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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the performance and portability. The image quality and price also get good comments. Comments about the color and lens are different. Some have doubts about the focus and energy efficiency.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

memory, low-light, viewfinder, energy, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the reliability and lens. Views are divided on the battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, design

lens, reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CyberShot S730 Digital Camera - Silver (7.2MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.4" LCDSony CyberShot S730 Digital Camera - Silver (7.2MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.4" LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reliability, and there are some less positive comments about the lens and durability.

price, usability, image quality, portability, design

durability, lens

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cybershot DSCS730 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical ZoomSony Cybershot DSCS730 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Sony DSC-S730

 

Preview of the Sony DSC-S730.

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Apr, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC S730

 

The Sony Cyber-shot S730 is a 7.2 megapixel point and shoot camera (announced December 27, 2007) by Sony. The Sony Cyber-shot S730 has a 2.4 inch LCD (wide viewing - 112,000 pixel resolution), ISO of up to 1250, 3x optical … Continue reading →

A new multi-point autofocus mode ensures pin-sharp images, even when your subject is moving or isn't in the centre of the frame.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730

 

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX38 is a great compact camera for cashed-up consumers. It combines impressive image quality with a slim, stylish and sturdy design as well as a 25mm wide-angle lens, making it suitable for a variety of tasks.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S730 Digital Camera Review

 

With 7.2 effective megapixels and a 3x optical zoom lens, the Cyber-Shot S730 takes wonderfully crisp and detailed images to capture your special memories. Light and compact, this is an ideal camera for putting in your pocket wherever you go.

Those new to digital photography will find the Sony Cyber-shot S730 very easy-to-use. The on-screen guide is a useful display of various functions such as the flash, macro and self-timer settings. You can also receive on-screen advice to help you...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Sony DSC S730

 

The Sony DSC S730 is a standard entry level model. It does what it sets out to do pretty well. It is certainly a no

Ease of use - low price

When compared to other similarly priced digital cameras nothing stands out as an obvious flaw

"The Sony DSC S730 may not be anything spectacular, but if you are looking for a simple digital camera without pretensions to be anything else then this camera is worth a closer look. Its main strengths are ease of use and a low price tag."

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Sony Cyber-shot S730

 

The Sony Cyber-shot S730 is a new 7.2 megapixel point and shoot camera that was announced by Sony Europe this last week and is scheduled for launch in 2008. The Sony Cyber-shot S730 has a 2.4 inch LCD (wide viewing - 112,000 pixel resolution), ISO of...

The Sony Cyber-shot S730 has a 2.4 inch LCD (wide viewing - 112,000 pixel resolution), ISO of up to 1250, 3x optical zoom lens and 22 megabytes of internal memory

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (reviewstream.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-S730

 

I purchased my Sony Cybershot DSC-S730 about a year ago, before a trip back east to see family and friends in New Jersey. My old Canon digital camera wasn't performing as well as I wanted it to, and I needed a reliable camera for lots of great family...

Overall, I wouldn’t say I’ll never buy another Sony digital camera, but after this one, I just might go back to Canon for my next purchase!

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (reviewstream.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-S730

 

I purchased my Sony Cybershot DSC-S730 about a year ago, before a trip back east to see family and friends in New Jersey. My old Canon digital camera wasn't performing as well as I wanted it to, and I needed a reliable camera for lots of great

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

Excellent Camera

 

This is a great camera for just about everything. I took this on a trip to Europe, and the pictures came out excellent. The only thing I would say is to get a case because the LCD screen gets shallow irremovable scratches after a few trips to and from...

Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction

Short Battery Life

May, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-S730 is Okay, But I Wouldn't Buy One Again...

 

I like traveling to places where security is sometimes questionable, so I make it a firm rule of thumb to never carry anything I'd cry about if it were stolen or destroyed. I don't carry credit cards, much cash, or jewelry, and I developed a big love...

Good quality pictures, excellent low-light performance, lightweight

Unusable LCD monitor, no viewfinder, MemoryStick...more

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):440
Battery life (max):3.4
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Image quality adjustment:Contrast, Sharpness
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y
Scene modes:Beach, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Twilight
Start-up time:1800
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.4 / 2.400
Display resolution (numeric):112000
Field of view:100

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):19.685 - 78.740 / 19.7 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 137.8

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:6
Extra/Smart zoom:14
Focal length range (f-f):0.228 - 0.685 / 0.2283 - 0.685
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, Auto
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal memory:22
Memory slots:1

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.378 - 4.134 / 1.38 - 4.13
Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 4.8
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 4.13
Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser 2.2\nPicture Package Music Transfer
Cables included:AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448
Megapixel:7.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2176,3264 x 2448
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI, M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVI,M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.146 / 1.15
Height:2.4 / 2.402
Weight:4.938 / 4.94
Weight (including battery):6.667 / 6.67
Width:3.598 / 3.6