|The Cyber-shot W830 was presented by Sony in February 2014. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.|
In additional Cyber-shot W830 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24" x 0.18").
Also Cyber-shot W830's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 20 megapixel. That's roughly average and will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 or A2 size.
The Sony does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.
|Sensor area||6.17 x 4.55mm²|
(0.24" x 0.18")
|Resolution (physical)||21.00 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||20.00 megapixel|
|Pixel size||1.87 µm²|
|Focal length (min)||25mm|
|Focal length (max)||200mm|
The Cyber-shot W830 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.
The Cyber-shot W830's shutter speed varies from 1/1600s to 2s.
The highest shutter speed of the Sony is just 1/1600s. That's no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.
|Max. shutter speed||1/1600s|
|Min. shutter speed||2s|
The Cyber-shot W830's sensitivity goes from 80 ISO und 3200 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
|Min. sensitivity||80 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||3200 ISO|
The Cyber-shot W830 supports all general exposure modes.
The Sony allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The Cyber-shot W830's auto focus processor uses 1 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).
The Sony doesn't support manual focussing. That can be an issue if the auto focus has problems with your subject or lighting.
The Cyber-shot W830 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 3m (9 ft.). That's on the low end and will only work for very close subjects.
A hotshoe is missing from the Sony.
The Cyber-shot W830 features a monitor with a diagonal of 67.00mm (2.6 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.23 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.
Unfortunately, the Cyber-shot W830's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.
The Cyber-shot W830 does not feature a touch screen.
Display characteristics at a glance:
Cyber-shot W830 video supported the resolution with 1280 x 720 pixel.
ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.
Sony Cyber-shot W830 Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||1280 x 720 pixel|
|...with frame rates||30 frames/second|
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
Built-in wireless connectivity is not available with the Sony. You will need appropriate accessories to wirelessly transfer images between camera and smartphone.
The Sony supports USB 2.0.
The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Sony Cyber-shot W830 works with a NP-BN LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 210 shots. That's on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the Cyber-shot W830.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The Cyber-shot W830's battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||210 photos|
The Sony Cyber-shot W830's dimensions are 93.1 x 52.5 x 22.5mm³. (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is only 120 grams (3.9 oz.), lens included.
Here is front and top view of the Cyber-shot W830:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The Cyber-shot W830 is not much bigger:
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