A Great Value in Digital Imaging - The DSC-W30 combines sleek metal body and compact design with simple operation and high-tech features--including super-sharp 6.0-megapixel resolution for making big prints, Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens, High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 1000) to help prevent blurred images in low-light conditions, and Sony's original Clear RAW NR processing circuitry to minimise the colour noise distortion of high-sensitivity shooting.
A Screen that Shows More - On the large 2.0-inch LCD screen of the DSC-W30, there's a new Function Guide with text and icon display that make it easier to operate camera features like colour and brightness adjustments, image size, flash and self-timer modes, focusing modes, and more. The DSC-W30 even provides an eye-level viewfinder for traditional shooting.
Superior Performance on the Go - For great results on the go, the DSC-W30 incorporates shooting features every digital photographer wants--32 MB of internal memory for capturing images in-camera without a flash memory card, built-in slot for optional Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Duo media, and Lithium Ion Stamina battery to capture up to 400 shots.
Features - 6.0-Megapixel Super HAD CCD - Higher megapixels give you more detail and definition for large prints and cropping in on your subject. Sony's advanced Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
Large 2.0-Inch LCD Screen - The DSC-W30 has a bright 2.0-inch LCD screen for setting up and viewing images, with a one-touch "Play" button that makes it quick and easy to view your photos.
Simple Controls, Function Guide - User-friendly controls and simple on-screen Function Guide text/icon display help you set up camera functions, and you'll have greater creative freedom to adjust colour mode (including "Natural" for subtle colours and "Rich" for more intense colours), sensitivity, brightness, and image size.
High Sensitivity Mode - A new High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 1000) allows you to shoot with great results in low-light conditions--and Sony's original Clear RAW NR (Noise Reduction) image processing technology helps suppress the colour noise that can accompany high-sensitivity shooting.
Carl Zeiss 3x Optical/2x Digital Zoom - 3x optical zoom helps the DSC-W30 bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots for better composition; Sony's precision 2x digital zoom provides an additional 2x magnification to enlarge details without jagged edges.
StaminaBattery Power - With its powerful Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, the DSC-W30 can capture up to 4003 images--enough for a week of shooting. The compact BC-CSG battery charger is also supplied for battery recharging on the go.
13x Smart Zoom Feature - At VGA resolution, Sony's Smart Zoom feature intelligently "crops into" the central portion of interest in your photo without sacrificing full CCD resolution--avoiding the image degradation of other digital zooms.
Capture Images In-Camera - With 32 MB of internal memory, the DSC-W30 allows you to shoot without a flash memory card--then transfer your images to optional Memory StickDuo media, upload to your computer, or make prints on your digital printer.
Memory Stick Duo Media - The DSC-W30 has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo or higher-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo media--the ultra-compact media for shooting, storing, and sharing your photo images.
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode - The DSC-W30 can capture VGA (640 x 480) audio-video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second), with length limited only by the capacity of your media.
Product Description - The Cyber-shot DSCW30 is a great value in digital photography, combining superior performance with compact convenience. Features include 6.0 megapixels, Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens, High Sensitivity mode, and a 2.0" LCD screen with on-screen Function Guide. You'll like the 32MB of internal memory, and a battery that lasts for up to 400 shots.
The Sony battery pack is rechargeable, which I prefer to expensive AA batteries, but you'll need a memory stick duo (I bought a 512MB from a clone manufacturer) and a soft protective pouch, which will add £50 or so the your price.
Rarely do I award any product 5 stars, and Sony's quality has been questionable in recent years, but in this case, 5 starts are deserved.
I would recommend this camera to anyone who is looking for a light fast compact camera