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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and value for money are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the memory. Some have doubts about the features.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W210


Very good at all! I'll tell you my experience with the Cyber-Shot DSC-W210, a camera that I know well, because I've been using it for few months.

In short, if you miss a camera without frills, but with enough features to make high-quality photos, the Sony Cyber-Shot DCS-W210 is your camera.

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Sony CyberShot DSC-W210 Camera


I am a passionate traveler that likes to take pictures and make small movies during trips. however, I don't like technical issues and I specially don't like to set up my camera. I am always searching the best and the simplest camera available, and Sony...

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Sony CyberShot DSC-W210 Camera


Overall, it is a great digital camera with great features at a great price. Who wouldn't want to buy this?


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Sony CyberShot DSC-W210 Camera


The Sony CyberShot DSC-W210 is a product I bought recently and I am rather pleased with it. Firstly, it is one of my best Sony products and there are some reasons for that which I will definitely be sharing with you. This camera is right now at the

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W210


The 12.1 megapixel resolution means that your images will be clear and crisp even if your looking at them in an extremely large size. The 4x optical zoom that this camera includes will allow you to zoom in while still keeping the same quality of image...

The Sony DSC-W210S is a camera that is small, easy to use and gives first class image quality. Being well priced means that it’s easily affordable for most people and is well worth the money that you will pay for it. Be sure to choose a case for this...

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Sony DSC W210


This camera does a solid job without being outstanding. Compared with some cameras in this class it has one or two extra features. These include being able to adjust flash levels and the ability to increase lens capacity with conversion lenses.

Ease of use - shutter delay times

Macro shots could be better - darkness can creep into the corner of shots when the zoom is not being used

The Sony Cybershot DSC W210 sits somewhere in the mid range when it comes to cheaper pocket cameras. It does a solid, if slightly unspectacular job.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W210


alaTest has collected and analysed 115 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W210 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cybershot DSCW210S Camera - Silver (12.1MP, 4x optical zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSony Cybershot DSCW210P Camera - Pink (12.1MP, 4 x optical zoom) 2.7"LCDSony Cybershot DSCW210P Camera - Pink (12.1MP, 4 x optical zoom) 2.7"LCD

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Great shots on a nice little camera


I was looking for a good quality camera at a reasonable price and I knew I wanted a nice little coloured digital one that was going to be easy to carry around with me so I was originally looking at buying a Nikon Coolpix as they looked lovely but after...

Picture quality is fantastic

Needs a sony memory stick

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W210


A very good camera,I found it easy to use and good for filling in background flash ; The menu will take a bit to get used to,this is because there are sub menus as well ; So far the pics taken,this includes multi shot and video has done the job asked ;...

The price of the bits and bobs for the camera expensive though ; Same goes for the memory card,best go for after market memory card I did

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Sony DSC W210


Recently I purchased a Sony DSC WC210 (sometime during Sept'09) for my wife for point and shoot. I already have a Cannon DSLR. Overall I am somehow OK with the camera but not entirely happy. I was ...

Good picture clarity and color details in adequate light

Bad macro, lacks aperture/shutter control, some preset modes not good


Product Specifications

This compact, feature-packed, easy to use camera features high 12.1 megapixels resolution, 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens with 30mm wide angle, 2.7-inch screen, Face Detection, smile shutter and intelligent scene recognition.

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

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 / Gourmet / High sensitivity / Landscape / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait / Underwater

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:15MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

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

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


Viewfinder Type: None