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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the image stabilizer and storage. There are mixed views on the focus and durability.

usability, performance, portability, size, image quality

memory, color, low-light, storage, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 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-W50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the shutter, while there are some mixed opinions about the lens.

performance, portability, usability, size, durability

shutter

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Many are critical about the image quality.

image quality

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Paul Miller (engadget.com)

Sony's compact DSC-W50 Cyber-shot reviewed

 

The Cyber-shot DSC-W50 is a decently priced 6 megapixel shooter from Sony with claims to higher light sensitivity and not a lot else to brag about, at least on paper. DCRP has put the camera through its paces, and they find it a fine camera for ...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W50 review

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W50

Compact; easy operation; decent image quality.

Feels flimsy; noisy at high ISO; few scene modes or manual controls.

It's not very flexible, and it's not for low light shots, but the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W50 is still a solid ultracompact camera.

Apr, 2006

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

Sony DSC-W50

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W50 and a CD for size comparison. The Cyber-shot W50 and the Cyber-shot W30 . Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W50 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 6.0 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 6M...

Apr, 2006

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Thin and ultra-compact, the new Sony DSC-W50 digital camera (and its sibling the W30 model) updates the Cyber-shot line with convenient portability and fully automatic exposure control in a compact, rugged metal case. The W50 offers the excellent...

Fast, excellent shutter response, excellent shot to shot speed

Macro mode shows severe curvature of field/blurry corners, So-so handling of household incandescent lighting, A tendency toward slight warm casts in many shots, No custom/manual white balance option

Though the LCD monitor dominates the rear panel, Sony managed to keep all the main functions close at hand and fairly easy to operate. Grab the Sony W50 in your right hand and your middle and third finger naturally grab the raised ridge on the front of...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 ($249) is a compact 6 Megapixel camera with a 3X optical zoom lens, 2.5" LCD display, VGA movie mode, and point-and-shoot operations. One of the other big features on the W50 is its high sensitivity mode, which can boost the...

Very good photo quality in most situations (though see issues below), Low noise levels for its class through ISO 400, Compact, stylish body comes in silver and black, Snappy performance, Large 2.5" LCD display (though resolution could be better),...

Color saturation changes at ISO 800 and 1000; noise levels limit you to small, mediocre quality prints at those settings, Redeye, Focusing can be slow at telephoto end of lens or in low light, Unimpressive continuous shooting mode, No manual controls;...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot W50

 

The ultra-compact Sony Cyber-shot W50 is has 6 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, a large 2.5 inch LCD and ISO 1000 capabilities. Sony has come up with a compact camera capable of taking photos at high sensitivities. So how will things turn up? Will I like...

Large 2.5 inch LCD ; Excellent battery life ; Conversion lens compatibility ; Flash control is better than most ; Gets very close with 2 cm macro mode ; Great high ISO performance (Even ISO 1000 shots are acceptable) ; Unlimited VGA 30 FPS movie mode ;...

LCD visibility and resolution not excellent ; Zoom lever is too easy to bump ; No manual controls ; Slow and limited continuous shooting ; Performance could be faster and better ; Redeye ; Memory Sticks can be costly

The Sony Cyber-shot W50 takes most of the W5's features and puts them into a smaller package. The W50 is about 10% smaller than the W5 yet features a 6 megapixel CCD, 3x zoom lens with the same specifications, excellent battery life and can still...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W50

 

The Sony DSC-W50 - a slightly upgraded version of the Sony DSC-W30 - exhibits strong performance and is an excellent camera for day-to-day photography...

Nice pictures, ISO 1000

Poor burst mode

The W50 is a great camera, with good performance very similar to the W30, but with a slightly larger LCD display.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

 

It's not very flexible, and it's not for low light shots, but the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 is still a solid ultracompact camera.

Compact ; Easy operation ; Decent image quality

Feels flimsy ; Noisy at high ISO ; Few scene modes or manual controls

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 is a decent ultracompact digital camera that makes up for its lack of controls with its solid performance and image quality. Its high sensitivity can give you passable low-light shots if you can get past the noise, and its...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Sony DSC-W50

 

Very good image quality outdoors.Excellent Multi-pattern metering.Excellent colour rendition.Compression choice at all image sizes.Fast to operate and react.Excellent ergonomic design.

Sensitive to noise at and above 200 ISO.Image compression a touch too strong at the highest image quality.Flash a bit too weak.Mediocre software.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera Review

 

Elegant, practical and affordable – the Sony Cyber-shot W50 is a great all-round digital camera. The 6 effective Megapixels, large 2.5-inch LCD screen, and ZEISS 3x Optical Zoom make it easy to take impressive photographs, whether you are a beginner or...

Choose from a great range of Sony Cyber-shot W50 accessories, such as the heavy-duty black leather carry case (LCS-WE), spare LITHIUM-ION Type G rechargeable battery (NP-BG1), and fantastic underwater Sports Housing which can be used in depths up to 3m...

Feb, 2009

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