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Sony DSCW830B

A highly recommended and fully featured 20.1 megapixel 8 times zoom factor camera
Compact 20.1MP 8x No Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony DSC-W830 Review

With good reviews and mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-W830 number 262 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 34?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews. 93% of buyers recommended this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good video capture and nice design. However they also report it is not robust.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Does not support Wi-Fi
Does not feature bluetooth

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for landscape photography. It is also mediocre for portrait photography as well being mediocre for sports photography.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-W830?

The Sony DSC-W830 is 93.1mm wide and 52.5mm tall. It is 22.5mm deep and weighs 104g.

Sony DSC-W830 front dimensions

Sony DSC-W830 size in context

Sony DSC-W830 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Digital Versus. Digital camera experts aren't convinced by this Sony camera.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 1,084 owner reviews this digital camera has an overall owner rating of 89%. 650 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report it is Not Robust

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was not well made.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

14 people said in their reviews that it was easy to use and three owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 29,814 expert and user reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-W830 considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

10 people who reviewed the Sony DSC-W830 thought it was compact.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.

  • The battery life seems good…
  • It has a battery life of approximately 100 minutes, 40 minutes if taking videos (both according to the manufacturer…

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Four people wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two customers thought it had a good flash.

  • Even with the flash the picture quality is awful…
  • Slow response, bad in low light even with enhanced flash mode…
    Tony Lee (Amazon) - January 2016
  • The device itself has standard settings like auto flash, with some neat extras thrown in…

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

11 customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-W830 thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three people said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W830 had a good zoom and two customers concluded that it had a good lens.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 people agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

  • In fact the old camera actually gave better images in some situations…
  • Dreadful image quality - ignore the good reviews…
  • Even with the flash the picture quality is awful…
  • Images are so noisy that solid blacks are covered in green…
  • It seems pretty appropriate really since you could get better photos from a kid's toy camera…
  • On the viewfinder photos look good…
    Daisy (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Slow response, bad in low light even with enhanced flash mode…
    Tony Lee (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Too slow to capture images…
  • It's just this one thing that is annoying - it prevents us basically for taking any quick pictures and capturing the moment unless you stand approximately 7-10 seconds still…
  • More seriously is unresponsive and does not deliver sharp images in low light conditions…
    D. J. Favager (Amazon) - December 2015

Features

Quite High Megapixel

The DSC-W830 has a fairly high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The average megapixel of digital cameras is 16MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W830 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This Sony digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all digital cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Very Light

Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The DSC-W830 is fairly light (only 104 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-W830 has a fairly average optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Sony DSC-W830 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-W830 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-W830 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony DSC-W830 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Carrying Case

The DSC-W830 has a carrying case, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-W830 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DSC-W830 has a wrist strap, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras is 11x. The DSC-W830 has a quite big digital zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W830 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W830 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5152 x 2896, 3648 x 2736, 7152 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 1920 x 1080. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-W830 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DSC-W830 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DSC-W830 is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-W830 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released in December 2014.


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Barcodes 03355830056411

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