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Sony DSC-W730
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Sony DSC-W730 Digital Camera

16.1MP 8x CCD Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 74% based on three expert reviews from sites including Chip.de, tecnozoom.it and redusers.com.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this Sony digital camera rated this camera 82% on average.

Good Brand

Based on 14,237 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

Good Size

Some people thought the Sony DSC-W730 was thin. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Steve's Digicams four years ago “By Eric Butterfield The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is small and slim, at less than an inch thick, which makes it very portable”.

One person thought it was compact. Expert review site Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W730 “It's compact”.

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Good Support

One person reckoned that the Sony DSC-W730 had good technical guidance.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Tracey Jane Gordon wrote on Amazon “Superb photo results”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many 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 compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00), and the Nikon 570 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730 is 11x. At 32 times zoom factor, the DSC-W730 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W730.

Alternative 32x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DSC-W830 ($86.39), or the DSC-WX80 ($146.49) both from Sony.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-WX350 ($237.58) (40x and higher rated), or the DSC-W810 ($106.97) (48x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports a microSD (TransFlash)|microSDHC|microSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon SX280 HS (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W730 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y, or the GE C1033 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W730, the DSC-W730 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00), or the GE C1033.

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-W730 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4000 x 2248 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W730 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Sony DSC-W730 is a five number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The audio formats supporteds MP3 are also supported by this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Sony DSC-W730 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Sony camera. The image editings Rotating and Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-W730 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital 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). Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W730 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony DSC-W730 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus and Multi Point Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Light

With a weight of only 106 grams, the Sony DSC-W730 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

We compared all the other 106g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FS45, BNDL is also worth considering.

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15 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

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

Does Not Support Video Capability

The DSC-W730 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W730 also do not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Nikon D300s, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R, or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS ($329.88) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W730, the DSC-W730 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W730 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730. The display diagonals of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1" to 4.8".

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W810 ($106.97), or the HP s300.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($245.00) (3"), the Olympus Stylus SZ-12 ($139.99) (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix S5300 ($149.00) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W730, the Sony DSC-W730 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the ST200 ($68.99), the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this age and spec are not 3D. The DSC-W730 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-W730 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W730 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-W730 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W730 are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W730 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. The DSC-W730 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed (only 2 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Sony DSC-W730 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730. The flash modess "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

At only 630 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-W730 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The battery capacitys of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The DSC-W730 has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W730 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W730. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The DSC-W730 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1.6 hours) amongst compact cameras of this age. The battery life (max)s of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W730 range from 0.83h to 520h, and the average battery life (max) is 21h.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-W730 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W730.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W730

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel

The DSC-W730 has a relatively average megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W730.

We compared all the other 16.1MP cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000, and the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP is also worth considering.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($39.00) (16.15MP), the Sony DSC-WX50 ($129.49) (16.2MP), or the Leica X2 ($1,577.06) (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W730 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W830 ($86.39), the Olympus VH-510, or the Canon A4000 IS ($130.00).

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-QX10 (10x), or the Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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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