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Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (OLD MODEL)

by Sony
92 customer reviews
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  • 7.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • 3x optical zoom; large 2.5-inch LCD display
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is specially produced for very compact cameras
  • In 5-shot burst mode, capture up to five 5 MP shots or 100 shots VGA at 0.9 frames per second
  • Powered by AA-size batteries (charger included); stores images on MS cards
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Product Description

The DSC-W7 Cyber-shot(R) Camera zooms ahead of the pack in the world of compact cameras. The enhanced 7.2 Megapixel CCD produces sharp images, even for large prints -- images you can preview easily with the 2.5 inch LCD display. Special noise reduction and auto-focus features improve your shots, while the histogram display make it easier to use. Seven unique Scene Selection modes provide automatic presets for portraits by moonlight or candlelight. Finally, with its Carl Zeiss zoom lens and energy-efficient operation, you'll get more from your shots -- as well as more time for them. The Sony Cyber-shot(R) W7 not only has an automatic setting to ensure your images turn out their best, but for the more adventurous photographer, you can also use the manual settings. With manual exposure and histogram display control, you get improved image quality and greater control. Its amazingly quick shutter speed gives you the power to capture more of your favorite shots in less time, while the automatic and manual aperture controls lets you decide the best look and feel to your digital images.

The DSC-W7 digital camera is the perfect choice for photo enthusiasts looking to add a professional feel to their digital pictures. Using the Sony VADWA Lens Adapter, select from a number of lenses right for any situation. Add the 30mm, Wide-Angle or Telephoto Lens to the Cyber-shot(R) W7 and capture the picture you have been looking for. 32MB internal memory 7 different Scene Selection Modes Auto Focus illuminator Histogram Indication Real Imaging Processor MPEG VX Fine with audio PictBridge compatible High-quality aluminum body Saves to Sony Memory Stick(R) PRO Conversion lens compatible (optional) USB 2.0 High Speed transfer Battery life - approx 380 shots SILVER Finish

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Product Manual [6.32mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 1.4 x 2.4 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0007S8C7I
  • Item model number: DSCW7
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,811 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at February 20, 2005

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Brian Green on January 7, 2006
I've read all the previous reviews on this site and it seems that people are upset at this product because it can't widthstand being dropped??? or that customer neglect isn't covered by their warranty... either way the blurry pictures are purely user error, if one bothers to read the manual it can be clearly found in either the how to section or trouble shooting section if one is trying to take what would amount to be a high speed or possibly in my own experience a tightly zoomed in shot it would benifit that person to set the camera to manual and adjust the shutter speed. I've played with this setting and can take a picture of a ceiling fan at high speed while moving my hand back and forth and it comes out clean and clear. This is an excellent camera for a novice like myself or anyone who wishes to have a high quality piece of equipment to learn with. But with most digital cameras nowadays taking the picture with the camera is 75% of the process i'd recommend becoming comfortable with a digital photo software program (I prefer Adope Photoshop) yet paintpro and others are just fine. So my final thoughts on this camera are that I've owned it for almost a year, taken shots from the mountains of alaska to the reefs of maui and the keys (with the underwater case) to just random college parties and never had a major problem or a minor problem that was due to anything with the camera... mostly my own ignorance of the equipment. Either way i'm no professional yet i've been complemented by folks who have $1,500 plus set ups by just learning how to use the settings and playing with the software. This is a great piece of equipment for learners if you are willing to learn yet also a good simple point and shoot camera
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Quality Guy on March 4, 2006
After much research and putting my hands on virtually all Digital Cameras in the $200-$400 range I settled on this one at around $250. Best web site for research is There you can see real tests and photos from every camera currently on the market, not a bunch of dumb opinions from idiots who won't read manuals and can't figure out how to use the camera. I found this camera easy to use, with a super, large and clear LCD screen. I tried photos in all modes and noticed no blurry pictures.(check web site noted above for sample test pictures) the menus were fairly easy to navigate and easy to see on the monitor. Here is what I like and don't like:

Pro: 2.5" LCD, easy to use, nice size and form, Good shots in all modes. takes 2 AA batteries not 4 or a expensive LiIon that needs a charger....and battery life is great

Con: Small optical viewfinder... I had to have a optical viewfinder because no matter how bright the screen is you will find a time that you cannot see the picture on it.

Memory Stick. Guess Sony still hasn't learned the BetaMax lesson . would have a SD card instead.

chose this over the Canon A620 and Casio EXZ750 right now I am pretty happy with the selection
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By DarthRad on June 12, 2006
I got a Sony DSCW1 camera about two years ago. It's been a really great camera.

So I thought that it might be time to get another, with my kids hogging this camera so much.

That was when I discovered that Sony seems to have stopped making this, the latest version of their line of point and shoot digicams that still use AA batteries.

All of the new DSC-W line of cameras, the ones with double digit numbers, now use only proprietary lithium batteries.


Will somebody please explain to the idiots at Sony that the main advantage of a camera that uses AA batteries instead of a proprietary rechargeable lithium battery is that AA batteries are ubiquitous, i.e., you can find them anywhere and everywhere at almost anytime.

Once, with the DSCW1, the batteries ran out while I was at a big family gathering. I literally ran out to a drugstore and bought some AA batteries, and everything went just fine. Try, oh try doing that with a proprietary lithium battery.

That's right, lithium batteries are NEVER charged when you want them to be. Leave the camera or battery on the charger, and the battery gets killed off much faster. Buy an extra, spare battery, leave it on a spare charger, and you end up killing off this spare battery before it ever sees any use. Or, you forget to bring a spare with you. Or you bring it with you, don't use it, and you forget to recharge it, and the next time you need the camera, none of the proprietary batteries in your collection work. Every one of these scenarios has happened to me with my camcorders, which have always required rechargeable lithium batteries.

I just absolutely HATE proprietary lithium batteries!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Method2Madness VINE VOICE on January 12, 2006
Bought this as a replacement for the dreaded Nikon L1, for my fiance, with a 1Gig MS Pro and couldn't be more happy. The pictures are VERY clear, colors perfectly saturated and the processor is pretty darn speedy! The only reason I rated this a 4 star instead of a 5 is the 3x zoom is still a little short for a camera in this price range. The camera is also not too bad on batteries, although not as power-savy as the Canon, you can expect about 125-175 photos on a set of 2000mah NiMh batteries and about half that on Alkalines(NOT reccomended). This camera also has a GREAT video mode and the AF assist lamp makes pictures taken in "less than optimal" lighting conditions darn near blur-free! 7.2MP photos(I leave mine on 5MP as not too many people actually NEED 7.2MP) and the Mpeg Movie VX take a LOT of space so make sure you get a Memory Stick Pro with at LEAST 512mb of storage. If you can afford to do so, the Gig card should be the minimum. Although a little pricey a GREAT camera for the novice-advanced user!
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