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Sony DSC-W730
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Sony DSC-W730 Digital Camera

8x 6.7" Apr 2014
Optical Zoom Display Diagonal Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 17 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 82 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Compact cameras produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Size

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “By Eric Butterfield The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is small and slim, at less than an inch thick, which makes it very portable”.

One person concluded that the Sony DSC-W730 was compact. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote “It's compact” in their Sony DSC-W730 review.

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Reasonably Priced

One Sony DSC-W730 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

One customer who purchased the product wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Four years ago Steves-Digicams.com said on Steve's Digicams “It's a bargain camera that is best suited for beginners, both because of its limited features” in their review of the Sony DSC-W730.

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Good Support

One customer who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance.

Good Quality Pictures

One Sony DSC-W730 owner who bought it considered that it was able to produce good images. Tracey Jane Gordon wrote in his review of this digital camera two years ago “Superb photo results” and rated the product 5 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-W730 has one of the bigger digital zooms (32 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 32x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX80[pl_1621797_price], or the DSC-W830[pl_2109578_price] both from Sony.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (40x) which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports a microSD (TransFlash)|microSDHC|microSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. 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 camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at 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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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W730 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include the X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Sony DSC-W730 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the D300s[pl_994_price], or the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] both from Nikon or the Lexibook DJ134[plb_2288229_price].

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W730. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-W730 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4000 x 2248 and 4608 x 2592. Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most cameras of this age and spec have between 1 and 12 number of aspheric elementss, including the DSC-W730 which has five number of aspheric elementss.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the DSC-W730 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats supporteds MP3 are also supported by this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras of this type and age.

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Has Two Image Editings

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Sony camera. The image editings Rotating and Trimming are also found on this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-W730 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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 best video resolution of all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W730 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony DSC-W730 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus and Multi Point Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Light

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W730 the weights range from 20g to 840g. With a weight of only 106 grams, the Sony DSC-W730 is one of the lighter compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W730 amongst compact cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 106g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FS45, BNDL[plb_1284724_price].

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The ISO sensitivity (min)s of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W730 range from 10 to 200. The Sony DSC-W730 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) (only 80) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W730.

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16 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One Sony DSC-W730 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good features.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The DSC-W730 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W730 also do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W730 do not support Full HD video. The DSC-W730 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-W730 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-W730 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W730 are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony DSC-W730 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The DSC-W730 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the DSC-W730 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average slowest camera shutter speed of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W730 is 15s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The DSC-W730 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-W730 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The battery capacitys of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730 range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 25 frames per second, the DSC-W730 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W730. The motion JPEG frame rates of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730 range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Sony DSC-W730 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W730 the battery life (max)s range from 0.83h to 320h, and the average battery life (max) is 16h. At only 1.6 hours, the DSC-W730 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W730.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W730 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s amongst digital cameras of this age. The playback zoom (max)s of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W730 range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Sony DSC-W730 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W730. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W730 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Sony DSC-W730 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W730.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W730

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-W730.

Average Megapixel

The DSC-W730 has a pretty average megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price], the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price], or the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price].

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (16.2MP), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W730 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the A4000 IS[pl_408140_price], or the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_2109578_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS[plb_2321377_price] (10x), or the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DSC-W730 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W730.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2[plb_1680252_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Stylus SZ-17[pl_2496702_price] (3"), or the Stylus SH-60[pl_2273504_price] (3") both from Olympus or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Smile Detection
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Camera
GPS (satellite)
Histogram
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(7)
20 May 2013

By Eric Butterfield The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is small and slim, at less than an inch thick, which makes it very portable and unobtrusive in a pocket. It's a bargain camera that is best suited...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is what a basic point-and-shoot is all about. It's compact, and easy-to-use making it a camera you'd always carry around with you. If you think point-and-shoot...

27 February 2014

De todas maneras, no podemos negar que se encuentran en un claro declive . Cada vez son más los usuarios que al decidirse por adquirir una cámara fotográfica prefieren elegir un modelo... Read more…

29 June 2013

Si buscas una cámara sencilla que tenga lo esencial para tomar buenas fotografías, este modelo de Cyber-Shot debe ser una opción a considerar...

17 April 2013

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 23 July 2013 by Shoponlineiseasy01
Shoponlineiseasy01 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera to take pictures of my young kids. Does a great job capturing them in action...

Reviewed 24 September 2013 by FBDirector70570
(Verified Purchase)

I've only had the camera for about 2 weeks but I used it a good bit. First of the pros: the camera is nice and tiny, it will fit in your pocket with no problem. It seems to take very nice pictures... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2013 by Jimmykat
Jimmykat would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

I love this camera. Small enough to fit in my jeans pocket. Takes great pictures...

Reviewed 10 October 2013 by HappyintheUSA
HappyintheUSA would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730

Purchased this camera for a trip to NYC. Tiny camera that is very easy to use. Photos can be blurry, but most are very good and are all very true to color. Great for purse or pocket. Easily... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2014 by Bobinco
Bobinco would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W730 (Verified Purchase)

This is a great little point and shoot camera with great video and picture quality. Pretty easy to use but do recommend reading the manual...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw730, dscw730g, dscw730b, dsc-w730/g, dscw730gce3, dscw730gcee8, sony dscw730, dscw730g.ce3, sony dscw730p, dsc-w730g.ce3, 4905524921830, dsc-w730g.cee8, kw730gbgsfdiye, kw730gbgsfdi.ye, sony 4905524921830
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