Sony W830 launches for megapixel fans on a budget
posted Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:01 PM EDT
Last year, Sony launched the W730, a compact camera that aimed to satisfy three goals: high sensor resolution, reasonable zoom range, and a low pricetag. Today, the company follows up with the Sony W830, a camera which further hones the design in one of those three areas.
But which area is it? If you guessed resolution, step forward and collect your prize! (OK, there's not a prize. But you can still step forward, if you like!) As have so many cameras over the years, the W830 makes a home for a new sensor with ever-more pixels jammed onto its surface. This time, it's a 20.1 megapixel CCD chip.
In fairness, there are also other changes. The body is restyled, for example, and the available selection of body colors -- silver, pink, or blue -- differ, too. There are likely other subtle tweaks as well, although nothing jumps out at us from the spec sheet.
Available from February 2014 -- just in time for the pink version as a Valentine's gift for a loved one, perhaps? -- the Sony W830 is priced at US$120 or thereabouts. More details can be found in our Sony W830 preview.