Picture Motion Browser is a basic image acquisition and editing tool, while Music Transfer lets you custom slideshow music onto the W Philosophical issues notwithstanding, the demos we saw of the technology at PMA gave everyone that the retouch was applied to a slightly demonic look — which may or may not have been worse than the surly expressions they were actually wearing. The W has a rather clunky menu system, especially the Home menu. Secondly, if the BG1 or FG1 runs out of juice, you can’t use an off-the-shelf battery like you could on a camera that uses AA batteries. Rated 4 out of 5 by Manoli69 from What a camera!! Attaches via tripod mount.

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Click to play movie More generally, Sony has spny hit or miss lately in terms of user experience with their compacts. If you have a question about this review, please send them to Jeff.

Conversion lens adapter required. Of course, DRO can also be disabled completely, which gives a slightly more neutral rendering altogether. Shutter lag isn’t a problem, and shot-to-shot delays are minimal.

The Cyber-shot W includes Sony’s latest face detection technology, which can now distinguish between the faces of children and adults. To get the full experience on Sony. Used in conjunction with Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter is dwc-w150 to differentiate between children and adults, and can be set to automatically shoot a picture when your subject laughs, smiles, or even grins.


As the ISO test above illustrated, noise isn’t a problem until iSO though you’ll see it sooner in low lightthough the effects of noise reduction can be seen at ISO However, due to this the camera does sometimes not use the flash automatically when inside the house.

There dony also a number of special effects you can apply to photos, including unsharp mask, soft focus, sont color, fisheye lens, cross filter, radial blur, “retro”, and a very creepy “happy faces” feature, which “puts a smile on a person’s face”.

Sony DSC-W150

While the photo is on the soft side, purple fringing is not a problem. The first three crops are all dsc-a150 clean, with just slight amounts of noise reduction artifacting at ISO Deep inside the lens is Sony’s Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization system.

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You’ll wait for less than a second to see the next full resolution image. The camera is very flexible from a simple point and shoot to an ASA setting of A7rIII – Severe banding and color blotching.

Single AF is what most zony are used to: There is also a Smart Zoom feature that intelligently “crops into” the central portion of your photo, and provides up to 25x magnification in VGA resolution, and a 2x precision digital zoom to provide even further flexibility in framing and shooting your images. Somewhat unusually, pincushioning at full telephoto is almost as pronounced, giving telephoto shots a noticeably puckered look.


Submit a News Tip! But it is worth the time to get everything the camera has to offer.

Red channel clipping a real problem Auto white balance is disappointing indoors Flash shots full of red eyes Menus still complex, confusing, and laggy to page through.

It looks like JavaScript is disabled in your browser. This high performance camera also features quick start-up, fast shot-to-shot times, and long battery life, with the ability to take up to shots on a full charge of the Lithium-ion battery.

In the box, you’ll find a printed “Instruction Manual”, which has enough information to get you up and running.

Sony Cyber-shot W Specs – CNET

Ultimately, agonizing over slight sharpness loss of this kind is a technical consideration that borders on obsessive especially for a compact camerathough the obsessively technical may want to take note.

I’d like to talk about a csc-w150 of those before continuing on to the Home menu. Thankfully, it’s pretty mild until the ISO climbs above Easy and intuitive to use. The camera also includes creative color modes and a fast burst capability for action photos.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Manoli69 from What a camera!!