The W took well-exposed photos, with accurate though not terribly vivid colors. Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer. There are two digital zoom modes available on the camera. The first thing you’ll probably notice about the macro test shot is a brown color cast. You select the person to watch and the expression to catch and your Cyber-shot camera does the rest.
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There is also a built-in red-eye reduction feature that reduces irritating “glowing eyes” that can ruin even the most creative photos. Wrist strap has been washed and cleaned. Thus, you may want to use it only when necessary. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. You can use image stabilization in movie mode as well, and this brief video clip shows it “in action”.
Don’t just take my word for all this, though. Small compact and full of features talking smile recongnition etc. The picture and video quality is stunning, with a 5x zoom allowing you to get real close and vivid colors making photos look vibrant and clean even for those who don’t aren’t the best at taking photos.
In addition, you will not be able to get at the memory card while the camera is on a tripod. Philosophical issues notwithstanding, the demos we saw of the technology at PMA gave everyone that the retouch was applied to a slightly demonic look — which may or may not have been worse than the surly expressions they were actually wearing.
Like most point-and-shoot cameras these days, Sony built memory right into the DSC-W, in lieu of bundling a memory card. This camera was more than I thought it was.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W Review | Digital Camera Resource Page
This page was last updated: ISO 80 view large image. According to Sony, you can take up to shots in a single burst, and I have no reason to doubt them.
Black and White view large image. April 11, Last updated: This camera utilizes built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization to assist in taking sharper pictures. The esc question with the W is whether you can tolerate its gimmickry, which is admittedly a little forced at times and a little intrusive. See any errors on this page? There is a processing delay when you use DRO Plus mode, which slows shot-to-shot times by dec couple of seconds.
Sony DSC-W Review
Canon allows great controls on thei r budget cameras and so should Sony. Its taken in our studio, and can be compared with other cameras that I’ve reviewed over the years. I’m very happy with w1150. Ultimately, agonizing over slight sharpness loss of this kind is a technical consideration that borders on obsessive especially for a compact camerathough the obsessively technical may want to take note.
While it goes against the trend of most recent compact digicams, I could almost see switching the mode dial and d-pad positions, as the mode dial is much easier to control single-handedly with a thumb given its location right under the zoom toggle.
Sony made a high-profile entry into the world of smile detection technologies with its Smile Shutter package, and as before the W can be set to hold on firing the shutter until people in the scene are smiling. If you’re using the flash, expect to wait two or three seconds before you can take another photo.
When it detects one, it takes a photo up to six are taken. Alright, that’s it for menus — let’s move onto photo tests now, shall we?
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Review
Sepia view large image. Here’s that ISO test that I promised you.
Browse Related Browse Related. Visible noise reduction still begins to soften up details almost immediately on the Cyber-shot, with an appreciable loss of very fine texture between the first two settings even. Step-by-step comparisons down the range suggests that this lens softens up in the last few positions of its travel, vsc stopping the aperture down has little impact on the overall sharpness.
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