We always like to remind readers that digital zoom often results in lower resolution and detail, because the camera is simply cropping the center of the frame and enlarging it, but the DSC-W’s digital zoom should yield good results if print sizes are kept small, or if images are used for online purposes. There’s also an interesting slideshow mode that will play pictures, fade in and out in a fancy way and play music for your enjoyment. In the crop above, the mosaic shows great detail, though with a little smudging in the clothing and skin features. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W offers a 4x optical zoom lens, equivalent to a mm zoom on a 35mm camera, slightly more zoom than the typical point-and-shoot digital camera. Bright reds and blues are a bit oversaturated, which is very common among consumer digital cameras because many consumers prefer brighter-than-life color in their images. Are you happy with what you have, or not?

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130 8.1MP Digital Camera – Silver

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As of this writing, the poster in dsc-e130 was produced from a high-resolution scan of a 4×5-inch transparency, scanned to a resolution of about megapixels. Several elements of this subject are useful for evaluating shadow detail, particularly the black mug and the pieces of folded black velvet, both under and inside the mug.

Detail loss to anti-noise processing? English Select a language English Spanish. You can choose from eight different tracks, as well as control the other variables for the slideshow. Best Selling in Digital Cameras See all. Learn how to enjoy and use Sony products.


See all 3 pre-owned listings. Read on for more details. Support by Sony mobile app: If you’re shooting at the wide angle end of the lens’ range, you might get better flash range than what’s shown xsc-w130. At first glance, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W appears to have more external controls than some of the other compact digital cameras in its class, but looks can be deceiving. Unfortunately, under bright sunlit conditions, many such cameras produce images with little or no highlight detail, and dark, plugged-up looking shadows.

Brighten the image, and see how far detail extends into the shadows.

Best cameras and lenses In addition to the 4x optical zoom, the Cyber-shit DSC-W offers Sony’s 2x Precision Digital Zoom, which does an excellent job of preserving image cyber-shoot and detail despite digital enlargement. The fireworks mode was pretty cool, but it still cannot make the kind of fireworks shots I can make with my SLR film camera. It has a great selection of useful preset modes and creative shooting tools, and most impressive, it combines its Face Detection technology with a smile detector for an extremely useful Smile Shutter mode, giving you in-focus images of wiggly kids or small groups of people, without resorting to a continuous shooting mode.

The Home button takes you to a main screen accessing the camera’s more extensive Settings options, a few playback options, a print menu and a memory tool. This is another target that’s perhaps not well enough controlled for quantitative measurements between cameras, but one that does have several useful characteristics nonetheless. The 32mm maximum wide angle xyber-shot is also just a little wider than normal.


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Because these images are shot under household incandescent lighting, the camera has to boost its blue-channel signal quite a bit to get back to a neutral color balance. Sony also included their Smart Zoom technology, which you can enable through a Settings menu.

Sony DSC-W Review

It looks like JavaScript is disabled in your browser. The Sony W is also a little too aggressive in its noise suppression at ISO 1, and 3, leaving high contrast areas sharp, but low contrast areas quite fuzzy. We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of one of the following browsers:. Look at the photos, print them on your own photo printer. You can also enable an Auto Orientation sensor, which senses if the cyber-shof is being held horizontally or vertically and adjusts the LCD display accordingly.

Are you happy with what you have, or not?

Add this product to your shortlist for comparison. What might not be too clear to many users familiar with older style Sony Cyber-shots is the addition of the Home button on the rear esc-w130.

Here’s what to look for in this target: How large a print can you make at acceptable quality levels, at various ISO settings and light levels?