May 11, 2005

Sony DSC-W7 Digital Camera Review

Similar in shape, size, and overall design to the DSC-W1, the new Sony DSC-W7 digital camera continues the more traditional digital camera styling that differentiated the original W1 from Sony's popular Cybershot line. The W7 is basically an updated version of the W1, offering the excellent resolution of a 7.2-megapixel CCD and 32 megabytes of internal memory, while maintaining similar dimensions and features, such as the large 2.5-inch color LCD monitor and useful range of preset exposure modes. Also new to the Sony W7 is an available Center-Weighted metering mode and a Snow preset Scene exposure mode, expanding the camera's exposure capabilities slightly.

The Imaging-Resource have posted their review of this digicam today and write-
"The Sony DSC-W7 is a nearly identical follow-on to the preceding (and extremely popular) DSC-W1 model, the main differences being a larger 7.2-megapixel CCD, 32 megabytes of internal memory, and a couple of extra exposure options. Like the W1, the Sony W7 provides more manual exposure control than most compact models permit, yet is easy to use in full-auto mode, and its seven preprogrammed scene modes help with tricky subjects. The large 2.5-inch color LCD monitor is excellent for framing and reviewing shots, and the overall design and layout of the W7 is user-friendly and hassle-free. If you're looking for a great "take anywhere" camera with great versatility and excellent color and tonality, the Sony DSC-W7 deserves strong consideration."

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