Summary: This is the best low priced camera I have ever used. I've shot with high end SLRS, DSLRs, film & digital point & shoots for 50 years. I shoot regularly with a Nikon 5200 but carry this W830 with me all the time in my pocket. I can pull it out in an instant and it responds quickly. The resolution is outstanding and the wide angle is sharp from corner to corner. I have enlarged shots to 13" X 19" with no discernible difference with any DSLR shots I have.
Summary: I wanted a small, lightweight, easy to use camera that takes good quality photos. I did some research and i chose the Sony W830. The camera is very small and will easily fit in your pocket. It's made of aluminum that looks great. It does not have that cheap plasticky feel. The menu system is very easy to learn. I tried the Full Auto, Program and Scene modes, they work fine. I viewed the photos on my 27" iMac and 50" HDTV and i am very satisfied with the photo quality.
Excerpt: This is an extremely light and compact camera, the one you may want to carry with you at all times. In decent light, it takes better pictures than one might expect from such a small camera (and chip). It takes a while to learn how to do everything through menus as there are few buttons and no touch-screen functions. The panoramic function is just plain fun. It is very noisey in low light. For the price and convenience, it's a bargain.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: The Sony DSCW830 came just in time for the annual Balloon Rally. The pictures I took were great, very clear & crisp. The price was awesome, I have been telling my friends about it. This camera is very small, I finally put it on a lanyard and its great. I take my small camera with me everywhere, you just never know when that awesome photo is going to appear.
Summary: I bought this Camera to replace an early version, over 8 years old. Twice the features plus more than double the megapixels and half the price of my older pocket Camera. Easy to use, easy to stick in your pocket, and GREAT pictures.