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Sony DSC-W830 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.1MP 8x CCD Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Good in low light
619 Reviews + 1 Award
Camera Labs Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at review sites Camera Labs said that concluded that they would endorse this high megapixel digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 859 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 86 out of 100. 354 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 68% based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Camera Labs, Les Numeriques.com and Chip.de.


Picture Quality

5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W830 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5152 x 2896, 640 x 480, 11520×1080, 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920 and 4912 x 1080 and 3424 x 1920. Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Battery

Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the DSC-W830 which takes 210 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 2.5" and the largest is 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Sony DSC-W830 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX200, or the DSC-W800 ($88) both from Sony.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 6D EF ($1,509) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 820,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,400 pixels, the DSC-W830 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-W830 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera which support Wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the Sony DSC-QX10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DSC-W830 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not feature bluetooth.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Fifteen people who purchased it considered that it had good technical guidance. Argos.co.uk said in their review of the Sony DSC-W830 “Hwere Are The Instruction”. Three years ago Nothingwired.com said in their Sony DSC-W830 review “Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating the guide to best camera in India under 10000, regularly” and rated it 6 stars. Dai_ said on Argos.co.uk two years ago “That I'd prefer a more traditional full user manual than the online version”.


Power

Incamera Battery Charging

Twenty-four owners who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. Digital Versus said two years ago “Incamera battery charging” although they only rated it 17.6 out of 100. Walmart.com wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Good Battery Life” . Two years ago Dave said in his review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “The battery life is impressive as well” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One customer concluded that the product was quick to charge. Geoff4 wrote on Argos.co.uk “Was quick to charge” in their review of this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

2 USB Version

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

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-W830 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The DSC-W830 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Wrist Strap Included

The DSC-W830 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-W830 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W830 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-W830 features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DSC-W830 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-W830 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSC-W830 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony DSC-W830 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Good in Low Light

Two hundred and eighty-four people who purchased this digital camera said that it was able to produce good images. Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 6 stars and said “You can get reasonable pictures straight out of the box”. Col111 said on Argos.co.uk “Great little camera so easy to good zoom great pictures” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Two years ago Chrissy wrote “It takes great photographs and the zoom is brilliant”.

Eighteen customers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Jennymaus rated it 8 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The resolution is spectacular”. In the same month Live2cruise said “The new one has much better resolution with 20 megapixels, super powerful zoom” in their review of this digital camera. 44 Footer wrote “The resolution is very good for an inexpensive camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good in low light. Walmart.com mentioned “Good in Low Light” in their Sony DSC-W830 review. 44 Footer rated this digital camera 6 stars and wrote in their Sony DSC-W830 review “I am pleased that it can take good pictures in low light without a flash”. Rblack7557 scored it 8 stars and wrote in their Sony DSC-W830 review on Bhphotovideo.com “Take very excellent pictures in low light”.

Three owners concluded that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Bbee mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Quality of zoom less good- lacking clarity.” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Rose scored the product 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera two years ago “The video has clarity also”. Lovemycamera wrote in their Sony DSC-W830 review on Walmart.com three years ago “The clarity and color are superb”.

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Dedicated Movie Mode

Thirty-three owners considered that it was good for video recording. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Dedicated movie mode” . Danny22 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The picture and video quality are impressive” and rated it 7 stars. Briman said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The video camera was much better than I expected”.

8x Stabilised Optical Zoom

Fourty-two owners said that it had a good zoom. Digital Versus mentioned in their Sony DSC-W830 review “8x stabilised optical zoom”. Three years ago Walmart.com mentioned “Great Zoom” in their review of the Sony DSC-W830 but despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 20 out of 100. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera on Digital Versus “It's pretty basic and has an 8x zoom” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Nine owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens. Dai_ gave it a rating of 7 stars and mentioned “Great lens too, which is v important to me” in their Sony DSC-W830 review. Stephan.weber.de scored it 9 stars and mentioned on Argos.co.uk “The W830 is an ideal all-rounder with excellent quality overall, easy to use and with a superb lens”. Stoater said in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “The zeiss lens produces superb pictures in a variety of light conditions, very pleased with this camera!”.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Weezie55555 mentioned on Walmart.com “It takes longer to focus and to process pictures than my phone, so it completely defeats the purpose of having an actual camera” but they rated it 63.939035390467 out of 100. Uncle Barbar mentioned on Amazon “There are a number of focus tracking options and focus weighted on different areas (as per normal”. Three years ago Dario Rossi mentioned “Sometimes the autofocus could be better (I'm talking about the easy mode)” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers who bought the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. S. P. Long mentioned “The camera allegedly (according to information on the web) has image stabilisation.” and gave it a score of 72.937585789786 out of 100. A. Skudder said three years ago “I didn't get the blurring I was expecting so it looks like the image stabilisation does enough to compensate for a bit of arm wobbling”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen. Expert website Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The W830 has a 2.7 inch screen and can shoot 720p HD video”. Nes 10 wrote “Bought month ago easy to use picture quality looks good on screen”. Mark1973 said in their review of the Sony DSC-W830 two years ago “Simple to use with lots of features, great screen for seeing the end results”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Car Photog wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Though I prefer a viewfinder even when using my Alpha, framing shots was easy with this one”. Last year Daisy wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “On the viewfinder photos look good”.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x. The DSC-W830 has one of the bigger digital zooms (32 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 32x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX10 which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W830 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III which has better reviews.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. S. P. Long said on Amazon “In low light, they really aren't good at all - high ISOs result in extremely noisy images, to the extent of blurring any detail”. Fred Wright mentioned in his Sony DSC-W830 review “Images are so noisy that solid blacks are covered in green”.

Features Voice Recording

The DSC-W830 features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-W830 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-W830 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person thought it had email functionality. Renate mentioned “It would be nice if it had email capability” .


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eighty-seven owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Two years ago Digitalversus.com wrote “A small, light and easy-to-use compact camera” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 6 stars. Digitalversus.com also said “The Sony DSC W830 is an entry-level compact camera with 20 Mpx sensor, 8x zoom” in their review. Three years ago Cameralabs.com rated this digital camera 7 stars and wrote on Camera Labs “The Sony Cyber-shot W830 is a mid-range point-and-shoot compact with an 8x optical zoom” in their Sony DSC-W830 review.

Fourteen people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Buyer wrote on Argos.co.uk “Lovely size easy to carry and to use”. Ariz1964 rated it 8 stars and wrote in their Sony DSC-W830 review “Light, easy to carry, great picture quality”. Have Not Got One 2 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Easy to carry around and use” in their review of this digital camera.

Twelve owners wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Daveynavy gave it a rating of 7 stars and mentioned “Nice lightweight camera, brilliant photographs for its size” in their review of this digital camera. Four-O wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Lightweight, pocket-sized and all the features I need for casual shooting”. Virgo33 wrote on Walmart.com “It's also small and lightweight”.

Four people agreed that it was thin. Bbee mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Love the slim compact size” in their review of the Sony DSC-W830. Sher gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned “Very slim looking and easy to use”. Jo Bones gave the product a rating of 7 stars and she mentioned two years ago “Plenty of features nice and slim great for holiday”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good size. Chrissy wrote “Good size to keep in a handbag” in her review of this digital camera. Steve1978 wrote two years ago “Bought for a couple of weekend parties good size and operation” in their review of the Sony DSC-W830 and scored it 8 stars.

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Light

The lightest high megapixel digital camera that has been around for more than two years is 90g and the heaviest is 1.5kg. When compared to other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera, the DSC-W830's weight of only 104 grams is one of the lightest.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DSC-WX220 ($159.99) (105g), or the DSC-WX200 (105g) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Design

Easy to Use

One hundred and ninety-four people said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W830 was easy to use. Chris1103 wrote on Argos.co.uk two years ago “I would highly recommend this camera for ease of use and quality of photos”. Dave wrote on Argos.co.uk in the same month “This camera is first class and relatively easy to use”. Chris1103 also mentioned “Easy to use with a long battery life” in their review.

Eleven customers agreed that the product was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Brian said “Menus are easy to follow”. An anonymous author said in her review of this digital camera “The Menu is easy to use” . S. Porter mentioned “The device itself has standard settings like auto flash, with some neat extras thrown in” and rated the product 4 stars.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup. Jerry mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera rames good high quality pictures and was very easy to set up”. Jilly wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Bought this for holiday easy to set up and use brilliant pictures” and rated the product 8 stars. Judith gave it a rating of 9 stars and she wrote “This product is really easy to set up and use” in her review of this digital camera.

Two customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. A. Skudder said on Amazon “I am a bit old-school in that I like to hold the camera to my eye because it just feels right” in their review of this digital camera. Mykeyreviews mentioned “It's also very comfortable camera to hold and is very light in weight” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

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Nice Design

Twenty-five customers agreed that the product was good looking. Flor23_ wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “That Camera is great to who is looking for beautiful pictures, good zoom” and gave the product a score of 8 stars. Car Photog said on Bhphotovideo.com “Seems to be a pretty decent camera for the price, easy to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-W830. Virgo33 mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-W830 on Walmart.com “The sound is pretty clear”.

Fourteen people who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Dai_ wrote in their review of this digital camera “Neat camera, handy to use, 10x the features of the old one” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Biff mentioned “Thicks all the box's for a tidy little camera”. Two years ago Bertie12 mentioned “Light weight and neat this is great for carrying around in a pocket”.

Six owners who purchased the product agreed that it was well designed. Two years ago Flor23_ said on Argos.co.uk “I loved the design!”. Paris wrote on Argos.co.uk “The design is cool and i like the fact there are multipul colours to choose from ( i have the pink version” in his review of this digital camera. Tel 99 gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Such a shame, as the product itself appears to be of very good quality and design”.

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Picture Quality is Pretty Good

One hundred and twenty-five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Digital Versus wrote two years ago “Picture quality is pretty good”. Cls gave it a rating of 8 stars and said in their review of the Sony DSC-W830 on Argos.co.uk “Brilliant little camera - small, light, easy to use and takes good quality photos”. Chunky Turbo wrote on Argos.co.uk “Very quick and efficient very good quality pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

Thirteen customers concluded that the Sony DSC-W830 was well made. Bills wrote “Usual Sony build quality, excellent design”. Ben wrote on Argos.co.uk two years ago “It has a built in 27 mg memory card, if I had known I would bought smaller separate memory card” in his review of this digital camera. David scored it 8 stars and he wrote on Argos.co.uk “Well made and with a number of useful features”.

Five owners mentioned that this digital camera was strong and durable. Two years ago Russ wrote “Durable, attractive and works brilliantly”. In the same month Paul rated it 7 stars and he mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Bought case also, sturdy to protect camera” in his review of the Sony DSC-W830. Clbledsaw wrote in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com three years ago “I love this camera and it feels very sturdy”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Weezie55555 mentioned on Walmart.com “I wanted something I was less concerned about damaging so I could get quick pictures of my kids”. Foss mentioned “Excellent update of my last sony camera which unfortunately broke”.

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it was reliable. Rjay wrote “For the price a good buy for general photography, easy to use, compact, reliable make, sensible zoom range” . Sweetmusiclady gave it a score of 8 stars and said “I sell a lot on ebay so I need a camera that is dependable and that provides crystal-clear images” in their review of this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Sixty people wrote that the product had good features. Dai_ wrote “There are features I haven't even discovered yet” . Dallas wrote “This product has good features and is easy to use”. Curlywurly wrote in their Sony DSC-W830 review “Fantastic product with great features, really easy to use” .


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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-W830 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers focus camera dscw830k2, sony dmsnw830srb3, sony dmsnw830srb1, sony dscw830brb, sony dscw830p, sony dscw830s
Barcodes 00027242876965, 00027242876972, 00616348011693, 00616348011716, 00616348061285, 00649906102144, 00649906104537, 03355830056411, 04139052265955

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