Sony DSCW830/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
|Shooting Modes||2-way Active 720p MP4 HD Movie|
|Model Name||Sony DSCW830|
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- 20.1 Megapixel Plus 8x Zoom
- Optical Steady Shot image Stabilization with 2-way Active Mode
- 720p MP4 HD Movie Mode ; This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.
- Panorama Shooting: 360 Sweep Panorama; Minimum Illumination: Auto: 22.0 lux Shutter Speed 1/30
- Picture Effect: Still images: Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Panoramas: Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Movies: Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key
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|Screen Size||2.7 inches||2.7 inches||5 inches||3 inches||2.7 inches|
|Has Image Stabilization||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Includes External Memory||No||No||No||No||No|
|Item Dimensions||3.66 x 0.91 x 2.05 inches||1.97 x 2.13 x 0.87 inches||3.75 x 0.87 x 2.14 inches||6.30 x 5.70 x 2.30 inches||3.75 x 0.93 x 2.24 inches|
|Item Weight||4.32 ounces||4.48 ounces||4.40 ounces||1.00 lbs||4.90 ounces|
|Video Capture Resolution||HD 720p||HD 720p||HD 720p||FHD 1080p||HD 720p|
|Viewfinder Type||None||None||fixed LCD||—||fixed LCD|
It"s the amazingly easy-to-use camera that slips right in your pocket-with an 8x optical zoom, 20.1MP photos and beautifully-detailed HD videos. And pics stay clearer, even with shaky hands thanks to Optical Steady Shot image stabilization. You can also enhance your images with built-in effects that adjust skin tone and texture or even whiten teeth.
From the Manufacturer
Compact zoom digital camera
It’s the amazingly easy-to-use camera that slips right in your pocket—with an 8x optical zoom, 20.1MP 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.
20.1 Megapixel Plus 8x Zoom
A powerful 20.1 megapixel CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 20.1 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 YouTube.
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 auto mode.
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.
- Camera Type:Compact zoom digital camera
- Imaging Sensor:1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
- Pixel Gross:20.5MP
- Effective Picture Resolution:20.1MP
- Color Filter System:RGB primary color mosaic filters
- Media Type:Memory Stick Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo(High Speed); Memory Stick PROHG Duo; Memory Stick Micro*6 ; Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*6 ; SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card; microSD Memory Card*6; microSDHC Memory Card*6; Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; microSDXC Memory Card*6
- Still Image Mode:JPEG
- Still Image Max Effective Resolution:Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
- Still Image Size 16:9:15M (5,152 x 2,896)/ 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
- Still Image Size 4:3:20M (5,152 x 3,864)/ 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) /VGA
- Panorama Still Image Size:360 (11,520×1,080) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080 / 4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080 / 3,424 x 1,920)
- Video Format:MP4 (AVC/H.264)
- Video Mode:MP4:9M Fine(1,280×720/30fps)
- Audio Format:MP3
- Microphone/Speaker:Mono / mono
- Lens Type:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
- Aperture:f 3.3-6.3
- Optical Zoom:8x
- Digital Zoom:32x
- Smart Zoom Technology:Precision Digital Zoom Approx.32x
/ Smart Zoom ( 10M Approx.11x
/ 5M Approx.15x
/ VGA Approx.64x
/ 2M(16:9) Approx.21x)
- Focal Length (35mm equivalent):Still 4:3: 25-200mm / Movie 4:3: 34-272mm (SteadyShot Standard) 34-381 (SteadyShot Active) / Still 16:9: 28-224mm / Movie 16:9: 28-224mm (SteadyShot Standard) 28-314mm (SteadyShot Active)
- Lens Construction:8 elements in 7 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
- Minimum Focus Distance:iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 150cm (4.92 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 150cm (4.92 ft.) to Infinity)
- Aspheric Elements:5
- Steady Shot Mode:Active:Yes
- LCD Type:2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230K dots)
- Grid Display:Yes (Off / On)
- AF Modes:Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
- AF Illuminator:Auto / Off
- Metering Modes:Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
- Exposure Compensation:Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
- Scene Mode(s):High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode
- D-Range Optimizer:Standard / Plus / Off
- ISO:Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
- White Balance Mode:Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
- Self-timer:Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
- Shutter Speeds:iAuto (2" - 1/1,600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1,600)
- Burst Mode:Approx 1 fps at 20.1MP (Maximum 100 shots)
- Flash Modes:Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
- Flash Coverage:ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3m to 2.8m (11 7/8 in. to 9 ft. 2 1/4 in.)(W) / Approx. 1.5m to 2 m (4 ft. 11 1/8 in. to 6 ft. 6 3/4 in.)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 5.3 m (17 ft. 4 3/4 in.)(W) / Approx. 3.3 m (11 ft. 10 in.)(T)
- Erase/Protect:Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder
- Power Save Mode:Standard / Max / Off
- Sweep Panorama:Sweep Panorama / Sweep Panorama (360)
- Face Detection:8 Faces
- Smile Shutter technology:Yes
- Image Stabilization:Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
- In-Camera Editing:Trimming / Unsharp Masking / Beauty Effect / Date view
- Intelligent Auto:Yes
- Shooting Tips:Yes
- Tracking Focus:Off / Auto
- Blink Detection:Yes
- Priority Setting (for Face Detection):(Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority)
- Memory Card Slot:MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
- SD Output:Composite
- HD Output:Composite
- USB Port(s):Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
- Dimensions (Approx.):W x H x D: 3 3/4" x 2 1/8" x 29/32" (93.1mm x 52.3mm x 22.5mm)
- Weight (Approx.):4.3 oz. (122g)
- Weight(Approx) (Main unit only):3.7 oz. (106g)
- Battery Type:LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
- Battery Capacity:typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
- Power Consumption (in Operation):Approx. 1.2W
- Power Requirements:AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mAh
- Picture Effects:Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key
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I also had difficulty getting the battery and memory card into place because these actions require a very precise touch which I don’t have. I had to get help from my mom to make sure everything was in proper place. As people with disabilities have done with pretty much everything, I have adapted by changing finger positioning, so that I am not so close to two buttons. None of this is the fault of the camera of course, but thought it was worth a mention.
I will say the one camera thing that specifically bothers me is that it has a really quick trigger with my slower finger movements, I can probably end up taking 3-4 pics in a matter of seconds and that button seems pretty pressure sensitive. I can’t tell you how many interesting hockey pictures that’s lead to. It’s a solid camera, just a bit more of a challenge than I expected.
There's an improvement in this model- with the fact that you can now charge your battery IN the camera. You just plug your camera into an outlet or computer to charge. In past models you always had to remove the battery and what would happen was the door latch would eventually break and you would have to tape it shut. I'm really pleased that I can now charge the battery in the camera so it will prevent wear and tear on the battery door.
The quality of photos and macros, etc is still really nice. You can set it to automatic or custom settings. I use my camera a lot on the macro setting because I am a beauty blogger and take photographs of nail polish color on my nails. Aside from the body being plastic on this model, everything else I'm happy with.
Top international reviews
Good value, nice functions. So glad I found a replacement for my old Sony Cybershot with the Zeiss(!) lens here.
Been using it for 9 months or so already - very happy.
- Captures high resolution images with precision.
- 8x optical zoom provides great detail
- Value for money
- Loses focus when trying to capture images rapidly
- Camera shutter was faulty
- Battery capacity is low and drains quickly