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Sony DSC-W730 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 8x Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Easy to use
Good video capture
24 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Good User Reviews

Based on 17 user reviews this digital camera has an average user rating of 82%. 10 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


Design

Easy to Use

Three owners considered that this digital camera was easy to use. Four years ago Qwho said in their Sony DSC-W730 review “A handy little sidekick that takes great pictures”. Happyintheusa wrote “Tiny camera that is very easy to use” and rated it 8 stars.

One customer concluded that this digital camera was easy to setup. Qwho said “Camera is very easy to set up and use”.

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Nice Design

Two owners said that this digital camera was good looking. Bobinco wrote “Pretty easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Fbdirector70570 mentioned “The "scene" presets, while few in number, do a pretty good job for novice camera users who don't want to figure out the proper exposure etc”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W730 was well designed. Four years ago Fbdirector70570 mentioned “Great colors and design of the shell/outside of the camera, very little to like about the actual workings of the camera”.

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Good Product Quality

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Four years ago Qwho wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W730 “Image and video quality is terrific on my 50-inch LED TV”. Bobinco mentioned “This is a great little point and shoot camera with great video and picture quality”.


Good Video Capture

Four customers who purchased it agreed that it was good for video recording. Qwho mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com four years ago “With the USB cable, you can view/download images and video on any USB equipped device (computer, DVD/Blue-Ray player, game system, etc.”.

Good Quality Pictures

Nine owners thought the product was able to produce good images. Zakesha scored the product 8 stars and mentioned “Crisp pictures”. Donlev67 mentioned “This camera is great! I used it on a trip to Chicago and my pictures turned out great”. Tracey Jane Gordon wrote on Amazon two years ago “Superb photo results” and rated the product 9 stars.


Support

Good Support

Three owners thought it had good technical guidance. Qwho said in their Sony DSC-W730 review “In-camera instructions are helpful”. Qwho also said “PlayMemories software was easy to download, once I could actually find the correct URL online (tiny print in manual was easy to misread” in their review.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought the Sony DSC-W730 considered that it was noisy. Qwho mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Images are a bit noisy and soft at 100% magnification” and scored the product 7 stars.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W730 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was thin. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on 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 customer who reviewed it said that it was compact. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned “It's compact”.

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Very Light

The DSC-W730 is fairly light (only 106 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. The lightest medium megapixel camera that has been around for around the same time as this camera is 20g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 106g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FS45[plb_1284724_price].

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had good features. Qwho said on Walmart.com “Software features a nice function that only downloads new images” in their Sony DSC-W730 review and scored the product 5 stars. Eflcm said on Walmart.com “Lots of great photo features without being too complicated”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner said that the Sony DSC-W730 had a good battery life. Fbdirector70570 wrote in their Sony DSC-W730 review four years ago “The battery seems less than great”.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. At 32 times zoom factor, the DSC-W730 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 32x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX80[plb_1621797_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W730 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8x optical zoom cameras currently available including the A4000 IS[pl_408140_price], or the A4000 IS[pl_1488638_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-WX80[plb_1621797_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x), or the Rollei Powerflex 850[plb_2811791_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W730 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Nikon L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K[plb_1840475_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W730 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(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 that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The DSC-W730 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a carrying case.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Sony DSC-W730 has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-W730 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-W730 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-W730 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-W730 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this 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). The video resolution of all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-W730 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8".

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix AX550[plb_1672381_price], the Sony SLT-A37M[plb_1436794_price], or the Nikon S6600[plb_1988959_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (3"), or the Sony NEX-3NL[plb_2618177_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 430,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Sony DSC-W730 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony DSC-W730 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 4905524921830, kw730gbgsfdi.ye, dsc-w730g.cee8, sony dscw730p, dsc-w730g.ce3, dscw730b
Barcodes 00027242862173, 00027242862197, 00905524921496, 00905524921540, 04905524921496, 04905524921502, 04905524921533, 04905524921540, 04905524921557, 04905524921632, 04905524921687, 04905524921694, 04905524921748, 04905524921793, 04905524921816, 04905524921830, 04905524921847, 08427247083573, 08427247083580, 08427247083597, 08427247083603, 08427247083610

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