Sony DSCW830 Digital Compact Camera - Purple (20.1MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 2.7 Inch LCD
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- DSC-W830 camera with a 20.1MP sensor, 8x optical zoom, Intelligent Auto, Optical SteadyShot, and Zeiss lens
- 20.1MP Super HAD CCD sensor
- 8x optical zoom lens by ZEISS
- Capture everything with a wide-angle lens
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At a glance
- Capture the detail of any scene with a 20.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor
- Hit the movie button to shoot crisp, clear 720p high definition videos in an instant
- Get blur-free close-ups with 8x zoom and Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation
- Intelligent Auto instantly adjusts settings to suit your shooting conditions
- Edit your images on the fly with in-camera retouching
Detailed photos and high definition videos captured in a compact
Whether you're out with friends or at a family party, the W830 compact camera gives you detailed photos and high definition videos every time. The sleek, metallic design is packed with features to do the hard work for you. Shoot wide-angled landscapes with a 20.1 megapixel sensor, or bring everything closer with an 8x optical zoom. Intelligent Auto instantly adjusts the camera settings to suit your shooting conditions, while Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation keeps images clear and blur free - so you'll never miss a shot.
Effortlessly capture detail with a 20.1 megapixel sensor
It's all in the detail. A high-resolution 20.1 megapixel image sensor effortlessly captures the beauty and excitement of any scene. Super HAD technology tightly packs millions of pixels in the image sensor to achieve vivid, high-resolution, extremely detailed image reproduction. From family portraits to nights out and holiday snaps, built-in autofocus makes it easy to lock on to your subject for sharp, realistic results - something your smartphone just can't match.
Shoot and share HD movies
Leave your camcorder at home - this versatile Cyber-shot compact camera gives you crisp, detailed high definition video capture and flawless digital sound. One press of the Direct Movie button lets you shoot smooth, blur-free video clips you can play back instantly to relive the moment with friends.
8x zoom and Optical SteadyShot for blur-free close-ups
Get closer to the action and remember your travels in stunning detail with a powerful 8x optical zoom. Capture everything from wide-angle landscapes to dramatic close-ups with a Carl Zeiss lens - for clear and crisp picture quality - while Optical SteadyShot cuts the effect of shaky hands for blur-free stills.
Always get the right shot with Intelligent Auto
When you see something amazing, you just want to point and shoot. This clever compact instantly adjusts the settings to suit your shooting conditions for fast, beautifully exposed results. No need to worry about complicated menus or manual controls - just let your camera do the hard work.
Edit photo portraits as you go
Beauty Effect cleverly retouches your photos in an instant, removing skin blemishes and wrinkles for fresher, clearer, more flattering shots. Edit or retouch images on the fly before sharing with friends and family - the new image is saved alongside the old one, so you can still edit the original later.
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Top Customer Reviews
Outside on a bright sunny day it works perfectly and the zoom delivers good results. Movies and sound, for very basic shooting, are reasonable. The panorama option I thought was really rather superficial, far too short at a few seconds to do anything creative though maybe useful if you wanted to shoot a room interior or line of people. Nice of Sony to replace the rather ungainly zoom lever on the WX80 with a much more easy to use toggle switch on this camera.
The downside for me with the W-830 are not the images but a couple of other areas to do with the camera and Sony. The battery/card cover is rather flimsy and could easily be broken accidentally. It takes longer than I would have expected for the camera to get ready for the next shot. Sony persist in producing dedicated accessories for their products. Here you get a USB cable to connect the camera to a pc for charging or downloading images, this looks like a unique Sony connector cable (it will not even fit the slightly older WX80 camera) and as another review has said: don't lose it. Of course you can take the card out and download images with a reader but you can't recharge the battery without the Sony cable.
The Instruction Manual is just a concertina sheet of one-side printed paper and only covers the very basics. Even the two PDFs on the Sony website just repeat the same information (one PDF has it in several languages) to get any real information you have to click on 'Help Guide' and explore various pages.Read more ›
The W830 is within Sony's "budget" range of compact cameras and is available for a fairly low price, but sacrifices a lot of extra features the more "premium" cameras have, such as WiFi, NFC, extra zoom and better components etc...
This camera comes in our different colours (black, silver, purple or pink) and is so compact, it can fit into the palm of my hand. It's also very comfortable camera to hold and is very light in weight.
Photo quality is okay, it can take some pretty decent photos but due to its small sensor, quality is going to be limited.
♦ Box Contents & Recommended Extras ♦
- Box Contents: W830 Digital Camera | Battery | USB Cable | AC Adaptor | Power Cable | Wrist Strap | Instruction Manual.
- Recommended Extras: SDHC Memory Card* | Spare Battery.
* There's no flash memory(well, enough to take 4 photos), so getting one of these are a must! (You can go for any brand you want, however I would recommend a memory card with no less than 8GB memory capacity & of class 10).
♦ Ease of Use & Navigation ♦
Personally, I found the camera really easy to navigate around, both externally and internally.
There aren't too many buttons located around the camera like you would find on the more advanced cameras.
To select which shooting mode you want (photo, panoramic or filming), there is a little slider on the back that allows you to switch between each one.Read more ›
This is the first camera I have used that does not have an optical viewfinder so it took some getting used to. I am a bit old-school in that I like to hold the camera to my eye because it just feels right and also because that helps to brace the camera and hold it steady. It felt a bit srange taking pictures at arms length, but I didn't get the blurring I was expecting so it looks like the image stabilisation does enough to compensate for a bit of arm wobbling.
For casual use this seems to be fine. It looks good, has a decent lens, and is small enough to slip into even a shirt pocket easily. I have taken to keeping it with me when I am out with the dogs, which my old compact camera was a bit bulky for.
The battery life seems good. I have taken about 150 photos, many with flash, and done a lot of playing around with it and the indicator still shows at least half a charge. I have left it on full automatic mode which has coped with fast moving dogs and landscapes equally well. The macro mode is particularly good, focussing on objects really close to the lens. At the other extreme, the optical zoom is very respectable.
There are a few built-in effects which seem a bit gimmicky, but the colour filters do work very well, giving effects that I have previously spent ages in photo editing packages to achieve, and the panorama works well both sideways and up and down.
Unfortunately there are some bad points to weigh against all that. For a start the camera does not feel very solid, being made of plastic. This is especially true of the on/off button which requires a very robust press to operate, and the cover for the battery/memory card compartment.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic little camera. Easy to slip into a pocket or handbag. It has loads of features so something for every picture. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Paula Sommers
This camera I found too small to use easily with normal size fingers. The time between shots is longer than expected approx 6 seconds. Read morePublished 9 days ago by ROBERT
love this little cam fits in the pocket nice and the pics are great wish these things had proper manuals and not the learn on the fly thing but not rocket science. Read morePublished 10 days ago by nairb1957
Being a novice even with the compact, this made my life so much easier, easy to navigate in the menus/set up, anti shake which my son constantly says I have a the shakes and take... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This seemed like the best option for a cheap camera for my mother for family photos, holiday shots etc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fred Wright
It's very small and handy but can a lot at the same time. I like panoramic pictures that can be done the easiest way I have found so far.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I am furious. Nowhere does it say that the video mode has a limit of 29 minutes. Useless.Published 1 month ago by nemesis