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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Reviews about the focus and shutter are mixed. There are some negative opinions about the viewfinder.

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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-W30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the battery and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the flash. The focus and shutter get less positive reviews.

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shutter, focus

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera Review


Sony has combined sleek styling with up-to-date technology in the Sony Cyber-shot W30. With 6 effective Megapixels, a large 2-inch LCD screen, and ZEISS 3x Optical Zoom, this camera produces stunning images at an affordable price.

Sony have developed a great range of accessories for the Cyber-shot W30, including a hard-wearing black leather carry case (LCS-WE), spare LITHIUM-ION Type G rechargeable battery (NP-BG1), and a great underwater Sports Housing that you can use in...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (

Sony DSC W30


Certainly one of the cheaper pocket sized cameras you will find. Therefore the Sony DSC W30 is likely to appeal if a small size is important and you don't want to blow all of your savings.

Viewfinder ; Ease of use ; Lack of shutter lag ; Value for money

Red eye

"If you are looking for a pocket sized digital camera offering real value for money then take a look at the Sony DSC W30. It is one of the cheaper models available, but delivers better picture quality than many more expensive digital cameras."

May, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Sony DSC-W30


In a previous review we offered a reward for the next company to send us a camera that wasn't silver. Sony, your cookie is in the mail. Their latest...

Great pictures, Nice design

Poor burst mode

The DSC-W30 offers a great, all-round compact package. It has no glaring weaknesses in any area and will satisfy most casual users.

May, 2006

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 review


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

Ultracompact size; easy operation; above-average image quality.

Tiny controls; lots of noise at high ISO speeds; few scene modes; no manual settings.

Want an ultracompact that doesn't sacrifice image quality? This little gem may meet your needs. But don't count on the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W30's ISO 1,000 sensitivity.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sony DSC-W30


Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W30 and a CD for size comparison. The Cyber-shot W50 and the Cyber-shot W30. Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W30 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 6.0 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 6M   2816x2112...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30


Want an ultracompact that doesn't sacrifice image quality? This little gem may meet your needs. But don't count on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30's ISO 1,000 sensitivity.

Ultracompact size ; Easy operation ; Above-average image quality

Tiny controls ; Lots of noise at high ISO speeds ; Few scene modes ; No manual settings

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!


Thin and ultra-compact, the new Sony DSC-W30 digital camera (and its sibling the W50 model) updates the Cyber-shot line with convenient portability and fully automatic exposure control in a compact, rugged metal case. The W30 offers the excellent...

Fast, excellent shutter response, excellent shot to shot speed

Though the LCD monitor dominates the rear panel, Sony managed to keep all the main functions close at hand and fairly easy to operate. Grab the Sony W30 in your right hand and your middle and third finger naturally grab the raised ridge on the front of...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Brad Soo (

Sony Cyber-Shot W30


The Sony Cyber-shot W30 is the first of 2 new compact W series cameras from Sony capable of taking photos at high sensitivities. It shares the 6 megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom and ISO 1000 capabilities with the W50 (which retails for $20 more). The W50...

Excellent battery life ; Conversion lens compatibility ; Flash control is better than most ; Gets very close with 2 cm macro mode ; Great high ISO performance (Even ISO 1000 shots are acceptable) ; Unlimited VGA 30 FPS movie mode ; Very good image quality

LCD visibility and resolution not excellent ; Small and low resolution LCD ; Zoom lever is too easy to bump

The Sony Cyber-shot W30 is essentially a W50 with a smaller LCD. The W30 and W50 are both about 10% smaller than the W5 yet features a 6 megapixel CCD, 3x zoom lens with the same specifications, excellent battery life and can still support conversion...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W30


The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W30 is 6 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom lens and 2.5inch LCD Display (the main differentiation from it's big brother, the DSC-W50 which features a larger 2.5 inch LCD). The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W30 is just 23...

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W30 is just 23 inches thick and has a 1/2.5inch CCD sensor. It's 3x Optical Zoom is a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar. It features a new easy to read menu system with explanations of what icons mean on the LCD as well as Sony's Clear...

Feb, 2006

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W30


Small / Light Good pictures

camera features are now severely out of date

Jan, 2013

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