Sony DSC-W350 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 
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General
Model Number: DSC-W350
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $199.00
Street Price: $154.00
Date Available: 2010-01-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 4.0 oz (114 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.7 in.
(91 x 52 x 17 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Super HAD
Effective Megapixels: 14.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.43 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2342 (10.1 MP, Other),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens; 6 elements in 5 groups (including 3 asph,)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.7/8.0 (W) - f/5.7/? (T) 2-steps with ND filter
Normal Focus Range: 4 cm to Infinity
1.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 cm to Infinity
1.6 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 27x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection; 9-area, center, spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (80-3200), Program Auto (80-800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, Underwater1/2, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 2 - 1/1600
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy, Smile, Soft Snap, Landscape, Twilight portrait, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Gourmet, Pet, Sweep Panorama
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Synch, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.2m - 3.8m(W), 0.6m - 1.9m(T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: No
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Included Memory: 45.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multiuse Terminal (AV(SD/HD(1080i)Component)/USB/DCIN)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 3.09
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.34
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.39
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.016
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.1
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 6.5
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BN1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BN1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 240
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Sony CD-ROM (Picture Motion Browser (PC only), Picture Motion Browser Portable (PC/Mac), Music Transfer (PC/Mac))
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X v10.3+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Sweep Panorama, DRO Plus, iSCN, 720p HD movies. Available in Silver, Black, Gold, Pink and Blue.

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