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User Reviews Are Good

This Sony camera has an average user rating of 80 out of 100 based on 115 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

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

Some customers reckoned that this digital camera was a bargain for the price. Anita wrote in her review of the Sony DSC-W530 on Amazon six years ago “Bought this camera for my wife tninking I was getting a bargain”. Anita also wrote “This new camera is like the cheap realtion”. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530 is a relatively cheap, very light”.

Some Sony DSC-W530 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530 may be relatively inexpensive as far as compact cameras from Sony are concerned.” but in spite of that they scored it 40 out of 100. Six years ago Cameras.co.uk said “It is relatively inexpensive, takes a decent snapshot”.

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Easy to Use

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W530 was easy to use. Bugsy mentioned six years ago “It seems well made, easy to use and can be carried in a shirt pocket easily” in their review. Cokeyflo said in their review of this digital camera “Allergic to anything digital!The camera is so easy to use and takes really good photo's” and scored it very highly. Jmjl gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon six years ago “The camera is easy to use” in their Sony DSC-W530 review.

One Sony DSC-W530 owner said in their reviews that it had a good experience.

One Sony DSC-W530 owner said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dd said on Amazon “The camera is light to hold yet solid- the picture quality is really great with the face detection” and rated the Sony DSC-W530 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony DSC-W530 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W530 was good quality. Bob Lock mentioned on Amazon “Super camera, as always up to the super Sony quality”. Bugsy mentioned on Amazon “Excellent, compact quality camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-W530 and scored the product very highly. Bugsy also wrote “Very impressed with the quality of the pictures taken to test the camera”.

Good Size

Some people who bought this digital camera thought it was compact. Mf Castillo said on Amazon “Quality compact camera at a great price!” in their review of the Sony DSC-W530. Mf Castillo also mentioned “Lovely compact camera and for”. Six years ago Mr. Mark S. Hammond wrote on Amazon “I had been (notice use of the word had) been looking for a compact functional and easy to use camera” in his review of this digital camera and scored the Sony DSC-W530 5 stars.

A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good size. Anita said in her review of this digital camera “Ie a quality little point & shoot camera of sturdy proportions” but despite that she only scored the product 60 out of 100. Toya mentioned on Amazon “The camera is a nice size to use and its design is greaat”.

Several Sony DSC-W530 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Javed Khattak gave it a rating of 5 stars and said 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”. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “Compact camera that's designed for users who want something simple to operate and easy to carry” in their review of the Sony DSC-W530.

One customer who purchased it said that it was thin. Four years ago Black Bamboo said in their Sony DSC-W530 review “This camera is tiny and slim” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a score of 20 out of 100. One Sony DSC-W530 owner wrote that this digital camera was lightweight.

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Robust

A number of customers reckoned that the Sony DSC-W530 was well made. Robin Davies mentioned on Amazon “The cameras of the past were solid, well built and lasted well” in his Sony DSC-W530 review but even so he gave it a score of 2 stars. Robin Davies also said “We need a camera that is solid and is going to last”.

One Sony DSC-W530 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable. One person who purchased the Sony DSC-W530 thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Six years ago Dr. Donna Green mentioned “Out many times & now the flap is broken and i've had to duck tape it)3”.

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

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Good Quality Pictures

Seventeen customers considered that it was able to produce good images. Anita wrote “It takes nice pictures & the panorama feature is cool” in her review. Six years ago Claire Jane wrote in her Sony DSC-W530 review on Amazon “Initially I was pleased as it took lovely trial photos of flowers and sunsets etc” but even so she gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars. Dr. Donna Green mentioned on Amazon “It took much better pics (especially for landscape)Everyone gave good reviews” in her review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

Several Sony DSC-W530 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. J. L. Dean mentioned in their Sony DSC-W530 review “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”. P. Elliott wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great features” and rated it 5 stars. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “In fact it has a fairly minimal set of features” in their Sony DSC-W530 review.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who purchased the product wrote that it had a good zoom. Ms. C. A. Benn wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W530 “This is by far the best! It takes photos quickly and has a good zoom”. One Sony DSC-W530 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Trafficjockey mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens is excellent and the range is good”.

One customer who purchased it said that it had a good image stabiliser. Six years ago Tomsguide.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-W530 “The built-in stabilization is reassuring”.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

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Good Support

One customer reckoned that the product had good technical guidance. Five years ago Wheelieliz said on Amazon “The instruction were easy to understand which is a bonus” in their review and gave the Sony DSC-W530 a very good review.

Good Video Capture

Several people who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Wheelieliz rated the product as very good and said on Amazon “It has video function too along with panoramic picture capture---You have to buy it” in their review of the Sony DSC-W530. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “At a time when the same money will buy you a stabilised compact with a 720p video mode” in their review of the Sony DSC-W530 but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

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

Good Flash

One Sony DSC-W530 owner who bought the Sony DSC-W530 reckoned that it had a good flash. Three years ago S. Davies wrote “It actually taking the picture - especially if you are using flash”.

Nice Design

One Sony DSC-W530 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Cassie said on Amazon “The camera is neat, light, easy to operate for taking photos” in her review of this digital camera yet she only gave it a score of 1 stars.

10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Cameras.co.uk, Chip.de and Good Gear Guide.com.au the average expert rating of this digital camera is 61 out of 100. It seems that experts really don't rate this camera very highly.

Poor Connectivity

One Sony DSC-W530 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not good in terms of USB connections. Cassie wrote on Amazon “Trying to transfer to PC via USB is really difficult” in her review of the Sony DSC-W530.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W530, the Sony DSC-W530 does not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the DV151, or the WB250 both from Samsung or the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W530 do not support wi-Fi. The Sony DSC-W530 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the DV151, or the WB250 both from Samsung or the Sony ILCE-QX1 (£229.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony DSC-W530 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W530 also do not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability which you might want to look at including the EOS 1D Mark III, or the EOS 1Ds Mark II both from Canon or the Samsung DV151 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the 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 Canon EOS 1D Mark III, the Samsung DV151, or the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

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

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Sony DSC-W530 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Samsung WB250, or the Sony DSC-QX30 (£259.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the DSC-W530 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Sony DSC-W530 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-W530

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-W530 over three years ago.

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, dscw530s, sony dscw530, sony dscw530l, sony dscw530b, sony dscw530s, sony dscw530p
Barcodes 00027242808553, 00027242808560, 00027242808577, 00027242808591, 04905524707519

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