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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 518 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230. 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. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the contrast and low light performance. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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viewfinder, low-light, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 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. Reviewers really like the glare.

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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-W230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 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. People really like the portability and performance. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the low light performance and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, performance, portability

viewfinder, reliability, low-light

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

 

Sony's $200 Cyber-shot DSC-W230 point-and-shoot delivers a high-end feature set—and unimpressive pictures—at a low-end price.

Large LCD. Low noise up to ISO 800. Fast. Easy-to-use. Affordable.

Major sharpness problems at image edges. LCD shows considerable motion blur.

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Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

 

Fun UI and slideshow features ; Excellent 3-inch LCD

Image stabilization not always effective

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 Point-and-Shoot Review

 

Excellent 3-inch LCD screen ; Fun UI and slideshow features

Image stabilization not always effective ; Proprietary USB connector

The slick DSC-W230 has a great LCD and neat in-camera features, but its image quality and stabilization could be better.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-W230 Review

 

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17, 2009 - Sony today announced five new Cyber-shot cameras (models DSC-T900, DSC-T90, DSC-W290, DSC-W230 and DSC-H20) that make it easier to take the best pictures without changing settings.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (macworld.com)

Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 digital camera

 

This slick Cyber-shot has a great LCD, neat in-camera features, and a wide-angle lens, but image quality and stabilization could be better.

The 12-megapixel DSC-W230 is well-constructed and looks sharp, too. It’s available in four colors: blue, black, red, and silver. Its 4X optical-zoom Carl Zeiss lens offers a 30mm film equivalent on the wide-angle end, with 120mm on the telephoto end

Jun, 2009

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W230

 
Jun, 2009

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Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 digital camera

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 is a 12.1-megapixel compact camera equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens. While image quality is acceptably decent, its ma...

Intuitive and beginner-friendly interface, plus-sized LCD display, 30mm wide angle lens

Not as slim as other compacts on the market, underpowered flash

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 is an impressive compact camera that is especially suited to beginners. It takes good photos, comes with an enlarged LCD and has one of the best user interfaces we've seen. All in all, a solid effort.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 digital camera

 

12.1-megapixel compact camera with 3in LCD and 4x optical zoom

Intuitive and beginner-friendly interface, plus-sized LCD display, 30mm wide angle lens

Not as slim as other compacts on the market, underpowered flash

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Irene Mickaiel (cnet.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

 

At a reasonably low price for budget shoppers, the W230 has quite a few nice features. Unfortunately, the camera has a lens that is not too sturdy, below par image quality and a battery life that will disappoint.

Easy mode is fuss free ; Flash has a good range ; Exposure bracketing

Buttons are too small ; Battery life ; Images displayed a fair amount of noise and colour artefacts ; Flimsy lens ; Smile shutter was too slow to respond and fussy

At a reasonably low price for budget shoppers, the W230 has quite a few nice features. Unfortunately, the camera has a none too sturdy lens, below par image quality and a battery life that will disappoint.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 review

 

The £165, 12Mp Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 is well-constructed and looks sharp, too. It's available in four colours: blue, black, red, and silver. Its 4X optical-zoom Carl Zeiss lens offers a 30mm film equivalent on the wide-angle end, with 120mm on the...

All in all, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 offers a great bundle of features for the price, as well as a great LCD and a wide-angle lens. It's one of the best point-and-shoots at this price level we've seen so far in 2009, even if it offers a bit less...

May, 2009

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