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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 593 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and image quality also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the low light performance. Opinions are divided on the focus.

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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-W1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the battery and price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and price. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the shutter and focus. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot W review:

 

A junior version of the 7-megapixel DSC-W7 , the 5-megapixel Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W5 boasts the same no-nonsense, compact, metal-alloy body; gorgeous 2.5-inch LCD (which is coupled with a modest optical viewfinder for use in bright ambient light); 3X...

2.5-inch LCD; quick burst mode; flexible controls; solid image quality.

No shutter- or aperture-priority mode; manual focus limited to six preset steps; subpar optical viewfinder.

A 2.5-inch LCD, decent image quality, and both automated and selected manual controls make the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W5 a competent camera for the casual photographer.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Sean Carroll (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

 

The W1 is fun to use, thanks to a monster 2.5-inch LCD, and it produces reasonably good-looking images.

Huge LCD. Images are well exposed with colors that pop. Simple to use. Advanced features, such as a real-time histogram and manual modes.

Very low scores on our resolution test for a 5MP camera. Sharpening may cause edges to look forced. Optical VF has some barrel distortion.

Though the DSC-W1 is fun to use, thanks to the huge 2.5-inch LCD, some image issues may lead you to look elsewhere for a 5MP camera.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

 

Were it not for its LCD, the Sony DSC-W1 might look like just another one of the many small, brick-shaped digital cameras on store shelves. But the monster, 2.5-inch screen on the back of the W1 clearly sets this camera apart--and it could make optical...

Sony's Picture Package, bundled with the W1, seems bare-bones. You use it to download images and view or archive images, but you'll find almost no image editing tools. The software CD includes an animated tutorial on the basics of photography and using...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-W1

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W1 and a CD for size comparison. 5-Megapixel duo, the Cyber-shot DSC-W1 and DSC-P100 . Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W1 Specifications Image Device: 1/1.8" 5.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 5M...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cybershot DSC W1 Review

 

De Sony DSC-W1 is een zeer geslaagde digitale camera waar weinig negatief commentaar op te leveren is. Goed, de camera mag van mij persoonlijk uitgerust worden met bijvoorbeeld een 28-100mm objectief in plaats van te starten met een objectief van 38mm,...

Apr, 2006

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cybershot DSC W1 review

 

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 is available on the Dutch market since a few months now. During the last PMA show in Las Vegas, reviewed by LetsGoDigital, this new model was introduced, among others. The Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 should also appeal to the more...

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Sony CyberShot DSC-W1 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W1 is one of the latest in the long (and incredibly broad) line of digicams that reflect Sony's commanding position in the digicam marketplace. Sony's P-series digital cameras have been hugely popular in the compact and subcompact...

The Sony DSC-W1 could be described as a more rangefinder-styled DSC-P100 with a few of the features of the V1 and T1 thrown in for good measure. Most of the functions and the 3x zoom lens and small built-in flash are the same as (or at least very...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The SonyCyber-shot DSC-W1 ($399) is an ultra-compact5 Megapixel camera with a big 2.5" LCD, VGAmovie mode, and robust performance. It comes in bothsilver and black bodies.

Very good photo quality, Stylish, all-metal body, Super-fast performance, Huge 2.5" LCD display, Limited manual controls, VGA, 30 fps movie mode, Support for conversion lenses and external flash, USB 2.0 high speed support, AF-assist lamp, Histograms...

Redeye, More manual controls would be nice, LCD nearly impossible to see in low light, Unimpressive software bundle; not very Mac friendly either, Flimsy plastic door over memory card slot

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

 

Great LCD, beautiful pictures, minimal shutter lag

Missing real manual controls (shutter speed and aperture)

Sony's Cyber-shot DSCW1 has most of what you could wish for in a compact, easy-to-use point-and-shoot.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSCW1

 

Were it not for its LCD, the Sony DSCW1 might look like just another one of the many small, brick-shaped digital cameras on store shelves. But the mon...

Great LCD, beautiful pictures, minimal shutter lag

Missing real manual controls (shutter speed and aperture)

Sony's Cyber-shot DSCW1 has most of what you could wish for in a compact, easy-to-use point-and-shoot.

Jun, 2004

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