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Sony DSC-W830

£104.99
£84.00 £20.99 cheaper than 53 days ago
Camera Labs Recommended
A great value for money compact camera with good features
Compact 20.1MP 8x Yes Jan 2014
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Sony DSC-W830 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-W830 number 46 across all digital cameras.
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1,745 Reviews
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Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 93% of buyers recommended 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 cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixels sensor
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite small display diagonal
Does not support Wi-Fi

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the DSC-W830 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for portrait photography, ranking number 60 in portrait photography cameras. It is also good for sports photography, ranking number 83 in sports photography cameras as well being good for wildlife photography, ranking number 113 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £104.99 to £84 in the last 53 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-W830?

The Sony DSC-W830 is 93.1mm wide and 52.5mm tall. It is 22.5mm deep and weighs 104g.

Sony DSC-W830 front dimensions

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Sony DSC-W830 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this camera is 61 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and Chip.de. This means that camera experts really don't rate this Sony camera very highly.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 1,742 owner reviews this Sony camera has an average owner rating of 90 out of 100. 1071 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

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


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £84.00 it is cheaper than 90% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DSC-W830 and the United Kingdom price of £84.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $118.00 (£153.34).

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Features

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony DSC-W830 of 20.1MP is in the highest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W830 has a maximum image resolution of 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-W830's optical zoom of 8x is pretty typical 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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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-W830's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is fairly typical 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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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-W830 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of cameras.

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Very Light

The weight of the DSC-W830 of only 104g is in the lightest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-W830 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-W830 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The DSC-W830 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the DSC-W830 of only 2.7" is in the smallest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-W830 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony DSC-W830 has an external flash connector. 87% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-W830 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the DSC-W830 is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This Sony camera also supports still image resolutions of 5152 x 2896 pixels, 11520 x 1080 pixels, 3648 x 2736 pixels plus 4 more values. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony DSC-W830's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 210 Battery Life

The DSC-W830 is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W830 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony DSC-W830 features saturation adjustment. 88% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DSC-W830 has a wrist strap, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-W830 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth keeping in mind that 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony DSC-W830 has a carrying case, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Sony DSC-W830 of 64x is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the DSC-W830 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Tripod Mount

The DSC-W830 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw830sce3, info dscw830vceh, info dscw830sceh, info dscw830pceh, sony dscw830p, sony dscw830v
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony DSC-W830

160mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
10% larger display diagonal
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
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Expert reviews are significantly better
A lot higher display resolution
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