Sony doesn’t say anything about high speed Duo cards making any difference when it comes to camera performance. Though the Sony W50 doesn’t offer any direct manual exposure control, the camera’s extensive LCD menu system does offer quite a bit of creative control with image contrast, sharpness, and color options. Reduces light entering the lens, letting you use slower shutter speeds for special effects: Never miss an update again! Show less Show more.

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Shot-to-shot speed was excellent, with a delay of a little over a second before you can take another shot. A newer version of your browser sny be available.

The multi burst mode takes sixteen shots in a row at an interval you choose and compiles them into a collage 1 Megapixel resolution. Look below for a test taken in our studio, though.

The idea here is to get the shutter speed as fast as possible, which reduces the risk of having a blurry photo. Still, the wide range of ISO settings is a plus for a point-and-shoot digital camera. Low light visibility was above average, but not the best I’ve seen. My advice is to shoot in the “P” mode, turning up the ISO as needed cyber-shhot order to get a sharp photo.

Otherwise, the W50 sports the same stats as its little brother.

Sony DSC-W50 Review

The camera does perform pretty well for a compact through ISObut after that, two things happen. In unusual lighting conditions such as in our studiothe lack of a custom white balance option made for images with a brownish cast.


Due to my limited resources, please do not e-mail me asking for a personal recommendation. Now that’s dscw50 very impressive set of accessories for such a small camera.

Support by Sony Mobile App. You can get as close to your subject as 2 cm at wide-angle and 30 cm at telephoto on the W Directly above the LCD is the optical viewfinder, which has become less and less common on ultra-compacts these days. The flash’s working range of 0. Redeye was a problem, as it is with most ultra-compacts. This last esc-w50 lets you enlarge your photo up to five times and then move around in the zoomed-in area.

The W50 moves through images at an average clip.

Warranty & Support

Everything about the camera feels like quality and performs competently. Noise is the biggest issue with these models: The camera’s internal 32 megabytes of memory will hold a few shots, but here again, I’d recommend picking up at least a cyber-xhot Memory Stick Duo card, or a Memory Stick PRO Duo card for the Fine quality movie recording mode.

It’s a tiny, cramped viewfinder, but it can prove handy if bright light washes out the LCD. Unfortunately, Cyber-shot Viewer isn’t as powerful as Olympus Master and similar products, and there’s still no Mac version to be found. While the cyber-shto This First” guide is fairly straightforward, the user’s guide could be a little more user friendly.


The DSC-W50 is one of many camera models to offer a high sensitivity mode.

As we said about the DSC-W30, the photos have decent exposure and dynamic range, without the blown-out highlights produced by many cameras in this class. The camera lacks the dozens of different scene presets available on other cameras, such as the Canon PowerShot Abut it does have a nice movie mode that can shoot VGA videos at 30fps. The DSC-W50 comes in both silver and black bodies.

Can my camera take photos in RAW format? The only noticeable difference is that the W50 has a 2. Low light focusing was slow, but accurate. Its ample LCD screen and quality lens should give most users a great experience capturing pictures they’ll be proud to display.

You’ll get 32MB worth of built-in memory, which holds ten photos at the highest JPEG quality setting, so you’ll want to get a memory card right away.