Sony Cybershot W330 Brief Review

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  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 4x optical zoom
  • 26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tassar lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3-inch LCD display
  • Video mode
  • Several auto/preset-scene modes, smile recognition
  • Captures to Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Lithium ion battery
  • Release Date: 2010-02-28
  • Final Grade: 85 4.25 Star Rating: Recommended

4.25 Star Rating: Recommended

Sony Cybershot W330
14.1 megapixels; 4x optical zoom; 26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tassar lens; Optical image stabilization; 3-inch LCD display; Video mode; Several auto/preset-scene modes, smile recognition; Captures to Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/SD/SDHC memory cards; Lithium ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

Replaced by the W530. Here's what we had to say back in early 2010:

The W330 is pretty standard fare for a point-and-shoot circa 2010: 14.1 megapixels, 4x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD, a bunch of auto and preset-scene modes. The best part is the sleek, slim design—something that Sony excels at. For $170, it's nothing special. Early reviews have called out its skimpy feature set. No sweep panorama, many manual controls are unavailable...overall, it just seems like Sony cut all the good stuff out of the W350 just to knock the price down $20-30. The picture quality remains solid, however. Also, Sony has finally relented—all Cybershot models launched in 2010 support SD/SDHC cards in addition to the proprietary Memory Stick format.

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