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SonyDSC-W830 Digital Camera (Pink)
 
4.2

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

87%

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.

Reviewed by 84 customers

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5.0

Nice product - Amazing price and delivery

By John Stracci

from NY City

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

B&H really knows how to have decent price and great product. The delivery pace is just awesome!!!

 
5.0

Light and easy to handle

By Dogtoy

from Undisclosed

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

Camera's very light, very compact, easy to handle, easy to set up and takes good pictures for what I need. I am very happy.

 
5.0

Point and Shot - Price King

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

I am using this camera in low light situations were I need full depth of field - industrial setting in general. Provides excellent low light - high depth of field - fantastic details. For the price - point and shoot - better than my high end gear for handling the challenge - the on board flash gives good coverage as well.

 
4.0

Good choice

By Kurt

from Undisclosed

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

Great camera for the price. Easy to use. Rugged case

 
4.0

Perfect for what I wanted

By Peter

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

I was looking for a camera to replace my Pentax Optio 50.  I wanted a small inexpensive modern camera that I could fit in a shirt pocket to bring to weddings, banquets, etc. and have "no excuses" for not having a camera with me.  The 8x zoom is nice to have.  This camera fills the role when I am at a place or in a situation where I don't want to take the RX-100 (either for size or liability reasons), but do want to have a camera with me to take pictures.  It fits in a shirt pocket easily.  I have used it and it takes nice pictures.  For the price, it's a no-brainer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A steal !

By Hans

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

Every day snap shots, but it also allows to choose specific settings for certain situations. I am happy with the pictures took so far.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A little slow but good image quality

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

This low cost budget Sony camera has very good image quality and good low light performance. Video also looks good and the zoom is silent. The battery charges while in the camera via usb or wall outlet.The camera is a little slow from shot to shot - it takes about a second before the picture is displayed in the screen after you take the picture. That one complaint aside, this is a very good camera especially for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect little camera.

By Kathy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

Having lots of fun with this little camera. It takes great shots. Close ups are great!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good enough but could be better

By Cynthia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

I was going to give a rave review until I looked at the date when last purchasing this camera. This is my 2nd identical camera and I was replacing a camera I thought I'd worn out after years of hard use. It turns out it lasted only a year. That isn't good enough in my opinion and Sony should work to improve their product. As far as clarity of image and ease of use the camera is fine but it should last longer than a year. I'm an artist and mostly just use the camera to take shots o my paintings so it didn't get used very hard.

 
5.0

Learning curve leads to great pics

By PK

from Oregon

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

I needed to resort to the web to figure out how to shut off the automatic flash
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-turn-off-the-flash-on-a-sony-cybershot - so just search. The instructions that come with the camera are basic.
The controls are very small as is the camera overall - fits in a shirt pocket.
It takes good pictures. Sharp in dusk or rooms or sunlight. Does a good job focusing on what's in the center.

 
5.0

Buy it again

By Jason

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

I am very pleased with this camera.

 
5.0

great lttle camera

By spider

from toms river

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

easy to use and you get great photos. Small enough to fit in your pocket

 
4.0

No, would not buy again'

By Luis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

Instructions on how to use are nill. Picture on scree is really hazy. Almost returned it, but haze doesn't come out on photo and need camera for overseas trip. Otherwise would have. Price is good. Size is perfect. Assistance was good. Due to lack of quality of screen definition would not buy again. If I could exchange after trip I would. Doubt if allowed.

 
2.0

Worst camera.

By Chi

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

Even with Leica lens, video and picture are the worst of the equivalents of others, imagine that with a Sony lens. Never recommend.

 
5.0

Nice Product

By Jimmy H.

from Mid State South Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

I have only used this camera a few times so I can't really give any pros and cons. It is small and will be good to travel with. I have taken a few practice shots and am very satisfied. It may be a little slow on recovery, so allow a couple of seconds before your next shot.The battery is only 600 ma, so have another on hand. I bought a 1200 ma on line. Lots of options on menu. Just take some time and experiment. Will take it to Israel next month. Can comment more after that.

 
5.0

Very Nice Camera

By Rj

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

This is the first small digital camera I ever bought. It is a change from the 35mm ones. So far I'm getting to know how it works. And I really like it. One of the best things is, it fits into my shirt pocket.

 
5.0

great

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Black):

one of the best cameras owned

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor quality picture...

By MERCEN

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

Never expect from Sony Like this products.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Camera died after 1 month

By Hendrik

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

I had trouble from the beginning to open and close the camera. A week ago, the camera did not open at all. I thought, may be the battery? After a awhile it came alive, but I had to reprogram it all over, date, etc., I took 3 pictures and now the camera is dead as dead can be. I have not contacted Sony, yet, but that on/off button may have some problems or other malfunction in the system. Very disappointing since my previous model N50 worked for years without a glitch. See what Sony says.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good features at a good price.

By Mwalimu

from Lexington, KY

Verified Buyer

Comments about DSC-W830 Digital Camera (Silver):

I bought this lightweight and small digital camera to replace a 14 year old Pentax model that was state of the art at that time for compact digital cameras. While it has some of the same features, and greater pixel capabilities, it is certainly not the caliber of the former in construction or flexible features such as recharging base, direct AC capabilities, connectivity to A/V, etc. For the lower price, it is sufficient, with well functioning features as advertised. But I am very disappointed the power adaptor included in the box was NOT the U.S. 110 volt version, but instead the European version with an additional cord attachment for 3 pin 220v connection. I had to supply my own power cord instead of direct plugin of the adaptor as designed, and carry an additional power cord with the camera to charge it. Bummer!

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