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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100. 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. Opinions about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the focus and reliability. There are some mixed views about the lens and zoom.

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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-W100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability. The performance is also appreciated.

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

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the memory and flash.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 is a decent 8-megapixel ultracompact, but its low-light performance is underwhelming.

Sharp, crisp images. Very good performance. Almost no shutter lag.

A bit expensive. LCD solarizes easily. Problems with low-light function.

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Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Cybershot DSC-W100 Digital Camera

 

The $350 (as of 6/15/06) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 is a solidly built, metal-bodied camera that features an optical viewfinder in addition to a 2.5-inch color LCD. It's not loaded with exotic features, but it boasts high sensitivity to light, with an...

Wide-screen shooting mode High ISO setting (1250)

No aperture- or shutter-priority mode Few scene modes (6)

One of the W100's resolution settings lets you store photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio. At 1920-by-1080 pixels, the images are only 2 megapixels, but that's perfect for displaying on an HDTV. However, you can't simply hook up the camera to an HDTV via...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-W100 Digital Camera (8.1MP, 3264x2448, 3x Opt, 64MB Internal Memory, Memory Stick Duo Slot )

 

Photograph: Chris Manners

Wide-screen shooting mode ; High ISO setting (1250)

No aperture- or shutter-priority mode ; Few scene modes (6)

Has a high ISO 1250 setting and long battery life (455 shots). Shoots in wide-screen mode, but lacks a shutter-priority mode.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W100 review

 

As the current top-of-the-line model in its Cyber Shot W series, Sony's Cyber Shot DSC-W100 shares almost everything with its siblings, the DSC-W70 , the DSC-W50 , and the DSC-W30 : it uses the same ultracompact 6.7-ounce body , 38mm-to-114mm 3X zoom...

Acceptable snapshots; compact; easy to use; decent performance; better-than-average movie quality.

Beyond ISO 80, photos look soft and smeary due to processing artifacts and noise.

The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W100 is a decent snapshot camera, but better choices are out there.

Jul, 2006

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

Sony DSC-W100

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W100 and a CD for size comparison. The 7-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-T30 and DSC-W100. Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W100 Specifications Image Device: 1/1.8" 8.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 8M...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

 

Featuring an impressive 8.1-megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom lens, and a well-designed user interface, the Cyber-shot DSC-W100 offers quite a bit in its small package. Novices and advanced amateurs alike will appreciate its point-and-shoot automatic and...

Fast, excellent shutter response, very good shot to shot speed ; Fast startup/shutdown time ; Good color accuracy ; Very high resolution ; Great low-light capabilities ; Very capable movie mode ; Very fast multi-burst mode, great for analyzing...

Some trouble with household incandescent lighting ; Rather contrasty default tone curve ; Anti-noise processing trades some subtle subject detail to hold the noise in check ; Significant chromatic aberration at wide angle ; Soft corners at telephoto ;...

The optical viewfinder on the W100 is terribly inaccurate, as expected, but its position on the camera means you can look through it without having to mash your nose against the LCD, a major plus in our book

May, 2006

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

 

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Very good photo quality ; Surprisingly low noise levels through ISO 400 ; Compact, stylish body comes in silver and black ; Snappy performance (though see issues below) ; Large 2.5" LCD display (though resolution could be better) ; AF-assist lamp (but...

Not enough new features to separate it from the other W-series cameras; doesn't support conversion lenses, underwater case, or camera dock like the W30/W50/W70 ; Redeye ; Color saturation could be higher ; Needs more manual controls; only two apertures...

Is the W100 worth paying another $50-$100 for (over the W50 and W70)? The only things you're really getting are more resolution and built-in memory, and limited manual controls. At the same time, you're losing support for conversion lenses and Sony's...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W100 Digital Camera Review

 

The focal range of the W100's lens (F2.8-5.2, 3X optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens) is 7.9 - 23.7 mm, which is equivalent to 38 - 114 mm. This 8.1 Megapixel Camera is very effective at ISO 400 (reaches 1.000 lines/image length in the centre of the image and...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Emily Raymond (reviewed.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

 

Imatest software analyzed the camera's colors and output the following chart, which describes the relationships between the W100's colors and those of the original GretagMacbeth chart. The ideal colors are pictured as squares, while the Sony W100's...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot W100

 

Featuring 8 megapixels as flagship of the Sony W-series, the Sony Cyber-shot W100 is more than just a W50 with a high resolution sensor plopped in. The W100 has an all new 8 megapixel CCD which is larger than those used by its siblings (The W30, W50...

Large 2.5 inch LCD ; Above average battery life ; Shutter and aperture control (though limited) ; Good flash control (especially with closeups) ; Great high ISO performance (Even ISO 1250 shots are acceptable) ; Unlimited VGA 30 FPS movie mode ; Very...

LCD visibility and resolution not excellent ; Not compatible with conversion lenses (Even the W30 which is priced 33% less is compatible with them) ; No shutter/aperture priority; manual mode is limited ; Slow and limited continuous shooting ; So-so 6...

Flagship of the W-series, the Sony Cyber-shot W100 packs 8 megapixels on larger sized CCD, 3x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD, ISO 1250 and a manual mode. And it costs about $300 only.

Apr, 2006

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