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Sony DSC-W730/L 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue)

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  • 16.1 megapixel plus 8x optical zoom captures detailed subjects
  • Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization with 2-way active mode
  • Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode¹
  • Creative shooting with Picture and Beauty effects
  • Advanced Flash illuminates distant subjects for beautifully lit photos
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Technical Details

Color: Blue
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DSC-W730/L
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 16.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 8 x
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Price $ 138.00 $ 99.99 $ 99.00 $ 179.99
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Color Blue Red Silver Silver
Optical Zoom 8 multiplier x 5 multiplier x 5 multiplier x 5 multiplier x
Viewfinder None None None None
Max Resolution 16.1 megapixels 14.1 megapixels 16.1 megapixels 16.2 megapixels
Video Capture Resolution 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (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 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Image Stabilization Optical None Optical Optical
Battery Description Lithium-Ion NP-BN battery and charger Lithium-Ion NP-BN battery and charger Lithium-Ion NP-BN battery and charger Lithium-Ion NP-BN1 battery and charger
Display Size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Flash Memory SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Dimensions 2.05 inches x 3.66 inches x 0.87 inches 2.2 inches x 3.86 inches x 0.79 inches 2.17 inches x 3.82 inches x 0.79 inches 2.05 inches x 3.58 inches x 0.75 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 16.1 megapixels 14.1 megapixels 16.1 megapixels 16.1 megapixels
Optical Sensor Technology CCD CCD CCD Super CCD
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Product Details

Color: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.9 x 2 inches ; 4.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00AQDGCNA
  • Item model number: DSC-W730/L
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,199 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 7, 2013

Product Description

Color: Blue

Product Description

It's the amazingly easy-to-use camera that slips right in your pocket-with an 8x optical zoom, 16.1MP photos and beautifully-detailed HD videos. And pics stay clearer, even with shaky hands thanks to Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. You can also enhance your images with built-in effects that adjust skin tone and texture or even whiten teeth.

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The amazingly easy-to-use camera that slips right in your pocket.

With an 8x optical zoom, 16.1MP photos and beautifully-detailed HD videos, pics stay clearer, even with shaky hands thanks to Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization. Enhance your images with built-in effects that adjust skin tone and texture, or even whiten teeth.
 

16.1 Megapixel Plus 8x Zoom
Optical SteadyShot™ image Stabilization
720p MP4 HD Movie Mode

A powerful 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor helps capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. You can create stunning, photo-quality prints , or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots. The 8x zoom Carl Zeiss® Vario Tessar lens helps you get much closer to your subjects.

 Sony's Active Mode image stabilization gives you the freedom to shoot movies even while walking or running. 2-way Active Mode corrects for both vertical and horizontal motion.

Create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer a computer. Once transferred to your computer, you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket® and YouTubeTM.


Technology

Pixel Power
With a 16.1MP image sensor, capture high-resolution images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. More pixels means you can enlarge, zoom in and crop your pictures without jeopardizing quality. And with 8x zoom, you can capture crisp, clear close-ups – perfect for travel photos and sporting events.

Make HD movie magic
Shoot and share HD movies with ease (records in 29-minute segments). In 720p AVI movie mode, you can record 1280 x 720 HD movies at 30 fps for high-quality clips perfect for viewing and editing on your Mac® or PC, or uploading to sites like Facebook® and YouTube™ (internet-connected computer required).

Effortless Effects
Retouch images with Beauty Effects – enhance skin tones, remove shine and blemishes, whiten teeth, and more. If you like retro photographs, you’ll love Toy Camera . Transform ordinary photos into colorful works of art with Pop Color, or make your lfocal point pop with Partial Color effect. It’s easy to apply effects, and the results are simply stunning.
Everything is illuminated
Ever taken a photo of a friend in a dim room, and had the entire background come out as one blacked-out blur? The Cyber-shot W730 solves this with an advanced flash that works harder to light up the entire scene, not just the subjects closest to the camera. Perfect for large group shots, helping to ensure that everyone comes out light, bright and beautiful.




Panoramic Photos up to 360°
Use Sweep Panorama mode to get breathtaking panoramic shots of up to 360 degrees. Capture sprawling landscapes and captivating cityscapes by depressing the shutter and sweeping the camera in the desired direction. The camera handles the rest, shooting multiple images at high speeds then seamlessly stitching them together to create one continuous image.
Goodbye Blurry Photos
Don’t’ let a not-so-steady hand prevent you from capturing the moment. SteadyShot™ image stabilization compensates for camera shake and smooths out your videos. Get sharp, blur-free footage in otherwise unsteady situations, like shooting video while walking.

Product description and full feature list
 

16.1 Megapixel Plus 8x Zoom
A powerful 16.1 megapixel CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 16.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13x19”) size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots. The 8x zoom Carl Zeiss® Vario Tessar lens helps you get much closer to your subjects.

Optical SteadyShot™ image Stabilization with 2-way Active Mode
Sony's Active Mode image stabilization gives you the freedom to shoot movies even while walking or running. 2-way Active Mode corrects for both vertical and horizontal motion.

720p MP4 HD Movie Mode
In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, a standard format when working with a PC.¹ Create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac® computer. Once transferred to your computer and connected to the internet, you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket® and YouTubeTM.

Creative shooting with Picture and Beauty effects
Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Beauty Effects allows edits to skin tones, skin smoothing, shine removal, eye widening, and teeth whitening. Beauty Effects can be combined to further enhance the image.




Advanced Flash illuminates distant subjects
Advanced Flash allows you to shoot bright, beautifully lit photos. The built in flash reaches farther resulting in brighter subjects in dimly lit rooms or outdoors in the evening.

Intelligent Auto Mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode. Kids on the playground, landscape shots, a beautiful flower or an indoor birthday party; all result in clear images without leaving

Sweep Panorama™ mode (up to 360°)
Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama™ mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.


















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

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 now be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

2.7” (230K dots) Clear Photo™ LCD display
Generous 2.7” (230K dots) Clear Photo™ LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.





Customer Reviews

It is small and fits in your pocket.
R. D. Kelly
In the majority of cases, indoor flash photos are exposed pretty accurately.
Jeff Kraus
It's easy to use, has good picture quality and is small.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

93 of 102 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Kraus VINE VOICE on May 20, 2013
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The DSC-W730 contains a 16.1 megapixel sensor in the 1/2.3" format (about 28 square millimeters, smaller than a fingernail). The obvious drawback here is noise. The more pixels you cram into a small area, the more digital noise that will be evident in the resulting file. On its own, that's a reduction in quality that negates the need for such a dense sensor; who cares about the extra megapixels if you're not getting any more actual information, just noise? All it's doing is filling up your hard drive faster. In the case of the DSC-W730, you're talking about around 6.5MB per image. You'll even hit the limits of the optics well before 16.1 megapixels, so there's absolutely no reason (other than marketing) for Sony to put such a sensor in this camera.

Unfortunately, they did it anyway. And probably because of the increased sensor noise, they decided to really crank up that in-camera noise reduction. It looks awful, and it's evident at all ISO settings. This NR cannot be reduced or defeated. It's there for good, and it's even noticeable when viewing an image on my computer at 50% of its original size. Of course, the higher the ISO, the more destructive they get with the noise reduction, which just makes matters worse. The issues are somewhat less noticeable when shooting low ISO outdoors with the lens at its widest setting. In fact, in that specific scenario I'd say the image quality is pretty good. Once you change any of those parameters though, you start to see more problems.

The lens is an 8x optical (25-224mm in 35mm terms) lens, f/3.3 at the wide end and f/6.3 at the tele end. In other words, slow and dark. You will almost always need to use the flash indoors, especially if you're zooming in at all.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Katharena M. Eiermann VINE VOICE on May 29, 2013
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Sony DSC-W730 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver)

Impressive right out of the box which contains one Sony DSC-W730 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD, an AC Adaptor, Rechargeable Battery Pack, Dedicated USB Cable, Wrist Strap. note: there are no memory sticks or cards included.

Some of the Many features the Sony DSC-W730 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD has, that stood out for Me:

I might suggest, the first thing one does, before anything else -- attach the, longer than normal, wrist strap (included). Wouldn't want to, accidently, drop (*shudders at the thought*) your new Sony 16.1 MP Digital Camera before having the chance to fully explore all the bells-and-whistles.

I chose the Silver Cyber-Shot, which has a sort of brushed satin, finger print resistant finish. Sleek and classy, goes with most any outfit! The screen is large and (for Me) easy to view without using a magnifying glass. The slightly recessed buttons are easy to press, respond well. The camera navigates from mode to mode, function to function et al with ease and is pretty fast. When powered on, the navigation icons, are good sized, colorful and invoke a sense of fun -- and, have readable balloon pop ups that explain what each selection does.

Using a dedicated side slide type button, switching between Still Images, Panorama 360° (that's a full circle) and 720p HD Movie mode is an absolute breeze. Pressing the zoom toggle switch, camera responded quickly -- zoom in, zoom out -- without any lag, or stiffness.

The built in flash is very bright, and does an excellent job of lighting the subject, or adding a bit of fill flash to a dark area (like shade).

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Nerd Alert TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 25, 2013
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I do not own a DSLR, and I have never purchased a fancy camera. My cameras have always been in the same price range as the Sony DSC-W730, but that is not so bad any more. Some companies are making startlingly good cameras for the budget point-and-shoot crowd. Is Sony's new contender worthy of the competition?

BUILD

The DSC-W730 is compact, though not as small as some cameras in this category. Still, it's easily pocketable or pursable. The housing is made of plastic with chrome plastic accents, and there is no attempt to make it particularly sleek. Exposed screws and large seams may make it look cheaper than its price tag, but it all feels durable and ready to take a few drops.

The SD card slot is a bit flimsy, but careful use should prevent it from breaking. Storage space should not be an issue given the compatibility with SDXC cards.

INTERFACE

This is my first Sony camera, so the interface was a bit confusing. The lack of a scroll wheel for options made me think that the screen would allow touch, but it does not. Navigating through the options is a bit slow and unintuitive. Switching between picture, panorama, and movie modes is accomplished with a handy slider, and the screen is bright enough to see on a moderately sunny day.

IMAGE QUALITY

Given my positive results with other cameras in this price range (and perhaps low standards compared to DSLR owners), I figured that the complaints about this product were from picky users expecting too much. I was wrong. Compared to others I've used (Canon, Olympus, Kodak), the pictures are very grainy and sometimes blurry. This is a shame, since I was excited about the 16 MP resolution. The pictures look like they were snapped from a low end phone rather than a dedicated camera.
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