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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)
- 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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- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: DSC-W230/R
- Optical Sensor Resolution: 12.1 MP
- Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
- Optical Zoom: 4 x
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.
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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
This is NOT a sturdy camera. The first trip I took it on was overseas, and I tripped in fell. It was not a hard fall, and the camera was closed and in my purse. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Liz Papenbrock
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 memory stick and charged battery then took this picture using the default settings. Pretty good I think. Read morePublished 5 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 8 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 9 months ago by Amelia J. Jackson