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DSC-W730/L

Cyber-shot Digital Camera W730
Overall rating:
3.6 / 5
3.6
 / 
5
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Rating breakdown 5 reviews
5 Stars:(1)
4 Stars:(3)
3 Stars:(0)
2 Stars:(0)
1 Star:(1)
1 out of 250%Recommend This Product!
Customer reviews for DSC-W730/L
Review 1 for DSC-W730/L
 
1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Design 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Reliability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
birdwatcher
From: Orlando,Fl
terrible
Date:September 25, 2013
It broke day 3 of our south American vacation!!! I stopped in the airport at Lima and bought another one and it had problems also!
I'm busy at work but plan on returning it as soon as possible!
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Review 2 for DSC-W730/L
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
1artist
From: San Francisco
Another Winner from Sony
Date:September 18, 2013
This camera is high quality and compact. First class as all Sony products are
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+8votes
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Review 3 for DSC-W730/L
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
UglyKidJoe
From: Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Can't beat the cost
Date:August 29, 2013
I'm no expert but it is a terrific camera for recreational use. Was totally impressed with the quality of it for only @$100. This camera was the third of three that won't be getting returned. Only bad thing is it doesn't hold a charge as long as I'd like.Kudos to Sony!
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+9votes
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Review 4 for DSC-W730/L
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Reliability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Johnny67
From: Vancouver
I've had this product for:less than a month
Good, not great.
Date:August 13, 2013
Pros: 
Pros: Great camera for the first 2 weeks.
Cons: 
Cons: Slow.
I bout the camera about 3 weeks ago to take with me on holidays. It was really good but then this last week. It's been acting funny, like when I go to take a pic it tells me to wait and takes about a minute to reload, when I turn it off it takes about 30-50 seconds after I press the button to go off, when i zoom in it never zooms out the first try, and the screen turns white about 10-15 seconds at times. Like I will try to take a pic so I aim it to shoot and sometimes it shows the pic then I take it and it ends up being white. Other times it will be white when I aim it. Also some functions don't work. But it also does have some good things, like fast charging, amazing panorama, and clear vivid photos. But i find it funny how it starts acting like that after the 2 week warranty for the store expires!).
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Review 5 for DSC-W730/L
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
QWho
From: Southeast Michigan
I've had this product for:less than a month
Powerful and Easy
Date:June 29, 2013
Pros: 
Pros: Ease of use, price, features, weight, image and video quality
Cons: 
Cons: Proprietary adapter, battery
I bought the blue camera last week. Nice color - I wish I had a car this color, which is an indigo/violet shade.
I also purchased a soft case, a 32GB Sony SD card, and viewscreen protector film.
Camera is very easy to set up and use. With the USB cable, you can view/download images and video on any USB equipped device (computer, DVD/Blue-Ray player, game system, etc.). Image and video quality is terrific on my 50-inch LED TV.
Instruction manual has tiny print. Instructions are anemic. In-camera instructions are helpful. Viewscreen is impossible to see in direct sunlight (most LCDs are, though).
PlayMemories software was easy to download, once I could actually find the correct URL online (tiny print in manual was easy to misread). Software features a nice function that only downloads new images and video. I have professional editing software, so I haven't tried the PlayMemories editing tools.
Images are a bit noisy and soft at 100% magnification. Face/subject recognition is nice; slight delay while camera computes all the right settings for image/flash. Flash images tend to be warm (red cast) maybe due to redeye lamp feature.
All-in-all, a handy little sidekick that takes great pictures and video - much better than mobile devices/phonecams.
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+30votes
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