Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300
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28 January 2009
Conclusion: Annoy your SLR-owning mates with a compact that shoots bigger pictures, has higher sensitivity and can capture (VGA) movies – all from a sexy little titanium case.
Pros: Imagine taking Mario Testino, all his cameras and assistants, and squashing them down really small. Satisfying, isn’t it? Now squeeze them into a classy titanium shell and you’ve got an idea what the W300 is capable of. It’s got pro-level 13.6MP resolution, smart systems to automatically select scene modes, and smile shutter so you won’t miss a single grin. Although for genuine fashion photography, we’re still waiting for a ‘pout shutter’. Build quality is exceptional...
Cons: The Sony’s weak 3x zoom can’t really handle the sheer power of the 13.6MP chip – it’s a bit soft round the edges. Don’t get too excited by the ISO 6400 or 5fps shooting, either, as both only work at a reduced, cameraphone-style 3MP resolution.
Excerpt: Digital cameras don't seem to be getting smaller anymore; in fact compact and ultracompact point-and-shoot digicams appear to have reached the practical limits of miniaturization. However, resolution (more megapixels) and popular features like Face Recognition AF, larger LCD screens, and image stabilization continue to proliferate.
Excerpt: In The United States? Check out these stores: In Europe? Check out these stores: Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-W300 and a CD for size comparison. Go to Page Two Sony DSC-W300 Specifications Image Device: 1/1.7" 13.6 Effective Megapixel Sony Super HAD CCD Recording Media: 15MB of internal memory Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick Duo PRO Media (up to 16GB) Real Imaging Processor Technology: Yes, BIONZ Image Processor Zoom: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3X Optical, 7.6 -...
Conclusion: As a go-everywhere point-and-shoot digicam, I have no problems recommending the DSC-W300. You get plenty of pixels, very fast response, optical image stabilization and quick focusing in good light. When shooting in available light without the flash, there’s a bit of a lag saving files to the card but nothing too terrible. The LCD screen works well but has problems with direct sunlight; fortunately the viewfinder saves the day in those instances.
Pros: Affordable; responsive 13.6MP compact camera
Cons: Noisy in low light; LCD hard to see in direct sunshine