Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170
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The Gear Junkie
20 November 2009
Excerpt: Show most tech geeks a cutting-edge cellphone and they’ll poke and prod it and ask questions. But when I showed my camera-equipped Sony Ericsson c905 to some coworkers who spend their time in the IT department, one replied, “That’s not a cellphone with a camera, it’s a camera with a phone attached!”
Summary: Plain Jane styling and cluttered controls belie a wonderfully intuitive graphical user interface and some clever features. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 is a surprisingly adaptable camera that can be tweaked to take decent pictures in various environments
Pros: Good user interface; lots of options; burst mode stamina.
Conclusion: Sony CyberShot DSC-W170 digital camera review 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.
Sony DSC-W170 Cyber-shot 10.1MP Digital Camera/Camcorder Delivers
Personal Electronics buzz
27 July 2008
Excerpt: Sony's DSC-W170 Cyber-shot features a 10.1 MP digital resolution for still images. To my delight the movie mode is darn good and even though it doesn't have a Sports setting it does do a good job taking video of soccer games, basketball games and a variety of actions movies.
Summary: 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 sibling.
Pros: Crisp, clean images, even at high ISOs, Impressive features set, Sleek design, solid construction, DSLR-like shooting speed
Cons: Red channel clipping still a problem, White balance inconsistent, Menus can be dense, slow, Do you really need Happy Face Retouch?
Summary: Sony's new 10.1-megapixel DSC-W170 and 8.1-megapixel models feature Carl Zeiss® 5x optical zoom lenses with wide angles of view, 28 mm - 140 mm and 30 mm - 150 mm, respectively, and 2.7-inch LCD screens along with eye-level viewfinders.
Conclusion: The Sony DSC W170 is a fairly solid offering without being anything spectacular. As I have found with other Sony digital cameras in this range the pictures tend to be a bit softer than with some other brands.