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Sony DSC-W530 Digital Camera

14.1MP 4x CCD 1/2.3" Sep 2013
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Light, compact and comfortable to carry, the Cyber-shot W530 digital camera is your perfect companion for holidays, family get-togethers and more. Superb image quality is teamed with simple,... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average owner rating of 80% based on 115 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Anita mentioned in her Sony DSC-W530 review on Amazon “It takes nice pictures & the panorama feature is cool”. Five years ago Claire Jane mentioned in her review on Amazon “Initially I was pleased as it took lovely trial photos of flowers and sunsets etc”. Dr. Donna Green said in her review “It took much better pics (especially for landscape)Everyone gave good reviews” but in spite of that she only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

Robust

Four Sony DSC-W530 reviewers said in their reviews that it was well made. Robin Davies said in his review of this digital camera “The cameras of the past were solid, well built and lasted well”. Robin Davies also mentioned “We need a camera that is solid and is going to last”.

One Sony DSC-W530 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-W530 considered that it was strong and durable.

One Sony DSC-W530 reviewer who bought the Sony DSC-W530 mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Five years ago Dr. Donna Green wrote in her review of the Sony DSC-W530 on Amazon “Out many times & now the flap is broken and i've had to duck tape it)3” although she only scored it 2 stars.

One Sony DSC-W530 owner said that it was reliable. Tony Wrench said “This has proved to be completely reliable as a way of getting at least one good shot”.

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Good Size

Seven Sony DSC-W530 owners agreed that the Sony DSC-W530 was compact. Mf Castillo wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “Quality compact camera at a great price!” and scored it very highly. Mf Castillo also wrote “Lovely compact camera and for”. Mr. Mark S. Hammond said “I had been (notice use of the word had) been looking for a compact functional and easy to use camera”.

Some Sony DSC-W530 reviewers thought the Sony DSC-W530 was a good size. Anita said “Ie a quality little point & shoot camera of sturdy proportions” however she only rated the Sony DSC-W530 3 stars. Five years ago Toya wrote on Amazon “The camera is a nice size to use and its design is greaat” in her review.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W530 was easy to carry around. Javed Khattak scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “It is amazing, what ever I captured with it, mind blowing, very impressed by its performance, easy to carry, fits in your pocket, Price is very reasonable” in their review. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Compact camera that's designed for users who want something simple to operate and easy to carry”.

One Sony DSC-W530 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Black Bamboo said in their review three years ago “This camera is tiny and slim” but they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. One customer who bought it concluded that it was lightweight.

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Good Product Quality

Ten customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Bob Lock gave it an excellent rating and he said in his review of this digital camera “Super camera, as always up to the super Sony quality”. Bugsy wrote in their Sony DSC-W530 review on Amazon “Excellent, compact quality camera”. Bugsy also mentioned “Very impressed with the quality of the pictures taken to test the camera”.

Easy to Use

A few people reckoned that the product was easy to use. Bugsy mentioned on Amazon “It seems well made, easy to use and can be carried in a shirt pocket easily”. Five years ago Cokeyflo wrote in their review on Amazon “Allergic to anything digital!The camera is so easy to use and takes really good photo's”. Jmjl said “The camera is easy to use” in their review.

One Sony DSC-W530 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. One customer considered that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Dd said “The camera is light to hold yet solid- the picture quality is really great with the face detection”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Balli said on Amazon four years ago “Is is good experience camera result is ok in this price it is nice camera, balliIt got a nice result”. Bugsy said “Otherwise excellent value for the money”. E a Cooke mentioned on Amazon “He was really impressed with all the features! A great camera for an excellent price, might get one for my daughter” in their Sony DSC-W530 review.

Three Sony DSC-W530 owners who purchased the Sony DSC-W530 reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Anita wrote five years ago “Bought this camera for my wife tninking I was getting a bargain” in her review but she only rated it 3 stars. Anita also said “This new camera is like the cheap realtion”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530 is a relatively cheap, very light” in their review of the Sony DSC-W530 but even so they gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100.

Several Sony DSC-W530 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was cheap. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530 may be relatively inexpensive as far as compact cameras from Sony are concerned.” although they rated it 40 out of 100. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It is relatively inexpensive, takes a decent snapshot” .

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Good Technical Features

Some people who bought the product concluded that it had good features. J. L. Dean said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “The Sony Cybershot comes nicely packaged, is lightweight and boasts many features which are quite impressive in a digital camera manufactured by a well-known brand at such a low price” however they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. P. Elliott mentioned in their Sony DSC-W530 review “Great features” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Five years ago Cameras.co.uk said “In fact it has a fairly minimal set of features” in their review of the Sony DSC-W530.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-W530 reviewer mentioned that it had a good zoom. Five years ago Ms. C. A. Benn said “This is by far the best! It takes photos quickly and has a good zoom”. One customer said that it had a good lens. Trafficjockey wrote on Amazon “The lens is excellent and the range is good” and scored it very highly.

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good image stabiliser. Five years ago Tomsguide.com mentioned “The built-in stabilization is reassuring”.

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Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Support

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Wheelieliz said in their review of the Sony DSC-W530 on Amazon “The instruction were easy to understand which is a bonus”.

Good Video Capture

Several people who purchased the product agreed that it was good for video recording. Wheelieliz said on Amazon “It has video function too along with panoramic picture capture---You have to buy it”. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “At a time when the same money will buy you a stabilised compact with a 720p video mode” .

Good Battery Life

One Sony DSC-W530 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Dd said “It comes with the USB lead, wall charger and the battery aswell as with useful manuals” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

One Sony DSC-W530 reviewer who bought it considered that it had a good flash. S. Davies mentioned on Amazon “It actually taking the picture - especially if you are using flash” in their Sony DSC-W530 review.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Cassie she mentioned on Amazon “The camera is neat, light, easy to operate for taking photos” in her Sony DSC-W530 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Samsung ST90, the Olympus VR-350, and the GE G5WP (£49.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-W810 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W530 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W530 is 12x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

Other 8x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DSC-W510, or the DSC-J10 both from Sony or the Lexibook DJ052.

If this Sony digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W570 (10x and higher rated), the Rollei Compactline 750 (12x and higher rated), or the Canon IXUS 132 (£154.06) (16x and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W530, the Sony DSC-W530 supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Sony DSC-HX20, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800.

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Has One Playback Mode

The DSC-W530 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this digital camera. The playback modes slide show are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony DSC-W530 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Sony digital camera. The image editing modes rotating and trimming are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Sony DSC-W530 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Light

The lightest compact camera camera that has been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W530 is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 97 grams, the DSC-W530 is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W530.

We compared this camera to all the other 97g cameras and we think the FinePix JX550, and the FinePix JX500 both from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Narrow

The average width of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 100mm. The DSC-W530 is fairly narrow (only 92.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W530.

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Very Thin

The thinnest compact camera camera that has been available for more than two years is 4mm deep and the thickest is 2,200mm. At only 19.3 millimeters, the Sony DSC-W530 is quite thin compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Short

At only 52.4 millimeters, the Sony DSC-W530 is quite short compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shortest digital camera of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W530 is 10mm tall and the tallest is 750mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Cameras.co.uk, Chip.de and Good Gear Guide.com.au this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 61%. This puts this camera in the bottom 15% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Poor Connectivity

One Sony DSC-W530 owner who bought it reckoned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Cassie wrote “Trying to transfer to PC via USB is really difficult” .

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-W530 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W530 do have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the GE A1455 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-W530 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W530 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. The DSC-W530 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE G5WP (£49.99), or the Pentax MX-1.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Coolpix P310 (4.2x), or the Coolpix S2800 (5x) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony DSC-W530 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W530 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Sony DSC-W530 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The screen sizes of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W530 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

Alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP S300, the Nikon Coolpix S6200, or the Canon IXUS 135 which has better reviews.

If you want a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X100 (£425.00) (2.8" and higher rated), the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD (3" and higher rated), or the Samsung WB50F (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W530, the Sony DSC-W530 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W530, the DSC-W530 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the DSC-W530 does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-W530 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-W530 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

The DSC-W530 has a quite low maximum playback zoom (only 1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W530. The average maximum playback zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W530 is 8.8x.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony DSC-W530 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W530. The image format "JPEG" is also supported by this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W530

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera camera was released over three years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of a similar age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the DSC-W530 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W530.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 14.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the E1450W, and the A1455 both from GE or the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS is also worth considering.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB200F (£269.95) (14.2MP), the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD (16MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Focusing
Smile Detection
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus
Smile Detection
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Camera
White Balance Mode
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Recording
USB 2.0 Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR
Technical Details
Colour of Product

Expert Reviews

(13)
13 June 2011

Vario-Tessar, the image sensor boasts 14 megapixels, and the built-in stabilization is reassuring...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530 may be relatively inexpensive as far as compact cameras from Sony are concerned, but we don't think it's good value. Its image quality is merely adequate, its shutter...

1 April 2011

The Sony Cybershot DSC W530 may not be weighed down with features, but it does what it sets out to do well. It is relatively inexpensive, takes a decent snapshot and is also easy to use. It is a...

22 March 2011

At a time when the same money will buy you a stabilised compact with a 720p video mode, it's hard to see why you might think of buying the Sony Cyber-shot W530, especially since its picture...

15 March 2011

À l'heure où d'autres proposent au même prix des appareils stabilisés filmant en 720p, on peine à imaginer une bonne raison d'acheter ce modèle à la qualité d'image décevante...

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User Reviews

(77)
Reviewed 30 December 2011 by David Glasgow
(Verified Purchase)

Fabulous camera I must say for £65 at time of purchase, was one of the very BEST Bargains I bought on Amazon in 7 years. I have to say it takes pictures VERY fast, seems to be all on AUTO mainly... Read more…

Reviewed 30 March 2011 by Bugsy

Ordered this camera and received it two days later. Very impressed with the quality of the pictures taken to test the camera. It seems well made, easy to use and can be carried in a shirt pocket... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2011 by Dr. Donna Green

I bought this camera with high hopes. I've been using it for about 10 months now and still don't really like it. Things I don't like: 1. You can't pick your own settings (it's all automatic!!! &... Read more…

Reviewed 21 April 2011 by Twisting-Charlie
(Verified Purchase)

We bought this for our daughter and collectively have owned several digital cameras over the years. This really is the business! She loved the size/colour/simplicity/quality....... These cameras... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2011 by Ms. C. A. Benn

Photo quality is excellent! i have had two sony cyber shots previously and this is by far the best! It takes photos quickly and has a good zoom. Easy to use and compact. The panoramic setting is... Read more…

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