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Sony CyberShot W70
Sony CyberShot W70

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Sony CyberShot W70

Editor's Review

Sony's W70 gives users point-and-shoot simplicity with a big 7.2 megapixel sensor, allowing for superb prints. The W70 offers a new function guide to better convey the use and purpose of the various modes with simple text explanations displayed on the large 2.5 inch LCD screen. The resolution guide helps users decide what resolution is best for making digital prints, with a handy pop up screen telling you what the ideal print size is for your particular setting. Manual controls give the W70 lasting potential for growing users who want to graduate from the camera's auto functions. With all these helping hints, the W70 does what it can to ensure perfect pictures.


  • 7.2 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 2x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • auto exposure
  • ISO 100-1000
  • JPEG file format
  • movie mode
  • lithium ion battery
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • Memory Stick storage (58MB internal)
  • Release Date: Mar 03, 2006

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Sony CyberShot W70 Reviews

Sony CyberShot W70 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
PERFECT! (Ely — 11/15/2007)

had the camera for the last 10 months and its awesome! It takes absolutely great pictures and i was surprised with how good its features are. I've tried playing with its settings and i've been discovering a lot of good things about it since the first day i used it. Flash, macro feature, color, quality> the camera never fails to satisfy me. quite expensive though, but NO REGRETS! it's worth it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best price/value compact camera on the market!!! (Brainpumper — 08/16/2007)

I wanted a decent compact camera and I chose the Sony w70. It looks great, all right, it's not that easy to handle but you turn it on and you forget about it. I recommend not to use only the automatic mode, try to play with the programmable functions, you can get much more out of the camera. Image quality is nice, sharp, smooth, pleasure to the eye, something like this was unexpectable years ago from a compact digital cam.

Check out my summer vacation album:
The pics were taken with the w70 on summer of 2007 in the most beautiful places of my sweet home, Hungary

  • 1.0 out of 5
Bad durability (Pam — 06/25/2007)

Loved the light weight easy to handle - good pics but now I have purchased two in last year and they both have ended up with mechanical problems to the extent that they are in the trash! I have an old digital kodak and has taken 5 times the physical abuse and still works!! - just it is bulkier.

  • 5.0 out of 5
A good Decision (Shikhar — 05/04/2007)

Although it was a rather intutive decision when i bough W-70, but the tough conditions i tried it on gave me good results. a little care while shooting and the camera will give excelent results... spend time with this one and once you and the camera are attuned to each other, don't worry about anything going wrong..

  • 2.0 out of 5
failed (janice — 04/19/2007)

At first I thought it was great but then after shooting some inside shots was unhappy with the flash. very weak-but liveable til it quit opening the lens when I pushed the on button. Have cleaned everything and will work for a while then lock up again. Would not by another sony like this one. I'm switching back to canon.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing (mustafa — 03/31/2007)

It's everything what I need, Especially 2 cm makro and high video capabilities

  • 2.0 out of 5
Gotta Have Date Stamp (Linda — 03/26/2007)

I agree with all the negative remarks. Poor Quality, poor zoom and the date stamp is a very import feature for me. And I was lied to or either the sales person was poorly informed. I purchased mine as a open box with battery missing for $99, purchased battery $60, at Circuit city and was told it was a $250 camera. I get home, go on line to check the value and hoping to find the date stamp setting and I was suprised to fine Circuit city has it listed for 189. So needless to say, I will be returning my today.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Absolutely worthless (christina hibbert — 02/20/2007)

I wouldn't buy this camera again for $5! I owned a Sony Cybershot 4 years ago and loved it so, with my first child on the way, decided to "upgrade" my digital camera. I purchased a new Sony Cybershot DSC-W70. I quickly realized that this camera did not allow me to date stamp my photos. I spoke with Sony and they told me that their new Sony cameras no longer have the date stamp option. And...they refused to allow me an exchange. So...if you (like most) want to be able to have a date printed out on your photos...stay away from this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
best (MAYUR TALREJA — 01/23/2007)

a very handy and nice digicam,worth to own it

  • 5.0 out of 5
great (cindy — 01/09/2007)

I have owned Nikon,Pentax,Minolta and it takes much better photo's than the current Nikon 5mg pix easy to use. Great clear detailed photo's. I was very surprised Sony could do it, I was very hesitant how ever you can't go wrong with a Carl Z lens

  • 1.0 out of 5

Having all the same problems. Very unhappy with this camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
ready to throw away (Libby Ecker — 01/04/2007)

we purchased this camera hoping for a small, compact digital camera that takes great pictures and we have a decent zoom. the outdoor pictures are fine but the indoor pictures are terrible. they are either underexposed without any flash and if you do use the flash they are overexposed. If you move the camera at all it is completely blurry. I am so dissatisfied with this camera that i am ready for something completely new. Take my word and keep looking for another camera if you are wanting crisp photos, both indoor and out.

  • 5.0 out of 5
the best camera I have ever owned (Stephanie — 12/30/2006)

I was actually scared to get this camera because of all the bad reviews I've read. I have had sony cameras in the past and none of them have ever broken. I was just worried because my last sony camera was so slow and would take blurry pictures. This camera takes a lot less blurry pictures and is really fast, I get that bird I wanted before it flies away. My pictures from San Diego turned out awesome.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome Camera (Taylor — 12/27/2006)

This is an AWESOME camera. I got it for christmas of 2006-2007, and i was totally flabergasted. This camera can take great shots and the battary is EASY to charge. It was al so easy to download the program on to the computer, so you can import your pictures on, and it tells you the date and time that your took the picture. I absolutley love this camera!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Forget about the negative review. Try it yourself !!!! (Ace — 12/02/2006)

This Camera consider the upgraded version for the W30 & W50 series.
Pro: Overall functions and pictures taken are excellent especially outdoor and places with much lighting. Video recording are clear and easy to use.
Bad: ISO 1000 sensitivity does not seem to be well. Lots of noise even began at ISO 200.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Rock Solid, as usual to Sony standards. (Sanjeeve Vasanth — 11/01/2006)

Sony is well known for its quality standards, this one is not a exception.Its has quite solid styling and very handy too.When you switch it on it briskly wake up and ready for the shot.Focusing on the object is quite easy with its Multi-Focus.When you trigger, the image captured with almost zero lag.The image quality is perfect. Even though the Flash reaches a short distance, it did the job neatly in its range.The LCD is surely a great attractive feature.It crystal clear and brighter.Overall, once you use this camera surely you will give your heart to it.I simply Love this.

  • 5.0 out of 5
The best companion that I ever had (Manish — 10/09/2006)

This camera is truly my pride and neighbours enemy.Apart from running mode option the other features are excellent.This camera requires patience after clicking but once the photo is taken the quality is very good.My advice to all use the camera as much as you can and don't put it in almira for long and you will defietly love this beautiful piece .

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent! I'm having so much fun (Annie — 09/17/2006)

This is my first digital camera, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I am extremely pleased. It's so hard when buying the first camera to wade thru all of the models that are out there and try to make a wise selection. Even if you read consumer reports, often the particular models they review are not in stock in the store you go to. This website was VERY helpful to me in making the decision, by the way.
My photos have been wonderful for the most part, even before I've learned how to use all the bells and whistles. (If I'd zoomed more, the photos of people would have been a lot better, w/out a lot of extraneous background, tho they have cropped pretty well w/out losing much resolution.)
The battery has already run down, tho, but I think it's probably because I've been playing a lot. I would definitely recommend buying an extra battery at the same time you buy the camera.
I think a first-time user would be very pleased with this Sony camera,

  • 3.0 out of 5
Not good picture quality (Rajesh — 09/07/2006)

On brand name, I have taken this camera with less features but quality of photos are not good in indoor. Moreover this camera is not tolerating even little shake causing blurr in the photo.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Poor Image Quality (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Purchased this camera to replace older Fuji FinePix (3.2megs). I have taken about 100 pictures with the Sony. The majority of pictures taken inside, have been terrible. Outdoor pictures are better, but not the quality I expected. I took a series of pictures with the old Fuji, set at 3 megs (max), and then took the same pictures again with the Sony, set at 7 megs (max). When loaded into the computer, the old Fuji pictures were much more crisp / sharp, when compared to the new Sony pics. Called SOny customer support and they requested that I send it in for service.

  • 5.0 out of 5
very easy and great to use (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

We have a professional digital camera but needed something smaller for trips, and vactions..the cyber shot is perfect, tons of features excellent..very easy to use and understand the menus and settings.... very cool

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Camera I've Ever Owned! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is awesome! It's compact, sleek, and takes great pictures. The auto shutter speed is doesn't take so long to take the picture that smiles get fake. It is definitely the best camera I've owned.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Easy to use (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The battery is charged outside the camera in a small battery charger that plugs into an electrical outlet. Very easy to setup the camera to your specifications. Instruction manual is easy to understand. This first day of owning this camera, I took a lot of pictures and loaded them to my computer. The results were clear and rich colors. I have other digital/video cameras and the DSC-W70 is everything I was looking for in the combination of still and movie photography. I am not a professional but I do love taking pictures. The LCD is very easy to view, even in the sun. I read about this camera about three months earlier and I have waited and it was worth the wait.

  • 4.0 out of 5
takes great pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Very handy and easy to use. But very delicate to dust

  • 4.0 out of 5
7.2 sony camra (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

i love the one i ever owned .i bought one for my daughter too!