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Sony DSC-W170S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1374 reviews of Sony DSC-W170S. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The portability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony DSC-W170S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DSC-W170S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Sony DSC-W170S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and performance. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the durability and low light performance. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

usability, portability, size, performance, screen

reliability, low-light, durability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DSC-W170S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 417 user reviews of Sony DSC-W170S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and performance. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, but there are some negative reviews about the image stabilizer and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, price

viewfinder, stabilizer

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (techradar.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-W170 review

 

Needs strap

Great spec ; Takes good photos

Expensive memory cards ; Small display ; Takes a while to work out

Not the most user-friendly camera, but the DSC-W170 will reward your perseverance with some great photos

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170 review

 

However, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170's shortcomings - the soft image quality, in particular - somewhat mitigate the positives it brings to the table.

Overall, the Sony DSC-W170 has several very appealing features that may win over some people, but its image quality doesn't overwhelm. We expected better performance from its 5x optical Carl Zeiss lens. Nevertheless, this camera's interesting features...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170 review

 

Sony's W170 looks stylish, especially in black, gold or red.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170 Digital Camera Review

 

Sony's latest incarnation of the popular Cyber-shot W-Series, the W170, combines remarkable High-Definition image quality with impressive functionality and contemporary looks.

The large, bright 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD has a remarkable resolution and contrast, allowing you to use it in bright sunlight. The Cyber-shot W170 features a simple on-screen function guide and Easy Shooting mode to advise beginner photographers on...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (techworld.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170 review

 

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W170 offers a 10Mp sensor and a pleasing wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens with 5x optical zoom, not to mention a number of fun features, in a sturdy, industrial-looking form.

Overall, the Sony DSC-W170 has several very appealing features that may win over some people, but its image quality doesn't overwhelm. We expected better performance from its 5x optical Carl Zeiss lens. Nevertheless, this camera's interesting features...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Sony DSC W170

 

The Sony DSC W170 is a 10 megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens. The lens is wide angle, so this is a big help when squeezing wide scenes into a photo. This is a handy camera and will fit into most pockets. It also has a viewfinder.

Ease of use - price tag - viewfinder

Sharpness of distant subjects

This is a decent camera and I am sure the wide angle lens will come in handy for many people. It is easy to use and has the added attraction of a viewfinder. You can also slip this camera into most pockets without a problem.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Rosie Tanner (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

 

Meet Sony's feature-packed shooter with amazing new technology

A very competent camera with some brilliant features. Well worth considering if you can find a good deal on the web

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170

 

For a slightly pricey $250 (as of 11/21/08), Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W170 offers a 10-megapixel sensor and a pleasing wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens with 5X optical zoom, not to mention a number of fun features, in a sturdy, industrial-looking form. However,...

Very full-featured, with unique extras ; 5x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens

In-camera navigation takes practice ; No zooming in video mode

The DSC-W170 is a high-quality camera with nifty features that are worth the extra cash.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Sony Cybershot W170

 

Preview of the Sony Cybershot W170.

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May, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-W170

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W170 and a CD for size comparison. Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W170 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 10.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Recording Media: 15MB of internal memory Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick...

May, 2008

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