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SonyDSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (23)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Great resolution (17)
  • Zoom range/performance (15)
  • Good battery life (13)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (17)
  • Travel (16)
  • Low light (9)
  • Weddings (6)
  • Wildlife (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (15), Photo enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23), 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 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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    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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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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                                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.

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                                  • 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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