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
Summary: A great image stabalisation system and offer of full manual overide are useful features on top of the excellent picture quality. It's not without flaws, but overall the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 is a cracking little camera.