Sony Cybershot DSCW300 13.6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot
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- 13.6-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor
- 3x optical zoom/6x digital zoom (35mm-105mm) lens
- BIONZ image processor delivers speed and precision
- Large, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD display
- Smile Shutter technology captures smiles
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.9 fps|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230,000|
|Display Size||2.7 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||13.6 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||80|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal|
|Flash Modes Description|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Focus Description||TTL (Multi, Centre, Spot)|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual|
|ISO Range||Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.32 x 1.06 x 3.7 inches|
|Item Weight||0.41 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||960 Milliamp Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.7 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Macro Focus Range||5 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8 - F5.5|
|Maximum Focal Length||105 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,224|
|Memory Storage Capacity||15 MB|
|Minimum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||13.6 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||74 mm|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion NP-BG1 & charger|
|Video Capture Resolution||640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (8fps)|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (tunnel)|
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Top Customer Reviews
Some say the canon shots look for colorful and eye-popping. To achieve shots like this, simply go into program mode, adjust the image sharpness to "+" and the color mode to "vivid" and the pictures are the same, if not better. The sony outdoes canon here by adding in a Dynamic range optimization in three steps: off, normal, or extra. With this, the camera can achieve a great range of colors in both the highlights and shadows of a shot.
Where as the sony doesn't have the "color-swap" wiz-bang functions, it does have more usefull settings like the Extra High Speed Burst setting, which can take 5 Frames per second! I tested this with my dog rolling around in the yard, and at each frame the camera had shot at such a high shutter speed my dog was stopped in time with out any blur. These pictures are only at 3MP, but are still very respectable for a camera that can fit in your shirt pocket. Also, the camera has program settings to bring out different colors in an image to achieve a certain look. Either Blue, Red, Green, or your can change the image to warmer or color depending on the shot you want to take. The green mode is very usefull for macro nature shots.
Also - 13.6 megapixels may be to big for some people (roughly 5-5.Read more ›
I myself personally own a canon 700 IS, and this camera as well. I have spent ample time framing the same shot with both cameras and changing settings on both cameras.
In my opinion the sony IS capable of creating very sharp pictures superior in both color saturation and exposure then the canon series. It just isn't as obvious to do it as the canon as the canons don't offer near the amount of manual options that the sony offers. They pretty much lock the consumer into making good pictures and the consumers think they're the greatest.
That said, even a digital SLR can take very poor/soft pictures if you don't focus correctly. Spot, scene, average focusing can cause lots of problems with sharpness.
To make the sony perform as a Canon series camera would, place the camera into the auto mode, enable the iSCN option (not iSCN+). No muss no fuss sharp pictures just like Canons with in my opinion more vivid pictures and realistic colors. At least compared to my canon 700IS.
Either way, both cameras are great, both cameras have their shortcomings as they are compact cameras, but every digital camera is capable of taking great pictures. Just have to spend more time learning about it and trying to get the best performance out of them.
The first thing I should note, and as indicated by the above comments, is that I think compact cameras are fundamentally utility devices. There are many people on the internet who criticise this model's unsuitability for longer-distance and wide-angle photography, and the lack of many video modes. On the first point, I would say this: compact cameras are designed for high quality close-up images (family and friends groups, primarily) and are not designed for vary-focal images (e.g., someone standing 300 yards in front of Mount Fuji and expecting both to be in focus perfectly). On the second point: movie modes on a still camera are a lovely bonus for a camera but are an add-on that should not be counted towards any final evaluation of the product. Sorry to sound snotty, but those are the basics.
So, does the W300 add up for the basics? Clearly, the Carl Zeiss lens is going to deliver on the bread and butter family snaps that is always going to be the brief for compacts. The 13.9 megapixel rating is useful, although the 8MP setting offers fantastic quality images that can be converted to 16:9 1080p for viewing on televisions. It is true that the .9 of a MP seems to have been lost in the implementation of actually taking photos, as the highest setting is the flat 13MP!
There are the usual ISO presets, automatic and night settings, as well as smile detection technology.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are like me and you neeeeeeeed dedicated macro settings, you will be happy to note that this one allows for that. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Belenen
I have been heartbroken since I lost this camera, and tried many of the newer cameras. They do not compare, this camera is easy to make good clear pictures, newer cameras I have... Read morePublished 17 months ago by deal7890
Put up against any camera in its class, have new ones n old ones, this is my favorite by far! Focus is on the spot, zoom is very good! Printed pics over 11x14 n it's very clear! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Donald Saulny
The camera came without battery or cables. Not very useful that way.Published 19 months ago by Carlos A Giraldo
It does the job. I don't feel as though I can really be creative with this camera though, and it does sort of 'fish eye' the perspective of things, which is most noticeable with... Read morePublished 20 months ago by the Reluctant Shopper