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Take stunning shots in a variety of conditions. This 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot digital camera features an Intelligent Scene mode which automatically se...

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Review of "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150"

published 03/02/2009 | Rcalvert3
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Pro cheap, takes a good picture, plenty of interesting features
Cons Instruction manual could be clearer
Picture Quality
Range & Quality of Features
Ease of Use

"Manic smiles"

I have become rather fond of my little camera - it isn't the best, flashiest most souped-up camera that I've ever seen, but I wouldn't want it to be. If what you're looking for is a camera that can take good pictures, has a fair amount of special features and is pretty simple to use, then I would happily recommend this one. It takes wonderful quality shots, you can have flash on or off, red eye reduction, you can take photographs in black and white or sepia, you can make the colours in the shot more vivid, take short films and take pictures on a number of different settings (some include portrait, landscape, twilight, easy settings, automatic settings and so on. In addition, it has a face detector and a couple of completely bizzarre features to do with smiling - one where you set the camera to "detect" when someone is smiling and it will automatically take a picture. I've never really found much use for this feature, as I always have to smile like an absolute maniac before the camera detects my smile. The other feature is even more strange, you detect someone's face, then take a picture of them. you can then alter their smile, so that they are smiling more - the "level 5 smile" looks absolutely demented. I have no idea what sony were thinking when they included this feature, but I find it good for a laugh. It's a relatively cheap camera, and personally I couldn't be happier with it.

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Product Information : Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Manufacturer's product description

Take stunning shots in a variety of conditions. This 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot digital camera features an Intelligent Scene mode which automatically selects the right settings for your environment. Smile Shutter technology is also included, letting you instantly capture smiles the moment they happen. A 2.7" LCD, Carl Zeiss 5X optical zoom lens and Sony's Double Anti-Blur solution are also there for crisp, clear images and tight zooms. All this combined with an attractive body make the W150 an excellent choice for capturing the moment no matter where you are.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 - digital camera, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150/B - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital Camera

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Sensor Resolution: 8.1 Megapixel

Lens System: Carl Zeiss 5 x zoom lens - 5 - 25 mm - f/3.3-5.2

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 2 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 2.7"

Supported Battery: 1 x Sony NP-BG1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Silver, Black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.4 cm x 2.4 cm x 5.8 cm

Weight: 142 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 8.1

Flash Memory / Form Factor: Memory Stick Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo High Speed; Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Optical Zoom (Ratio): 5 x

Digital Zoom (Ratio): 10 x

LCD Display Size: 2.7

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD CCD

Memory Type: Internal and external

Lens System / Min Focal Length: 0.00500000476837158

Camera Flash / Type: Built-in Flash

Manufacturer: Sony



Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Black

Sensor Resolution: 8.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD CCD

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 5 x

Digital Zoom: 2 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 9

Digital Video Format: MPEG VX

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, twilight portrait, fireworks, soft snap, Underwater, twilight mode, beach, snow, high sensitivity, smile shutter

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Vivid

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: Carl Zeiss 5 x zoom lens - 5 - 25 mm - f/3.3-5.2

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 30 - 150mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 4cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 7 groups / 9 elements

Features: Built-in lens shield, ED glass, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.1 m - 4.2 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image


Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom


Type: 2.7" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in


Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x USB

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card


Software: Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.0 - 10.4


Included Accessories: Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable


Battery Type: Sony NP-BG1

Details: 1 x Sony NP-BG1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 15 MB

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Supported Memory Cards: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Image Storage: 3264 x 2448 ¦ 2592 x 1944 ¦ 640 x 480 ¦ 1920 x 1080 ¦ 3264 x 2176

Video Capture: MPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ MPEG - 640 x 480 - 16 fps ¦ MPEG - 320 x 240 - 8 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.4 cm

Depth: 2.4 cm

Height: 5.8 cm

Weight: 142 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Service & Support: 1 year warranty


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