Review posted for Sony W170!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 14:00 EDT)
With a big lens and a stack of features, the Sony W170 is a digital camera that's made to please.
Its relatively large lens opening stands out, as does the optical viewfinder window, rare on such a small digital camera. The Sony W170's big 5x zoom is image stabilized, and starts at a nice, wide 28mm equivalent setting, essential for real travel photography. What's more, the Sony W170 automatically enters Macro mode when its subject is close, something so obvious it should be on all digital cameras.
Dynamic Range Optimization has been brought over from the Alpha digital SLR line to improve the Sony W170's highlight and shadow retention, and Sony's Face Detection is smarter, able to find smiles and differentiate between children and adults. More importantly, its 10.1-megapixel sensor is capable of producing prints that look great at 13x19 inches. Click here to find out more about the Sony Cyber-shot W170!