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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the design and image quality. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W17


The Sony Cybershot DSC-W17 is a digital camera with 7.2 effective megapixels (CCD), 3x Optical Zoom, 2.5 inch LCD and PictBridge. Sony Cybershot DSC-W17 News Release Extract Cybershot DSC-W17 - High Quality With a Super HAD CCD capable of 7.2 effective...

With a Super HAD CCD capable of 7.2 effective Megapixel resolution can be output in range of larger print sizes with no loss in quality. Image quality is further enhanced by Sony's Real Imaging Processor, which improves image quality further, making...

Jul, 2005

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Excellent Upgrade


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17 SE gives great shots in all situations when left on Auto. Fully featured for the average user. Redeye ...

Feb, 2006

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W17


Takes excellent photos but you do did to buy a top up for the camera so that you can take up to 320 high resolution pictures. Long life batteries are a big plus too.

My husband is the one using it and he is dead chuffed!

Feb, 2006

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All you need - but consider Sony's hidden costs


You're probably comparing this camera to some other, che...

Jan, 2006

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DSC-W17 or DSC-W7


This Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17 SE is my first digital camera. I wanted a "high-end" point and shot camera. I think thats what i have...

Nov, 2005

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We upgraded to this Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17 SE camera after we had to replace the Cybershoot P120. I am so impressed with the qual...

Aug, 2005

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Doesn't like purple


I thought that this Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17 SE was a great little camera, until I discovered a rather severe shortcoming - it will...

Aug, 2005

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Sony DSC-W17


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17 SE is the most incredible digital camera I\'ve ever owned. At 7.2 Megapixels, it can take images that ...

Jun, 2005

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What a beauty!!


This Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W17 SE digital camera is so immense! I was going to buy the W12 but took so long deciding, that Sony disc...

Jun, 2005

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W17 is just wonderful


I used a cheap Aldi Traveller digital camera. It worked fine but was slow. Pictures were good as well. But then my daughter droppe...

May, 2005

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