Sony W830 Review and Specs

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Sony W830 features a 25-200 mm F3.3-6.3 8× zoom lens. Lens has a good wide angle capability starting at 25mm and 200mm reach on tele gives a lot of flexibility and satisfy most of your needs.

Wide Coverage

Compact Cameras

With a max aperture of f3.30 at 25mm, we can not consider this lens fast on wide end, and it is slow at the tele end with its max aperture of f6.30.

Max Aperture at Wide

Compact Cameras

Max Aperture at Tele

Compact Cameras

Fastest – Ricoh GR Digital IV

W830 is also equipped with Optical image stabilization system which is very handy especially at lower shutter speeds.

Sony W830 Other Features

LCD and Viewfinder

Sony W830 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.

Sony W830 back view and LCD

W830 doesn’t have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.

Max Shutter speed

Sony W830 can shoot continuously at max speed of

1 fps

and has max shutter speed of

1/1600 sec

.

Flash

Unfortunately W830 doesn’t have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.

Focusing

Sony W830 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Sony W830 also features

Face detection AF

where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.

Video Features

With Sony W830, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better

4K / Ultra-HD resolution

.

W830 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony W830 doesn’t have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.

Connectivity and Storage

Sony W830 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.

Sony W830 Features Compared to Main Competitors

What type of Photography is Sony W830 Good for?

In this section, we review and score Sony W830 in 5 different photography areas. This first spider web graph shows how the W830 compares with the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Sony W830 for Portrait Photography

Sony W830 has a score of

24

for Portrait Photography which makes it a

POOR

candidate for this type of photography. If Portrait We strongly recommend you to check our

Top Compact Cameras for Portrait Photography

list and consider these alternatives over theW830.

Very High Resolution Sensor: 20.0MP
Image Stabilization
Small 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
No RAW shooting capability
No External Flash Shoe

No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Focus Mode
No Manual Exposure Mode
Not so good Ergonomics&Handling

Read the details of how we scored Sony W830 for Portrait Photography

Sony W830 for Street Photography

Sony W830 has a score of

56

for Street Photography which makes it an

AVERAGE

candidate for this type of photography. If Street is important for you, we recommend you to check our

Top Compact Cameras for Street Photography

list.

Live-view
Face-Detection Focusing
Image Stabilization
25 mm – Good Wide Angle Coverage
Small Body

No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Focus Mode
No RAW shooting capability
Small 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Read the details of how we scored Sony W830 for Street Photography

Sony W830 for Sports Photography

Sony W830 has a score of

16

for Sports Photography which makes it a

POOR

candidate for this type of photography. If Sports We strongly recommend you to check our

Top Compact Cameras for Sports Photography

list and consider these alternatives over theW830.

Image Stabilization
200 mm Tele Lens
Slow Continuous Shooting: 1.0fps
Environmental Sealings
Slow Max shutter speed: 1/1600s
Unknown Focus Points
Not so good Ergonomics&Handling

No Manual Exposure Mode
No Manual Focus Mode
No Built-in Viewfinder
No External Flash Shoe
Slow Lens at Tele: f6.30
No RAW shooting capability

Read the details of how we scored Sony W830 for Sports Photography

Sony W830 for Daily Photography

Sony W830 has a score of

59

for Daily Photography which makes it an

AVERAGE

candidate for this type of photography. If Daily is important for you, we recommend you to check our

Top Compact Cameras for Daily Photography

list.

Compact Body
122g
8.0X Optical Zoom

Small 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
No RAW shooting capability

Read the details of how we scored Sony W830 for Daily Photography

Sony W830 for Landscape Photography

Sony W830 has a score of

22

for Landscape Photography which makes it a

POOR

candidate for this type of photography. If Landscape We strongly recommend you to check our

Top Compact Cameras for Landscape Photography

list and consider these alternatives over theW830.

25 mm – Good Wide Angle Coverage
Very High Resolution Sensor: 20.0MP
No Manual Exposure Mode
No Manual Focus Mode

No RAW shooting capability
Small 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
No Environmental Sealings

Read the details of how we scored Sony W830 for Landscape Photography

Sony W830 Alternatives

In this section, we analyse how Sony W830 compares with other Compact cameras within a similar price range. In the Bubble chart below, you can see Overall Score vs Price comparison of W830 and the top 10 contenders in the same range. Hover your mouse on the bubbles to see the details of the cameras.

Popular Comparisons of Sony W830

Here is the eight most popular comparisons of Sony W830 amongst Camera Decision readers.

Sony W830 Alternatives in Mirrorless Cameras

It would also be interesting to compare Sony W830 with Mirrorless Cameras. Below we have listed 4 highest ranked Mirrorless cameras in Sony W830’s price range.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sony W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 Detailed Specifications

General
BrandSony
ModelSony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
Announced2014-01-07
Body TypeUltracompact
Lens
Manual Focus
Lens Mountfixed lens
Lens Focal Range25-200 mm (8×)
Max ApertureF3.3-6.3
Macro Focus Rangen/a
Screen
Screen TypeFixed Type
Screen TechnologyClear Photo LCD
Screen Size2.7″
Screen Resolution230k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
Viewfinder
ViewfinderNone
Viewfinder Resolutionno electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coveragen/a
Viewfinder Magnificationn/a
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed2s
Max Shutter Speed1/1600s
Continuous Shooting1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensationn/a
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range2.80 m (with ISO auto)
Flash ModesAuto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Overall Scorenot tested
DxO Color Depthnot tested
DxO Dynamic Rangenot tested
DxO Low Light ISOnot tested
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Sensor
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/2.3″
Sensor Dimensions6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area28.07mm2
Sensor Resolution20 megapixels
Max Image Resolution5152 x 3864
Max Native ISO3,200
Min Native ISO80
RAW Support
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus PointsUnknown
Number of Cross Focus Points0
Video Features
Video Resolutions1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720
Video FormatsH.264
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Connectivity
Wireless ConnectivityNone
HDMI
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Physical
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Weight122g
Physical Dimensions93 x 52 x 23mm
Battery ModelNP-BN
Other Features
Self TimerYes (2 or 10 secs)
Timelapse Recording
GPSNone
Storage TypeMemory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Storage Slots1

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