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Sony DSC-W830
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Sony DSCW830B Digital Camera

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20.1MP 8x CCD 32x Dec 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony compact cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age. 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.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the DSC-W830 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W830 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

Alternative 32x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX80[pl_1621797_price], or the DSC-W830[pl_2109578_price] both from Sony.

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Quite High Megapixel

The Sony DSC-W830 has a very high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 20.1MP digital cameras and we think the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price], and the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo HX|SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a similar 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.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-W830 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5152 x 2896, 1920 x 1080, 11520×1080, 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920 and 4912 x 1080 and 3424 x 1920.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W830.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-W830 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W830. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-W830 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this age and type.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W830 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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 digital cameras of this age and type ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-W830 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The DSC-W830 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s (only 80) amongst compact cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 10 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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Light

With a weight of only 104 grams, the DSC-W830 is one of the lighter similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W830 the weights range from 20g to 840g.

We compared this camera to all the other 104g cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W830[plb_2109578_price] is also worth considering.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W830 have a built-in flash, however the DSC-W830 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-W830 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W830.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W830 do not support video capability. The Sony DSC-W830 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The DSC-W830 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W830 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W830 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8".

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price], or the Panasonic DMC-XS3[plb_2003627_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W830, the DSC-W830 does not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The DSC-W830 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W830, the DSC-W830 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The DSC-W830 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 2 seconds, the DSC-W830 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W830. The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W830 range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The DSC-W830 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W830. The flash modess "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-W830 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony DSC-W830 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1250, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-W830 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W830.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W830

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W830 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W830.

We compared this camera to all the other 8x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the IXUS 135[pl_1535925_price], and the 150[pl_2176458_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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 Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal 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
Camera Shutter Type
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
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Carrying Case
Wrist Strap Included

1 Award

Camera Labs Recommended

Expert Reviews

(6)
6 January 2015

The Sony W830 is exactly what it says on the tin: a small, light and easy-to-use compact camera. You can get reasonable pictures straight out of the box. It's pretty basic and has an 8x zoom...

Pocketsize
Easy to use
Picture quality is pretty good
8x stabilised optical zoom
360 degree Sweep Panorama
Just HD video
Responsiveness
No WiFi
No touchscreen screen isn't tiltable
Fiddly shutter release
3 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

19 November 2014

Camera Labs

The Sony Cyber-shot W830 is a mid-range point-and-shoot compact with an 8x optical zoom and 20.1 Megapixel CCD sensor. Introduced into the Cyber-shot range at the beginning of 2014, the W830 has a... Read more…

16 December 2014

Ce Sony W830 fait son travail de petit compact léger, discret et facile à manipuler. Il délivre des images satisfaisantes dès la première prise en main. Un compact basique à zoom 8x en...

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

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User Reviews

(614)
Reviewed 25 October 2014 by Sweetmusiclady
Sweetmusiclady would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

I sell a lot on ebay so I need a camera that is dependable and that provides crystal-clear images. This one definitely fills the bill. I definitely would recommend...

Reviewed 12 August 2014 by Gobroncos08
Gobroncos08 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

For the price($100), this small camera does everything well. I have had the camera for about 2 months now and have no complaints so far...

Easy to Use
Great Resolution
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Great Zoom
Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Blueberry22
Blueberry22 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

The only negative would be the shutter speed. It is slow. You will not be disappointed...

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by JEB3

It is a decent camera for the price. The shutter seems exceptionally slow regardless of light conditions. The camera does not come with a manual. You have to find it online to download. And that... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Ariz1964
Ariz1964 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (Verified Purchase)

Light, easy to carry, great picture quality, and the zoom reaches out. Options will allow customization...

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