Product Type: Sony digital cameras
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Sony's latest compact camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W270
Member Name: djkunal
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W270
Advantages: Good image quality, 5x optical zoom, HD video with stereo sound
Disadvantages: Shots under low light conditions not as good
The Sony W270 is the latest addition to the cybershot range of compact cameras. It's packed full of features, taking images at a resolution up to 12 megapixels, featuring a 5x optical zoom & also giving you the ability to take wide angle shots.
But the big question is beyond these specifications, how does this device actually perform? Well the image quality is good producing sharp & detailed photos when taken at the maximum resolution. This is down to the superior Carl Ziess lens which is featured. However I did notice that the camera seems to struggle under low light situations. The 5x optical zoom is very useful indeed and more than the usual zoom found on cameras of this range, it seems to perform well allowing you to get closer to your subjects without any loss in clarity.
Although a wide angel facillty is provided, it should be noted that this is by a 28mm lens so is not truly wide angel.
This camera also shoots videos in High Definition with stereo sound. I was particulaly impressed with the sound as this is where alot of competitors fall over, but in this case the superb video quality was matched by great sound.
Being a Sony, this takes memory stick duos rather than the conventional SD cards so unfortunately these tend to be slightly more expensive.
I would say this is a solid compact camera containing a wide range of features & in general performs well when compared to the competition. It's available in black or silver. If you shop around you can get a great deal on this camera, making it exceptional value for what you get.
Summary: A solid performer which compares well to the competition
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