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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the responsiveness and image quality. The usability and value for money are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed comments on the low light performance and viewfinder.

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

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DSC-W35


The slim, compact DSC-W35 and DSC-W55 are the latest entries in Sony's "W" series of Cyber- Shot models, and will sport 7.2-megapixel imagers and precision Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar lenses. They combine traditional, eye-level viewfinders with large LCD...

Anyone who has ever found menu icons on a digital still camera mysterious will appreciate the new function guide on the latest W-series models. When menu icons are selected, such as a specific shooting function or scene mode, a text explanation is...

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Cyber-shot DSC-W35


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 is the latest entry-level addition to Sony's W-series. The DSC-W35 continues the sleek style and quality internals found in earlier incarnations; it features a 1/2.5-inch Super HAD 7.2 MP CCD, a Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom...

Excellent color reproduction ; Fits easily into the palm of one hand and will travel in a purse or pocket without being noticeable ; Menu system is simple- Flash is surprisingly consistent ; On-screen information regarding shooting modes

Body construction and durability is questionable ; Optical viewfinder is undersized and terribly positioned ; The LCD has a sluggish refresh rate and a pathetic 85,000-pixel resolution that shows no improvement over the DSC-W30 ; Altered wrist strap...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 combines the sleek looks of more expensive digital cameras with the simplicity and ease of use necessary for the novice photographer. Packed into the slim portable body is a 3x optical zoom with conversion lens capabilities,...

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W35


Take your best shot with the super-slim Cyber-shot DSC-W35. It's big on features, yet small enough to carry in your pocket. This ultra-compact 7.2 megapixel camera is doubly effective at reducing blur and noise in your photos. Compose and share your...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W35 Digital Camera Review


With the 7.2-megapixel Carl Zeiss Lens, DSC-W35 is one of latests compact digital cameras of Sony's W-series. This series means that the camera is not as slim as an ultra-compact, but not as big as a high-end camera; it features some manual functions...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35


The 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 is a good option for consumers who want a decent-performing camera but don't have a lot to spend. It's an entry-level digital camera, so it doesn't come with many frills, but its $179 retail price makes it a...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35


Read a review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 digital camera.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 combines the sleek looks of more expensive digital cameras with the simplicity and ease of use necessary for the novice photographer. Packed into the slim portable body is a 3x optical zoom with conversion lens capabilities,...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 Digital Camera Hands On Preview


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 is at the bottom of the current line of W models from Sony, but it's still quite a capable camera.

While it's at the bottom of the W line, it's no slouch. The camera is built well with a nice sturdy body and accessible controls. It's also pretty compact, measuring 3.5 inches x 2.25 inches by 7/8 inches. Even though the LCD is smallish (2 inches),...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35


The size and weight

The settings dial slips into a different setting when you slip it in and out of your pocket. Outside of its compact size, my old canon powersot s60 took better pics

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35


Very practical for travellers. Very good for beginners which desire to develop themselves.

Not good for artistic pictures but I think this was not the meaning of this camera

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35


Having borrowed a similar camera from my nephew, I decided to purchase my own, but the rate at which these things go through batteries (especially when filming video) made it essential that I got a model with a rechargeable battery. With a 2Gb memory...

Easy to use, many functions, quality images

relatively small screen

Product Specifications

The slim, compact DSC-W35 model sports 7.2-megapixel imager and precision Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses. It combines traditional, eye-level viewfinder with large LCD screen for easy framing and viewing of photos. The W35 camera shimmers in silver with a two-inch screen. This model features 3x optical zoom capability, blur-reduction technology (ISO), and substantial internal memory for shooting without a media card. Its storage capacity can be expanded further with an optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo flash media card.


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:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:512MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.2
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size: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 Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG VX
Digital Zoom:6
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical