Sony DSC-W530


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Sony DSC-W530

Sony DSC-W530
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A much recommended but 4 year old compact digital camera, with not very good features
Compact 14.1MP 4x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Release Date
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Sony DSC-W530 Review

With good reviews and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Sony DSC-W530 as follows:
152 Reviews
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 28?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this camera to others. Leica digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is a good size, it is robust and excellent technical features.
It is missing some features:
Lower than average megapixels

Sony DSC-W530 Video Reviews

Sony DSC-W530 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 61 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including, Digital Versus, and This puts this Sony camera in the bottom 10% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good User Reviews

On average, DSC-W530 owners rated this camera 80 out of 100. 47 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Five owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact.

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 32,097 expert and user reviews (including 10,389 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Four people wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W530 was well made.

  • The camera is light to hold yet solid- the picture quality is really great with the face detection…
    DD (Amazon) - July 2011
  • This has proved to be completely reliable as a way of getting at least one good shot…
    Tony Wrench (Amazon) - February 2012
  • It seems well made, easy to use…
  • The cameras of the past were solid, well built and lasted well…
  • We need a camera that is solid and is going to last…

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Three owners agreed that it had good features.

  • In fact it has a fairly minimal set of features… April 2011
  • Great features…
    P. Elliott (Amazon) - December 2011
  • He was really impressed with all the features! A great camera for an excellent price, might get one for my daughter…
    E A Cooke (Amazon) - August 2011

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven owners who reviewed it said that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven owners who bought the product mentioned that it was easy to use.

  • Its image quality is merely adequate, its shutter button is awful and it just doesn't feel good to use at…
  • Its image quality is merely adequate, its shutter button is awful and it just doesn't feel good to use at all…
  • It is relatively inexpensive, takes a decent snapshot and is also easy to use… April 2011
  • You can't pick your own settings (it's all automatic! & doesn't always pick the right setting for the scene) 2…
  • The camera is light to hold yet solid- the picture quality is really great with the face detection…
    DD (Amazon) - July 2011
  • The pictures are well focused and the camera is easy to use…
    JMJL (Amazon) - September 2011
  • This camera is smaller than the previous version which means its easier to fit in your pocket which is handy for going out in the evening…
    Trafficjockey (Amazon) - September 2011
  • Easy to use and compact…
  • It seems well made, easy to use and can be carried in a shirt pocket easily…
  • It is handy and does not take too long to prepare it on the spot! It is a good plan to carry a spare battery…
    Neville (Amazon) - July 2013

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Eight people agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Eight customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-W530 concluded that it was able to produce good images.


Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-W530 in September 2013.


Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony DSC-W530 of only 14.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 69% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-W530's optical zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 56% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dscw530l, sony dscw530b, sony dscw530s, sony dscw530p


00027242808553, 00027242808560, 00027242808577, 00027242808591, 04905524707519

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