Sony CyberShot W70 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 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: 2006-03-03
  • Final Grade: 0 F

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Sony CyberShot W70
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)
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

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.

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