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Sony Cybershot W120
Sony Cybershot W120

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Sony Cybershot W120

Editor's Review

A solid mid range point and shoot, the Cybershot W120 marries a 7.2 megapixel CCD with smile recognition (shoots automatically when smiling happens) with a Zeisss 4x Optical Zoom. HAD technology amplifies light onto the CCD for more sensitivity and less noise, which is a good thing in low light situations.


  • 7.2 Megapixels
  • 4x Optical Zoom / 19x Digital Zoom
  • Auto focus with face and smile detection.
  • Super SteadyShot image stabilization MPEG1 Movie Mode with audio
  • Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot exposure settings, Smile Shutter technology with adult and/or child priority
  • 100-3200 ISO Levels
  • JPG file format
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • MS Duo / MS PRO Duo Storage with 15 MB internal
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2008

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Sony Cybershot W120 Reviews

Sony Cybershot W120 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
It's best to know your camera (Sumeru — 08/16/2009)

I bought this one reading one of youtibe reviews and am so far more than happy with its performance. I've shot some beautiful landscapes using the "program" mode which is enough to shoot almost any kind of pics. For those who don't own the camera, the program mode has the highest number of options to optimize your pics. Being a jewelry designer, i've had to click some macro pics and the camera worked like a charm. When u try viewing the photos on an HDTV with trueHD (LG 42LH50), the pics seem like they've been taken on an SLR (yup!). Flash in the night pics helps. Only problem with this one is u can't use the specified SCN functions proplerly, e.g: "beach" mode can't be used to capture pics on a beach. Overall, I've compared W120's quality to a 12mp T900 and guess what, W120 wins hands down!!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Horrible Picture quality (MissK — 08/07/2009)

the quality sucks....moved from the w55 and was totally far as im concern they could movve all the music features etc and provide better quality

  • 2.0 out of 5
Very Disappointed (Bill — 05/17/2009)

I gave away my 4mp sony dsc s90 before I got this one. I just assumed that the picture quality could only be better. What a mistake! I was shocked at how bad the indoor picture quality is on this one. Anything but broad daylight yields dark, grainy, and blurry pictures. The old camera pictures were 100% better! I guess I've learned my lesson on this one. You know what they say about assumptions! If you've got an older 4-5mp camera, DON'T trade it for something newer expecting better pictures. I've read that higher megapixels are actually making picture quality worse because they are cramming too many pixels on the same size sensor so they can claim the higher mp number. This actually degrades the quality because the pixels have to be much smaller and less light sensitive. What a rip off!

  • 4.0 out of 5
W120 is Good One.. (Anwar — 04/17/2009)

I am Using Sony Digital Cameras about six years.. I started to use with DSC P9(4M) Camera... That's great one.. After I use DSC L9 - this also not bad..But more Pic's in Blur... Now I buy w120 - almost Six Months Now.. From my Experience... it's really great. main Point is Pictures had great quality and perfect.. No Blur..or Shaking... Very Intresting Features like Smile Shutter and Image Stabilizer.. etc.. The Prblm I found on W120 is Body get Hot while take pictures.., Also charger is Seperate.. We can't take pictures ..if Battery Charging Mode..(all old models have this function..and it's use full too)..
Regarding Pictures.. it had great quality.. I am working in Trading Company .. So I have to take more Pic's of Samples... Before I need to take at least 3 pic's for each ... But with W120... I AM REALLY HAPPY... IT'S PERFECT..!

  • 1.0 out of 5
not worth it (Becky Blackwelder — 04/15/2009)

I've been a sony cybershot user for almost 7 yrs. We used to have an older model that was 3.2 megapixels and decided a yr ago to upgrade....what a mistake. This updated model does not produce near the quality that our older one did. They may look good on the screen, but when blown up or reviewing on computer screen, they look blurred and terrible. We thought maybe it was a lack of knowledge in knowing all the features of the camera.....after reading and spending ALOT of time with the manual, trying different settings and backgrounds, no change or help. Some pictures are ok, but the majority are not good enough to have blown up and displayed. What a disappointment and a waste of money.

  • 5.0 out of 5
AMAZING! (caroline — 04/10/2009)

best thing ever! I love it so much! GET it!
I had a camera b4 this but this beats it by far.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not that great (Ana — 04/05/2009)

It's been pretty good when I first got it. Then it starts having problems with zoom, tells me to turn it off and on again. It turns off by itself, even while recording. Doesn't always switch to a diffrent mode. When it's in a picture taking mode and I try to switch to view photos mode, it switches for a second and goes back to picture taking. I have to turn it off and on again for it to work normally. I really didn't like thist camera, wouldn't get the same one again.

  • 4.0 out of 5
operations manual (pancho d. tan — 03/17/2009)

how to handle tha unit w120 properly, and operational procedure.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Good until it decides to stop working (Kimberly — 03/08/2009)

I received my first sony cybershot in December of 2007. I loved the camera. It took quality photos.... at first. After one year it would work sometimes. I would turn the camera on. the zoom would go out, go in part way and go back out. The screen would say TURN CAMERA ON AND OFF AGAIN. I would do just that and it would say the same thing. and a few days later it would work just fine. I got so frustrated with it I busted the zoom right off.... since i had already bought 3 extra batteries (not cheap) and extra chargers I decided it was a year old and I probably didn't take that great of care with it. I bought the same camera 7.2 pixels this time. Had quality photos again. Took extremely good care of it this time. It is not even a year old now and the zoom thing started to happen again.... a day later it worked but the flash will not turn on. It says the flash setting cannot be changed. I called the tech support. They had me try a number of different things...... still no flash. my 6 month old camera is now my biggest waste of money EVER! I am trying to find the receipt so I can get it fixed under the warranty. I loved the camera when it worked but will never buy a sony cybershot again. I am even considering not buying any sony camera. A throw away camera is more useful to me.

  • 5.0 out of 5
my sony w120 (trishane — 01/17/2009)

In my honest opinion, Sony w120 is truly the one to beat. I content with it.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Unsatisfied with Sony! (Mary — 01/13/2009)

I bought this camera and used it to important holiday trips, and I was very disappointed with the quality of the pictures, and knowing I cannot pro-create any of my trips.
I tried all settings, and nothing seems to come out clearly. All pictures, with light or low light, day or night, comes out pretty grainy. Returned it back as soon as I got home from the trip.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fabulous (Anamarie — 12/29/2008)

This camera has great picture quality, incredible features, and you can't beat the price. The features are great and I love the easy settings and view finder. I don't know what people are talking about with low light. The pictures turned out great for me. The only downside is the memory stick, which costs more and isn't compatible with all computers. The SD cards in normal cameras are much easier and more universal.

  • 5.0 out of 5
New to this camera but loving it (Shane — 12/26/2008)

I'm not sure why so many are having problems with low light photos. Maybe I'm just not that picky but my pics are coming out great. I just got this for Christmas to replace my DSC T1 and I am very pleased so far.
I love all the options available and the clarity of the pics.
I've been a dedicated Sony electronics customer for many years and have as yet to be disappointed.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Very Good (Rohan — 12/11/2008)

Very good camera. So may features are included to get good picture at any type of condition.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Price is Sweet (Evens Wong — 11/17/2008)

For 139.99 it's a great deal for a Sony with features of W120.
Could spend more for better quality, why though for the average person. A civic gets you from point A to B just as a Lexus would. The W120 takes pictures satisfactory.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not happy with picture quality! (Teresa — 11/10/2008)

I love to scrapbook but am not a prof photographer. I took about 60 pics. The picture quality for the indoor pics was terrible. I just returned the camera and bought a Canon.

  • 3.0 out of 5
problem (Subrat kumar sahu — 09/29/2008)

low light no good quality picture

  • 2.0 out of 5
Disappointed (Darla — 08/11/2008)

I got this camera as a b/day gift. I have been into photography for many many years. While I do enjoy having a camera that I can carry in my purse, this camera is being exchanged today for something else. It takes great pictures outdoors, but if you want to photograph anything indoors then this is just bad. Anything in low light produces noisy/pixilated/blurred and just an overall bad quality. I'm very disappointed and on my way to exchange it for a Canon. Sorry Sony :(

  • 3.0 out of 5
With good lighting, ok. With Low light, HORRIBLE! (vic — 06/29/2008)

Horrible, horrible, horrible. Just horrible when it comes to low light situations. After purchasing the camera and taking my 1st set of pictures, everyone was saying how neat the camera was with the face recognition and how beautiful the pics looked on the LCD. we were inside a restaurant with ok lighting as expected. but the pictures did look good...on the LCD. but when i got home and downloaded the images on to my computer, what a noticeable difference in the picture quality. pixelation and distortion like crazy. and then i took some pictures outdoors, at night. same situation. look great on the camera LCD, horrible once on my computer and blown up. bottomline, if you're just looking for a camera to take ok photos to send via email, this camera, like most others, will do. but if you want to actually make prints from pictures taken by the Soney W120, forget about it.