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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Dark Red)

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  • 12.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor
  • 4x optical zoom, 30mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens; Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 3.0-inch LCD display; Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology
  • MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
  • 15MB built-in memory; capture images to Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo Media (not included)
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Color Red Silver Silver Red
Optical Zoom 4 multiplier x 5 multiplier x 4 multiplier x 5 multiplier x
Viewfinder None None None None
Max Resolution 12.1 16.2 20.1 14
Video Capture Resolution 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps)
Image Stabilization Optical Optical Optical None
Battery Description Lithium-Ion Battery & Charger Lithium-Ion NP-BN1 battery and charger NP-BN lithium-ion battery and USB charger Lithium-ion rechargeable LI-70B battery & charger
Display Size 3 inches 2.7 inches 2.7 inches 3 inches
Flash Memory Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC SD/SDHC
Dimensions 2.24 inches x 3.74 inches x 0.87 inches 2.05 inches x 3.58 inches x 0.75 inches 2.05 inches x 3.66 inches x 0.91 inches 2.24 inches x 3.78 inches x 0.75 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 12.1 megapixels 16.1 megapixels 20.1 megapixels 14 megapixels
Optical Sensor Technology CCD Super CCD CCD CCD
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Product Description

Color: Red

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 is W-Series opening price point camera, and combines point-and-shoot ease-of-use with a host of advanced features in a sophisticated, compact body. A 12.1 megapixel image sensor and Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens offer crisp, clear images at high resolution. Intelligent Scene Recognition automatically detects scene conditions and adjust for best camera settings. Face Detection capture faces with natural skin tones, while Smile Shutter technology capture a smile the moment it happens. In addition, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps prevent blur without affecting image quality, and HDTV compatibility offers a great way to view and share photos in high definition.The DSC-W230 offers a step up in features and capabilities from the Cyber-shot S-Series models, with a professional-quality lens, optical image stabilization, and a powerful BIONZ image processor that allows for advanced Face Detection, Smile Shutter technology, Dynamic Range Optimizer, and Intelligence Scene Recognition.

Product Details

Color: Red
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.9 x 2.2 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B001QWG1ZY
  • Item model number: DSC-W230/R
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,135 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 17, 2009

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Lindsey Ralston on June 23, 2009
Color: Red
Ok, I read 1,000's of reviews, looked at every video review and tested tons of cameras out. In my mind and what most Best Buy people will tell you is that Canon's are it for digital cameras. I bought the Canon Powershot 1200IS, and it took horrible pictures - not crisp at all. I have a 1 year old who runs around like crazy and this camera does such a good job! It looks nice, the size is great, the price is great and I could not ask for more! I thought it would be impossible to get a good camera that wasn't a slr for a decent price. This is the best out there - don't waste hours and hours looking on the internet, I'm saving you your time: get this one!!! Or atleast buy it from somewhere where you have the option to return it, I gaurantee you wont!
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Alexander on July 13, 2009
Color: Blue
I was looking for a digital camera to take with me on my trip to Australia. Being a trip of a lifetime, I wanted to make sure I returned with amazing pictures and video that helped me remember and share my experience. I shopped online and in stores comparing prices and brands. This camera provides easy use with great results at an affordable price. There are many functions to choose from allowing for optimal performance. It is compact and easy to become accustomed with. The larger lcd screen was helpful when capturing and reviewing pictures. The video function picks up sound well, but you cannot zoom while filming. The settings can be manually configured to be adjusted to your preferences, but there is also a function for easy shooting. Battery life was sustainable and allowed for full days of picture taking. Viewing pictures as a slide show on the camera is great, because it plays music along with it, and you can add your own music to add a personal touch. I was able to capture images quickly with the fast response time of the shutter. Overall, I was completely satisfied with this product and would recommend it to someone shopping for a decent digital camera, but isn't quite ready for a SLR. The pictures turned out great!
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Trance Music on June 5, 2009
Color: Black
I have tried Sony W290, Canon SD 790 and SD 1200, this is the best camera of all. Beautiful and vivid pictures, time to start up is very fast. in burst mode, you can take several pictures, and I mean it's take very fast, I love this. compare with W290, W230 is better and it's cheaper. I have both, but I have returned the W290 to Dell.

For performance, I give it 4 stars, but the price is better than W290 so I give it 5 Stars!

Excellent device for the price.
I highly recommend it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sarah O'Brien on June 26, 2009
Color: Red
I absolutely love this camera! I looked around to find a good review for weeks before buying it but I couldn't find more than 2 or 3 reviews. As soon as I opened the box I fell in love with this camera. It's definitely more red than hot pink (which it sort of looks like online). The pictures come out great and there are tons of special features, such as red eye reduction, smile detection, and tons of others that I haven't had the chance to try out yet.
Even if the picture doesn't look great when you first take it, when you check it in review it's usually blur-free and the lighting is fantastic.
I was scared to purchase this camera because my old Sony's lens stopped working after a year, so I bought the 2-year warranty on this just in case, but so far I haven't had any problems.
It's definitely worth the money and I hope this review helps!
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By L Chew on June 1, 2009
Color: Black
For the price and the 12Mpx, it's a pretty good camera. I bought it for my Grand Canyon trip, an obvious picture-taking mecca. The camera can be fairly easy to use, if you choose the most automatic options. If you want to experiment and go more manual, there're a myriad of options for that, too. However, as a former camera geek, I would have liked an option to go completely manual and be able to choose my own iso settings for further experimentation (hence, the three stars). You are able to adjust aperture settings (or at least it can mimic that). But even with the options I did have, I was able to play around with it and take some very acceptable pictures. Not pro-level, but enough to impress family and friends. And at 12Mpx,, there's a lot of latitude for cropping, blowing-up, etc.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Taminator VINE VOICE on October 3, 2009
Color: Red Verified Purchase
I needed a second still image camera for business since we share a single one in the office, which often results in delays. I was so happy with the Sony Cybershot DSCW80 that I bought about two or three years ago, that it was a no-brainer to upgrade to this newer, higher megapixel version. This is my fourth Sony digital camera, and I'm loving it.

I can't stress enough how wonderful the anti-blur technology on the camera is. While these newer, lightweight cameras are much more portable than their predecessors, it's also hard to hold them steady without a little of that extra weight. I don't have Parkinson's, but I don't have a steady surgical hand either, and this camera totally makes up for it. I don't like using the zoom feature without a tripod, but the more you zoom in on any camera, the shakier you get if you don't have it on a steady surface. It just goes with the territory.

I am an amateur photographer--I use this for just regular photographs of everyday things. I need something simple to point and shoot. It has the same basic controls that my other Sonys have had, with the bonus of a slightly larger screen on the back. Most users will probably have little trouble using the dials and menu on the back to try different settings and to view the pictures you've already taken. I doubt if you'll have to consult the manual if you've had any experience with digital cameras before.

I have video cameras and image editing software, so I didn't use the video function and did not install or use Sony's software on my computer, so I can't comment on either of those functions. The battery charges more quickly than previous models, and seems to have longer life for my still image shooting.
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