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SonyDSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

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 (6)

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

 

I want my DSC-W50 back

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 43 customers

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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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    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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      (2 of 2 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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        5.0

        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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        (2 of 4 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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        (3 of 3 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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          (4 of 4 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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            (1 of 3 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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              (1 of 3 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 9 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (0 of 2 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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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                  (3 of 3 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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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                    (2 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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