Point and shoot without shake
Wouldn’t it be good to have a camera that’s a doddle to use yet can take really good looking pictures and video without any camera shake whatsoever. One that slips easily in your pocket or bag when you head out and looks pretty too. You don’t want to worry about fiddling around with camera settings. Everything has got to be automatic so when you see your mate bending in a free kick from thirty yards, you can catch the shot instantly. As a high quality photo or a high definition video with not a blur or judder in sight. Point, shoot, one-nil to the Rovers.
Nothing missing at the edges
It’s really annoying when you’re trying to take a picture of your friends and you can’t quite squeeze everyone in the shot. How many times has that happened? Poor old Tom and Tara with half their face and body chopped off. Moving back is one way you can get them in but of course, that means you’re farther away so you’ll lose detail. Better to get a camera like this with a wide angle lens and pack as much as possible in your shot. Then if you want to home in on someone, maybe your mate Jess with her new boyfriend, optical zoom gets you five times closer at the touch of a button. Easy.
Keeps everything nice and steady
Watching sports is great but try shooting a high jumper at full zoom and chances are you’ll get a shaky, blurry picture. It’s no fun, especially when you’re not likely to get another go at it. What you need is a camera with Optical SteadyShot, the sure fire solution for perfectly defined action pics. And because Optical SteadyShot is always active, composing your shot on the LCD while moving into the best possible position is a doddle.
Photos even look good blown up
There’s nothing complicated about megapixels. The more you have in your camera, the sharper and finer your pictures, especially when enlarged or played back on your big screen TV. No more fuzzy faces, diluted detail or blurred backgrounds. No more hammering away at the delete button. If you want to blow up a great shot of yourself and get it framed, it’s a sure bet you’ll see much more detail with a high megapixel camera. This one has plenty of pixels – over 16 million to be precise - more than enough to make impressive large prints or crop a picture to focus on something specific without losing definition.
Takes sparkling HD video too
No point lugging a camera and a camcorder around town or country, is there? You want to travel light so a slim camera that can also take sharp, clear high definition video with stereo sound while saving enough space in your bag for an extra jam sandwich makes a great deal of sense. Switch between photos and video really easily – literally just a touch of a button – and catch the action in glorious detail and colour. Then when you get back home, don’t think transferring everything to your PC is mindboggling. PlayMemories software does it all for you in seconds so you can get editing or uploading or e-mailing in the time it takes to make a cuppa. After all, be a shame if that great hi-def footage stayed unseen in your camera, wouldn’t it?
Talking of the countryside, there’s times when the scenery is just so vast and never-ending that even a wide angle lens can’t catch it all. So where do you film? Over here, over there? Or do you take several shots and hope they’ll link together somehow? The Solution - Sweep Panorama. You simply press the shutter while sweeping the camera slowly from one side to the other to create one amazing panoramic image.
Great photos made easy
Selecting the perfect settings for a particular scene can be daunting. No need to worry with this camera as Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) does all that for you. How? By automatically adjusting settings for up to eleven scenes to give you the best possible photo for your environment.* Having iAUTO on your camera means you’ll never again miss that spontaneous photo opportunity - just pick up your camera and shoot.
Need a creative boost
OK, so that beautiful shot of the sea with the waves breaking on the rocks doesn’t look quite as dramatic as you’d hoped. No problem. You can perk it up easily using Picture Effects. Enhance mood and style by choosing from a range of effects including Toy Camera, Partial Colour for stunning monochrome shots, Soft High-Key and trendy Pop Colour.
No point in squinting
We’ve all done it or laughed at someone else doing it. Squinting through a tiny screen to frame a shot or look at a photo. This camera refuses to put you in that ridiculous situation by including a good-sized screen with a wide viewing angle so everything is as easy and comfortable as possible. You’ll enjoy excellent detail and high contrast, even in sunshine. Just imagine being on the beach or piste, taking shots with your friends, then gathering round at the bar to enjoy the slideshow.
Let’s face it, we like smiles
They’re natural, spontaneous, here one moment, gone the next. You just don’t have time to set up your camera for a quick smile shot so this one does it all for you. Smile Shutter automatically takes pictures when people smile – great for brides and grooms, birthday celebrations and baby chuckles. Face Detection automatically adjusts exposure, focus and skin tone so everyone looks more natural. Even better, the camera detects up to 8 faces at a time while working on that irritating red eye effect to make sure your portraits are near on perfect.
Make a show of it
So you’re meeting up with your mates and they want to hear all about your trip to Madrid. Why not set up a slideshow, sit back with your cappuccino and let the photos do the talking? You can choose from four kinds of slideshows – simple, nostalgic, stylish and active – with any of four music tracks stored in your camera memory.
Matches your gear
Want a camera to coordinate with your clothes, bag, even hair? We applaud you, style guru. Choose from black, silver, pink, gold or violet. Thanks for making the world a pretty place.
* Scenes include High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Gourmet and Pet Mode.
Compare Cyber-shots (W630)
|Sensor Type |
|CCD ||CCD ||CMOS |
|Image Stabilisation |
|Digital Steady Shot |
|Optical Steady Shot |
|Optical Steady Shot ||Optical Steady Shot |
|CZ lens |
|G lens ||CZ lens |
|HD Video |
|720p ||720p ||1080i |
|Opitical Zoom |
|5x ||10x||5x |
|Black, Silver, Blue, Pink, Green |
|Black, Silver, Pink, Purple ||Black, Blue || Black, Silver |