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Sony DSC-W530L
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Sony DSC-W530L Digital Camera

14.1MP 4x CCD 8x Sep 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec 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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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W530 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. The DSC-W530 has a fairly big digital zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Rollei Compactline 750[plb_2403900_price] (12x), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W530 which do not support video capability, the DSC-W530 supports video capability.

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-W530 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W530. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has One Camera Playback

The DSC-W530 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks slide show are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Sony DSC-W530 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings rotating and trimming are also found on this digital 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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Light

The lightest digital camera of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W530 is 20g and the heaviest is 840g. With a weight of only 97 grams, the Sony DSC-W530 is one of the lighter compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W530 amongst cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 97g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the Sony DSC-W530 does not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W530 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W530.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W530 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W530 is 0.17x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] (4.6x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W530 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-W530 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W530 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W530 are not 3D. The Sony DSC-W530 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-W530 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-W530 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W530 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W530 have playback zoom (max)s of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x. The DSC-W530 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) (only 1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W530.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-W530 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W530. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony DSC-W530 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W530. The image formats supported "JPEG" is also supported by this camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W530L

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the DSC-W530 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W530.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14.1MP digital cameras currently available including the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon 145[plb_2166060_price] (16MP and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price] (16MP and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Sony DSC-W530 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W530.

Other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the easypix V1016[plb_1721318_price], or the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews.

If this Sony digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Flash
Flash Modes
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw530, dscw530p, dscw530l, dscw530b, dscw530g, dscw530s, dscw530/p, dscw530/g, dscw530lceh, dscw530pceh, dscw530bceh, dscw530sceh, dscw530gceh, dscw530bcee8, dscw530scee8, dscw530p.ceh, dscw530black, dscw530gcee8, sony dscw530, dscw530lcee8, dscw530g.ceh, dscw530pcee8, sonydscw530b, sonydscw530l, dscw530g.cee8, sony dscw530b, sony dscw530s, dscw530silver, dscw530p.cee8, sony dscw530p
Barcodes 00027242808553, 00027242808560, 00027242808577, 00027242808584, 00027242808591, 03355830043985, 03610170013495, 03610170025344, 03610170025849, 03610170032090, 03610170535621, 04905524707519, 04905524751260, 04905524751284, 04905524751307, 04905524751314, 04905524751321, 04905524751338, 04905524751345, 04905524751352, 04905524751369, 04905524751376, 04905524751383, 04905524751406, 04905524767131, 04905524799682, 05711045123542, 07501450761532

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