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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-W370

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the memory and shutter.

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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-W370 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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undeniably frustrating

 

This is a most frustrating camera. Due to all this high tech zoom, lcd screen, intense color etc the battery life is definitely the worst İ've ever experienced. So every time you use you MUST charge after. İt seems like the battery drains without the camera even on. RİDİCULOUS. Multiple times İ grab this camera and go and there is no battery charge. That is the worst feeling ever ! İ don't think the zoom is justifiable when the pictures taken are not clear and can hardly stabilize without a tripod. Definitely sounded good to buy but İ wouldn't recommend. Other cameras İ am sure are much more convenient and usable.

Nice Body Color, Great Zoom

Short battery life, Poor image quality, Too Large / Bulky, Poor image stabilization

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W370 (Black)

 

On the surface, the specs-to-price ratio of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370 is excellent. It has a 14-megapixel resolution, a 7x zoom lens, a 3-inch LCD, supports 720p HD movie capture, and has an HDMI output for quickly connecting to an HDTV--all for...

Simple to operate; 7x zoom lens in a compact body; inexpensive for its general specifications.

Long shutter lag; mediocre low-light photos; lower-end components.

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W370 is an inexpensive compact camera with a long lens; however, its shutter lag and low-light photo quality keep it from earning a higher rating.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

 

The 14.1-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370 is a solid point-and-shoot camera with a decent array of features for the price ($230 as of March 31, 2010), including a 7X-optical-zoom lens (34mm to 238mm), a 3-inch LCD screen, and 720p high-definition...

Sweep Panorama shooting mode ; 7X optical zoom with good stabilization

Lots of lag time between actions ; A bit big and clunky

The DSC-W370 has a great zoom range and a lot of extras for a point-and-shoot that costs about $200, but the lag time between actions is a major drag.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

 

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W370 is a solid point-and-shoot camera with a myriad of features which give the decently-priced camera that includes a 7X optical zoom lens, a 3-inch screen and 720p HD video recording.

Sweep Panorama shooting mode ; 7X optical zoom with good stabilization ; Great point-and-shoot qualities for a low price

Annoying lag time between actions ; Big and clunky

Overall, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370 is a decent camera with great qualities and useful features which give it great value and potential. But the size and shutter lag may push some customers away. If you're looking for a camera that does a lot on a...

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"Bought to replace Canon, VERY disappointed"

 

I bought this camera to replace my Canon Powershot that had a failed imager. I loved, loved, LOVED my Canon. I used to just think that I hadn't found the right settings yet and tried to be patient with it, but after the pictures and video I took of the...

Great outdoor still pictures, good close up shots for use on eBay

Poor low-light pictures

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"Nice size, generally good images obtained"

 

Easy to use

Very fragile display screen, cracks even when protected in a case, not rugged at all

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Panorama was fun, but overall poor quality.

 

I used it for about 3 months then gave up trying to take decent pictures. I shoot SLR's normally, so i know what I want to do but trying to pull a decent action shot out of this was very frustrating..I let my daughter use it for about 8 months, then...

Good Panorama

Difficult to use. Most pictures mediocre. Action shots were impossible. Not even remotely rugged

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"Panorama was fun, but overall poor quality."

 

I used it for about 3 months then gave up trying to take decent pictures. I shoot SLR's normally, so i know what I want to do but trying to pull a decent action shot out of this was very frustrating..I let my daughter use it for about 8 months, then...

Good Panorama

Difficult to use. Most pictures mediocre. Action shots were impossible. Not even remotely rugged.

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"good for starter but not best in this large price"

 

easy shooting, easy handling and great zoom

take long time to normal after shoot, not very good light sensitive.

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"Dont' buy this camera"

 

poor shutter speed.slow lag time. Very poor battery time.

I liked the weight and size

It goes through batteries too fast. I sent it in to Sony with that complaint and they said they adjusted it and sent it back and it was still going through batteries too fast. I sent it back to Buydig.com and bought a Nikon S8100.

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Dont' buy this camera

 

poor shutter speed.slow lag time. Very poor battery time.

I liked the weight and size

It goes through batteries too fast. I sent it in to Sony with that complaint and they said they adjusted it and sent it back and it was still going through batteries too fast. I sent it back to Buydig.com and bought a Nikon S8100

Product Specifications

Take impressive, 14.1-megapixel photos with this compact digital camera. The DSC-W370 captures amazingly detailed images with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 34mm equivalent wide angle 7x zoom lens. Reviewing your shots is easy on the 3.0" LCD and advanced features including easy mode, iAuto and SteadyShot image stabilization eliminate the guesswork in tricky lighting environments. There's also awe-inspiring 243-degree sweep panorama mode and 720p HD movies. For displaying pictures in breathtaking HD, use the built-in HDMI output.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:2.2in
Weight:5.6oz
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode / Twilight portrait / Back light / Pet / Fireworks / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Beach / Backlight portrait / Snow / High sensitivity / Gourmet

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:45MB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-W370
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.6-5.6
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:7
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Green/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 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:14.1Megapixel

Optical System

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
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
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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