Sony CyberShot DSC-W330

Last Updated (07 June’10):
- Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource

Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 is a 14.1-megapixel digital camera features 26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 4x optical zoom, SteadyShot Image Stabilization, Auto mode, ISO 100-3200, Card slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media and SD media and 3.0-inch LCD screen (230k pixels). The camera measures W x H x D 3 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ x 11/16″ (95.9mm x 56.8mm x 17.3mm) and weighs With battery and Memory Stick Media Approx. 4.5 oz. (128g).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W330
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 Reviews

Imaging-resource reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 and writes;
“Full autofocus shutter lag is about average, at 0.59 second at wide-angle and 0.60 second at full telephoto. Prefocus shutter lag is 0.094 second, which is quite fast.”
Rating: N/A

eTechReviews reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 and writes;
“The photos are usable in small sizes up to ISO 800. The colors are shifting with combined noise and its reduction on high ISO levels that result in poor photo quality. ISO 1600 or 3200 will give you really poor quality photos.”
Rating: N/A

Steves-digicams reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 and writes;
“I was really happy with all of our standard shots that are taken with every camera, as images were sharp and true to the colors. The day I captured them is was definitely sunny and I think the W330 managed the bright sunshine very well. Even my portrait shots turned out great. “
Rating: N/A

User Opinions

Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 User Reviews

Perfect for the price | Rating: ★★★★★
“I was pleasantly surprised to see the camera recorded video (albeit SD) since there was no mention of it on Amazon or Sony Style. I have the Sony DSC-HX5V 10.2MP CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD on pre-order for myself and can’t imagine how impressive the image quality will be since I don’t see a point and shoot getting much better than this Sony DSC-W330 from a technical standpoint.” – By Rob

Great Camera! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I just got this camera to replace my Canon Powershot SD1000. I love the fact that I’m able to crop and trim pictures in the camera. I coudn’t do that with the Canon. It has a big screen and it’s very light. Love it!!! ” – By Yaimi

Great Camera, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Cant beat it for the money. Nice big display. Easy to use. Takes great pictures.” – By Bosco

Fabulous Camera!!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I can’t say enough about this camera. I took it to Europe and the quality of the pictures is amazing. The zoom is crystal clear. Its super easy to use, just point and shoot. The large screen is so nice to have. The size of the camera is small and slim, easy to put in a pocket or purse. ” – By Debbie west chester PA

nice, depending on what you are interested in. | Rating: ★★★★☆
“this product is nice, has great features. If you are looking for features like panoramic picture taking and burst shots, then get the 350. It bought both and prefer the 350. The 330 is still a nice camera. ” – By Colin Mcgibbon

Excellent small camera | Rating: ★★★★★
“Tiny, handy, excellent quality, manual override, ISO up to 3200, 14.1 MP, Zeiss Lens and it is a SONY. ” – By Udo Rungeler

Sony Digital Camera | Rating: ★★★☆☆
“I am pleased with the performance and picture quality of this camera, but am somewhat disappointed in the zoom capabilities and the quality of pictures taken in the gym, etc. But in all fairness, I am not a professional !! So, for the price, this is a good deal! ” – By Cindy K.

Great camera for the price | Rating: ★★★★★
“The quality of the image is great and I love the features it has such as the smile detector and its ability to recognize the setting of the picture you are trying to take whether it is a landscape shot or a night shot. It is also not as complicated as some other cameras I have had. Overall it was a great buy and I would recommend it.” – By Veronica Jimenez

Great value, great camera | Rating: ★★★★★
“This camera has everything I was looking for: Slim, Easy to use, Quick shutter, Large viewscreen, Good zoom.I did my research and even went into Best Buy to ask about the best cameras. If you are looking for a basic point and shoot, you will likely be very happy with this purchase. It is a great price for the quality camera. ” – By L. McNulty

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Samples

Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 Sample Photos

- Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
- Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 Sample Photos @ Steves-digicams.com
- Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 Sample Photos @ Imaging-resource.com

Manual

Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Sony CyberShot DSC-W330 Features

14.1 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD
A powerful 14.1 megapixel 1/2.3” Super HAD™ CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 14.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13×19”) size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.

Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens with 4x Optical Zoom with 26mm equivalent wide
The professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 4x optical zoom lens with 26mm equivalent wide angle brings distant subjects closer for great outdoor, sports, and travel photos.

3.0” Clear Photo LCD™ display (230k pixels)1
Generous 3.0”1 (230K pixels) Clear Photo LCD™ display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.

Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and SteadyShot™ image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony® Cyber-shot® technology without leaving auto mode. Whether you’re shooting landscapes, capturing a beautiful flower, or taking pictures at an in-door birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize your camera’s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.

Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects seven different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Landscape, Macro, and Portrait. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.

Steady Shot Image Stabilization
SteadyShot™ image stabilization compensates for camera shake and helps prevent blur by using higher ISO.

Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.

Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.

Smile Shutter™ technology
Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

Scene modes
The DSC-W330 features 10 convenient scene modes: High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Portrait / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Underwater / Gourmet / Pet.

Intelligent AF
Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child’s adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF. The camera is always ready to take the best shot.

Easy Shooting Mode
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects the optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode simplifies preview mode.

Function Guide
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.

In-Camera Retouching Tools
Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming and Red-Eye Correction.

Lithium-ion battery
Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries (capacity of 230 images or 115 minutes for shooting still images).6

Media card slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-W330 accepts Memory Stick Duo™/Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media (sold separately) and SD/SDHC media (sold separately).7

Includes Sony® PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.02
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites2

Includes Sony® PMB Portable software3
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable software3 the DSC-W330 makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites5 without the need for any additional software or install.

Colors Available
The Cyber-shot® DSC-W330 camera is available in silver, black, red and blue.


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