We commented extensively on the bizarreness of this in-camera post-processing idea, which uses face detection to pick out faces and then allows you to skew them into smiles. The working range is 0. Will Mirrorless change cellphone photography. Despite that, you should be able to fit the camera into almost any pocket you may have. Secondly, if the BG1 or FG1 runs out of juice, you can’t use an off-the-shelf battery like you could on a camera that uses AA batteries. As is usually the case, you cannot use the optical zoom or the digital zoom, for that matter while recording a video clip. I do, however, have the studio ISO test below.

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Shutter lag isn’t a problem, and shot-to-shot delays are minimal. Alpha a7S III – will it kill off the competition? Under incandescent light, auto white balance on the W does a decent impression of a sepia shot. Finding the right balance in controlling noise has become a persistent issue for Sony compacts, but the company promised noticeable ds-cw150 in the aggressiveness of its noise reduction algorithm in the latest batch of Cyber-shots.

The only difference between the two is that the NP-FG1 has the InfoLithium feature, which allows the camera to tell you exactly how many minutes of juice you have left.

The camera is very flexible from a simple point and shoot to an ASA setting of Here’s that ISO test that I promised you.

There are also a number of special effects you can apply to photos, including unsharp mask, soft focus, partial color, fisheye lens, cross filter, radial blur, “retro”, and a very creepy “happy faces” feature, which “puts a smile on a person’s face”. Community A place where you can find solutions and ask questions.


The working range is 0. Pros Fast AF, no perceptible shutter lag Higher ISOs clean and usable Enough playback tools to keep you entertained for awhile Truly impressive battery life Cons Red channel clipping a real problem Auto white balance is disappointing indoors Flash shots full of red eyes Menus still complex, confusing, and laggy to page through.

The W took well-exposed photos, with accurate though not terribly vivid colors.

There’s no diopter correction feature not surprisinglyso you’ll need to keep your glasses on to see things properly. Although it does bring out a touch more detail in high-contrast scenes, in shooting with the DRO Plus option enabled, be prepared for dsc-w1150 fairly serious color and saturation shifts when compared to the standard mode.

Sony DSC-W150

I did not find shutter lag to be a problem, even at the slower shutter speeds where it sometimes occurs. Sony continues to use the same menu system as on its last generation of units and the camera is still not fast enough to handle it. White Balance White Balance. D-Range Optimization Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz high-speed processing engine, D-range optimization preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas to provide great results even in difficult lighting conditions.

Alright, that’s it for menus — let’s move onto photo tests now, shall we? So far, about all I’ve told you about the Home menu is that I don’t like it.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Review

More generally, Sony has been hit or miss lately in terms of user experience with their compacts. Primarily, iSCN scene recognition automatically detects backlit conditions shooting into the sun, or shooting at dusk for instance and applies the appropriately correction. This camera dsc-s150 built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization to assist in taking sharper pictures.


Single AF is what most people are used to: If you prefer a paper hard copy of a manual listed on this page, you sht purchase it from the True Manuals web site. In burst mode, the W took twelve shots in a row at 1.

There is a processing delay when you use DRO Plus mode, which slows shot-to-shot times by a couple of seconds. Talk me out of sending back dsc-d150 Christmas present. Due to my limited resources, please do not e-mail me asking for a personal recommendation or for technical support.

The W does seem to get in a hurry and miss against repetitively textured backgrounds in particular, but a quick to activate AF assist lamp makes indoor shooting nearly as fast as outdoor work. Submit a News Tip! Tested continuous shooting was also up to snuff, with the W pulling dcs-w150 a sustainable shooting rate of just under its advertised 2 fps.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W Review – DigitalCameraReview

Photo quality was very good. Basic features include DPOF print marking, image protection, slideshows, thumbnail view, and shhot and scroll. Despite that, you should be able to fit the camera into almost any pocket you may have. Be the first to review this item. It has a boxy silver design that is anything but eye catching.