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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image stabilizer and flash. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder and portability.

usability, performance, image quality, screen, price

shutter, flash, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 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-W7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and performance. The price and image quality also get good feedback. The flash and portability get negative comments.

usability, image quality, price, performance, durability

reliability, portability, flash

70% 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-W7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and screen. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the durability, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and design.

portability, price, usability, screen, memory

durability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7

 

The zippy Cyber-shot DSC-W7 is a very good choice for a high-megapixel point-and-shoot.

Excellent 2.5-inch LCD. Very good performance.

Camera is a bit bulky and heavy. Picture quality could be a little better.

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Oct, 2005

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W7 Review

 

Good clean results with excellent color and resolution, Very well built, Very low noise for a camera in this class, Fast focus, generally responsive operation, Easy to use and good handling, Good movie mode (MPEG), Excellent battery life (with NiMH),...

No aperture or shutter priority mode, Some highlight clipping in bright scenes, Minimum ISO 100 (50 would be nice), Results a bit soft and slightly over-sharpened, No manual/custom white balance mode, Flash recycle slow unless batteries very fresh,...

In a market where the trend is towards ever-smaller compact cameras Sony has, in the W series of cameras, provided an alternative for those who prefer something a little more substantial, and something a little more traditionally-styled.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot W7 Review

 

Announced along with a 5MP twin (the W5), the DCS-W7 is part of the second generation of Sony's 'traditionally-styled' compacts designed to appeal to the first-time user moving from a film camera to digital. Essentially the same as a Cyber-shot P200 in...

Good clean results with excellent color and resolution Very well built Very low noise for a camera in this class Fast focus, generally responsive operation Easy to use and good handling Good movie mode (MPEG) Excellent battery life (with NiMH) AF...

No aperture or shutter priority mode Some highlight clipping in bright scenes Minimum ISO 100 (50 would be nice) Results a bit soft and slightly over-sharpened No manual/custom white balance mode Flash recycle slow unless batteries very fresh, red-eye...

In a market where the trend is towards ever-smaller compact cameras Sony has, in the W series of cameras, provided an alternative for those who prefer something a little more substantial, and something a little more traditionally-styled. By doing so...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Anush Yegyazarian (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 Digital Camera Camera

 

The $449 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 offers 7.2 megapixels, which is plenty for a point-and-shoot camera. It sports a 3X optical zoom and a big, 2.5-inch LCD and forgoes extensive scene modes in favor of some manual controls.

The silver case feels sturdy, though at about 9 ounces (with battery) the Cyber-shot DSC-W7 is a touch heavier than other cameras in its class. It's also a bit thicker, roughly the size of two standard packs of playing cards

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Anush Yegyazarian (pcworld.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-W7 Digital Camera (7.2MP, 3072x2304, 3x Opt, 32MB Built-In Memory)

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Jun, 2005

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

Sony DSC-W7

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W7 and a CD for size comparison. 7-Megapixel duo, the Cyber-shot DSC-W7 and DSC-P200 . The Cyber-shot W7 and the 5-megapixel DSC-W5 . Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W7 Specifications Image Device: 1/1.8" 7.2 Megapixel...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Sony CyberShot DSC-W7 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

The Sony DSC-W7 is a nearly identical follow-on to the preceding (and extremely popular) DSC-W1 model, the main differences being a larger 7.2-megapixel CCD, 32 megabytes of internal memory, and a couple of extra exposure options. Like the W1, the Sony...

Very fast, excellent shutter response, very good shot to shot speed

So-so handling of household incandescent lighting

Similar in shape, size, and overall design to the DSC-W1, the new Sony DSC-W7 digital camera continues the more traditional digital camera styling that differentiated the original W1 from Sony's popular Cyber-shot line. The W7 is basically an updated...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 Digital Camera Review

 

The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 is an updated version of Sony's popular W1 model, similar in size and "feel" to Canon's upscale "S" (S30, S40, S50, S60, S70) series digicams. The W7 is a handsome little camera designed to appeal to snap-shooters,...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Loren Crannell (photographyreview.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 Pro Review

 

This is the newest of Sony's DSC series. The Sony DSC-W7 has come out to battle against other 7- to 8-megapixel point-and-shoot (P&S) cameras, such as the Canon G6. Sony has established a credible series of digital cameras, and they improve with each...

Excellent 7-megapixel sensor., Complete range of exposure controls., AA battery supply., Built-in 32mb memory., Sony Memory Stick memory, which can be used in other Sony products.

Very heavy for its size., Lack of shutter mode and priority mode., Conservative lens range (38-114mm), 35mm equiv zoom., Uses only Sony Memory Stick memory., Shoots only in JPG mode.

The best thing about the Sony is the image quality. In fact, I think the image quality of the Sony far exceeded that of most other handheld digital cameras and in some cases beat the Canon 10D I used in the past in shadow detail. The Sony-made sensor...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot W7

 

If you think this camera looks related to the Sony Cyber-shot W1 or W5, you're absolutely correct! The new 7 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot W7 maintains the excellent battery life, unlimited VGA movies at 30 FPS, that high-quality Carl Zeiss lens, a large...

7 great megapixels ; Excellent battery life ; Rechargeable batteries included in the box ; Large and clear 2.5 inch LCD ; Many of scene modes ; Lots of accessories ; Excellent movie mode ; USB 2.0 High-speed interface

Limited manual controls ; Too much red-eye ; High noise levels ; Low resolution LCD ; Mediocre continuous shooting feature ; No fast shutter or portrait scene modes

The Sony Cyber-shot W7 is a camera with great photo quality, excellent battery life, lots of accessories and solid build. What the W7 lacks is real manual controls, a LCD of higher resolution, better continuous shooting and some better photos

Jul, 2005

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