The Record menu also goes down to only two options, Resolution and Flash, with limited options under these choices as well. For straight point-and-shoot photography, most users should have no trouble. What to look for:. With a new sensor, better autofocus system and more streamlined design, the X line Interestingly, your slow shutter shots will have a slight shake to them. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. No doubt at least in part because of tests like this.

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This test starts at a light level about equivalent to typical city street lighting at night one foot-candleand then progresses down from there, each successive test being at half the light level of the preceding one. Shutter lag was quite good, however, with only 0.

Several elements of this subject are useful for evaluating shadow detail, particularly the black mug and the pieces of folded black velvet, both under and inside the mug.

Internet Explorer Download the latest version. In fact, the color balance has been chosen to pretty well match the hazy sunshine here in mid-August.

Some cameras oversaturate skin tones make their color too intenseleading to an almost sunburned look. Product Repair Repair information and service assistance. Face Detection can detect as many as eight faces in one frame, and you also have the ability to specify child or adult faces.

Sony DSC-W Review – Test Shots

You can often see this in hair, where the individual strands become blurred, and the image takes on an almost watercolor effect. The Cyber-shot W captures a lot of fine detail, with modest noise suppression blurring detail slightly at ISO cyber-shto Navigate Review Jump to review page The Scene position of the Mode dial provides access to the remaining preset modes that do not have places on the dial, namely Twilight, Beach, Snow and Fireworks modes.


It’s aluminum shell belied it’s toy appearance. What’s the darkest level a camera can handle cyber-shkt each ISO setting?

Things to look for on this test chart are: There’s even an Easy mode for quick, reliable automatic shooting. Review Sections Review Prices Specs. Are you happy with what you have, or not? When Ddsc-w130 skin tones are at a more or less normal level of brightness, how much detail can you see in her shirt?

You get a lot of resolution and a good zoom lens, plus a nice array of exposure modes and creative options for capturing unique images.

Memory Stick PRO versions can handle high-res movie data and give faster download times. The fireworks mode was pretty cool, but it still cannot make the kind of fireworks shots I can make with my SLR film camera. As I mentioned, the Sony W also features Photo Music, with eight music tracks available to accompany slide shows. The overall slight warm cast will tend to leave Marti’s skin tones a bit on the warm side as well. If you’re shooting at the wide angle end of the lens’ range, you might get better flash range than what’s shown here.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

Or, you can enable Smart Zoom, which simply crops from the center, giving you as much as 5x digital enlargement at the lowest resolution setting. This distinction can cause some confusion. It’s ideal for that usage, but the colors aren’t well-controlled enough and are too subject to fading for it to be usable as a true reference standard for color accuracy.


Color accuracy and white balance: As mentioned above, the salt grains and reflections of the studio lights in the salt mill are examples of fairly subtle highlight detail that cameras’ anti-noise processing sometimes obliterate. Unlike Easy mode, user controls are expanded to include the full range of resolution settings, as well as the ability to control EV compensation, focus mode, etc.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130 8.1MP Digital Camera – Silver

How large a print can you make at acceptable quality levels, at various ISO settings and light levels? These days, the manufacturers seem to be toeing the line. For example, Retro blurs corners for a nostalgic effect and Cross Filter highlights points of light such as candle flames with a cross pattern to dramatize lighting. If you prefer a paper hard copy of a manual listed on this page, you can purchase it from the True Manuals web site.

I did find it a little tedious in trying to remember which functions were accessible in the Record menu and which functions were accessible in the different Settings menus, not to mention what was included in the Home menu. There are also enough of the slanted black parallelograms available to use them to measure a camera’s Spatial Frequency Response characteristics with Imatest.