Sony Cybershot DSC-W5 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.4 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Sony Cybershot DSC-W5 : 5.3 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, SDXC Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Michael, Bath

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Sony W5 digital camera
easy to use with great picture quality
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Oct 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent time to photo from powered off and also shutter press to picture taken (shutter lag) for a digital camera. Good battery life, good burst mode, excellent build quality and LCD screen.
Bad points:
Red eye reduction mode should be easy to turn on (needs navigation through multiple menus).
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Oct 2005

Jake, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Enormous LCD screen yet compact design, and an outstanding lens.
Bad points:
No camera holder/case.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Oct 2005

Tony, Lymington

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I bought this camera for its large LCD display, its compfortable feel and the facilities if offers.
Bad points:
In six months of use I have found no bad points with this camera.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Oct 2005

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 2592x1944
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 6
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDXC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Movie and Voice
Video recorder Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 253
Weight (g) 197
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 91x60x37.1
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-5.2
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 30
Release date 2005-03-16
Bluetooth No
Battery Model AA, LR6, MN1500, KAA, LR6/M,AM-3, 4006, MIGNON/AM3
Zoom Type Optical + Digital
Autofocus Yes
Range Finder Type Optical/Electronic Viewfinder + LCD
Changeable Lens No
Type of lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 114
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 38

Also known as: Sony CYBER-SHOT DSC-W5

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Manufacturer's Description

The compact 5.1 effective Megapixel Cyber-shot W5 with an improved large 2.5” LCD screen, 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens, Real Imaging Processor and a host of photo features – all packed in a strong yet lightweight silver aluminium body.

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