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Sony DSC-W330 14.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Digital Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0...
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 224 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 6.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Color4.7   average
Price4.7   average
Size4.6   average
Screen4.4   above average
Photo4.2   average
Image4.0   average
Quality4.0   average
Video4.0   average
Light3.7   below average
Battery3.4   average


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Battery

Battery:
"She complains the latch on the battery door, the latch for the battery itself and the overall quality and performance of the camera is not as good as her older model."
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"I owned this for approximately 6 or 7 months before I got the error, after charging the battery, For use with compatible battery only It is the battery that came with the camera."
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"The only thing I slightly dislike is how easily the battery and memory compartment comes open."
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"My only complaint would be that the battery life could last longer when using the video feature or during playback, but it does recharge quickly."
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"The battery last long... Bottom line a good product! "
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"A new battery, $48, does not resolve the problem."
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"I owned this for approximately 6 or 7 months before I got the error, after charging the battery, For use with compatible battery only It is the battery that came with the camera."
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Color

Color:
"It's terribly simplyfied, to the point where 14.1 MP seems to be the only thing you're paying for, but what's the use of sharp image if you are not satisfied with colors and light."
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"Bigger cameras are too bulky to put in a purse and this one gives me great sharp pics and good color so it's a winner! "
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"The pictures & colors are perfect and its small and easy to use"
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"If you're looking for a point and shoot camera that has a long battery life, rich and saturated colors, and yet is compact and durable, trust me - especially at only 99 bucks, this is going to be the best for you! "
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"The color range is excellent, and it does well in low light and with image stabilization."
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"THE PICTURE IT TAKES, THE IMAGE, THE COLOR, THE BIG 3 LCD IS FABULOUS."
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Focus

Focus:
"The shutter was hard to only press halfway down, most of the time it just took out of focus pictures."
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"It struggled with any form of moving shot, requiring absolute stillness to take a shot in focus, and even then it looked pretty mediocre when you zoomed in on any part of the image; every picture has a slightly fuzzy quality when you zoom in."
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"Macro shots are pretty terrible, focusing on one plane in front of the camera (and thus throwing everything else out of focus)."
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"It takes awhile to focus & the pictures just don't come out very well in low light."
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"The only thing I found I didn't like was that the battery life doesn't last as long as I would have liked and sometimes it takes the camera forever to focus."
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"To summarize the result, it looks the exact same as my integrated webcam from 3 years ago with no details and mediocre focus."
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"It struggled with any form of moving shot, requiring absolute stillness to take a shot in focus, and even then it looked pretty mediocre when you zoomed in on any part of the image; every picture has a slightly fuzzy quality when you zoom in."
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"Macro shots are pretty terrible, focusing on one plane in front of the camera (and thus throwing everything else out of focus)."
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"It takes great, crisp photos and is easy to focus from macro to mountains."
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Image

Image:
"Well I was disappointed with this camera, it takes to long to take a photo and you end up missing those moments when your kids do something so precious and the pictures turn out blurry!"
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"It's terribly simplyfied, to the point where 14.1 MP seems to be the only thing you're paying for, but what's the use of sharp image if you are not satisfied with colors and light."
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"Cons: Largest draw back which caused the camera to be returned was it took soo long to take a photo I missed my babies smiles."
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"This happened during a family outing to look at Christmas lights, so it is particularly unfortunate that we won't have many good photo memories from that trip."
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"It struggled with any form of moving shot, requiring absolute stillness to take a shot in focus, and even then it looked pretty mediocre when you zoomed in on any part of the image; every picture has a slightly fuzzy quality when you zoom in."
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"Moreover, the automatic exposition of the camera is horrible- images are almost always overexposed."
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"Bigger cameras are too bulky to put in a purse and this one gives me great sharp pics and good color so it's a winner! "
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"The Carl Zeiss lens gives me nice sharp pics so when I crop out and close in, I have great clarity in faces."
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"This camera is so handy and takes great pics."
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"The color range is excellent, and it does well in low light and with image stabilization."
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"The quality of the pics are great."
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Light

Light:
"It's terribly simplyfied, to the point where 14.1 MP seems to be the only thing you're paying for, but what's the use of sharp image if you are not satisfied with colors and light."
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"This happened during a family outing to look at Christmas lights, so it is particularly unfortunate that we won't have many good photo memories from that trip."
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"If you can't get a good natural light source, might I suggest pressing the shutter button half way down until you hear the click and then take a picture."
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"It takes awhile to focus & the pictures just don't come out very well in low light."
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"Have been a Kodak person forever but finally got fed up with the poor indoor low light shots and problems with memory cards."
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"Great little camera, way to sensitive to some light sources."
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"The color range is excellent, and it does well in low light and with image stabilization."
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"It takes GREAT pictures when there's a great light source."
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"Even the pictures we took of Christmas lights on a house at night turned out pretty decent."
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"It has a ton of options & the pictures come out fabulous; except in low light situations."
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Photo

Photo:
"Like many of the other 1-star ratings, I found that this camera is slow, unstable, unreliable, unadjustible, and takes terribly grainy, washed out, underwhelming photos with obvious filtering flaws."
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"You will almost be better off not bringing a camera because you won't be able to use any of the photos anyways."
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"This Camera takes excellent photos I know a lot of people complain about how blurry they are but that's only because they look at the photos from the lcd display they never actually inspect them from the computer."
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"Easy to use, good photos."
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"Simple but good enough to take decent photos."
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"I Mainly bought this camera to upgrade my old Kodak because it was too slow and I was missing to many amazing photos of my children, so problem not fixed unfortunately."
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"Photos are decent for the price."
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"i've had my sony cybershot for about 6 months,i've had one before the 8.1mp version sadly after tons of use it broke on me,after having a kodak and sanyo after it i wanted another sony and got this,just like my sony before its never failed me,all photos are clear,crisp,and dslr like quality,i'd recommend this camera a thousand times overr"
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Price

Price:
"Whatever you do, buy something else and save your money, this is a horrible product, that takes horrible pictures and is slow as mud, with a horrible touchscreen that doesn't work."
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"Took a few shots with it and noticed that pictures taken indoors are not that great, but overall it is a very good camera for the price."
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"I have tried the prior model during the snorkeling in French Polynesia, For the price of the camera, there are some pros and cons but works good enough for me."
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"If this is purchased at a good price and condition, you should have years of a decent pocket sized good quality camera."
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"I strongly recommend as a good value for the price"
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"This is a great camera for this price range."
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"It is a good price for what it has to offer."
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Quality

Quality:
"She complains the latch on the battery door, the latch for the battery itself and the overall quality and performance of the camera is not as good as her older model."
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"It will be weird stuff that will have no apparent effect on their quality of life back home, but they MUST have the stuff for whatever reason."
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"This camera has decent specs and you'd think it would be an amazing casual camera for an average picture taker, but the picture quality is actually pretty terrible."
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"The screen on this camera might be big, but it was of horrible quality as well."
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"I don't expect to be able to take a high quality picture of the moon or driving 80 miles an hour but I do expect it to take pictures of people posing and stationary objects and it does that wonderfully."
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"However i am highly disappointed with the quality of the camera and its pictures."
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"The quality of the pics are great."
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"If this is purchased at a good price and condition, you should have years of a decent pocket sized good quality camera."
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"This camera has decent specs and you'd think it would be an amazing casual camera for an average picture taker, but the picture quality is actually pretty terrible."
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"The camara has a great image, and the video quality is good, and it is easy to use."
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"Buy with confident... Is a great value you won't regret....the picture quality is good... Is portable..."
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Screen

Screen:
"The screen on this camera might be big, but it was of horrible quality as well."
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"One problem I just noticed is a shadow stripe thru the screen about an inch long by 1 8 inch wide."
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"Sony makes a wide variety of digital cameras, this is sleek , well designed, large 3 screen and good firmware software for enabling user various settings and video settings as well."
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"It takes spectacular photos, is the perfect size, shape, and the large screen size is wonderful."
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"The big screen is nice to have too."
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"I placed order for a new one but a camera that i receive does not look like the new one..it has some marks of fingerprints on screen..and the packing they did is low quality..other camera is good and a best option at such a reasonable price..picture quality was too good...."
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"The LCD screen is large so you can see your pics very good."
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Size

Size:
"But when it comes to video i noticed that the volume on the camera is not so great, i first thiought that i get a defective camera because compared to my old fuji camera, the volume was really low, so i called sony to find out if there is something wrong with the camera, and they told me to hook this to a tv to check the volume, but i sill had to crank the volume half way on the tv , and they said they said its nothing wrong with the camera, the speaker compared to tv is small in the camera."
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"Easy to use, great size for easy to carry."
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"The pictures & colors are perfect and its small and easy to use"
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"The size of this canon camera is very easy to carry around and use."
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"It is easy to use and small enough to take anywhere."
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"It takes spectacular photos, is the perfect size, shape, and the large screen size is wonderful."
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Speed

Speed:
"Whatever you do, buy something else and save your money, this is a horrible product, that takes horrible pictures and is slow as mud, with a horrible touchscreen that doesn't work."
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"Like many of the other 1-star ratings, I found that this camera is slow, unstable, unreliable, unadjustible, and takes terribly grainy, washed out, underwhelming photos with obvious filtering flaws."
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"It takes forever to take a picture without the flash due to face detection and it can't take until it's focused, which makes the pictures nice but it's hard to capture a fast moment."
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"Not one time have I thought the shutter speed was slow or that the smile finder was not good quality."
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"The only big problem is very slow taking pictures."
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"Packing in excellent condition and fast to reach my hands."
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"I Mainly bought this camera to upgrade my old Kodak because it was too slow and I was missing to many amazing photos of my children, so problem not fixed unfortunately."
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"Very happy with this purchase- the shipping was fast! "
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"I love the steady shot and the shutter speed has been able to take great pictures of family and friends in motion."
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"It takes forever to take a picture without the flash due to face detection and it can't take until it's focused, which makes the pictures nice but it's hard to capture a fast moment."
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Video

Video:
"But when it comes to video i noticed that the volume on the camera is not so great, i first thiought that i get a defective camera because compared to my old fuji camera, the volume was really low, so i called sony to find out if there is something wrong with the camera, and they told me to hook this to a tv to check the volume, but i sill had to crank the volume half way on the tv , and they said they said its nothing wrong with the camera, the speaker compared to tv is small in the camera."
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"The only problem with the video is that you can't zoom in out while taking a video, and you have to make sure it's at the right place before you start taping."
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"But, not so great for videos."
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"My only complaint is the volume on the videos."
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"Sony makes a wide variety of digital cameras, this is sleek , well designed, large 3 screen and good firmware software for enabling user various settings and video settings as well."
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"All the different features on the camera is really good, esp the movies recording mode."
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"The camara has a great image, and the video quality is good, and it is easy to use."
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"It takes beautiful pictures and videos."
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"I have used this camera both in single shot mode and video mode and it works great."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"It struggled with any form of moving shot, requiring absolute stillness to take a shot in focus, and even then it looked pretty mediocre when you zoomed in on any part of the image; every picture has a slightly fuzzy quality when you zoom in."
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"The only problem with the video is that you can't zoom in out while taking a video, and you have to make sure it's at the right place before you start taping."
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"I am pleased with the performance and picture quality of this camera, but am somewhat disappointed in the zoom capabilities and the quality of pictures taken in the gym, etc."
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"I like Sony in general and this is a great solid thin small camera with a nice side video display, good zoom and excellent quality."
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"14 MP means you can zoom in for days(through the computer) which is what I love."
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"It struggled with any form of moving shot, requiring absolute stillness to take a shot in focus, and even then it looked pretty mediocre when you zoomed in on any part of the image; every picture has a slightly fuzzy quality when you zoom in."
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"=) Another thing is that for the zoom, Amazon makes it sound like it's amazing because it's 4x OPTICAL zoom."
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