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Sony Cybershot W230
Sony Cybershot W230

Hey! You should know that Sony has released a newer version of this product: the Sony Cybershot W330.

Sony Cybershot W230

We've given the W230 a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

This model is one year old. It will still be a fine performer, but take a look the newer W330. It has a similar price, a little more power, and SD-card support. Here's what we had to say about the W230 last year:

The Sony W230 is yet another stylish offering from one of the leading names in digital photography. A 5x optical zoom, 30 mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and high quality 12.1-megapixel resolution ensures that you can get close to the action without sacrificing picture quality. Additionally, MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode allows you to capture those moments to important to keep on just one photo. Finally, Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology lets you get the perfect picture, every time, while a 3.0-inch LCD display makes taking and reviewing pictures easier than ever. The W230 comes with 15 MB of built-in memory and utilizes Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo Media for easy storage and sharing.


  • 12.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor
  • 5x optical zoom, 30mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 3.0-inch LCD display
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology
  • MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
  • 15MB built-in memory
  • capture images to Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo Media (not included)
  • Part Number: DSCW230/R
  • UPC: 4905524588149
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2009

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Sony Cybershot W230 Reviews

Sony Cybershot W230 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Good Quality, Good Price (Iwan — 12/22/2010)
I bought this Sony W230 because the price is cheaper than other brand camera with same quality. With its black color, this camera is very elegant and cool. And I got bonus softcase from the store. I am proud of Sony W230
  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent in almost every way! (CameraMan1990 — 12/21/2010)
This camera is the best, i used to have a nikon coolpix, and this camera is 20 steps up! Easy to use, auto focus, super zoom (as i call it).. The only problems is, if you use the super zoom, the picture wont auto focus, and is usually blurry.. and you cant shoot in anything but color, and i like to take black and white photos... If your a beginner photographer and you like to take stills, for the price, this is a great camera! I dont think il ever trade it in, until it dies.. Never have problems with the battery, with a tottaly dead battery, it only takes an hour to charge... I take photos for hours before my camera dies, and if you dont use the flash you save tons of battery, but dont be fooled, it may say it has 2 bars, but it really has 3, i dont know why, but in camera mode, it says 2 bars, but in viewing mode it says 3 bars.. soo.. but anyways GREAT CAMERA!!
  • 4.0 out of 5
easy to use, good pic quality, (Ange — 02/04/2010)
Asked specifically for a camera that took good pics of action ie kids on moto x bikes but was easy to use for everything else, CANT seem to find the sports mode on here ! I was assured this was the camera for the job !! think i was had can anyone advise me on this as im going back to the shop to see if they actually know what there talking about.
  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Camera Ever!!! (Hehe Haha — 12/09/2009)

This camera has tons of modes and different themes and many more things on it! This camera is definitely worth the money! If you are thinking of buying, don't hesitate! Thss camera is perfect and priced just right! I love this camera!! Thank you Sony!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Not happy (Mike O — 09/29/2009)

Sorry if the subject is perfectly still the pictures are great. But the slightest movement of the subject (hands or head) the pix are blurry. The camera also does not shoot fast enough. Had a professional in a photo shop try to help. Answer was, "you must take your time while shooting" I had an older canon mdl SD450, was much better

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent (RAFEED — 07/13/2009)

i owned this awesome camera about 2weeks ago from Medinah and its really nyc to have this,the picture quality is very gud.

  • 4.0 out of 5
very good (josh — 06/13/2009)

i owned my newest and awesome sony w230 about a week and i really love my cam with a very user friendly keys.