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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and value for money. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the energy efficiency and build quality get critical comments.

usability, portability, image quality, value for money, performance

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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-W530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W530 Preview


In an attempt of offer both affordable and feature rich point-and-shoot digital cameras, Sony is debuting an all-new W-series of Cyber-shot cameras for 2011. The second most affordable model is the DSC-W530.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W530 14.1 MP Digital Still Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Black) with 4 GB Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W530 14.1 MP Digital Still Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Black) with 4 GB

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Shouldn't have bought it.


For a price of $90, it was a pretty good deal for a 14 MP camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. An easy to use point and shoot camera. I bought this after reading all the reviews

It wasnt' until 5 months that I realized that there was something wrong with the images. The camera was at factory settings and maximum resolution. When the image was zoomed at just 40% of its original size, one could notice severe optical noise/grains...


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Very pleased with this camera!


This is a great camera for the price. I was looking for a camera for party or casual pictures and I have always used Sony for such purposes. This camera is ready to use and offers plenty of features and functions for me to take great pictures. The...

Price, features, clarity of photos


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Nice camera for the price


Love Sony.

I only bought this camera just to try it, because of its price. But then I end up recommanding it to my friends. It is a very nice camera with very clear and shining pics. It is so portable and also very easy to use. I love it, and if I say it, Ireally...

I just did not rate it five stars, because nothing is perfect to the extrem

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SONY DSCW530/B Black 14.1 MP 2.7" 230K LCD 4X Optical Zoom 26mm Wide Angle Digital Camera


I am not a camera guru, so I can't really drop down a bunch of technical aspects. I had an old Cybershot from 2006 that's been to Iraq and back, and it was seriously time for an upgrade. I decided to get this camera since it was only about $90 with the...

Takes good quality pictures ; Lightweight ; Panorama option is awesome ; Records video well

It feels a little cheap, but it's also lightweight, so may not be a con

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Nice camera


Nice little camera. Takes great photo's. Fast

No date stamp

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Another winning product for Sony


This camera can be used with one hand. which is a real plus for myself.

Easy to Use,Great Resolution,Great Zoom,Large Clear LCD

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Nice Camera


Just an all a round good camera

Easy to Use,Good Battery Life,Good in Low Light,Great Resolution,Great Zoom,Large Clear LCD,Small \/ Compact

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Sony Dig Cam


A Great Cam

Easy to Use,Good Battery Life,Great Zoom

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-BN1
Battery Type:Sony NP-BN1


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No