. E a Cooke gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W530 “He was really impressed with all the features! A great camera for an excellent price, might get one for my daughter”.


Support

Good Support

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Wheelieliz wrote on Amazon “The instruction were easy to understand which is a bonus”.


Good Flash

Two owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-W530 agreed that it had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Wheelieliz wrote in their Sony DSC-W530 review on Amazon “It has video function too along with panoramic picture capture---You have to buy it”.

Good Quality Lens

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W530 had a good image stabiliser. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote “The built-in stabilization is reassuring”. David Glasgow rated this digital camera 6 stars and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “Which will closely match the Panasonic Mega O.I.S IMAGE STABILIZATION”.

Two people who reviewed it said that it had a good lens. Trafficjockey said in their Sony DSC-W530 review on Amazon “The lens is excellent and the range is good”. Six years ago David Glasgow mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Then of course there is the (26mm wide angle lens), to make sure everyone is fitted in the frame” but in spite of that he only gave the product a score of 69.094057003061 out of 100.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Ms. C. A. Benn mentioned on Amazon “Photo quality is excellent! I have had two sony cyber shots previously and this is by far the best! It takes photos quickly and has a good zoom” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 9 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-four owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W530 was able to produce good images. Sreeraj mentioned “When it gets it right, you get a great picture”. Six years ago Toya mentioned in her review of the Sony DSC-W530 on Amazon “Amazing pictures”. Toya also said “Got this camera for when i go to rally's this camera takes perfect pictures” in her review.


Power

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-W530 said that it had a good battery life. Dd said on Amazon “It comes with the USB lead, wall charger and the battery aswell as with useful manuals” in their Sony DSC-W530 review.


Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DSC-W530 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung WB50F (12x), the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (15x), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-W530 in April 2017.

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