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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and image quality are overall positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the memory. Some have doubts about the manual image adjustments and exposure.

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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-W150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 (Gold)


With its attractive specifications and fun feature set wrapped up in attractive black , red , silver , or gold brushed-metal body, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 looks good on paper. However, the W150 fails to live up to its potential, mostly because of...

Nice design; a lot of shooting and playback options; effective optical image stabilization; 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x zoom.

So-so photo quality.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 ranks above average on looks and features, but it doesn't quite match up on photo quality.

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Sony DSC-W150


Sony's new 8.1-megapixel DSC-W150 and 10.1-megapixel DSC-W170 models feature Carl Zeiss® 5x optical zoom lenses with wide angles of view, 30 mm - 150 mm and 28 mm - 140 mm, respectively, and 2.7-inch LCD screens along with eye-level viewfinders. Other...

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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Sony Cyber


Take stunning shots in a variety of conditions. This 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot digital camera features an Intelligent Scene mode which automatically selects the right settings for your environment. Smile Shutter technology is also included, letting you...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W150


The Sony Cybershot DSC-W150 is a mid-range point-and-shoot digital camera that embodies the spirit of middle range point-and-shoot cameras. While the camera technically falls under the category of ?ultra compact,? the DSC-W150 is a little bulkier than...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Review


Alright, with that out of the way, we can begin our review of the Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Very good photo quality; ISO 800 still usable ; 5X optical zoom lens with nice 30 - 150 mm range ; Optical image stabilization ; Compact metal body comes in four colors ; Large and sharp 2.7" LCD display; good outdoor and low light visibility ; Optical...

Noise reduction smudges fine details, even at ISO 80 (though it's not too bad) ; Redeye a big problem (but at least you can fix it) ; Lens is on the slow side ; Clunky user interface ; No manual controls ; 10 minute movie clip limit ; Flimsy plastic...

If you want a compact camera with a semi-wide-angle 5X zoom lens, image stabilization, and fun point-and-shoot features, then it's worth checking out the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150. If you desire manual controls, shoot under unusual lighting conditions,...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W150 Review


The Sony Cybershot DSC-W150 is an attractive little camera with a $249 suggested retail price tag. It captures high-quality photographs in a variety of lighting conditions. I took it with me on a business trip to Miami and also used it to photograph...

Small and lightweight - perfect for carrying in a pocket or purse., Super SteadyShot image stabilization., Excellent image quality in a variety of conditions., 8.1 megapixels for prints to 16×20 inches., 5x optical zoom (30-150mm equivalent)., Large,...

Menu settings and mode dial less than intuitive., No manual shutter or aperture control., ISO can only be changed in Program Auto mode., Only a handful of exposure modes., Tiny optical viewfinder does not show full scene.

I have mixed feelings about the Sony Cybershot DSC-W150. While it was far from love at first use, I find I'm a little sad to have to send my review copy back. I really like how easily the W150 fits into my purse and the excellent image quality it produces

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Sony Cybershot W150 Review at DP Expert


We are impressed. The black model that we had for testing is handsome. It has a high quality feel and appearance. The inclusion of an optical viewfinder is a plus, even if it is small and restricted in the coverage of image area.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Review


In the brace of new Cyber-shot W models that Sony unveiled earlier in the year, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 falls squarely in the middle in terms of both price and features.

Fast AF, no perceptible shutter lag ; Higher ISOs clean and usable ; Enough playback tools to keep you entertained for awhile ; Truly impressive battery life

Red channel clipping a real problem ; Auto white balance is disappointing indoors ; Flash shots full of red eyes ; Menus still complex, confusing, and laggy to page through

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Sony W150 Review at Steve's Digicams


Bottom line – the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 is a well rounded ultra-compact digicam. With loads of useful exposure modes and in-camera editing options, the W150 can be used and enjoyed by everyone, whether at home or the office.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 is an 8 megapixel point and shoot digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens (30 mm - 150 mm). It has a 2.7 inch LCD and dynamic range optimization, underwater mode and scene recognition and … Continue reading →

It has a 2.7 inch LCD and dynamic range optimization, underwater mode and scene recognition and face search function in playback mode. It also has a HDTV connection to view your images in 1080 high definition resolution on a HD TV. It comes in red,...

Product Specifications

Take stunning shots in a variety of conditions. This 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot digital camera features an Intelligent Scene mode which automatically selects the right settings for your environment. Smile Shutter technology is also included, letting you instantly capture smiles the moment they happen. A 2.7" LCD, Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens and Sony's Double Anti-Blur solution are also there for crisp, clear images and tight zooms. All this combined with an attractive body make the W150 an excellent choice for capturing the moment no matter where you are. Also available in silver, red and gold.

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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-HG Duo/Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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 / Underwater/Landscape / Twilight portrait / Fireworks / Soft snap / Underwater / Twilight mode / Beach / Snow / High sensitivity / Smile shutter


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-5.2
Max Focal Length:25mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:5
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:8.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer: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 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Vivid/Black & White / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical