The DSC-W has a pretty standard movie mode. Sony says that you can take up to photos in a row, and I have no reason to doubt that claim. A high speed memory card is required to use the fine quality movie mode. Ready to learn about this compact, point-and-shoot camera? How to reset a camera back to original factory settings. Of course, you should never rely on internal memory, so either camera would require you to pick up a Memory Stick Duo for shooting more than a handful of photos.

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The colors not super bright but I’m sure would develop into a decent esc-w130. You can purchase an AC adaptor as a separate accessory, and we highly recommend picking up a spare battery and keeping it freshly charged and on-hand for extended outings.

I’ll tell you about both of these menus later in the review. You can add your own background music via the Music Transfer software that I touched on back sont the software section.

Available in silver, black, and pink, it offers some choices for gadget color coordination though not as much as its 7-megapixel little brother, the DSC-W, which comes in black, silver, pink, and blue.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W – CNET

The home button — which I secretly hoped would disappear on Sony’s cameras — opens a totally separate menu system. Face Detection Technology is a growing trend among consumer digital cameras these days, and Sony included their version on the Sony W, which can detect as many as eight faces in a single frame — pretty useful for group shots. As always, I recommend a trip down to your local reseller to try out the Cyber-shot DSC-W and its competitors before you buy.


It looks like JavaScript is disabled in your browser. Visit our Community and share your experiences and solutions with other Sony customers. A generous set of onboard photo retouching and viewing features lets you tweak the photos you shoot with the W In addition to the 4x optical zoom, the Cyber-shot DSC-W offers Sony’s 2x Precision Digital Zoom, which does an excellent job of preserving image resolution and detail despite digital enlargement.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

The 4x optical zoom lens offers slightly more zoom than the average point-and-shoot sohy camera, covering a range equivalent to mm on a 35mm camera, with a slightly wider maximum wide angle setting to boot. Images can be rotated, resized, and cropped right on the camera. Yes HD Video Connection: Skip to main content. We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of one of the following browsers:.

See all zony reviews. Read on for more details. The W moves through photos at a pretty good clip. The menu button does just as it sounds — it opens the traditional record or playback menu.

In addition, dsx-w130 will not be able to get at the memory card while the camera is on a tripod. Learn how to enjoy and use Sony products.


The one you get by pressing the Menu button is traditional, attractive, and easy to navigate though it’s a big sluggish.

fsc-w130 Yes Auto Focus Type: Mode-switching was a little slow, partially due to the camera displaying a small information screen whenever you change modes. The photos were often blurred, colors were crappy and you could not blow up the photo much larger than a 3X5 index card.

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Both outdoor and low light visibility were good. Memory Stick PRO versions can handle high-res movie data and give faster download times. It gets a slight downgrade in the internal memory department, carrying only 15MB of space instead of the W90’s 31MB.

While it still uses irritatingly small, circular buttons for menu control, the buttons are laid out comfortably around the camera’s direction pad and feel much more accessible to large-thumbed users. You can select child or adult priority for Smile Shutter, and for Sony’s excellent face detection system as well. Sony also included their Smart Zoom technology, which you can enable through a Settings menu.