Expert Review of Sony Cybershot DSC-W630 Point & Shoot
Sony CyberShot DSC W630 is a digital camera that combines the ease of use with high-quality videos and images. The camera sports a heavy 16.1MP super HAD CCD image sensor that is backed by BIONZ processor that churns images of astounding quality. Therefore, with high-resolution images, you get 720p resolution HD videos too. The camera also features a Carl-Zeiss optical zoom lens that can zoom up to 5x and justifying its wide-angle element with a focal length range, 25-125mm. The 2.7 inches wide LCD screen of this point and shoot camera will deliver you with details on a sports field, a blackboard or even on a quilt. The imaging device features may be hard to find in a typical SLR. The camera has a 360-degree panorama feature wherein, all you need to do is to press the shutter release and pan the camera across the scene. With this landscape photography option, tourists will benefit a lot. More, there is the Intelligent Auto iAuto that manages variables like focusing for max. visual effect and lighting. For occasions like weddings, anniversaries and graduations, the face recognition feature defines the capture of natural skin tones and eye color. There is a smile shutter as well that detects when the subject is smiling and thus, releases the shutter. Also, you needn't worry if you get shaky hands at times for the optical Steady Shot element is perfect for shooting moving objects. The lightweight, compact body and classic finish of Sony CyberShot DSC W630, does give away the thought that is on the inside and will be as good.
Design and Build Quality
Sony CyberShot DSC W630 has design and build somewhat similar to every now and then digicams. The lens unit sits as the front is dominating and the corners are blunt. The build quality may be lesser than other expensive models yet, the material that has been used is of comparable quality to contemporaries of the same price range.
Focus and Face Detection
The minimum focal distance for Sony CyberShot DSC W630 is 5cms where you can have a fair macro shot. The focusing modes are; Spot, Multi and Centre. The AF assist lamp can be turned off as well. The AF utilizes TTL contrast detection.
Lens and Image Stabilization
Sony CyberShot DSC W630 features max aperture as f/2.6 – f/6.3. The 35mm equivalent of 25mm-125mm focal length range is enough to get wide-angle and moderate telephoto shots. The optical zoom can make you zoom in up to 5x. There is Steady Shot image stabilization provided for shaky hands.
Screen and Menus
Sony CyberShot DSC W630 features 2.7 inches wide LCD screen. The screen resolution of which is 230k dot. Under direct sunlight, viewing subject becomes very difficult.
Sony CyberShot DSC W630 runs on Lithium NP-BN battery. Under CIPA ratings, single charge can give you 220 shots. As standard, a rechargeable battery pack (NP-BN) and a battery charger has been supplied.
Most of the entry-level digicams do not offer HD video recording but Sony CyberShot DSC W630 does. You can shoot at aspect pixels 1280x720, meaning 720p resolution, at a frame rate of 25fps.
Sensor to Sony CyberShot DSC W630 is of CCD type and is of megapixel count 16.1. The pixels width is 4608mm and height is 3456mm. The size of sensor is 1/2.3 inches with an aspect ratio of 4:3.
· High Definition video recording at 720p
· 360-degree panorama feature
· Sony CyberShot DSC W630 is easy to use
· Effective Face Detection
· Sony CyberShot DSC W630 video sound is not that great
· Viewing the monitor from angles could make it difficult to view the subject
Sony Cybershot DSC-W630 Point & Shoot Description
Looking for a great camera at an affordable rate, Sony Cybershot DSC W630 is there to fulfill your passion of photography. It comes with a 5x optical zoom lens and 20x Digital zoom and, a super HAD CCD sensor as well as HD Recording. Clicking pictures could be real fun on this cool Camera. It has manual controls along with Auto mode, Program mode and Scene mode that helps in easy photography. Optical zoom can be used on this camera while recording. It has image display resolution of 230,400 dots while video display resolution is 1280 x 720, 30 fps. Videos of 720p could be recorded with amazing stereo sound. It comes with an built-in optical image stabilization which adds to the cameras capabilities.
The 5x optical zoom lens along with a 20x digital zoom gives awesome pictures on this camera. There is a focus assist lamp and pop up flash in order to help in dark conditions. The lens type of this camera is Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens and it is great for taking pictures without flash under natural light. It gives a focal length of 4.5 - 22.5mm (35mm Equivalent to 25 - 125mm). You could a good contrast and saturation of images. The camera is quite fast in starting up and has a good play back. Panaroma mode is a unique feature on this camera.
The battery on this camera can take up to 200-220 pictures, when you have a full battery charge. This camera is well built with sleek and glossy looks. The menus on the Camera are easy to use as they come with built in hints. It is simple and easy to use the settings and change them as well as and when you feel like taking pictures in a new ambience. The menu also allows you to set up additional photo and set up options. You even get playback and print options on this camera. It is easy to set exposure compensation, ISO, focus, flash and self-timer using the buttons on the back and you need not enter the menus for setting them. The shutter speed of this camera is average and quite slow. It comes with defocus options, which is usually found in high level cameras. The Sony Cybershot DSC W630 could be a great choice consideering the features mainly automated modes and high zoom.