Fast AF, no perceptible shutter lag Higher ISOs clean and usable Enough playback tools to keep you entertained for awhile Truly impressive battery life. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work. Cons Slow interface, sluggish shot-to-shot time, purple fringing and haloing issues. But it is worth the time to get everything the camera has to offer. The camera is very flexible from a simple point and shoot to an ASA setting of

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Tested continuous shooting was also up to snuff, with the W pulling off a sustainable shooting rate of just under its advertised 2 fps. However, she picked up the basics quickly. DxO Dynamic Range Score evs: Plus, the camera has a range of pre-programmed scene modes so you’ll get good images – even in difficult shooting situations. As I suggested in the last section, even when working on a tripod I could never consistently come up with the kinds of razor-sharp shots seen at wide-angle when using the W at the very end of the zoom range.

The interface and shot taking can be extremely slow at times, which is frustrating. In our speed tests, the W was a mixed bag. A simple 4-direction touch-screen control also makes it easy to trim photos. Yes HD Video Connection: Sonys D-Range Optimizer to retrieve picture detail in photos with harsh highlights or dark shadows; semi-manual focus that allows you to select the focusing distance based siny your subjects location; and in-camera editing functions such as “unsharp mask” to sharpen images.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W Digital Camera (Silver) DSCW B&H

Tack a lag of a few seconds onto each shot for the W to process the image with DRO Plus selected, and it seems to me at least that the costs here start to outweigh the benefits in most cases. It also has a precision 5x wide-angle zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with an equivalent focal length of 30 – mm to produce beautiful images.


While it goes against the trend of ds-w150 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.

The Smile Shutter Mode helps you capture smiles automatically as they happen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Review

It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

We commented extensively on the bizarreness of this in-camera post-processing idea, which uses face detection to pick out faces and then allows you to skew them into smiles. Owing in some measure to its boxy shape and lack of a real grip profile, the W can be difficult to use one-handed.

Aesthetically, the W is a little on the plain side. DRO Plus view large image.

There is no custom white balance option and the presets can be a little inaccurate at times, but mostly they performed well. Thankfully, the W is one of the few cameras in this class to continue to offer an optical viewfinder. Just two days ago I shot fireworks with it it has a fireworks setting – the shots came out great. D-Range Optimization Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz high-speed processing engine, D-range optimization preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas to provide great results even in difficult lighting conditions.

When pre-focused, shutter lag with this camera is lower than our testing methodology is able to accurately measure, coming in under. Wide-Angle view large image.


Sony DSC-W150

Face detect focus mode is present and is backed up by Smile Shutter, which automatically soy a snap when it detects someone smiling. It wasn’t until ISO that noise started to degrade sharpness and overall quality; we’d recommend sticking to lower sensitivities where possible. Overall, for the price and the quality of the Sony brand, this camera was worth it.

The color is unisex in a dark red with a pink tone. Additionally, the Clear RAW noise reduction will take care of the picture noise that can ruin low-light shots.

The camera also includes a zoom viewfinder for when more precision image framing is called for.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W Review – DigitalCameraReview

I’m very happy with it. ISO 80 view large image.

Learn how to use the tools and some of them, at least, will serve you well. Face Detection with Smile Shutter Mode Face Detection technology automatically controls focus, exposure, color, and flash to help reveal faces in shadows, make skin tones look more natural, reduce sonny, and eliminate harsh facial glare, so your photos bring out every expression on every face in every shot.

Simultaneously, exposure with the flash can be extremely harsh at times, even accepting the standards of judgment appropriate to tiny cameras. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide soby electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.