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The lens has a two-step aperture with ND filter, which offers either F3. On the rear panel of the Sony Cyber-shot W is a 2. The Sony DSC-W has a 9-point autofocus system, and does include a face detection and recognition system, capable of detecting up to eight faces in a scene and differentiating between children and adults. This capability is used to provide a Smile Shutter function that automatically triggers the shutter when your subject is smiling, as well as both anti-blink and blink-detection features.
The W offers three methods for determining exposures - multi-pattern, center-weighted or spot metering. Nine white balance settings are available, including auto and seven presets, plus a manual white balance setting. The Sony W includes a four-mode flash strobe with red-eye reduction capability. Flash range is stated as 0. A two- or ten-second self timer allows the photographer to get in the picture themselves, or to avoid camera shake caused by pressing the shutter button when shooting on a tripod.
That, they figure, is your target price. Like W-series cameras in the past, Sony packs quite a few features into a compact body that fits into your jeans pocket. I really enjoyed shooting with the Sony W It was when I got back to the bunker and looked at the pictures that I met with an unhappy surprise: the image quality was not up to the standard I expected.
Add a 3. On the inside, the beauty starts with a nimble iAuto mode that almost makes a Mode dial obsolete. Look and Feel. It slips right into your front jeans pocket or anything larger. Use the included wrist strap to be safe, though. Every now and then I wish I had a belt holster for these small digicams.
That would be perfect for the Sony W The lens is protected and the LCD is pretty tough, too. I used an SD card for the gallery shots with no trouble at all. Right under the lens on the bottom panel is a plastic tripod socket, which should make panoramas a little easier to take. In something of a dubious trend, the flash sits right next to the grip rather than on the outside corner.
Big hands might block it. I had no trouble with either control. Having a rectangular Shutter button means the Zoom lever has to go on the back panel, not around the Shutter button. Below it is the Mode dial. Everything I needed was there, though. Below that was a very tiny Playback button that also powers on the Sony W without extending the lens. It just switches to Record mode, as does pressing the Shutter button lightly. The four-way navigator rings an OK button with the usual arrow keys that do double duty.
Up toggles through the Display options. Right steps through the Flash modes. Down handles the Self-Timer modes. And Left enables Smile Detection. You might wonder where EV is or Focus modes. Well, EV is on the menu system and what do you need Focus modes for anyway? The Sony W automatically handles that for you. Below the navigator is an elongated Menu button and a tiny round Trash button. The only reason we can think Sony used an elongated button for Menu is to fit the word "Menu" on it.
It already has W and T on it so it needs a little back panel space for the Playback functions of Index and Enlarge. With K pixels, it has enough resolution to enjoy your images. The surface was very hard and not easily scratched. I was careful with it, but the worst thing it picked up were finger prints.
Those, however, buffed out pretty easily with a microfiber cloth. The lens on the Sony W is simply branded "Sony Lens. Sony has gone to great lengths to simplify using the Sony W For the most part, I just set the Mode dial to Intelligent Auto and forgot about it. Optical zoom supported. Click to download 4. MP4 file. For fun, I slipped into Sweep Panorama.
Menu System. You access the Menu system using that elongated Menu button. In Record mode, you have the usual shooting options image size, burst mode, EV, intelligent Scene Recognition options, smile detection sensitivity, face detection settings, and Setup. I ignored them, except for EV, which I needed on occasion. Intelligent Auto Record Menu Playback Menu Setup has four tabs for more general Record options like whether the AF illuminator is active, grid lines, display resolution, digital zoom options , Main settings beep, language, etc.
The Sony W is powered by a very slim, K-type lithium-ion battery rated at 3. According to Sony, a full charge is good for images or minutes. My experience with the Sony W battery was unusually disappointing. There is no optional AC adapter. My JPEG image sizes varied from 2.
Panoramas were about 2. One thing I just loved about the Sony W was being able to sneak the camera right up to a subject and take a shot.
I like shooting in Macro mode a lot, so not having to remember whether I was in Macro or Super Macro or Normal was a real pleasure for me. So close-up shots of flowers were capture quickly and looked great on the LCD. My fig leaf shot in particular seemed almost 3D. I was surprised to see even the red flowers were captured accurately.
Unfortunately when you look at them onscreen on a computer, all the images are soft. Many are just plain out of focus, and others that look sharper have a strange fuzziness around the edges that make them appear soft -- even images that were captured at ISO Its job is to prevent blown highlights and muddy shadows and it usually does it very well.
I had a very difficult time shooting a street scene at sunset. But it captured a ball of white yarn very well. So even compromised a tad, DRO still does very well. And Sweep Panorama is a real treat, too. This was the first time I actually had some instruction in how to use it, so I really enjoyed it. How fast you pan the camera matters. And you can go too fast, too. A nice steady pace seems to work, covering the full range of about degrees in just a few seconds.
I counted to Seven Alligator before it stopped shooting. In his lab tests, Luke found low light focusing was non-existent, which could explain my disappointment with sunset shooting. He also found the LCD was not accurately showing what the sensor captured.
There were both distortion and framing errors. Without a Bionz processor, we both found the shot-to-shot time maddening. Sometimes with little processing it was acceptable and sometimes when more was required it was a real drag, sometimes taking 1. He also found metering was off, overexposing by a third of a stop.
And full autofocus shutter lag is also slower than average, taking 0. See our lens and image analysis and our conclusion below.
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