May 6, 2005

Another Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 Review

Available in silver and black, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 packs 7.2 megapixels and the legendary Carl Zeiss lens. have posted their review of this compact digicam and have this to say about it-

"Overall, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 pulls in a lot of desirable features for its retail price of $449.95. This isn't exactly a stellar deal unless you will really use all of the functions and features. It's like a pricey pair of shoes; if you're going to wear them a lot, get them - no matter the price and you'll probably get your moneys worth. The W7 upgrades from the W1 with 7.2 effective megapixels, but keeps the same 2.5-inch LCD screen that the W series is now known for with a slight decrease in screen resolution .

The Sony W7 aims to be the everyman's camera by offering manual and automatic modes and selling the camera in black and silver-colored bodies. Indeed, these features - coupled with the 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical zoom lens and 32 MB of internal memory - should attract a wide audience. There are many strong elements and features included on the Cybershot W7, such as the 1/1.8-inch CCD and Real Image Processor that contribute to the clear, virtually noise-free images. The menus are easy to navigate and make choosing options easier with the live views that accompany nearly every function. The Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 also outperformed other compact digital cameras with its 1.3-second startup time.

Of course, there are some downsides to this model. The optical viewfinder is completely inaccurate, the aperture and white balance controls don't offer much manually, and the delete function is tedious in the playback mode. Also, the automatic focus control will present a problem if you use the camera frequently - it is temperamental and often inaccurate, leading to a lot of wasted frames."

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