Sony Cybershot DSC W730: Featuring a 16MP Image Sensor and Optical Image Stabilization
Sony’s latest gadget, the Cybershot DSC W730 is more of a budget friendly camera with several innovative attributes to boast of. Be it the cumulative pixels or the integrated OIS, the Cybershot DSC W730 has a lot to offer at an affordable tick. This compact can now be purchased from the leading online retail stores and here is more about the same:
The Cybershot DSC W730 boasts of a 16MP image sensor, resulting out of the similarly tagged photo detector pixel level. In terms of resolution, the Cybershot DSC W730 supports 4608x3456 as the maximum limit. Other resolutions are also featured with the lowest being 640x480 pixels. In terms of image or aspect ratio, the Cybershot DSC W730 supports 16:9 and 4:3, depending upon the stills and offered resolution. The CCD sensor measures 6.17mmx4.55mm besides featuring the 1/ 2.3inch layout. In terms of ISO sensitivity, the Cybershot DSC W730 exhibits an expansive range of 100-3200 besides the built-in Auto mode for extreme conditions. 6 white balance presets are also involved in addition to the solitary custom white balance mode. Uncompressed RAW format seems to be missing but the Cybershot DSC W730 features the Steady Shot optical image stabilization.
Focus and Optics
The Cybershot DSC W730 packs in a pretty useful lens offering a focal range of 25-224mm. In terms of lens aperture, the Cybershot DSC W730 offers F3.3-F6.3. This compact offers 9X optical zooming limit besides supporting digital zoom as well. Manual focus is missing but the featured AF modes make up for this omission. Some of the included autofocus modes are Contrast Detect, Center, Touch, Face Detection and many more. Macro focus range of up to 5cm is also supported.
The Cybershot DSC W730 boasts of a fixed 2.7 inch screen. In terms of resolution, 230K dots are included. Touch support is present with the TFT LCD display in addition to the Live View addition. This panel however misses out on a viewfinder.
Photography and Videography
The Cybershot DSC W730 offers a shutter speed range of 2-1/1600 sec. Several subject or scene modes are supported in addition to the built-in flash. The Cybershot DSC W730 offers a built-in flash range of 2.80m. External flash is missing but the featured flash modes in advanced, slow sync etc. readily make up for the same. Burst shooting at 1 frames per second is supported. Self-timer is include besides the 3 metering modes.
HD videos can be recorded at 30 frames per second. The Cybershot DSC W730 also captures 480p movies at 30 frames per second. In terms of video formats, the Cybershot DSC W730 supports MPEG-4 and AVCHD. Mono speaker and mono microphone are also integrated.
Connectivity and Storage
The Cybershot DSC W730 supports USB 2.0 and the orientation sensor. SD, SDHC and SDXC cards are supported in addition to the Memory Stick Pro Duo and HG Duo.
Design and Battery
The Cybershot DSC W730 weighs 122g and packs in the Li-Ion NP-BN battery offering up to 240 shots on a single charge.