Sony Cyber-shot W830 and W810
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Sony has unveiled two new Cyber-shot W series digital compact cameras with 20.1-megapixel CCD sensors. The Sony Cyber-shot W830 combines a 26-208mm equivalent lens, Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation and a metallic exterior in a sleek and compact body. The W810 (above) shares the same CCD but comes with a 26-156mm equivalent lens. The new models offer the opportunity to shoot 360-degree Sweep Panoramas and feature an advanced flash which optimally controls ISO sensitivity so users can light faraway subjects to really bring their pictures to life. Both cameras are limited to 720p capture in video mode, for reasons inherent in the design of their CCDs. The Sony Cyber-shot W830 and W810 will go on general sale in Europe from February 2014.
Sony Press Release
Look great with your camera in hand; look even better in your pictures
New W830 and W810 Cyber-shot cameras are the perfect party companion
- 20.1MP sensor delivers crystal clear detail
- ZEISS lens with 8 x optical zoom (W830) and 26mm wide angle lens with 6 x optical zoom (W810)
- Beauty Effect allows on camera retouching of skin toning, skin smoothing, shine removal, eye widening and teeth whitening
- New Party mode automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation and saturation to deliver brilliant photos in the most challenging light conditions (W810)
- Camera design evolved for premium feel in range of different colours
- Truly simple operation with intuitive menus and key buttons on the back on the camera
Point and shoot photography is evolving quickly and the new Cyber-shot W830 and W810 cameras are designed to meet the needs of today’s fun seeking snappers who want better picture quality than their smartphone can deliver but don’t want to pay a premium price for a new camera. Operation is incredibly simple and with new design and creativity options, the new introductions make photography fun without compromising on beautiful image quality.
Both sleek new models feature a 20.1MP CCD sensor and allow the user to record HD movies. As we’re often our harshest critics when it comes to shots of ourselves, Beauty Effect means that you can retouch minor blemishes on camera to make sure you are looking your best and an extended range of Picture Effects will satisfy creative curiosity. The new models also offer the opportunity to shoot stunning 360 degree Sweep Panoramashots, giving an entirely new perspective on your surroundings and feature an advanced flash which optimally controls ISO sensitivity so users can light faraway subjects to really bring their pictures to life.
The DSC-W830 combines the brilliance of ZEISS optics and a BIONZ processor with a 20.1 megapixel CCD sensor for beautifully detailed photographs in a sleek and compact body. Optical SteadyShot technology keeps blur from camera shake to a minimum and Optical SteadyShot Active Mode used in conjunction with electronic image stabilisation means video is incredibly smooth. The body features sharp advanced camera looks and a metallic coating brings out the quality of four available body colours.
The DSC-W810 packs a powerful 20.1MP CCD sensor and 26mm wide angle lens with 6x optical zoom to deliver crisp and stylish photos. The addition of new Party Mode means that the camera automatically adjusts settings for shots in challenging light conditions meaning that those magic moments are captured forever.
With the addition of a front grip and metallic hairline-style finish, the W810 has a truly premium feel in the handand a dedicated movie button on the rear means that it’s even simpler and quicker to start shooting HD video as you never know when that next YouTube sensation is about to start!
The DSC-W810 and DSC-W830 are available to pre-order now from www.sony.co.uk and go on general sale in Europe from February 2014.
 The DSC-W830 is available in Black, Silver, Pink and Violet
 The DSC-W810 is available in Black, Silver and Pink