Sony DSC-W350 Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Black) 14.1MP

Sony DSC-W350 14.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Black)

Sony DSC-W350 14.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Black) Rating:
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The DSC-W350 captures images with amazing detail with its Carl Zeiss 26mm wide angle 4x zoom lens. Take breathtaking panoramas in Sweep panorama mode and review them on a 2.7” LCD. Record 720p high definition movies while Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization, iAuto and Face Motion Detection makes taking great images in various conditions easy.

Details

  • 26mm equivalent Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 4x optical zoom
  • Capture breathtaking images in Sweep Panorama Mode
  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 2.7-inch LCD screen for easy viewing
  • Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p); Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • Accepts Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo (not included)

Sony DSC-W350 14.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Black) out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 953 user reviews
Sony Sony DSC-W350 14.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Black) The DSC-W350 captures images with amazing detail with its Carl Zeiss 26mm wide angle 4x zoom lens. Take breathtaking panoramas in Sweep panorama mode and review them on a 2.7” LCD. Record 720p high definition movies while Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization, iAuto and Face Motion Detection makes taking great images in various conditions easy. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mr6ww1cRL._SL160_.jpg
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10 Responses to “Sony DSC-W350 Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Black) 14.1MP”

  1. Isabel M. Simonetti Says:

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    I bought this camera after reading, reading and reading some more different reviews and ratings on all the different point and shoot cameras within this price range.

    The first one I received was defective (it had a big purple glare or light on half of the screen so I couldn’t see the image properly). I returned it and ask for a replacement (Thank God for Amazon, they rock!!!)

    I got the new one today and this is what I can tell from the few pictures I’ve taken:

    1) The shutter lag or speed from one picture to the next is really fast, I love that! I have a toddler that doesn’t stay in the same position or give me a big smile for the camera for more than 2 seconds.

    2) The performance in “low light” situations is perfect when you are not using the zoom. It is completely unacceptable if you use the zoom.

    3) The performance in bright light situations is excellent sometimes and very bad others (even if you haven’t changed the settings and the light didn’t change at all!). If the sun is on the person in the photo the result is a picture where the subject looks like he/she is on fire.

    4) The colors are very different from the natural colors in bright situations. I took several pictures of my friend (she is a blonde) and in all pictures her hair looks red.

    5) The little “switch” to open the battery and card compartment is very delicate and kind of “cheap”. I’m afraid is going to break very soon.

    Bottom line:

    Good camera when it feels like it!

    It definitely doesn’t delivers as promised. For me it will have to do because spending $200 in a camera is already to high of an investment to me.

  2. K. C. JILLELLA Says:

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    As most of the digital cameras from sony, the Sony DSC-W350 14.1MP Digital Camera is also a good product with some interesting features.

    1. Size of the camera. Its almost like a phone that you can put in your pocket.

    2. Sweep panorama mode where you can capture a wide area.

    3. Zoom while taking a video.

  3. A. A. Alasso Says:

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    Took a chance on this camera as it was just released by SONY and no reviews were available. But I really like this camera. The pictures are sharp. Color reproduction and exposure is accurate and all of this is done automatically. This camera has 14 mega pixels but I shoot with an aspect ratio of 16 X 9 which uses 10.5 mega pixels. The camera has a panorama feature that with a little practice takes cool panoramas that could definitely come in handy for some landscape shots. This camera has a 26mm wide angle lens with 4X zoom. I love the wide angle which works beautifully with the 16 X 9 aspect ratio. Indoor low light performance has been very good. In bright rooms with the camera on auto flash it often chose not to flash and still the pictures were very good. My other cameras always flash indoors no matter how brightly lit the room was. Indoor shots without a flash create more natural colors. Of course this is probably only possible due to the really good anti shake technology built into the camera. The camera can also shoot hi def movies but I haven’t taken any movies yet. One other thing that I like is that this camera can easily fit into any pocket. It is slim and light.

  4. Robert K Says:

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    Although I have been a Canon fan for many years I decided to give Sony a try.I read reviews stating that there were problems with the photos and was almost convinced to pass on this camera.I have taken pictures for three days in sunlight,dim light and in almost no light and have found this camera simple to use and have gotten what I feel were great results.I take alot of photos but I am not a pro so I tend to like everything on a point and shoot camera simple. This camera could not be easier to operate.When set on auto it is truly a point and shoot I would definitly reccomend this camera to any one.The only problems that I have found is that is is so small that it is a little hard to hold so don’t let go of the wrist strap.Also your finger prints wind up all over the LED screen so carry a glass cleaning rag with you.

  5. Eleora Says:

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    From the product research I’ve done, this camera has the best features for the price. Even though I have brand loyalty to Sony, I seriously considered comparable Nikon and Canon cameras before deciding to purchase this one. The easy mode is great, the intelligent scene selection is especially helpful in low light settings because it automatically takes a second shot with different settings so you can choose the best one and I have already been glad for that. Its nice to be able to turn all the auto modes off as well to shoot manually. The menu is straight forward for the most part, although there are times when I am still looking in the wrong place for a setting. The macro mode is also very nice for a point and shoot and I have taken gorgeous close ups of jewelry and flowers.

    Picture quality is wonderful and so is the HD video quality, for the value. The panoramic feature is a bonus that similar cameras do not offer, although I haven’t tried it out yet. Small, lightweight size fits easily in a lady’s jean pocket or purse which is a huge plus!!! Yes, the exterior is plastic-y but for the price point and value, I’m very pleased. Internal memory is low, but to me that is not a big deal at all because I’m used to relying on memory sticks and to me the only purpose of internal memory is as a back-up if your memory card is full.

    I have a 7 year old Sony Cybershot with 3 megapixels and it still works perfectly, but I needed a higher res model. The Sony products I have purchased within the last 10 years still function so I am usually willing to spend a little more for Sony products because they have always lasted. Product longevity is something that really contributes to saving our environment as well–the longer we keep and use a product the fewer cheaper models end up in a landfill somewhere.

  6. Michael M. Rosenblatt Says:

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    This camera was to replace a Nikon Coolpix that was quite old and had a broken battery compartment after many years of use. The “old” camera I replaced did not take good pictures inside without flash. But the old Nikon took incredibly crisp pictures outside.

    Now to the Sony DSCW 350:

    It is a very small camera and easy to carry. It fits into a pocket easily and is very light. The menu is easy to use and intuitive, hardly requiring a look at the instructions. The battery life is OK, but not excellent. If you use it, you should also invest in an additional one, which you can only purchase from Sony for about another 50 dollars. It takes about 3.5 hours to charge.

    The picture resolution with this camera is barely adequate, at least to my eyes. On the screen the pictures look hazy with ill defined contrast. When you print them out, they look a bit better, and enlarge well. Considering what they look like on screen, you may be disappointed.

    Many users actually view their photos mainly on screen nowadays…and print only a few. So this is an important issue to many.

    The Sony looks a little frail to me, and it presents severe warnings in the instructions on how to handle it. I don’t know if it is as delicate as they say, but if it is…it might not last very long. It comes with good options, including an underwater housing…which is not necessary for most users.

    I returned it after a week to Frys, which cost me a 15% restocking fee. The problems with the clarity and definition of the picture…I knew…would trouble me constantly. So I returned the camera.

    This little camera takes good pictures inside however, better than my old one.

    You may not find the lack of definition (which I understand is characteristic of this price category) as a problem…or you may simply decide to pay more for a better camera, as I did.

  7. Busy Executive Says:

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    I was looking for a small camera to keep with me when I didn’t want to lug my big and heavy pro grade DSLR, and I’m finding the Sony generally works out for me pretty well. It’s easy-to-use and relatively high performance for a compact point and shoot camera, and it’s capable of producing good images under a wide range of conditions when used properly.

    I usually start my camera shopping by paying close attention to the lens, and the Sony comes with a Carl-Zeiss 4x zoom, biased towards the wide-angle end of the spectrum. I generally favor less zoom range if it means getting a higher quality picture, and this is exactly the approach Sony implements. Yes, you can get 5x – even 10x – zooms in camera like these, but in my experience, the sacrifice in image quality isn’t worth it. Sony’s 4x tends to mean I get pretty solid lens performance in a useful zoom range. To be clear, any DSLR with a good quality lens will beat the pants off the small lens on this sort of compact camera, but that’s the nature of the beast…besides, if I’m doing something where absolute best performance is a requirement, I’m carrying my heavy-duty DSLR and lenses that cost ten times what this Sony does – that’s not the mission I have in mind for the Sony anyway.

    The 14.1MP sensor seems to be high quality, so long as you’re using the camera in well and evenly lit conditions. Where the camera struggles somewhat is low light (high ISO), or when there is substantial dynamic range (difference between brightest and darkest parts of an image). Under good conditions – bright and evenly lit – the sensor provides excellent detail, certainly way more than adequate for email, web sites or prints up to maybe A3 (13×19 inch) size. Still, under more challenging lighting, the Sony may be a bit disappointing…where a large DSLR can capture details in highlights and shadow, the Sony tends to blow out the highlights or will transform shadows into a sea of black. Again, this is really normal for cameras with small image sensors – the Sony’s performance is very good indeed considering the small form factor and product price point.

    The camera’s built-in software is also very good, helping to capture lots of detail even as images are compressed to manageable sized JPG files. In Photoshop, I compared a Sony-compressed image to a similar image taken by a pro grade DSLR, and there are few if any differences due to the image processing. Noise reduction and sharpening is handled well, and there are few digital artifacts visible. This is really the best performance I’ve seen for a camera in this price range.

    In terms of construction quality, the camera is solid and seems to be well built. Most of the controls are easy to use, and you don’t get the sense of “fighting” against it. The 2.7″ LCD display is sharp and easy to use, although it can be a bit difficult in bright sunlight or for those like me with aging eyes that struggle with small text on the screen. Performance is generally quick, and you’re not waiting for the camera to figure out what to do next. The camera is small, and one thing that helps me is Sony’s well-designed image stabilization feature. I tend to have a hard time holding small cameras steady, and image stabilization helps me get sharp photos in most conditions.

    Sony adds a number of cool features, such as Sweep Panorama, that allows you to take multiple pictures of a scene, and then have them “stitched” together in the camera for a wide panorama view. I have similar software in Photoshop to do this, but it’s cool to see it implemented right in the camera. Sony also provides a workable HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability in the camera, giving you a way to handle certain otherwise difficult scenes. Both of these features make up for camera limitations, such as low dynamic range capabilities of small sensors and the limited zoom range. Sony also makes it easy to upload photos and videos to popular sharing sites, saving you a few steps from doing this on the computer.

    The camera can also record HD (720p) video clips up to half an hour long. I rarely use this feature, so other than to say it works, I’ll leave that one to other reviewers.

    I considered several other choices from Nikon, Canon, Pentax and even the new Leica X1. I like Nikon because the software and menus are the same as my DSLR (also a Nikon). Canon seemed to produce slightly better image quality. I’ve owned several Pentax point-and-shoot digital cameras and found them rugged and long lasting. And of course, the Leica is in a class by itself in terms of quality. Still, while all of these competitors offered unique advantages, the overall package of price and performance seemed to be best with the Sony – at least today.

    Overall, considering the price, I’m happy with the Sony DSC-W350 and would recommend it to anyone wanting a low-cost, easy to use digital camera that gives good quality images under a wide variety of conditions.

  8. D. Gerds Says:

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    I did a lot of research on mid-range cameras in the $150-$200 price range and this camera stuck out. After reading generally positive reviews on Amazon, I decided to take the plunge. I started using the camera on a trip to NYC and it worked great during the day. My only complaints came at night when the lighting conditions were severe. There was either too much light or too little light, depending on where we were in the city. I liked the panoramic feature, which I thought was a nice compliment to the low price. Overall, this is a great point-n-shoot, but if you’re looking for a camera that will take excellent pictures in all dark lighting conditions, you may want to look further.

  9. Sanmai Reddy Jakka Says:

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    I bought this camera recently as I found my old one not upto the mark from sony itself. This camera is really amazing with its features, image qualities under various conditions and pricing. I will vote 10/10 for this awesome item from Sony.

  10. Lari Marco Says:

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    Still and video capture capability packed in one very portable package. My old 2MP Canon S330, though solid-built and still working, is not gonna work for my wife anymore. And ever since I had my Canon Optura 300, I just wasn’t able to find time to transfer videos from tape to PC or DVD. I love this Sony DSC-W350 because now I have a much better performing point and shoot with some neat new features like the sweep panorama, face detection, smile detection, fast startup, easy-to-use menu. My S330 has the stitch mode but it requires post processing. What I find using mostly since I got this camera is the video mode. The quality is great at 720p and you can zoom in and out although the zoom motor sound gets recorded too. Also, zooming in and out is not smooth because the buttons are hard to press. The mono sound quality is good although it would be nice if there is a mic input. The best thing is that now it is very easy to download the pictures and videos into my PC.

    Now I can readily capture precious moments while my kids are growing.

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