Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 Preview

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At CES 2014, Sony announced its latest compact zoom Cyber-shot digital camera, the DSC-W830. While it may feature 20.1 effective megapixels like the other camera mentioned today, the α5000, this W830 only features a Super HAD CCD image sensor, which limits the digicam's movie resolution to 720p HD at 30 frames per second and a slower Burst Mode of only 1 frame per second. CCD sensors are also less accurate in dimmer lighting scenarios.

However, given the budget-friendly price, the W830 has a number of nice features, including the BIONZ image processor, an 8x optical zoom lens with a 25-200 35mm equivalency, an f/3.3-6.3 minimum aperture, and optical steady shot should get most beginners close to the action. Other nice features include a 2.7-inch LCD display, iAuto Mode, 5 Auto Focus Modes, 11 Scene Modes, White Balance, and Face Detection for up to 8 faces.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 Features:
  • 20.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD Sensor (1/2.3")
  • 8x optical zoom lens
  • f/3.3-6.3
  • 25-200mm
  • HD Video Recording (1280 x 720/30p)
  • Optical Steady Shot
  • Active
  • Standard
  • 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD (230k dots)
  • iAuto
  • Program Auto
  • 1 frame-per-second Burst Mode (at 16.1 MP)
  • 5 Auto Focus Modes
  • Multi Point AF
  • Center Weighted AF
  • Spot AF
  • Tracking Focus
  • Face Tracking Focus
  • 11 Scene Modes
    • High Sensitivity
    • Soft snap
    • Soft Skin
    • Landscape
    • Night Portrait
    • Night Scene
    • Gourmet
    • Beach
    • Snow
    • Fireworks
    • Pet mode
  • 8-Face Face Detection
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • White Balance
  • 360 Sweep Panorama
  • Composite (SD) output
  • USB 2.0
  • Rechargeable Lithium ION NP-NB 3.6V Battery
  • Power Save Mode

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 will be available in black, silver, or pink for around $120. Pick one up in February (2014).

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