DSC-W730

DSC-W730

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 Review

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Review posted 05/20/2013

Quick Take
Pros
  • Small, slim body
  • Built-in camera guide
  • Zooming in movie mode is smooth
  • Appealing price tag
Cons
  • Image quality is sub par
  • Burst mode is slow (1fps)
  • Can't use flash in burst mode
  • Auto focus can be unreliable
  • Flash is weak
  • Low-light shots look noisy
  • Battery life is low
  • Few features
Bottom Line
This bargain camera is a deal for those who won't push its boundaries. If you need acceptable low-light image quality and a zoom lens free of edge distortion at wide angle, you should look elsewhere. Fuzzy details at full zoom, a glacial burst mode, and unreliable auto focus make this camera frustrating for anyone but first-timers. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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New for 2013, The Cyber-Shot DSC-W730 is about as compact as they come, measuring a scant 3 3/4" x 2 1/8" x 29/32". Although small, Sony has still packed it with appealing features for those in the market for pocket sized, affordable digicam. These include 16.1-megapixels of resolution, an 8x Carl Zeiss lens, intelligent Auto mode, Full 1080p HD video (MP4 format), and Intelligent Sweep Panorama to name a few. 


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 Features:
  • 16.1-megapizel, 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS image sensor
  • BIONZ processing unit
  • 8x Car Zeiss Varrio-Tessar optical zoom lens
  • SteadyShot image stabilization
  • MP4, Full HD video recording
  • 2.7-inch ClearPhoto LCD screen
  • Intelligent Auto mode
  • Faster AF system over previous models
  • New creative video and still modes
  • Li-ion battery pack
  • Memory card slot accepts both MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC type cards


Available in blue, pink, or silver, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 sports a price tag of $139.99 USD. See our lowest price button at the top right of this page for the most current online pricing.

What's in the box?:
  • W730 Camera body
  • AC adaptor
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack
  • Li-ion battery
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Instruction manual





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