Excerpt: The focal range of the W100 ‘s lens (F2.8-5.2, 3X optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens) is 7.9 – 23.7 mm, which is equivalent to 38 – 114 mm. This 8.1 Megapixel Camera is very effective at ISO 400 (reaches 1.000 lines/image length in the centre of the image and low noise). But ISO for this camera goes up to 1250 . While it uses Memory Stick Duo cards , also has a 64Mb build-in memory.
Excerpt: Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W100 and a CD for size comparison. The 7-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-T30 and DSC-W100. Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W100 Specifications Image Device: 1/1.8" 8.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 8M 3264x2448 3:2 3264x2176 5M 2592x1944 3M 2048x1536 2M 1632x1224 VGA 640x480 16:9 HDTV 1920x1080 Recording Media: 64MB of internal memory Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick Duo PRO Media Zoom: Carl Zeiss 3X Optical,...
Excerpt: The Cyber-shot DSC-W100 ($350) is the top-end camera in Sony's 2006 W-series lineup. While it shares a similar design and lens with the other models, the W100 has the most resolution, courtesy of its 8.1 Megapixel CCD.
Pros: Very good photo quality, Surprisingly low noise levels through ISO 400, Compact, stylish body comes in silver and black, Snappy performance (though see issues below), Large 2.5" LCD display (though resolution could be better), AF-assist lamp (but see issue below), Above average battery life, Nice movie mode, Tons of built-in memory, Support for USB 2.0 High Speed protocol
Cons: Not enough new features to separate it from the other W-series cameras; doesn't support conversion lenses, underwater case, or camera dock like the W30/W50/W70, Redeye, Color saturation could be higher, Needs more manual controls; only two apertures can be chosen at any time, Focusing can be slow at telephoto end of lens or in low light, Unimpressive continuous shooting mode, No Mac software included
Conclusion: Flagship of the W-series, the Sony Cyber-shot W100 packs 8 megapixels on larger sized CCD, 3x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD, ISO 1250 and a manual mode. And it costs about $300 only. The W100 has above average battery life - that's 360 shots. So there appears to be not much of a requirement to get an extra battery pack. There's also plenty of built-in memory; that's a whole 64 MB.
Pros: Large 2.5 inch LCD, Above average battery life, Shutter and aperture control (though limited), Good flash control (especially with closeups), Great high ISO performance (Even ISO 1250 shots are acceptable), Unlimited VGA 30 FPS movie mode, Very good image quality, Affordable
Cons: LCD visibility and resolution not excellent, Not compatible with conversion lenses (Even the W30 which is priced 33% less is compatible with them), No shutter/aperture priority; manual mode is limited, Slow and limited continuous shooting, So-so 6 cm macro mode, Noisy moving lens and it retracts too quickly in playback, Performance could be faster and better, Redeye, Movie mode is basic and too bare: no zoom, focus when recording
Excerpt: The Impressive Sony Cyber-shot W100 Digital Camera The versatile Sony Cyber-shot W100 features all the latest technology, including a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x Optical Zoom lens and a 1/1.8” size 8.1 effective Megapixel CCD. The 6x Precision Digital Zoom and 15x VGA Smart Zoom help you to shoot subjects near and far.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 is a decent compact camera with some manual controls. However, you'll still need to budget for a high-capacity Memory Stick DUO if you intend to take more than a few pictures.
Conclusion: Deze Cyber-shot DSC W100 is de zwaarste W-camera en ook geen vormgevelijk hoogstandje. Het is een metalen fotodoos die uitstekend gedetailleerde en scherpe, 8 megapixel foto�s maakt, met fraaie helderheid en contrast. Sony biedt goede prijs/kwaliteit met deze camera, want zijn internetwinkelprijs ligt met ruim 250 euro op een redelijk niveau.