Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W830 Hands On Review

Here, I got a Sony DSC W830.

Sony Cyber Shot DSC W830 review

The Cyber-Shot DSC W830 is a cheap point and shoot ultra-compact and sleek camera which comes within $100. I have used this camera for a week and I will be going to do a hands-on review.

So, Let’s not wasting more time directly get into this.

If you want a compact camera that fits your shirt and jeans pocket then you should go ahead with this camera. It has excellent built quality as it has a strong aluminum body.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W830 - body

Strong Aluminum Body

Let’s talk about its main features. It has a 20.1 Megapixel lens which is capable of 8x optical zooms and 32x digital zoom. This camera can record up to 720p HD videos with pretty good results. It looks even better with built-in effects for your video.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W830 - lens

20.1 Megapixel lens

The Cyber-Shot DSC W830 comes with a 2.7 inch LCD display though it is not touchscreen previewing photos is still a joy. The built-in photo editing mode and the large enough display make the experience of the photo capture that much better which is worth considering before buying.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W830 - LCD Display

2.7 inch LCD display

This point and shoot camera do not support the SD card without an adapter. Also, it doesn’t have NFC nor Wi-Fi.

It is capable of taking some pretty good photos. This camera has some worth mentioning features like smile detection mode, panoramic shots and it has six white balance modes as well. Here are some examples at which you can have a look.

Shot on Sony DSC W830



Images credit: Flickr @coinoboro

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W830 doesn’t have an external flashlight, so I’ve stuck with the built-in flash. I’m not saying it sucks; it still works like a charm for me. The optical image stabilization works really well and if I want to step it up I can even mount it on a tripod.


There’s a 650-million battery pack that gave me a battery life of up to two hours and I was able to take 210 photos. The charging cable and the adapter I almost forgot, Sony also includes a wrist strap for the camera.

Specifications of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W830
Type Ultracompact
Processor BIONZ®
Software Type Sony PlayMemories Home
Sensor Resolution 20.1 Megapixels
Effective Pixels 20 Megapixels
Sensor Type Super HAD CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55mm)
Image Stabilizer Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical Zoom 8x Zoom
Lens Aperture f/3.3-6.3
Min Focal Length 4.5mm
Max Focal Length 36mm
Autofocus Contrast Detect, Multi-area, Tracking mode, Face Detection
Other Built-in lens shield
Display Type FIxed LCD display
Size 2.7 in
Display Pixels 230,000 pixels
Touch screen No
Viewfinder None
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Min Shutter Speed 2 sec
Max ISO 3200
Aperture Priority No
Shutter Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Frame Per Second 1.0 fps
Image Recording Format JPEG
Exposure Compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Modes Automatic, Program
Self-Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
Features 360 Sweep Panorama, Red-eye fix, Face detection
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 30fps
Digital Video Format H.264
Face Detection Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Range 2.80 m (with ISO auto)
Flash Modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
External Flash No
USB Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Battery Type Sony NP-BN lithium-ion
Battery Life Up to 210 shots
Size & Weight
Dimensions 3.67 x 2.07 x 0.89 in
Weight 104 grams(Body only), 120 grams(With battery and media)


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Utsav Gohil

Utsav Gohil

Utsav Gohil is the Co-Founder of this website - Camera Suggest. He along with the team of camera professionals helps people in buying the best camera within their budget. He also helps people in photography and videography and video editing, as he is an expert.

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