A to Z Anatomy of Sony W730
22 Sep 2013 By S Chatterjee On flipkart.com
I was attracted to this camera seeing the bullet features of this camera which were-nn 8x Optical Zoom and 32x Digital Zoomnn HD Recordingnn 2.7 inch ClearPhoto TFT LCDnn 16.1 Megapixel Camerann Super HAD CCD Image Sensornn 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28 - 224 mmnn f/3.3 - f/8.0 AperturennThis gave me a clear cut idea of a better optical zoom 8x, not available in any other sony model. Though you can get higher optical zoom in canon sx150 with 10x zoom but there you will cry for the 14mp. Here you will get a nice touch of sony pic processing & thus the quality is extremely good.nnNow comes the question why Sony W730 & not W710, with almost the same features in a price less than Rs.2000 ??nnThe answer is, the quality of the picture, which is not mentioned or will never be mentioned in any of the websites. Moreover the design & of his model is extremely cool than the W710. You will feel it when you will be able to keep both the models side by side, or take both of them in your hands. The Sony W710 had a look that says that- " I am a cheaper model than W730 "nnNow the features that won W730 over W710, is the Clarity of the pic which I have already mentioned before. Secondly is that you will get video & image format of better options than that model, thirdly & most important is the LENS.nnTHE Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 8 LENS, which is said to be the one of the BEST quality lens used in cameras. SLR cameras even have this type of lens. This is a huge leap, & the most better reason to give out Rs. 2000 extra.nnLens Construction : 8 elements in 7 groups nnIt has 720p MP4 HD Movie Mode, in 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps. Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama mode i.e. upto 360 degree. nSo guys, heads up for W730 if you are still having doubts. Dont worry Even I faced it, but the fact is also true that with higher comes the better quality.nnOne more facility that you will get is that, it is extremely sleek & light weight!nnDimension:- 93.1 (W) x 52.3 (H) x 22.5 (D) mmnnIt is very handy, you can grab it in your palm, even those who have small hand. It will easily come inside jeans pocket with cover. Make sure you put a screen guard over the screen of the camera to avoid scratches, just in case. You can take pictures in 16mp, 12mp, 10mp, 5mp, 2mp & VGA quality. You can also use flash or not.nnStill Image Mode : JPEGnnStill Image Max Effective Resolution : Approx. 16.1 MegapixelsnnStill Image Size 16:9 : 12M(4,608 x 2,592) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)nnStill Image Size 4:3 : 16M(4,608 x 3,456) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / 4M(2,304 x 1,728) /VGAnnPanorama Still Image Size : 360 (11,520×1,080) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / nnStandard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)nnVideo Format : MP4(AVC/H.264)nnVideo Mode : MP4:9M Fine(1,280×720/30fps) / 6M STD(1,280×720/30fps) / 3M VGA(640×480/30fps)nnAudio Format : MP3nnMicrophone/Speaker : Mono/mono nnImaging Sensor : 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD SensornnProcessor : BIONZnnGross Pixel is 16.4MPnnEffective Pixel is 16.1 MPnnnRed-Eye Reduction : Auto / On / OffnnErase/Protect : Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date / FoldernnPower Save Mode : Standard / Max / Offnnn Sweep Panorama : Sweep Panorama / Sweep Panorama (360)nn Face Detection : 8 Facesnn Smile Shutter technology : Yesnn Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Active Modenn In-Camera Editing : Trimming / Unsharp Masking / Beauty Effect / Date viewnn Intelligent Auto : Yesnn Shooting Tips : Yesnn Tracking Focus : Off / Autonn Blink Detection : Yesnn Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority)nn Picture Effects : Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-keynnnThe battery that will be offered to you is of good quality that will suffice approx 100mins or 200 images of still pictures, video shooting of 40mins (it is less as its quality is HD-superb actually), & if you only view pictures it will be there for you for 3hours, & you can view 3800 images. All the battery time are taken until they reach a low battery signal. And it is advisable to switch of your camera the moment you reach low bat sig.nnCharging of the batteries will take 110 mins or 2hours.nnSo people who have a budget of Rs. 8000/- this camera is a good grab! Even Nikon & Canon is okay, but you know this is Sony so you will feel nice/safe to just depend on its product.
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DO NOT BUY SONY W730 CYBER SHOT
26 Jun 2013 By Nan Harrison On flipkart.com
I had the original cyber shot-- and I LOVED it. But not this one. I just finished doing the West Coast Trail, one of the top ten tough hikes in the world AND I HAVE NO DARNED PHOTOS TO SHOW OF IT THAT ARE WORTH SEEING!!! ALL ARE OVER EXPOSED!! I took 400 photos and maybe 2 are worth looking at-- NO depth and NO proper depth of colors. I used a variety of photo shooting parameters!! Easy shot, smart shot, night shot, day shot, etc. etc. AND it took forever to record the photos onto the stick!! I AM DEVASTATED TO SOBS! Let the darned Sony President walk 80 km in the bog, wet , temperate rainforest over 7 days and then see what his pictures look like-- bet he'd be as PISSED AS I AM! I am very familiar with this camera and did test it prior to the trip--saw a few things I didn't like (speed of recording image, fast shot??? Only in your dreams) but NEVER expected this poor a quality from sony when I was so happy before. SHAME ON YOU SONY!!
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