Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sony Cybershot DSC W210

This one is a new addition to Sony's Cybershot family, along with the W220. My father bought the W210, so This review is on the W210.

My first impression about this camera was good.It comes in four colours, but the black looks the best. It is sleek and compact, like any other compact digital camera.

Coming to the specifications, they do attract a bit more attention. The first thing you will notice is the 12.1 megapixel resolution. Very few compact digital cameras have a 12 MP lens. Secondly, it has got a wide angle (28 mm to 2000 mm) Carl Zeiss optics. But the zoom is a bit disappointing, it's only 4x optical zoom. On the back side, it has got a 2.7" LCD along with the buttons.

Picture quality is great. The face detection feature works well, and in addition to that, it also has the smile shutter feature which is a bit fun to use. It has the steady shot option and the capability to capture full HD still images. But the video quality is a let down.Video recording is done at 30 fps. You can't zoom in and out during recording. But you can't expect more from a camera of this quality.

The in-built image editing software does a good job. The slideshow feature is good with 7 different styles and music. The battery backup is decent. I haven't shot with it continuously, so I don't know how long it can last.

So in all, this one is a good choice for those who would like to own a decent camera for unprofessional use.
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