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Sony DSC-W730
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Sony DSC-W730 Digital Camera

16.1MP 8x CCD Jun 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Chip.de, tecnozoom.it and redusers.com the average expert rating of this digital camera is 74%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 17 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 83 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Sony compact camera digital cameras have good reviews as do all digital cameras produced by Sony.

Good Size

A few customers thought it was thin. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “By Eric Butterfield The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is small and slim, at less than an inch thick, which makes it very portable” in their Sony DSC-W730 review.

One person who purchased the Sony DSC-W730 thought it was compact. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said in their review “It's compact” .

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Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a bargain for the price. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams three years ago “It's a bargain camera that is best suited for beginners, both because of its limited features”.

One Sony DSC-W730 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

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Good Support

One person who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Good Quality Pictures

One Sony DSC-W730 reviewer concluded that it was able to produce good images. Tracey Jane Gordon mentioned in his Sony DSC-W730 review “Superb photo results” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a similar spec and age to 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.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-W730 has one of the bigger digital zooms (32 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W730 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 32x digital zoom cameras currently available including the DSC-WX80, or the DSC-WX60 (£114.99) both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (40x), or the DSC-W800 (£49.99) (40x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-W730 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W730.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-W730 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the J1455, or the A1455 both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-W730 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W730 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Five Aspheric Elements

The DSC-W730 is a five aspheric element camera.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Sony DSC-W730 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly 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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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports One Audio Format

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats MP3 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-W730 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W730 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 106 grams, the Sony DSC-W730 is quite light compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730. The weights of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W730 range from 20g to 710g.

Other 106g cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W730 is 99. At only 80, the DSC-W730 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The Sony DSC-W730 is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730 (only 93.1 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The widths of cameras of this type and age range from 16mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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Short

The DSC-W730 is fairly short (only 52.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The heights of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W730 range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One Sony DSC-W730 owner wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good features.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W730, the DSC-W730 does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-W730 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-W730 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W730 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-W730 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-W730 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Sony DSC-W730 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 2 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W730 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-W730 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W730. The average battery capacity of cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W730 is 850mAh, and the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony DSC-W730 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W730. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest JPEG frame rate of cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730 is 15fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps. The DSC-W730 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have maximum battery lives of between 0.83h and 680h. At only 1.6 hours, the Sony DSC-W730 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-W730 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1250 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Sony DSC-W730 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this camera.

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Only ± 2EV (1/2EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sony DSC-W730 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 2EV (1/2EV step)) is actually the worst light exposure correction across all cameras of this type and age.

Across similar types of camera the best light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/3EV step).

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-W730 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The DSC-W730 has a quite long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average minimum focal length of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730 is 26mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W730

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the DSC-W730 has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W730.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio EX-ZR300, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP and higher rated), the Samsung WB50F (16.2MP and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX50 (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W730 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX80, or the Canon IXUS 135.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-QX10 (£164.16) (10x), or the Nikon Coolpix S6700 (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the DSC-W730 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W730.

Alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Samsung ST96 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (2.8" and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX400V (3" and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(7)
20 May 2013

By Eric Butterfield The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is small and slim, at less than an inch thick, which makes it very portable and unobtrusive in a pocket. It's a bargain camera that is best suited...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is what a basic point-and-shoot is all about. It's compact, and easy-to-use making it a camera you'd always carry around with you. If you think point-and-shoot...

27 February 2014

De todas maneras, no podemos negar que se encuentran en un claro declive . Cada vez son más los usuarios que al decidirse por adquirir una cámara fotográfica prefieren elegir un modelo... Read more…

29 June 2013

Si buscas una cámara sencilla que tenga lo esencial para tomar buenas fotografías, este modelo de Cyber-Shot debe ser una opción a considerar...

17 April 2013

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 23 July 2013 by Shoponlineiseasy01
Shoponlineiseasy01 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera to take pictures of my young kids. Does a great job capturing them in action...

Reviewed 24 September 2013 by FBDirector70570
(Verified Purchase)

I've only had the camera for about 2 weeks but I used it a good bit. First of the pros: the camera is nice and tiny, it will fit in your pocket with no problem. It seems to take very nice pictures... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2013 by Jimmykat
Jimmykat would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

I love this camera. Small enough to fit in my jeans pocket. Takes great pictures...

Reviewed 10 October 2013 by HappyintheUSA
HappyintheUSA would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730

Purchased this camera for a trip to NYC. Tiny camera that is very easy to use. Photos can be blurry, but most are very good and are all very true to color. Great for purse or pocket. Easily... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2014 by Bobinco
Bobinco would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

This is a great little point and shoot camera with great video and picture quality. Pretty easy to use but do recommend reading the manual...

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Product Identifiers

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