The compact and lightweight Sony DSC-W830 is an amazing point and shoot digital camera that lets you capture stunning images of the world around you. The sleek profile along with the silver color gives this camera a contemporary and stylish look. The 20.1MP 1/2.3 inch Super HAD CCD image sensor and the BIONZ image processor helps capture high-resolution photos with outstanding color rendition and detail. With the 4.5 to 36 mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens and an advanced multi-mode autofocus system, this camera ensures that all your photos are crisp, sharp, and perfectly focused. The Sweep Panorama mode of this camera enables you to capture a 360 degree shot of the entire landscape in one single image.
Optics and Focus
The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens of this camera features a construction of 8 elements in 7 groups, along with 5 aspherical elements. It has a focal length of 4.5 to 36 mm, which enables it to capture wide-angle photos of expansive landscapes or large groups with great ease. The camera offers you multiple AF modes to choose from - Multi-Point, Center-Weighted, Spot, Tracking, and Face Tracking AF. The Face Detection feature can recognize up to 8 faces in the scene, and adjust the camera's focus accordingly. In addition, the Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization smoothens out the image blurs caused by camera shakes to help capture sharp images.
Sensor and Screen
Equipped with a 20.1MP 1/2.3 inch Super HAD CCD image sensor, the Sony DSC-W830 delivers great pictures. Coupled with the RGB primary color mosaic filters, it lets you shoot pictures with striking contrast, sharpness, and detail. The image sensor works in conjunction with the BIONZ processor to facilitate HD video and image recording at high speeds. The 2.7 inch ClearPhoto LCD screen of this camera has a resolution of 230,000 dots. It enables you to easily frame your shots, read the GUI menus, and view the captured photos and videos even under bright sunlight.
Image and Video
The Sony DSC-W830 lets you record high-definition 720p movies at a maximum frame rate of 30 fps. These movies are saved in the MP4 file format, which makes it easy for you to transfer them to your computer and share them on your social networking profile. The camera features a shutter speed range of 2 to 1/600 seconds. You can capture long exposure shots at the lowest shutter speed, while at the highest shutter speed you can capture perfectly still images of fast moving objects. You can shoot sweeping shots of wide landscapes or your big group of friends with the Panorama mode of this camera. You can also add various creative effects such as toy camera and pop color to you images on the camera itself.
Based on the type of scene you are shooting in, the camera lets you select from a range of scene modes such as high-sensitivity, night scene, night portrait, or soft snap. The memory card slot of this camera enables you to expand the storage capacity to accommodate more photos and videos. When you want to transfer the photos to a PC, you can connect the camera to it using a USB cable.