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SonyDSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 33 reviews)

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    (10)

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    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (25)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Great resolution (17)
  • Zoom range/performance (15)
  • Good battery life (14)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (6)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (19)
  • Travel (17)
  • Low light (9)
  • Weddings (6)
  • Wildlife (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (4)

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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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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    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.

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    • No

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    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.

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      • No

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      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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      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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        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.

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        • No

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        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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          4.0

          Very Detailed Instructions

          By SQwimwe

          from Colorado

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

          Very good image quality... Love the 25-200mm Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens and the 16:9 Aspect Ratio...Detailed instructions at Sony eSupport... http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=DSCW830&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=manuals#/manualsTab

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          • No

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          1.0

          Inadequate instructions

          By ASB

          from NYC

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Hwere Are The Instruction

          Cons

          • Where Are The Instruction

          Best Uses

          • Where Are The Instruction

          Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

          How do you send a camera out with no instruction booklet? Just a start up basic steps and no instructions...very very bad policy...I bought the camera and don't know how to use it///

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          • No

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          5.0

          A Great Camera

          By CMR

          from Garden City, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Resolution

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

              This camera is small and light. It takes great pictures. Great price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice little camera

              By Don Roberto

              from Sterling, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                Bought this camera for my wife, who wanted both smaller size and better battery life than her old Canon SX-230 but doesn't care about camera technical mumbo-jumbo. it works great for her, since all she has to do is concentrate on framing and composition.

                I don't think you can do better for the price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A pocket-sized gem

                By Four-O

                from Chattanooga, TN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Resolution
                • Great Zoom
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel

                  Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                  For the price, this little camera is a jewel. Lightweight, pocket-sized and all the features I need for casual shooting.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great and simply

                  By Hal

                  from Bahia, Brasil

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Resolution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos

                    Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

                    Video very good quality

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Small Camera

                    By Mark

                    from Bedminster NJ

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Very easy to use. Definately worth the money.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great pocket point and shoot camera!!

                      By Jennymaus

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

                        I use this camera when walking in the desert. I can put it in my pocket and be ready to shoot in just a moment. The resolution is spectacular. The prints I have made are stunning. I will also take this camera to Europe with me this summer. It is light weight, easy to stow away and takes wonderful pictures. What more could I want?

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great buy

                        By RBlack7557

                        from Jackson, MO

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel

                          Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                          I have a more complicated camera, but my wife wanted a simpler camera she could carry in her purse. We are very pleased with this one. Take very excellent pictures in low light, and flash is good for this type of camera. It's very thin when the lens pulls back. There are some useful features built in (red eye, smile detection, teeth whitening, etc.) It would be helpful if a paper version of the instructions were included. The on-line version is not convenient. It's a great buy for the money.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Camera

                          By Carly

                          from Woodland Hills, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

                              This camera is excellent. It takes nice quality pictures, nothing extravagant but if you are just looking for a simple camera that is easy to use, this one is great.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The Real Deal

                              By monkey

                              from Fleming Island, FL

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Great Resolution
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Impromptu Photos

                                Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                                This is a quality camera.....MUCH better than I had expected for the price. The Image Stabilizer is unbelievably steady, even on full zoom. I got this camera to take newsletter quality photos and am very pleased.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Perfect camera for on the go.

                                By Josh in IT

                                from Madison WI

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action

                                  Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                                  We have purchased this camera for all of our users. It works quickly and without issues. Exactly what we need.

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                                  • No

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