A pocket-friendly shooter from Sony
Portable enough to comfortably travel with you in your pants or shirt pocket, this Sony W830 digital compact camera is quick and easy to set into action, recording 20.1MP resolution images and 1280 x 720 videos of your day to day surroundings. The BIONZ processor, a name which has been seen in previous Sony compact cameras promises a consistently high level of image quality, right through to the maximum ISO of 3200.
A much-loved feature of past Sony cameras, the W830 features a Carl Zeiss branded zoom lens, which offers an 8x optical zoom in this case. The 25-200mm equivalent focal range provided by this lens covers all the subjects you would hope to encounter on a normal day, wide enough for Landscapes and group shots and with enough magnification to frame action shots of your kids as they run amok. Particularly handy for maintaining a consistent level of image sharpness as you travel and experience varying lighting conditions, the W830 contains a very effective Optical SteadyShot stabiliser, adept at putting a stop to the common enemy that is camera shake.
Composing your photos and videos is a joy using the 2.7” clear photo LCD screen, which has 230k dots. This screen will give you an accurate representation of your results as you capture them, allowing you to recompose and reshoot if necessary, while navigation of the menu system is quick and easy, thanks to the bright and consistent readout. One such menu option is the 360 degree sweep panorama, which will help you to produce stunning landscape images that will add an invaluable touch of class to the walls of your home.