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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 803 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The usability and portability also get good comments, but views about the optics and storage are mixed. The water proof and control panel get less positive views.

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

features, control panel, water proof

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 (Silver)


Sony packs a surprising number of features and color choices in its Cyber-shot DSC-W120, a 7-megapixel shooter that teeters on the fence between budget and fashion. It lacks some of the features of the Cyber-shot T- and higher-end W-series cameras, but...

Good picture quality; quick performance; broad feature set.

Small buttons; misses many on-board editing options other models have.

It's not as feature-laden as higher-end models, but the Cyber-shot W120 offers plenty of style and substance for the price.

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Sony Cyber


The 7.2 megapixel Cyber-shot W120 features innovative Smile Shutter technology which photographs smiles as they happen. Built to impress, this model boasts a Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens for high quality close-ups and Sony's Double Anti-Blur...

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Sony DSC-W120


Rounding out Sony's "W" series of ultra-compact and durable models for 2008 is the 8.1-megapixel DSC-W130 and 7.2- megapixel DSC-W120 units. Both feature a 4x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD screen, Face Detection AF, Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization, etc

Each of the new W series models includes Sony's improved face detection technology, which, like the smile shutter technology, can now distinguish between the faces of children and adults. You can select "child priority" or "adult priority" and the...


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Combines design, sturdiness, layout of controls, comfort in use.

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Review: Sony Cybershot DSC-W120. A Million Smiling Faces Can't Be Wrong


Digital cameras seem to be everywhere these days, and I am pretty sure you are all familiar with the basic premises of composing a photo on them.  Set subjects in place, aim camera, scream “everyone smile!” point, and shoot as everyone smiles or says...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC W120 (announced 23 January 2008) is a 7.2 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 4x optical zoom lens (32mm - 128mm) ( Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded) and a 2.5 inch LCD. It will have a … Continue reading →

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Sony W120 Reviews


Combines design, sturdiness, layout of controls, comfort in use.

Just bought W120. Still have some to familiarize with the menu. But I found that if you dial the wrong MODE (like Landscape to shoot your friend near you), you will have an out of focus picture. To prevent that, just select Auto Adjustment or Easy.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 -


Compact, powerful and elegant are the traits one look for in a compact digital camera, and Sony delivers all three with its latest Cyber-shot W-series model, the DSC-W120.

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"Best Point & Shoot ever!"


I'm pleased I purchase this camera and hope to get many more long years of use from it. Just because it is a point and shoot-it doesn't mean it can't perform-take a look at some of my photos on The Sony Cybershot series is a good...

Metal Body. Small. Small buttons. Great battery life.

Slow Shutter speed. Not many options.

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"Love it it's the best!"


When I got i hoped i got my money's worth, I did! The clearest pictures EVER!

I don't dislike anything! zoom is great the picture is great, effects are great! what more can You ask??

Product Specifications

This handy kit makes it easy to tote your camera around in style and upload photos to virtually any PC with a USB port. The DSC-W120MDG/P camera kit includes the pink 7.2 megapixel Cyber-shot W120 digital camera, plus a matching soft case (LCS-TWE/PI) and a pink Memory Stick Duo media adaptor. To easily capture smiles as they happen, this point and shoot camera features innovative Smile Shutter technology which photographs smiles automatically as they occur. Built to impress, this model boasts a Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens for high quality close-ups and Sony's Double Anti-Blur solution for crisp, clear images. For speedy recovery, the BIONZ image processor gets you ready for the next shot. In addition, it has Face Detection technology that detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus, exposure, and color for accurate, natural photos of family and friends.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BG1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / High sensitivity / Landscape / Smile shutter / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait/High sensitivity / Snow / Beach / Twilight mode / Soft snap / Fireworks / Twilight portrait / Landscape / Smile shutter


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.8
Max Focal Length:21.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.35mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"/1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)/Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG VX
Digital Zoom:2
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto/ISO auto / ISO 3200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Vivid/Vivid / Sepia / Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical