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SonyDSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

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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5.0

The best compact camera

By christiancruz_18

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

An excellent option to gather the best moments at the lowest possible cost.

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2.0

pixels.

By Steve

from Jamestown,NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

This camera must have been dropped on its way to my house because when you view images their blurry.
I'am very disapointed With this being 20 mega pixels the images should be crisp and bright.

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5.0

I will buy another SONY DSC-W830 Digital Camera for my wife.

By alex

from Boca Raton, Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

I tested and been using the camera and everything is working good without any problems. My next goal is to buy another camera for my wife. I believe my wife will not be disappointed with SONY DSC-W830 camera.

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4.0

Almost just what I wanted.

By Vin

from Newtown, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

It is small fits in any pocket and takes a good picture. It could be of a better construction. The card/battery cover does not completely close when shut. A shame when everything else functions as it should.

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5.0

Good quality product for an inexpensive digital camera

By Phil

from Red Rock, AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

There are enough excellent features with this camera to set it up as exactly how you would like. Easy to transfer images to your home computer. If you have large fingers, the controls might be an issue with you. For the price range, your not going to get any better quality digital camera. The recommended case, Ruggard NP-210, is just big enough for the camera, no accessories can fit.

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4.0

great features for the dollar

By Phil

from Red Rock, AZ

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

Simple and easy to use with a lot of features. Took off 1 star because when mounted on tripod, cannot connect usb cable.

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4.0

Good camera for the price point.

By Mark B.

from El Paso, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

I have to say it is a nice little pocket camera. The setup and adjustments are easy to do and it is slim and light. It is a bit slow on shots. The record delay is actually quite noticeable compared to my Canon Power Shot. The photo quality is good, but again not quite as sharp and vivid as the Canon Power Shot. Video mode is good and produces nice quality clips. Still have much more testing to do, but I would recommend for anyone that wants a nice pocket camera.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fishing Bag Camera Does It's Job

By lakeforklady

from East Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

Bought this Sony point and shoot to carry in my fishing bag. Used it right away. Happy with results. Practice shots in the house were a little disappointing. But, the one handed shot was clear and color was realistic enough for fish....

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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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      (4 of 4 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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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          (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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