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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity and image stabilizer. There are mixed comments on the focus and exposure.

usability, portability, image quality, size, performance

zoom, low-light, stabilizer , connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 from 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 Reviews about the design and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

durability, viewfinder

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Evan Blass (

Sony's 7.2 megapixel Cybershot DSC-W70 reviewed


Wasn't it just a few years ago that $300 wouldn't buy you much of a digital camera? How times have changed, because these days, you can not only score a compact 7.2 megapixel model for under three C-notes, but a good one at that -- especially if it's...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W70 review


Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W70 Aside from its 7-megapixel sensor, the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W70 is physically and functionally identical to its series brethren, the 6-megapixel DSC-W50 and the 8-megapixel DSC-W100 . And just like its siblings, the DSC-W70...

Can take very good photos in sufficient light; compact; easy to use; decent performance.

Photos display processing artifacts in shadow areas; above-average noise at ISO 200 and higher.

The ultracompact Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W70 is a competent snapshooter, but its cheaper, lower-resolution siblings, the DSC-W30 and DSC-W50, are better values.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Steve (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W70


Sony rounds out the 2006 W-series line of digital still cameras with two top-end models packed with powerful features -- the 8-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-W100 and the 7-megapixel DSC-W70. Both cameras are equipped with an eye-level viewfinder and a large...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sony DSC-W70


Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W70 and a CD for size comparison. The Cyber-shot W70 and the Casio EX-Z60 . Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W70 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 7.2 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 7M   3072x2304...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!


Thin and ultra-compact, the new Sony DSC-W70 digital camera (and its siblings the W30 and W50 models) updates the Cyber-shot line with convenient portability and fully automatic exposure control in a compact, rugged metal case. The W70 offers the...

Fast, excellent shutter response, excellent shot to shot speed ; Fast startup/shutdown time ; Good color accuracy ; Very capable movie mode ; Very fast multi-burst (reduced resolution) mode, great for analyzing golf/tennis swings ; LCD is usable in...

Macro mode shows significant 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 ; Slightly limited low-light capability ;...

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 W70 in your right hand and your middle and third finger naturally grab the raised ridge on the front of...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Cybernium (

Sony Cybershot W70 Review


There is not much to say about the Sony Cybershot DSC-W70. It is a fairly typical ultra-compact camera, with no manual controls, not even custom white-balance. Image quality is about average, with less noise but less accurate white-balance.

Mostly good lens sharpness, Fast and responsive, Good LCD visibility, Great battery life

Softening of details above ISO 200, Above average pincushion distortion, Corner softness, more pronounced near telephoto, Strong corner blur and distortion in macro mode

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Administrator (

Sony Cybershot DSC-W70


In conclusion, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W70 is an excellent addition to the Sony Cybershot family of digital cameras and this model definitely lives up to the good reputation of these cameras. This specific model is excellent for anyone who is a casual...

Excellent image quality, Very compact and lightweight, Easy to use

Mediocre image quality when the image is zoomed in more than 100% of bigger than 8.5x11-inches

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Brad Soo (

Sony Cyber-Shot W70


It's another one of Sony's new W-series cameras of 2006 - The Cyber-shot W70. The W70 features 7 megapixels, a 2.5 inch LCD, 2 cm macro and high ISO capabilities. I found the W50 a great camera but is the W70 an upgrade worthy of the extra $50? How...

Large 2.5 inch LCD ; Expandable with conversion lenses and filters ; Above average battery life ; Powerful flash with good control (especially with closeups) ; Very close 2 cm macro mode ; Good - not great - high ISO performance (Acceptable up to ISO...

LCD visibility and resolution not excellent ; No manual controls ; No ISO 80 option on my camera ; Slow and limited continuous shooting ; Lens retracts too soon in playback mode ; Performance could be faster and better ; Redeye ; Movie mode is very...

The Sony Cyber-shot W70 takes all the features of the W50: a 2.5 inch LCD, high sensitivity mode and great battery life, and tosses in 7 megapixels.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Ben Stafford (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera Review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 is an excellent, very compact performer.

Easy access to shooting modes (just change the dial, no digging in menus) ; Good indoor performance with flash ; Awesome battery life ; Good LCD

Controls a bit tiny (in my opinion) ; High rates of noise in shots taken with a sensitivity setting over ISO 200

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 is a stylish, compact camera that takes great pictures. With its 7.2 megapixels, you get plenty of resolution even if you have to crop out some bad areas of your image. The 3x optical zoom is pretty standard these days, but...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Luuk Jurrien (

Sony Cybershot DSC-W70


Sony expands its W-series line of digital cameras with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC W70. "The Sony W70 features intelligent functions that work behind the scenes, said James Neal, director of digital imaging products at Sony Electronics. "Users can focus on...

Dec, 2005

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