Customer Reviews: Sony DSC-W830 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera Silver DSCW830

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1546 reviews

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3.6

Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Slow between shots

    I am still trying to figure out all the different menu options on this camera. It is not intuitive. The camera is light and small, which fits into a pocket or purse easily. My old Sony DS camera had a weird Sony card, but this one uses the regular SD card. I find it slow going from one shot to another, but that may be because I’m used to how fast an iPhone goes between shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • My Second Point and Shoot Digital Camera

    My Second Point and Shoot Digital Camera

    I found the controls to be much the same as with my older digital camera. That helped me to learn what I could do with this device. I hardly need more than 5 megapixels, or the digital zoom. The optics are good. I can modify the exposure a bit as I did with my older camera. The rechargeable battery I will probably find an improvement as the older camera ate AA batteries (notoriously short battery life). Good buy for those wanting the spontaneity of the smartphone camera, and the better focus that a dedicated camera will have. Sample picture included.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Fabulous camera.

    Great camera. Makes fabulous pictures and videos. I have a lot of larger cameras and this one is great to carry in your purse or pocket. Just the right size and weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great compact camera

    I have a larger Sony camera/camcorder that I used for travel. I wanted a smaller compact camera to take on trips. This camera takes excellent still shots as well as video. The Zeiss lens makes for sharp crisp picture quality. I am very happy with this camera.

    This review is from Sony – DSC-W830 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera – Black

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great for trips with lots of hiking!

    Great for trips with lots of hiking!

    Perfect size to take along on hiking trips. Lots of pics with very little trouble.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Meets my needs

    Does the job. I bought it for taking photos of home listings for my clients.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Brand response from SonyListens

      Posted 4 years ago.

      Hi TexDraco,
      Good to know that you are happy with your purchase!
      Thank you for choosing Sony! >Joffrey
      Sonystyle

  • No bad photos

    The camera will not let you take a second photo with processing the last first it slows you down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Best buy for the buck, and great pictures too.

    Best buy for the buck, and great pictures too.

    Recommended this camera to everyone who takes pics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Brand name only

    I am honestly disappointed by this camera, I bought it after reading web sites which made comparison and rated it no 1 in the budget I wanted to buy. I was disappointed by the pics. I had one Sony cyber shot before, it worked for me for 10 years and quality was amazing. This one tarnished my positive impression to Sony products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Excellent digital camera

    i have got a digital camera form best buy before and i was satisfied when i got this one i made another right choice with this digital camera has more zoom and just like my other digital camera i like how best buy email promo code for a free 8×8 photo book i am very satisfied with best buy i get all my electronic from best buy i highly recommend getting electronics from best buy and i highly recommend this digital camera to any one looking for a digital camera

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great camera, love the compact size

    Great camera, love the compact size

    Pros mentioned:

    Compact, Picture quality, Price

    This camera takes great pictures, vivid codors, great videos, compact size and great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great internet marketing tool

    Great internet marketing tool

    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

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  • Good camera for the price

    Good camera for the price

    Pros mentioned:

    Ease of use, Price

    This camera takes great pictures. Very easy to use and has good features. Good video too. The only thing I don’t like about it is when fully zoomed the pics aren’t that great. For the money it is a good camera. This is a cropped pic I took with it fully zoomed. Its a little more blurry because it’s cropped. The max file size is 5md this camera takes 7 mb pics. So I can’t upload a good pic. The rabbit is cropped as well. Not sure if it was fully zoomed but it looks much better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Sony No Baloney

    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

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  • Great point and shoot camera

    Great point and shoot camera

    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.

    This review is from Sony – DSC-W830 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera – Black

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Easy to use

    Pros mentioned:

    Ease of use, Picture quality

    Nice camera, great size. Good color, easy focus and clear pictures. I had tried a couple of others, wasn’t happy and returned them. This one meets all of my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Nice camera

    Pros mentioned:

    Ease of use, Picture quality

    Easy to use and easy to transfer the pictures. Best of all the picture quality is great.small,sleek and beautiful

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Tiny, but nice size for travel

    Tiny, but nice size for travel

    Bought this for an upcoming trip to DC. Needed something smaller that took good pictures as my phone is terrible and my regular camera is big and bulky. So far I like it. Takes a nice, smooth video. Shutter speed good. It is very tiny so if you have large hands it may be a bit awkward to hold and use. Have used it to take pictures of backyard birds, my dogs, and niece and nephew. Seems to take good action shots. Haven’t used it for a long, continuous time so can’t say much about battery life yet. Can’t wait to use it in DC! *Side note, tried to upload some of my better action shots but since they were over 5mb, the site wouldn’t let me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • good value for the price

    The specs (20 megapixels, an equivalent range of 25 to 240 mm) are impressive, but this is still a pocket camera with a very small sensor, so there are limits to the achievable image quality. The pictures can be overly contrasty and sometimes grainy (under low light), and the camera is not totally immune to shaking. Still, under good conditions the results for the price are impressive, with fine detail and rich color.
    The on/off and shutter buttons seem annoyingly small at the beginning but are OK after getting used to them. Overall this is handy carry-along camera. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great camera for beginners too.

    Great camera for beginners too.

    Posted 6 days ago.

    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Camera arrived faster than expected. It took me several days to familiarize myself with all of its settings & nuances. (I am an experienced photographer but you get use to that cameras that you have or are using).
    The physical size of the camera is good, the screen size is more than adequate. From the brief time I have been test driving it I am satisfied that it will meet my present needs. The one top priority item I am going to need is a screen shade. Big screen lots of reflection or I’ve gotten spoiled.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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