Sony CyberShot DSC-W350

Last Updated (09 September’10):
- Review & Sample Photos @ PCMag

Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 is a 14.1-megapixel resolution features 2.7-inch LCD screen for easy viewing, 26mm equivalent Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 4x optical zoom, Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p); Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur, Accepts Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo (not included). The camera measures W x H x D 3 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ x 11/16″ (90.7mm x 51.5mm x 16.7mm) and weighs 0.25 pounds.

Sony CyberShot DSC-W350
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 Reviews

PCMag reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 and writes;
“The $200 Sony Cyber-shot W350 is small and light, and takes good pictures in good conditions—but in order to keep it svelte, this camera is missing a few features you’ll find in same-price competitors.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 and writes;
“It has great overall image quality and performs very well for a camera in its class. With a MSRP of US $179.99, this is an excellent option when price and size are going to be big determining factors.”
Rating: N/A

Techreviews reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 and writes;
“Shooting performance of the camera is mixed, but its shutter lag is below average. Although the photo quality is very good, it still has its own issues. Colors are reasonably accurate, natural as well as bright. As for its exposure, it is good. When it comes to video quality, one can say that it is good.”
Rating: N/A

Cameralabs reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 and writes;
“Ultimately if you can afford to spend the extra, we believe the Canon IXUS 130 / SD1400 IS delivers a superior overall experience, but for the lower price, the Sony W350 is hard to beat. Indeed it represents great value considering its tiny dimensions, wide lens and HD video. So if you’re after a very pocketable point-and-shoot camera with some neat features at a great price, look no further. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 User Reviews

Its CUTE! Its PINK! Its PERFECT!!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I love this camera. It does so much. Plus it came with everything i needed to take great care of it and so itll last longer. The picture is amazing. Even when i use the video. And I can make long pictures to get more in the shot. It is so much fun to use.” – By Timothy S. Girdwood

a nice camera, but it needs a view finder | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The pictures are very good, although not obviously better than the two previous generations of sony cameras. Although the focusing software is evidently more sophisticated, it still gets fooled by intervening screens and such–if anything a bit more easily than the previous generation. The main problem with the camera is that it lacks a view finder. This is not a drawback indoors, where the screen works very well, but it is a major drawback outdoors where it does not. You really cannot see the “frame” or the way the color and light are being used. So, you shoot blind. The results are none the less normally very good although they are not framed as well as would be ideal. Overall the size makes it very convenient…. ” – By Sony

I am not disappointed | Rating: ★★★★☆
“It was purchased for my father and ease of use was paramount. I am not disappointed. Compared to my own F200EXR, OSS, exposure and AWB are better. F200EXR seems to have the edge on face detection but I have not used the Sony long enough to tell for certain. Overall the build quality is good and nowhere near as poor as some might suggest. The lens shows no sign of misalignment and edge sharpness is good and better than the F200EXR. I thought the F200EXR would be far ahead of the Sony at high iso, but the Sony is actually pretty good at iso400 6MP. It is a great tiny camera for those who wants good results without constant manual override.” – By DP Review

Superb Travel Camera | Rating: ★★★★★
“I bought two (for my wife and myself) to use on our recent vacation and we each captured about 750 images. My wife almost always jiggles the camera when pressing the button causing about half of here images to be blurred. This camera is the first to successfully correct for this and produce sharp images. The camera is also very good at selecting the right exposure in difficult back lit and bright spot scenes. The colors are very accurate although a bit desaturated. The auto-scene switching works well switching from low light to back light to macro modes effortlessly. However, putting a person it a scenery shot can sometimes switch the camera in portrait mode, which softens the picture. ” – By Newegg

Plugging it into the computer does not charge the battery | Rating: ★★★☆☆
“The camera is okay to use and works fine, but the thing that bothers me is that it does not charge the battery when you plug it in a USB port.” – By Tony Lee

Birthday gift | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I purchased this camera as a birthday present for our college-age son. He did all the research so I don’t know many of the technical specifications but I did see the pictures of a recent spring break trip he took to the Grand Canyon and Moab area of Utah. Wonderful pictures! I especially liked the panorama shots that this camera can take. Personally the only thing I don’t like about this camera is the battery. I prefer cameras that use AA batteries and while AA batteries do make for a bit bulkier camera, in my opinion it is not a significant issue. Other than that this seems like a very fine camera. ” – By Thomas M. Scheumann

Good deal for $200 | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Pro: Small, fast turn on time, quick button for picture/video preview, able to use SD cards, rechargable battery last pretty long. Con: 720 HD not supported for other video programs-only Sony, video out connector on camera not standard USB type, cannot shoot with flash always on (off or auto only), smile detection doen’t always work.” – By Russell

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Samples

Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 Sample Photos

- Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 Sample Photos @ Steve’Digicams
- Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 Sample Photos @ Imaging-resource
- Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 Sample Photos @ Flickr
- Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 Sample Photos @ Cameralabs

Manual

Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Sony CyberShot DSC-W350 Features

14.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor
A powerful 14.1-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch 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-inch) size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 4x optical zoom
The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for great outdoor, sports, and travel photos.

2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD display (230k pixels)
Generous 2.7-inch (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.

Sweep Panorama mode
Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama Mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take panoramic shots of up to 185 degrees. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.

HD MP4 Movie Mode
MP4 is a popular format for high definition video that compresses the size of your audio and video, making your media files small enough to easily transfer to your compatible PC or Mac. MP4 is also highly compatible with the Web, so you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo or video-sharing Web sites like Photobucket or YouTube. (Compatible PC with internet capability required).

Self-Portrait Timer
Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.

BIONZ Image Processor
The BIONZ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony digital camera. Fast processing enables unique Sony features such as Sweep Panorama, Handheld Twilight, Antimotion Blur, HDR, etc to take and combine multiple images in less than a second to create wide panoramic images. Images have reduced grain and appear less washed out.

Intelligent Auto Mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusts settings resulting clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode. Take a picture from a kid on the playground, to landscape shots, to a beautiful flower or an indoor birthday party. All clear images without leaving auto mode.

Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects nine different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape and. 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.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.

Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts 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.

Anti-blink Function
It’s frustrating to think you’ve captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.

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 adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

Dynamic Range Optimizer Standard and Plus
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to help recover shadows and highlights. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene with a dramatic contrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus allows for even greater optimization by analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image processing.

Intelligent AF
Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child’s adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3 seconds.

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, Red-Eye Correction, and Unsharp Masking functions

PHOTOMUSIC
PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).

Viewing modes
Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes.

PhotoTV HD
Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like printed

Media Card Slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-W350 accepts Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo (sold separately).

SD Card Functionality
Sony SD memory cards are the perfect solution for storing and sharing your digital content such as high-quality photos, videos, music, and more.

Lithium-ion battery
Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries.

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 sites.

Includes Sony PMBP (Picture Motion Browser Portable) software
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable software the DSC-W350 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 sites without the need for any additional software or install.


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Comment by ramin Subscribed to comments via email
2010-08-27 17:11:43

how can i add music files to the camera ?
i have PMB ,i wonder if additional software needed

 

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