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Sony DSC-W730

£139.99
A classic compact camera with good features
Compact 16.1MP 81x Yes Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-W730 Review

With very good reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-W730 number 357 across all digital cameras.
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, design and excellent technical features.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Quite low playback zoom (max)
Does not feature bluetooth

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How Big is the Sony DSC-W730?

The Sony DSC-W730 is 93.1mm wide and 52.3mm tall. It is 22.5mm deep and weighs 106g.

Sony DSC-W730 front dimensions

Sony DSC-W730 size in context

Sony DSC-W730 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including redusers.com, tecnozoom.it and Chip.de this camera has an overall expert rating of 74 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is 82 out of 100 based on 17 owner reviews. 10 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 32,324 owner and expert reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Two people agreed that it was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-W730 reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Six customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixels

The DSC-W730's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-W730 of 81x is in the biggest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-W730's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W730 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Very Light

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Sony DSC-W730's weight of only 106g is in the lightest 8% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-W730 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-W730 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The DSC-W730 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Five Aspherical Lenses

The Sony DSC-W730 is a five aspherical lens camera.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-W730 features face detection, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-W730 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-W730's display diagonal of 6.7" is very large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-W730's digital zoom of 32x is in the biggest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|3648 x 2736|4000 x 2248|2592 x 1944|2304 x 1728|1920 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W730 features smile detection. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DSC-W730 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

Digital cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x. The DSC-W730's playback zoom (max) of only 8x is in the lowest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony DSC-W730 has a carrying case, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DSC-W730 does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony DSC-W730's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W730 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Sony DSC-W730 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since April 2014.


Value for Money

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 4905524921830, kw730gbgsfdi.ye, dsc-w730g.cee8, sony dscw730p, dsc-w730g.ce3
Barcodes 00027242862173, 00027242862197, 00905524921496, 00905524921540, 04905524921496, 04905524921502, 04905524921533, 04905524921540, 04905524921557, 04905524921632, 04905524921687, 04905524921694, 04905524921748, 04905524921793, 04905524921816, 04905524921830, 04905524921847, 08427247083573, 08427247083580, 08427247083597, 08427247083603, 08427247083610

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