- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: DSC-W230/R
- Optical Sensor Resolution: 12.1 MP
- Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
- Optical Zoom: 4 x
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Dark Red)
- 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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice looking camera, but some drawbacks.
Primary one is I couldn't use my old SD card from my broken Panasonic, and the "duo" cards this one uses would cost half as... Read more
I inserted the battery (an unusable memory stick came in the box) and, using the default settings, shot three views (all the internal memory would hold) of the bluff and ocean in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by KittyK
After being very disappointed with my first purchase of a Sony DSC-W230, I was pleasantly surprised with this purchase.
I had one before and lost it. Read more
Awesome Camera - Does everything I need and more! Two big thumbs up!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I charged the battery as directed in the instructions. Use it on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Turned it off and put up. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amelia J. Jackson
Seems to be in very goodshape. It would have been good to know it needed an SD card, however. If that was in the ad, it was presented in a forgettable way. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dajoebabe
I can't quite decide if this is value for money or not. It's very handy and sleek and has a bunch of modes you can play around with. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer