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SonyDSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver)
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Zoom range/performance (11)
  • Great resolution (10)
  • Large clear LCD (10)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Low light (7)
  • Weddings (3)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (3)

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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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great Camera for the Price

            By Brian

            from Piscataway, NJ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

              I am a Staff Engineer that needed a camera and needed one quickly for photographing product related to claims. The ordering process was quick and easy and the camera was delivered the next. It takes fabulous pictures. Menus are easy to follow and set up was a breeze. Downloading pictures from the camera is simple as well. It is a great general purpose camera for the price that I paid.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Simple quality

              By Papa

              from Golden, Colorado

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

              I got the camera, installed the battery and SD card and began photographing my rendezvous equipment. It has a lot of contrast. Photos were great.

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              5.0

              Good Site for Buying Electronics Goods

              By Shalivahan

              from Plano, Texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

              Good Response from the Live Chat about explaining the Products and all the products sold are of brand New Items ...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great!!

              By Batcave30

              from Geneva IL

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

              A Good Camera, it was a gift for my parents to go to Mexico
              It is simple yet with 20mp, they love it.

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              3.0

              Does The Job

              By Professor

              from Oakland California

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder
              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good camera for anywhere and any time

              By nach

              from Monsey NY 10952

              Verified Buyer
              Staff Reviewer

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

              Great for this price.
              It takes great pictures it's compact and easy to use.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Low Light Camera

              By 44 footer

              from Fort Collins, Colorado

              About Me Casual 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
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

              I am pleased that it can take good pictures in low light without a flash. It has a convenient wrist strap to prevent dropping this light weight camera. It has an easy to use zoom and wide angle lever. The resolution is very good for an inexpensive camera. The LCD gives a good preview and half pressure on the exposure button gives the maximum focus. This adds up to very good value for the price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Pablo A.

              from Woodbridge, VA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Comments

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

              I use this product for family picture.
              I use this product to take picture in church and when traveling.
              It is a great product because it is small and compact and a great price.
              I have nothing negative to say about this product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              it's fabulous

              By gabriela

              from buenos aires, argentina

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

              It is easy to use and takes great pictures

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome

              By CarlyMPepin

              from Woodland Hills, CA

              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

                  Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

                  Great for the price. We just use it as an easy point and shoot for the office. It is perfect!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very good image quality and zoom

                  By Ariz1964

                  from Gold Canyon, Arizona

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • 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):

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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great camera for the money.

                    By mj1973

                    from Louisville, KY

                    About Me Casual 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
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Great for taking pictures of the grandkids and vacation pictures.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Amazing but Can Be Too Smart

                      By Shmuelie

                      from East Brunswick, NJ

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Lag / Shutter Delay
                      • Short Battery Life
                      • Too Smart

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

                      The Camera is great overall. It's small size makes it easy to keep on you. The 8x zoom with the 20MP makes it great for getting detailed shots of things far away. Downside was that at times the Smart mode would not let me take a picture since it was trying to figure out what settings to use making me miss a good photo.

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