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Sony - DSC-W830 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Silver

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With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this 20.1-megapixel Sony DSC-W830 digital camera allows you to take crisp, blur-free pictures, even with shaky hands. The high-definition movie mode lets you preserve special moments in vibrant 720p resolution.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Sony DSC-W830 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Multi-USB cable, AC adapter
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1275 out of 1393)

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    Features


    20.1-megapixel, 1.7" Super HAD CCD sensor

    Captures high-resolution images up to 5152 x 2896 pixels.

    8x optical/up to 32x digital/up to 256x total zoom

    Through a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens for precise zooming and accuracy.

    2.7" LCD

    Provides a clear view, so you can easily compose and review your shots.

    High-definition movie mode

    Allows you to record smooth, detailed video clips in 720p resolution.

    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

    With Active mode reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration, so you can take crisp, steady shots. ISO up to 3200 for improved image capture in low-light conditions.

    Scene modes

    Include high sensitivity, soft snap, soft skin, landscape, night portrait, night scene, gourmet, beach, snow, fireworks and pet to accommodate various shooting scenarios. Sweep Panorama mode lets you capture expansive landscapes.

    Burst mode

    Allows you to capture up to 100 shots at 1 fps and 16.1MP resolution for dynamic, fast-action shooting. Face detection recognizes up to 8 faces, so you can take high-quality pictures of friends and family members.

    Auto mode

    Automatically optimizes camera settings for improved image capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.

    White balance modes

    Include auto, daylight, cloudy, fluorescent 1 (white), fluorescent 2 (natural white), fluorescent 3 (day white), incandescent, flash, one push and one push set to help achieve natural tones in various lighting conditions.

    Advanced flash mode

    Illuminates distant subjects, so you can take properly lit photos.

    Built-in picture and beauty effects

    Allow you to enhance your images by adjusting skin tone and text, whitening teeth and more.

    Autofocus

    Lets you focus as close as 2", so you can take up-close photos of subjects in clear, sharp detail.

    Multicard slot

    Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC and Memory Stick PRO Duo memory cards (not included). Also supports Memory Stick Micro and microSD memory cards with select adapters (not included).


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1393 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sony No Baloney

      Posted
      TuscayMan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Many years ago I purchased my first Sony Point and Shoot camera. I still have it today and it takes great pictures and video. Then I was shopping at Best Buy and much to my amazement there in front of my eyes was a Sony Camera that looked like my old one, only with better specifications. I didn't need a new camera, as I already own several cameras, but I decided to give it a try. I ordered it and received it the same day, boy Best Buy ships faster than they used to. It arrived in a very small box (Like a Tiny-Box). I removed it from the box and there was this Tiny-Sony Silver Camera waiting for me to use it. I pooped it out of it's temporary cardboard home, read the instructions, slipped in the battery and the memory card. Turned it on and started snapping pictures for the next few hours. Well let me tell you the pictures and the videos look fantastic for such a small camera. It has a very simple on-camera control, but I needed to use it for a while before I could know all it's settings. To wrap up my review the Sony DSC W830 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera takes nice-and-sharp pictures and videos for the price. You can take it with you anywhere you go, because of it's small size. On the other hand nowadays many high-end Smartphones have the high Megapixels, so some people may not want to use a second camera when they are out and about town. Although there are many advantages or taking a second camera with you. With the Sony you will have better control over picture settings and that could make-or-break your picture quality. Even though I own several professional SLR Cameras and a couple of Point and Shoot cameras I still want to keep my DSC W830 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera. Enough said.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great internet marketing tool

      Posted
      Rayneday3
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I am on my 3rd Sony camera of this model in 10 years. I shoot 100's of vehicle photos daily to post online for a Vehicle dealerships websites. I work this little camera hard shooting outside and inside close-ups in VGA mode, but sometimes in high resolution mode for car shows and portraits which are excellent quality . I can shoot a few hundred pictures on a single battery charge, then I remove the battery for recharge & memory card to download to my PC for editing and Website posting. Sometimes, I go out to shoot photos, without realizing that the memory card is still in my office. Not to worry. This camera model has internal memory which allows me to shoot without a memory card if i use the charging cord with USB to copy photos to my PC. Afterwards the photos on the camera must be deleted by the camera. It's lightweight, and the Zeiss lens makes the photos crisp and clear. I specifically chose this camera for its Zeiss lens. It makes a big difference. My only issues with this camera, are my inability to force the flash to fire inside vehicles in certain shots, but I have learned how to get the flash active in most needed shots by where I focus my shots. The other thing is the Flash memory card which has caused me to retire 3 cameras when the card no longer slides easily into it's slot. I would be very careful when reinserting the memory card to prevent damage, but camera can be charged and downloaded without removing battery or flash card if you use the USB cord. It's a great little camera that I would highly recommend for most general applications.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Only Slightly Pleased

      Posted
      SFBnTX

      I bought this for my trip abroad. I wanted something that was compact but had some of the features of my DSLR. It served that purpose well, but my rating considers beyond the simple point and shoot application. There are half dozen scene selection modes that I assume take care of the ISO, aperture settings, white balance, etc. Since there is no manual, that's a guess. If one wants to get max use of the features of the camera, it is suggested that you download a manual from the net. I did not have to load any special Sony software to download the pix. Plug and play as it were. The menu allows you to make some manual adjustments but that's time consuming since you have to hunt for them from the many menu screens. The telephoto worked as advertised; especially, with the image stabilization. But the farther one shoots the less crisp the photo is. There are some annoying features. It takes too long to get from one shot to the next. The on/off button has to have some finger pressure on for it to work. That is way overboard for the prevention of accidentally turning it on. The shutter button is rectangular instead of the standard round one and it's flush with the case which makes for having to hunt for it. Although the lighting and color balance was really good, many of my shots at 400 ISO and a few at 200 were not crisp. I had to sharpen them with photo software. I took one video that was just OK quality but then it's 720p. For what you get for the price, it's a good little camera if you just want point and shot on auto or just stick with the normal scene selection modes.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good point and shoot camera

      Posted
      dugb2

      I have two Sony DSLR Alpha Series cameras. Wanted a camera that I could carry all of the time. Evaluated Sony, Canon and Nikon in this price range. Sony had the same specifications as the other two, but a few things they didn't. This is my second W-380. The first one took terrible pictures. Best Buy exchanged it for another and I'm satisfied with the results. Other reviews on the Canon and Nikon showed the same results, hit and miss. As there is no shutter speed adjustment, photos of moving subjects is poor. Photos of my grandson are impossible. By the time slow focusing and shutter lag take place, he isn't there. It's great for still life/scenes as there are a multitude of manual settings to use. You can charge it using a PC or any portable phone charger which is very nice. After setup, you can use it right out of the box on 'Intelligent Auto'.Or use the 'Program' mode for different settings. Would I buy it again ? Yes....... Good camera with limitations.... Pro: Light weight, easy to use after set up, charge from PC or phone charger, quick to start, adequate battery life, tripod mount. Con: Terrible shutter lag, slow to focus, NOT to be used on a moving subject except in movie mode as there is no shutter speed adjustment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      OK for the price

      Posted
      Mike
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased this camera because I was having a baby and wanted better quality pictures than a phone camera can produce. I didn't research any cameras prior to buying it. I was actually at Best Buy getting something else and figured, while I was there, why not. The cameras are all displayed but a lot of them you can't take pictures to test them out, which looking back, is slightly annoying. What I was looking for was an inexpensive point and shoot that was small enough to fit in my pocket and produced good pictures. Well the size part was a win. I love the size of the camera. It can easily be placed in my pocket and is not uncomfortable. I can bring this camera around everywhere with me. This was a win. The camera was 20.1 mp so I assumed it would be great. My conclusion (without having any actually printed yet) is that a lot of my pictures come out blurry, no matter what setting I use, and I have pretty much used them all. One of them and I ended up looking better. Another problem I had with the camera is the red eye. You can turn on the red eye reduction, but it still shows up. You would think in 2015 that they would have figured out how to completely eliminate this. My final issue is how long it takes to take the picture. You push the button and you wait several second...often missing the moment. I would not recommend this camera to anyone.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great point and shoot camera

      Posted
      Aaronxx7
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've had this camera for about a month. The camera is great at assessing the right settings for very easy picture taking. Most of my pictures come out very crisp and clear. I do however end up with some blurry shots while trying to take action shots in normal mode. There are several shot types or "scene's" you can pick from, but there is no "sports" or "action" scene, the best I've seen on the camera was a "pet" scene. My only other complaint is about the photo review on the lcd screen directly after taking a photo. There are no options to change this. On other camera's I've been able to shorten the review time or even stop the picture review from happening, so that you can take more pictures at a faster pace. The camera does have a burst mode but no flash in that mode. So it's a little slower to me, at taking several pictures in a row. The smile detection is a great feature, but a little sensitive some times. But for most normal scene's, the camera puts out really good pictures very easily.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Awful Camera

      Posted
      Courtney
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this camera a little over a year ago after I dropped and cracked my previous Sony Cybershot. When I bought it, I didn't even look at other cameras: I had already owned three Sony Cybershots over the span SEVERAL years, and they had all been AMAZING cameras! Extremely high resolution, crystal clear focus, great auto exposure, reliability, wide range of modes, etc. I trusted that the new camera would be just as high quality as the past three I had owned. I was wrong. This "update" of the Sony Cybershot is extremely downgraded from all that Sony Cybershot meant to me. The resolution is grainy, the focus is awful, and the exposure is terrible. I end up with a bunch of blurry, grainy pictures that look like I shot them with a low-end smart phone. At first, I thought I just had to give myself time to adjust to it and I'd eventually be shooting high quality pictures again, but that never happened and the 15 day window to return had lapsed by the time I figured out it was actually just an awful camera. Over the course of a year, I went from constantly taking pictures that captured treasured moments to just letting my camera sit on a shelf. Disappointing to say the least.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Actually it has a 5-MPixel quality.

      Posted
      ProfTech
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      Title: Actually it has a 5-MPixel quality. Actually the Sony DSC-W830 camera has its best quality at 5 MPixel, instead of 20 MP. I bought one (serial number = 1384720) and tested it with every mode in every possible illumination. I took photos, transfered them into my computer, then checked the photos at zoom 1:1 on the computer. I saw every 20-MP 4:3 photo has its every pixel in a 2pixel * 2pixel blur, also the global blurs is exactly a kind of noise. And 5-MP 4:3 photos are in the best quality: every pixel is effective, not blurred with neighboring pixels. That means the effective resolution is not 20MP but 5MP. Even in the best mode (5-MP 4:3), the photos are worse than those made by by Samsung tablet 8-MP CMOS camera, though W830 has a good night scene mode which the Samsung tablet camera doesn't have. I am going to return this item, though it has a better photo quality than Nikon S3700 which I also checked and returned. S3700's Wifi connection is useless for my Debian Linux systems. S3700 Wifi connection needs Nikon's own Android or Apple app, and only works as a hot-spot device.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi ProfTech, thanks for sharing a great review of the camera. We appreciate the tests you did, although we're saddened that you had to return it. _Mitch Sonystyle

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about viewfinder, optics, exposure and sensor. Editors are less positive about shutter and focus and have mixed opinions about storage. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 82/100 = Very good quality.
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