Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 Digital Camera The Sony DSC-W730 Cyber-shot is a very compact point-&-shoot digital camera featuring a 1/2.3 inch 16.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD imaging sensor for creating high resolution still images and 720p HD movies. This sensor benefits from the included an optical 8x zoom Vario-Tessar Carl Zeiss lens, delivering a focal length magnification of 25 thru 200mm in 35mm-equivalent. For acquiring pictures in low-light conditions and when photographing at longer zoom ranges, Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer helps to offset camera shake effects.

For composing, image playback, and for navigating thru the camera menu system, a 230k-dot 2.7 inch Clear Photo LCD which is included and provides five brightness levels to help viewing in bright situations. There's also a whole host of in-camera effects included to further refine how your image look including iAuto, Beauty Effects, Picture Effects, Smile Shutter, Face Detection and , 360 Sweep Panorama and Advanced Flash.

Optical Carl Zeiss 8x Zoom Lens along with Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilizer An included optical Carl Zeiss 8x Vario-Tessar zoom lens provides a focal length magnification of 25 thru 200mm in 35mm-equivalent, giving wide-angle thru telephoto perspectives suitable for most photography situations. There are five aspherical lenses integrated into the construction of the lens, helping to diminish chromatic aberrations all through the zoom range.

16.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD Imaging Sensor along with HD Video The Sony W730 combines a 1/2.3 inch Super HAD CCD imaging sensor 16.1 megapixel for delivering high resolution images that take advantage of the optical 8x zoom lens along with the Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer. When combined, these technologies deliver sharp, detailed photographs suitable for both sharing online and printing. The sensor also allows video HD capturing up thru 1280 x 720p at 30 frames per second.

Taking significant advantage of long-range abilities of this lens is the on-board Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer, which assists to lessen camera shake appearance. 2-Way Active Function operates by correcting both horizontal and vertical movement, making it ideal for creating sharp images while moving.

Additional Camera Features

The 230k-dot 2.7 inch Clear Photo LCD screen is a brilliant, clear resource for composing images and reviewing pictures and movies.

Beauty Effect provides the capability to enhance the skin tones and smooth skin appearance, remove blemishes and sheen, whiten teeth, of your subjects and more.

Picture Effects give you the ability to augment mood to tour photos by modifying their manifestation to go with your creative path. Effects include Pop Color, Toy Camera, and Partial Color effects among with others.

Advanced Flash functions to augment the overall efficacy of the on-board flash unit and deliver increased illumination to brighten more of the scenario in darker situations.

iAuto mode analyzes the scenario that you are shooting intelligently and can optimize your camera settings to accurately render the situation.

Face detection along with Smile Shutter work hand in hand to enhance portraits by emphasizing exposure focus on the faces of your subjects and automatically releases the shutter as a smile occurs.

360 Sweep Panorama lets you compose wide panoramic images all created in-camera by just sweeping your camera over the scene . - Jan 8, 2013 ✓

Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 16.4 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25 224 mm  
Optical zoom 9  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes  
Manual focus No  
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen Yes  
Screen type TFT LCD display  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.3 - F6.3  
Minimum shutter speed 2 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 2.8 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash  
Continuous drive Yes (1 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-BN battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 240  
Weight (inc. batteries) 122 g (0.27 lb / 4.30 oz)  
Dimensions 93 x 52 x 22 mm (3.66 x 2.05 x .87)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5