Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Announced Jan 23, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
suchi
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excellent camera in good light and bad camera in not so good/indoor light if used in auto. Good WA lens, decent zoom range,Exposure compensation and in camera editing are good. Image soft at tele end and good at WA end. Macro is bad as it cant focus less than 10cm and background blur also not so good.

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In daylight, this camera produces some VERY pleasing images. Battery life and performance are good. The metering system is fantastic and the focusing system very good. What kills the camera for me is low light performance. Anything past ISO200 is very noisey. The flash is much weaker than most compacts in this size range. The indoor night pictures are considerably worse than my DSC-W70. Noise at ISO 200 is worse than the DSC70 is at 400, maybe even 800. I could handle using is200 if the ...

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I was amazed by the quality of one of my friend's sony cybershot and bought the HD quality wide lens camera. However, the very basic objective is not met. All the pictures look nice on the LCD screen, but once they are downloaded you find they are heavily grainy, irrespective of the light condition. I tried to look at various options, since there is a Auto programmable mode but in vain. It allows only limited options. The Image Stabilization is namesake and I hardly got anything from it. I ...

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I did extencive re-search on this camera but totally missed its non ability to produce good low light pictures. I am amazed how this isnt mentioned in reviews. It has even been praised for its great low light abilities! The camera uses so much noice reduction that pictures look water colored. Its absolutely useless for your typical dinnerparty or nightclub shots. Daylight shots are, on the other hand, crisp and good with great colours.

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I use a DSLR, but wanted a compact camera for those times when I don't want to lug a great camera bag around. My requirements were wide-angle (28mm equiv), decent optical zoom (more than 4 x), with image stabilisation. I settled on a short list of Ricoh R8, Panasonic FX500 and this Sony. From the reviews, I decided image quality was going to be best on the Sony, and bought it. All was well in normal daylight, shots with great looking colour balance and sharpness. But when using in low light, ...

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I got this camera for my family's trip to Maui as we needed something smaller than my Nikon D-SLR to carry around on the beach. Out of the box, it feels like a well-built unit which is typical of Sony products. This is my first Sony Cyber-shot and was very excited to use it. Unfortunately, that's where the praise ends. I forgot my card reader at home so I was not able to look at the pictures until after we came back. On the built-in LCD, everything looked great but when I downloaded the ...

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Good image quality at 28mm in bright light; poor image quality at 140mm, image are confused. Avoid completely to shot in dim light, high iso are awful. Construction is good, but there are some plastic components. Problems: Seea bove. As much expend, as many will have!

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Good image quality at 28mm in bright light; poor image quality at 140mm, image are confused. Avoid completely to shot in dim light, high iso are awful. Construction is good, but there are some plastic components. Problems: Seea bove. As much expend, as many will have!

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