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Sony DSC-W170S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1374 reviews of Sony DSC-W170S. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony DSC-W170S 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 DSC-W170S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Sony DSC-W170S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and performance. The size and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the image quality, while some have doubts about the durability and low light performance.

usability, portability, size, performance, screen

reliability, low-light, durability

82% 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 DSC-W170S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 417 user reviews of Sony DSC-W170S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the image stabilizer and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, price

viewfinder, stabilizer

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170

 

For a slightly pricey $250 (as of 11/21/08), Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W170 offers a 10-megapixel sensor and a pleasing wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens with 5X optical zoom, not to mention a number of fun features, in a sturdy, industrial-looking form. However,...

Very full-featured, with unique extras ; 5x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens

In-camera navigation takes practice ; No zooming in video mode

The DSC-W170 is a high-quality camera with nifty features that are worth the extra cash.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Sony Cybershot W170

 

Preview of the Sony Cybershot W170.

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May, 2008

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

Sony DSC-W170

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W170 and a CD for size comparison. Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W170 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 10.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Recording Media: 15MB of internal memory Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cybershot DSC W170 Test

 

Sony CyberShot DSC-W170 Digitalkamera Bericht Die Sony Cybershot W170 ist eine praktische und kompakt konstruierte Kamera, die man einfach bedienen kann. Die praktischen Automatikfunktionen belegen, dass noch immer eine weit reichende Automatik...

Jul, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Cybershot DSC W170 review

 

The first quarter of a year tends to be the busiest period for most manufacturers, since many introductions are usually made at that specific time. In January, the first large consumer electronics show kicks off, the CES in Las Vegas; which generally...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-170 is a handy and compactly built camera with a straightforward operation. The convenient automatic functions demonstrate the ongoing substantial automation. The camera is becoming more and more intelligent, and is able to...

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 couples a 10.1-megapixel sensor to a Zeiss-branded 5x optical zoom and a generous 2.7" LCD display. The Sony W170 also has an optical viewfinder, an increasingly rare feature that's useful when the LCD is difficult to see,...

Image stabilized 5x zoom lens with serious glass that starts at a 28mm equivalent ; Face Detection can tell a child from an adult ; Smile Shutter waits until someone smiles to capture the shot ; Auto Macro mode ; Dynamic Range Optimization holds...

Menu system with Home and Menu options is confusing ; ISO over 200 is more color than detail ; Flash kicks up ISO as high as 800 ; Mediocre macro performance ; HD output but no HD movies ; No HD cable or dock included ; No zoom in Movie mode ; No...

The Cyber-shot W170 includes Sony's latest face detection technology, which can now distinguish between the faces of children and adults. "Child priority" or "Adult priority" modes are available and the camera will detect up to eight faces in a frame...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (photokina-show.com)

Sony CyberShot W170 review

 

The first quarter of a year tends to be the busiest period for most manufacturers, since many introductions are usually made at that specific time. In January, the first large consumer electronics show kicks off, the CES in Las Vegas; which generally...

Sep, 2008

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Review

 

I had to do a double take when I unboxed our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 review unit. "Wait. Didn't I just review this camera?" From all of the press materials, I had an idea that the W170 shared a lot in common with its recently reviewed Cyber-shot W150...

Crisp, clean images, even at high ISOs, Impressive features set, Sleek design, solid construction, DSLR-like shooting speed

Red channel clipping still a problem, White balance inconsistent, Menus can be dense, slow, Do you really need Happy Face Retouch

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 is a 10 megapixel point and shoot digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens (28 mm - 140 mm). It features a 2.7 inch LCD, face detection technology, scene recognition, ISO of up to 3200, … Continue reading →

It features a 2.7 inch LCD, face detection technology, scene recognition, ISO of up to 3200, stead shot image stabilization and much more. It comes in red, black, champagne and silver.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (techradar.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-W170 review

 

Needs strap

Great spec ; Takes good photos

Expensive memory cards ; Small display ; Takes a while to work out

Not the most user-friendly camera, but the DSC-W170 will reward your perseverance with some great photos

Aug, 2008

Price comparison for Sony DSC-W170S

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