We did find some minor differences in the images between the two models though. If you can afford a converted DSLR, by all means go for it. As you may know, as the ISO sensitivity goes up, so do noise levels. Find information and receive instant notifications about your product. English Select a language English Spanish.

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I found several options and was surprised to see that point and shoot cameras had been converted to IR as well. Boost flash range while reducing redeye; this slave flash attaches via the tripod mount and fires when the onboard flash does.

You will find several scene modes on the camera, including a new high sensitivity mode that boosts the ISO as high asthough I’d recommend not using it. You can view photos in the traditional thumbnail view, as you can see above. Sony Community Visit our Community and share your experiences and solutions with other Sony customers. Why are there vertical and horizontal lines on the LCD screen?

To get the full experience on Sony. Focusing speeds were good at wide-angle, but somewhat slow at the telephoto end or in low light though the camera did lock focus every time. There’s fairly mild barrel distortion at the wide end of the W50’s 3X zoom lens.


Those of us who remember the hassle of shooting IR with film can appreciate that. Find information and receive instant notifications about your product.

The night shot did not turn out well. An even lower resolution mode is also available: The item may have some signs of cosmetic dcs, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Directly above the LCD is the optical viewfinder, which has become less and less common on ultra-compacts these days.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Review | Digital Camera Resource Page

Register your product Get access to all information, keep your product up to date and enjoy great deals. While the and 1, settings do allow you to capture brighter images under dim lighting, they also bring with them much higher image noise as a consequence.

Click to play movie Want to see how the photo quality turned out? The file numbering system used by Sony is quite simple. Two things happen when you go up to ISO andthough. The numbering is maintained as you erase and swap Memory Sticks. Support by Sony mobile app: For that, he deserves an extra 5 stars.

Our site is vsc optimized for your current browser. The fast Multi-point AF determines the closest object and focuses quickly, showing brackets around the areas that will be in focus.


Accessory lenses and filters rarely found for compact cameras like the W50 make it more versatile for wide or telephoto use, and an optional underwater case lets you bring it along to the beach or on boating excursions with confidence.

Though the LCD monitor dominates the rear panel, Sony managed to keep all the main functions close at hand and fairly easy to operate. It took sharp photos with low noise and accurate color. My first one’s lens get stuck in an open position – after 8 years of pretty heavy use and being dropped many times. The port is protected by a very flimsy plastic door.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

Takes great quality pictures. The W50 focuses quickly at wide-angle, and not-so-quickly at telephoto or in low light.

To discuss this review with other DCRP readers, please visit our forums. How you rate the W50’s photo quality really depends on how you use the camera.