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SonyDSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver)
 
4.3

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Compact (31)
  • Great resolution (23)
  • Zoom range/performance (22)
  • Good battery life (20)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (8)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • Poor in low light (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (24)
  • Travel (22)
  • Low light (12)
  • Wildlife (9)
  • Weddings (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good image quality and zoom

Light, easy to carry, great picture quality, and the zoom reaches out. Options will allow customization

Light, easy to carry, great picture quality, and the zoom reaches out. Options will allow customization

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does The Job

This is an extremely light and compact camera, the one you may want to carry with you at all times. In decent light, it takes better pictures than one might expect from such...Read complete review

This is an extremely light and compact camera, the one you may want to carry with you at all times. In decent light, it takes better pictures than one might expect from such a small camera (and chip). It takes a while to learn how to do everything through menus as there are few buttons and no touch-screen functions. The panoramic function is just plain fun. It is very noisey in low light. For the price and convenience, it's a bargain. Just don't expect it to perform like your higher end equipment.

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2.0

Compact and blurry

By Aleksa

from Redwood City, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

The camera looks good, it has simple interface and good features, but it really lacks where it counts the most: image quality. Every pixture is soft and a bit blurry. I understand one has to cut corners to come up with an inexpensive camera, but image quality is actually worse than from a cell phone.

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1.0

Dissapointed

By marta

from washington, dc

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Image Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

      I bought this for my husband and the images are just bad and soft. My thinking is that 20 MP is too much for this tiny sensor. I have tried everything in post and every setting on this camera, and it isn't as good as his old Canon powershot. I'm a Sony person -- I love my A7r, but this model is so disappointing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good things come in small packages.

      By I don't have one

      from Boxborough, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Battery Life
      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscapes
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

        Easy to use...inexpensive and takes very nice pictures. I ordered one day and got it in the mail the next day and free shipping. Very satisfied.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good value

        By Rick

        from CT

        Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

        This camera is light and compact. It starts up quickly. The focus is good. Zoom all the way only when you have to, as the focus isn't as good and the image flattens. My biggest negative is that it takes a couple of seconds to write to the recommended card.

        Overall it is a good value for the money.

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        5.0

        Great camera

        By cg5280

        from Union City NJ

        Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

        This a great camera for what I needed. Was looking for a small camera to take family picture when out and about. Takes clear pictures and easy to use.

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        5.0

        Still good quality as in the past

        By Jsk

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Battery Life
        • Great Resolution
        • Great Zoom
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Macro Photography
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

          Great pics. Easy to use. Quality as one would expect

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little point and shoot!

          By DOR

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder
          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

            Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

            I have been a photographer for many years. I have owned SLRs, mirrorless, advanced point and shoot cameras over the years. I typically take my big camera with me but I have yearned for somethng smaller many times when I am out hiking. The camera phone can only do so much and lugging the SLR around at high altitude can be taxing at tmes. Enter the point and shoot. I wanted something small but with an optical zoom. This camera fills that niche nicely. It takes great photos in good light, is compact and light, and battery life is pretty decent. The only downside to this camera is the low light performance. It is mediocre at best in low light but that is not what I bought it for. For fun outdoor photos in good light it is great!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My wife loves this camera, we both use it.

            By Butch

            from New Jersey

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

            We both use this little Sony. We don't like our cell phone cameras and we don't always have our DSLR's with us. Would recommend it as a second camera, small good battery life and good quality images.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Really easy to set up

            By Jerry

            from Texas

            Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

            The camera rames good high quality pictures and was very easy to set up.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Little Camera

            By Live2Cruise

            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

              This camera is very easy to use and always produces great results. Just point and shoot and you know the pictures will be great. Maybe the reason we are so satisfied is that we are very used to the functions as it is our third Cybershot camera. We still have the original one we bought many years ago and still works perfectly. The new one has much better resolution with 20 megapixels, super powerful zoom and many more features, all great improvements over an excellent product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great little camera

              By Uncle Don

              from Brimfield IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

                Great little camera, no more pick the shutter speed and f-stop. Put it on automatic and it takes a great picture every time. Also great video, the panoramic feature is scary, push the shutter once, pan the camera in the direction you've select, watch the screen as you pan for when to stop, and you have (about) a 180 or 360 degree picture.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                perfect!

                By Mayra

                from FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Battery Life
                • Great Resolution
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                For a basic snap camera the W830 is has a lots of tech features also the compact size is a strong selling point. it works perfectly and the zoom delivers good results.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good but not the best

                By Roz

                from New Britain,CT

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                  missing permanent flash lamp,only auto......but very good macro

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Compact carry along

                  By car photog

                  from Muskegon, Mi.

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Battery Life
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay
                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel

                  Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                  I bought this camera for the times when I just don't want to pack my Alpha, something to throw into my pocket for a few quick shots. Seems to be a pretty decent camera for the price, easy to use, and though I prefer a viewfinder even when using my Alpha, framing shots was easy with this one.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great product

                  By Maciej

                  from Chicago,IL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Battery Life
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                    simple,great and very easy to use.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Outstanding

                    By 2many

                    from San Jose, Costa Rica

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                    Great image quality, great price, outstanding travel camera.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    I want my DSC-W50 back

                    By CK

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • Limited Zoom
                    • Poor Image Quality
                    • Poor Image Stabilization
                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      I bought this camera to replace my Cybershot DSC-W50 because it had similar features. I am very disappointed particularly in the shutter speed and the image quality. If there is any slight movement of the subject the picture is blurry.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      compact lightweight budgeted

                      By anup

                      from richmond va

                      Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Good camera ..easy to carry...fast delivery from bh.lowest price from other online shopping. .no hidden taxes...bh u rocks

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                      4.0

                      Sony DSC-W830 Digital CAmera

                      By Bill

                      from Waltham,MA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to carry
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Battery Life
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Top Buttons Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Not a smartphone user! I use this camera whenever I go out on a casual basis and don't want to take my larger DSLR camera. Fits easy in a pocket and takes good pictures. Long battery life!

                      This replaced a similar Sony which got lost.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Robust features for a small price

                      By Mr. Schmutz

                      from Efrat, Israel

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Battery Life
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel

                        Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

                        Five years ago, a camera with these features and qualities would have cost hundreds of dollars.

                        Small and light, this camera is convenient to carry on any occasion.

                        One complaint is the flimsy power on/off button. Otherwise, worth every bit of the cost.

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                        • No

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