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Sony DSC-W630 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x CCD Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Good product quality
121 Reviews + 1 Award
fotomaniak.pl Good Buy

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this Sony digital camera was good. Fotomaniak.pl gave this camera a "Good Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Cameras.co.uk, Chip.de, fotomaniak.pl and zoom.nl this camera has an average expert rating of 69%.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this medium megapixel camera rated this digital camera 87 out of 100 on average. 74 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

Poor Support

One owner who purchased it thought it did not have good technical guidance. Four years ago N. R. J. Mccaughan said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I can't help thinking that fewer”.


Design

Easy to Use

Eighteen owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Michael John Spiller gave it a rating of 7 stars and he said in his review of the Sony DSC-W630 on Amazon “It is a handy portable size”. J. M. Pitkin rated this digital camera 7 stars and said on Amazon “It seems like fun to use - the controls are very similar to the old Sony ones” in their review of the Sony DSC-W630. Radiojock mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The buttons are reasonably self-explanatory and there is an onboard help feature which is very handy”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Architect wrote on Amazon “Good quality camera, light, comfortable” in their review of the Sony DSC-W630 and gave it a score of 7 stars. Flo. mentioned “It is comfortable and easy to handle, wrist strap a good feature” in their Sony DSC-W630 review.

One person who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Radiojock gave it a score of 7 stars and said on Amazon “Love all the onboard settings that are available to the user to set things up like the sweep-shot, night-time (two settings)”.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Mr Keith Knee mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-W630 “Excellent picture quality” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Jacqueline mentioned four years ago “Quicker and easier to use, excellant quality pics etc” and rated it 6 stars. Jelena wrote in their review of this digital camera also four years ago “Fantastic quality of pictures” .

Nice Design

Four customers considered that the Sony DSC-W630 was good looking. Cool Dude said on Amazon “Amazing Camera, beautiful quality, takes stunning photos with the panorama mode Worth the money”. Glauco L. Da Silva mentioned on Amazon “The quality is pretty nice, photos and videos”. Five years ago Ellen said in her review of the Sony DSC-W630 on Amazon “So in a nutshell, this camera is great for someone who wants an efficient, stylish camera that is easy to use”.

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was neat. N. R. J. Mccaughan mentioned four years ago “A decent movie capability all wrapped up in a neat slimline camera”.

One owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was well designed. Four years ago N. R. J. Mccaughan wrote “There is a but, is that picture quality seems surprisingly ordinary for such an apparently advanced design” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

One customer mentioned that the product was ergonomic. N. R. J. Mccaughan said in their review of the Sony DSC-W630 “That is the only ergonomic issue” and scored the product 6 stars.

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Robust

One person considered that it was reliable. Cool Dude gave it a rating of 8 stars and said “Sold by a very reliable company”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers who bought it thought it had good features. Mr Keith Knee mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Smile and panoramic features are great”. David Thompson said on Amazon five years ago “It also has some fun features like toy camera, pop” in his Sony DSC-W630 review.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirteen customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said “It also has a relatively low price tag” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Mr. John A. Sturgeon wrote on Amazon “The buttons felt cheap & like they were gonna break at any minute.” in his review of this digital camera. J. M. Pitkin wrote in their review of this digital camera “I went for a new camera and after a bit of research came on the Sony DSCW630 going at a great price on Amazon”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seven owners who bought the Sony DSC-W630 reckoned that it was compact. Mr R Brennan mentioned “Very compact, sharp images, easy to use” in his review of this digital camera. Ms B. scored the product 8 stars and said on Amazon “Bought as a present really good compact camera”. David Thompson mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I do have a small Sony compact so this was my yard stick with regards to this camera”.

Two customers who bought it thought it was lightweight. Gary mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-W630 on Amazon “It is lightweight, looks good”. Ellen said on Amazon “The camera is exactly as I hoped! It is compact, very lightweight”.

One owner who bought it thought it was thin. Jelena said on Amazon “Very slim and easy to use”.

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Very Light

The average weight of cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera is 250g, and the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of only 100 grams, the DSC-W630 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-W630 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung 200, or the Fujifilm X-M1 (£349) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Sony DSC-W630 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the GE X5 (£55) is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-W630 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W630 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-W630 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of this age and spec is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. With a digital zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-W630 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 20x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-H70R which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-W630 has a pretty average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-W630 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 125 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,500mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.6, the Sony DSC-W630 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 3.4.

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Camera

Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-W630 does not feature contrast adjustment, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-W630 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature multi burst mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-W630 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Twelve owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Mark wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “HD video is nice.”. J. M. Pitkin said “The video is better (not an oft used feature for me” in their review of this digital camera. Luis gave it a rating of 8 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Takes good video in 720P”.

Good Quality Lens

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Mr. John A. Sturgeon rated this digital camera 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The zoom is liveable ok, if you're using it at home for party's BBQs & so on”. N. R. J. Mccaughan said in their review of the Sony DSC-W630 on Amazon “A nice wide-angle zoom” and scored it 4 stars.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. L. Robinson mentioned in their review of this digital camera “We are firm believers that regardless of the mega pixels it's the lens on the camera that counts - Carl Zeiss” . Ellen rated it 6 stars and she mentioned on Amazon five years ago “Camera does not turn on and lens is not exposed to possible damage”.

One customer considered that the product had a good image stabiliser. Luis wrote in his review of this digital camera “Good camera, optical stabilization work great, haven't got any bad pictures so far” .

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-one customers who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images. J. M. Pitkin said in their review of the Sony DSC-W630 five years ago “It's small and light so stands a good chance of being taken everywhere and the large screen size means that I can show my Mum the pictures easily!”. J. M. Pitkin also said “The colours seem to be full and accurate so it will be fun taking many more images! The size is small -” in their review. Ry-Man said on Amazon “It stalls for a few seconds while it finishes saving the video, which is really annoying if you need to capture an image quickly”.

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. David Thompson wrote on Amazon five years ago “The resolution is good enough for a low priced camera” in his review of the Sony DSC-W630. Ellen mentioned in her Sony DSC-W630 review “The camera has 16.1 megapixels, which means it is good for large blown up photos”.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-W630 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-W630 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W630 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W630 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels 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 comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W630 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-W630 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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). The worst video resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw630vceh, sony dscw630bceh, sony dscw630p, dscw630p.cee8, 4905524832914, dscw630p.cee9, sonydscw630s, dscw630scee8, dscw630bcee8, dscw630p.ceh, sonydscw630n, dscw630vcee8, dscw630black, dscw630ncee8, dscw630sceh, dscw630nceh, dscw630nsd4, sony 161mp
Barcodes 00027242845053, 00049055248463, 03355830047594, 03355830047600, 03610170730675, 03610170731276, 03610170770633, 03610170843801, 03610170843818, 04905524773132, 04905524832914, 04905524832921, 04905524832938, 04905524832945, 04905524832952, 04905524832969, 04905524832976, 04905524833003, 04905524846331, 04905524852011, 04905524852035, 05052181678757, 07501450762157, 07501450762171, 07501450762188, 08427247081272, 08427247081289, 08427247081296, 08427247081302

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