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Sony DSC-W330 14.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Digital Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD (Red)

by Sony
223 customer reviews
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  • 26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 4x optical zoom
  • 14.1-megapixel CCD sensor and 3.0-inch LCD screen (230k pixels)
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization reduces blur; iAuto mode automatically optimizes camera settings
  • Smile Shutter technology automatically captures a smile
  • Card slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media and SD media
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Technical Details

Product Description

Color: Red

Product Description

The DSC-W330 captures amazingly detailed images with a Carl Zeiss 26mm equivalent wide angle 4x zoom lens. Taking and reviewing images is made easy with a large 3.0” LCD and advanced features including Easy mode, iAuto and SteadyShot™ make it easy to capture great images in various conditions.

From the Manufacturer

The DSC-W330 captures amazingly detailed images with a Carl Zeiss 26mm equivalent wide angle 4x zoom lens. Taking and reviewing images is made easy with a large 3.0-inch LCD and advanced features including Easy mode, iAuto and SteadyShot make it easy to capture great images in various conditions.

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14-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor
A powerful 14.1-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 14.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13x19-inch) size, or crop your images and still come away with high-resolution shots.

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The DSC-W330's wide-angle lens delivers the big picture
Sony lens with 4x optical zoom with 26mm equivalent wide angle
Sony 4x optical zoom lens with 26mm equivalent wide angle brings distant subjects closer for great outdoor, sports, and travel photos.

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3.0-inch Clear Photo LCD display (230k pixels)
Generous 3.0-inch (230K pixels) Clear Photo LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.

Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and SteadyShot image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony Cyber-shot technology without leaving auto mode. Whether you're shooting landscapes, capturing a beautiful flower, or taking pictures at an in-door birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize your camera's settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.

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Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects nine different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape and Macro . iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.

Steady Shot Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization compensates for camera shake and helps prevent blur by using higher ISO.

Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.

Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.

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Smile Shutter technology in action
Smile Shutter technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

Scene modes
The DSC-W330 features 10 convenient scene modes: High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Underwater, Gourmet, Pet.

Intelligent AF
Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child's adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3 seconds.

Easy Shooting Mode
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects the optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode simplifies preview mode.

Function Guide
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.

In-Camera Retouching Tools
Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming and Red-Eye Correction.

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In-camera retouching options

Lithium-ion battery
Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries (capacity of 230 images or 115 minutes of still image with the DSC-W330).

Media card slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-W330 accepts Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (sold separately).

SD Card Functionality
Sony SD memory cards are the perfect solution for storing and sharing your digital content such as high-quality photos, videos, music, and more.

Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.02
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites.

Includes Sony PMBP (Picture Motion Browser Portable) software
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable software the DSC-W330 makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software or install.

Product Details

Color: Red
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.7 x 2.2 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00328HR5I
  • Item model number: W330 Red
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,440 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at January 6, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

126 of 129 people found the following review helpful By KD on May 31, 2010
Color: Silver
I wasn't sure about taking the plunge, but I am so glad that I did! I did 6 months of extensive research for this camera, as I was scared that nothing could replace my old Sony. Almost 5 years ago, we purchased a Sony Super Steady Shot (5.1 mega pixels, was over $500 at the time) when we had our 1st baby. Sticker shock aside, I have no regrets purchasing that camera, as it has given me professional quality pictures of my family that I treasure. Fast forward 4 years, now I have 2 very active little boys and the old camera is showing its age. The shutter speed is seriously lagging and the old camera just can't keep up with our busy boys.

Enter the DSC W330. My husband purchased this camera for me for Mother's Day and received a free case and memory card with it! I have been talking for years about how I needed a small point and shoot for my purse, but thought nothing could be as good as my bulky Steady Shot. In fact, for the first few weeks of owning this camera, I carried both in my purse, afraid that I was going to miss a moment. I was afraid that a $150 camera could not possibly compare to my beloved Steady Shot. Not the case. With the DSC W330, I get clear, beautiful photos and 99% of the time the camera is on easy mode. My kids move around quickly and I still get amazing shots of them. Not one time have I thought the shutter speed was slow or that the smile finder was not good quality.

My only complaint is the volume on the videos. To watch a video and hear it very clearly, I have to plug it into the TV and turn the TV volume way up. For the pictures this delivers, it is a quirk I can live with.

If you want a professional camera with no plastic parts, I highly doubt you will find that for the $150 range.
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72 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Debbie from West Chester PA on April 8, 2010
Color: Black
I can't say enough about this camera. I took it to Europe and the quality of the pictures is amazing. The zoom is crystal clear. Its super easy to use, just point and shoot. The large screen is so nice to have. The size of the camera is small and slim, easy to put in a pocket or purse.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By L. McNulty on May 6, 2010
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I love Sony cameras, this is the 3rd I've had (first was old and second was stolen). This camera has everything I was looking for:

1. Slim
2. Easy to use
3. Quick shutter
4. Large viewscreen
5. Good zoom

I did my research and even went into Best Buy to ask about the best cameras. If you are looking for a basic point and shoot, you will likely be very happy with this purchase. It is a great price for the quality camera.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By F. A. Kazi on April 3, 2010
Color: Red Verified Purchase
I bought this for my wife and she just loves it. The 14.1 mega pixels let us blow up pictures of our baby and still keeps it clear.

The only reason i gave it a 4 star and not a five is because the auto smile shutter is not as accurate as a samsung we purchased and the menu features are not as intutive as those on some other cameras. Also the battery has to be removed for charging and one has to purchase a charger from sony if you dont decide to remove the battery. i think the charger needs to come with it.

I like the fact that it uses a SD card and has other options.
The LCD screen is really nice and big compared to other cameras.
Has great pictures even in low light.
Other than that it is a great point and shoot and one of the best we had. I recently purchased a samsung for my mother in law but i think this is better.

Also Amazon got me a better deal than sony direct and even shipped a lot faster full marks to you amazon thats why we are loyal.
Cheers and good luck on the camera.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Ann on April 6, 2010
Color: Red Verified Purchase
I went by the ratings and also word of mouth before buying this camera and I actually bought 2 cameras... one Panasonic Lumix 12 MP and this Sony 14.1 MP. Upon first site, the Panasonic appears to be built better. The buttons were larger and the camera was a little heavier. I thought, for sure, I'd keep the Panasonic. Well, after trying both of them simultaneously the Sony took better pictures. The Sony has a Carl Zeiss lense which is a very good lense. Of course, all cameras have brightness adjustments, etc, but the Sony knew when to let more light in when there was not enough light (great for dim light pics). I'm sure the Panasonic could do the same if you want to keep adjusting the lighting, but I want a camera that is going to take great pics with pointing and shooting and this camera does just that. The reason the imaging takes longer to see clearly on the LCD when you go back to view pics, I would assume, is because it is a 14.1 Mega Pixel (a lot of information) at a great price so it takes a 1/4 sec to focus the pic in clearly! I don't mind it. I'd rather have great pics when transporting them onto a computer, viewing them on the computer or TV or printing them. Also, when you go into a photo editor, the clarity is scary. You can see every little detail. If you want to spend another $30 there's also the Sony W350, which will allow for viewing high def videos on your high def TV, but I viewed a video I took with the W330 and the clarity is still great.
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66 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Rob on February 17, 2010
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased this camera as a gift for my younger sibling and was shocked at how well it performed from a beginner's point of view. I was pleasantly surprised to see the camera recorded video (albeit SD) since there was no mention of it on Amazon or Sony Style. I have the Sony DSC-HX5V 10.2MP CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD on pre-order for myself and can't imagine how impressive the image quality will be since I don't see a point and shoot getting much better than this Sony DSC-W330 from a technical standpoint.
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