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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the performance, while there are mixed comments on the responsiveness and flash.

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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-W190 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190


alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cybershot DSC-W190 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Super Steady Shot Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Red)Sony Cybershot DSC-W190 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Super Steady Shot Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Red)Sony Cybershot DSC-W190 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Super Steady Shot Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black)

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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W190


Camera is a great value. Performs as excpected

Don't have any

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SONY Cyber-shot DSC-W190 Red 12.1 MP 2.7" 230K LCD 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera


Can't go wrong with Sony

Pretty basic camera, easy to navigate, good resolution. I got this camera for my wife and she loves it

It takes a while to load the pictures when you hit the play button, wished it was a lil faster


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Very Disappointed


It comes in red

It is very slow. I have a five year old Sony cybershot that works faster then this. The quality on the pictures themselves is average. This is the first product that i have ordered online that I had to send back. I am very disappointed because I...

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it has 3 things that come with it to clean the screen which are very handy even on other things like a monitor or glasses.

its small and compact simple in design but for those that know how to use it correctly by focusing then pressing for the picture to snap its great i think that was the down fall of the other reviewer on this. but mine takes very clear pictures in high...

sound playback on movies isnt really too loud from far away with the little onboard speak but good enough. other then that zero cons

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worst product by sony


i dont know how thy told this is 12.1 MP old camera which had just 7 mp of kodak had more clearity than this....i will surely send this back...

no pros

no clearity

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I don't really have anything negative to say about the camera. It works as it should Can't give it 5 stars because the pictures are good but not great. You can definitely see a quality difference between pictures from this camera and an SLR. You get...

Works fine. Good resolution. Very small size. Rechargeable battery


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god would love this camera


i did not find anything wrong at all with this camera i loved it and it has been very lady to me... the one thing i would have changed is the battery life on this camera if it is used constantly it doesnt last very long but every once a while it works...



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Good in 2009


I bought this product in 2009 because it looked sleek at the time. I love that when I first got it, the pictures were crisp without the flash and was very compact at the time. Now, it is a thick camera since I've gotten it because it is somewhat...

Long life, good pictures

Bad video quality

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190 Digital Camera12.1 Megapixel


I just purchased the Sony Cyber-shot Model number DSC-W190 digital camera a few weeks ago from Sears department store in Mesa, Arizona. I purchased this camera because of the great reviews it has been receiving as well as how compact, ultra-thin, and...

I could not be any more pleased with a camera than I am with this Sony Cyber-shot. I am very happy I purchased it. The camera came with a strap so I can carry it around my wrist. I chose a black camera which looks very elegant. I plan on telling anyone...


Product Specifications

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190 brings you a variety of intelligent features in a compact, easy-to-use design. Face Detection technology automatically detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus and exposure settings, while a 3x optical zoom lens and 12.1 MP resolution deliver crisp, clear images. Additionally, a large 2.7" LCD display makes it easy to compose and view your photos.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BK1

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

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 / High sensitivity / Landscape / Smile shutter / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:12MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.5-5.1 / F/3.1-5.6
Max Focal Length:18.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG
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
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None