I bought this camera after watching several sample videos online. It didn't let me down. It focuses very clearly and fairly quickly; it holds the focus when I zoom, and it seems to do a good job of taking sharp photos even in low light/high vibration situations, especially using the "ISO" setting. It does have a lens flare issue on the videos and possibly the panorama, but I think I will be able to work with it. Despite this, I think the Carl Zeiss lens gives it an edge. It also has a very solid feel. I bought a camera from a competitor, known for its quality, about two years ago. That camera cost me nearly twice what the Sony did, but does not focus as well. Sony will definitely be on my short list in the future.
My old digital camera was used and I didn't have a book to know how to use it well. It was heavy and hard for me to hold steady, so I was looking for a lighter, easy to use digital camera. The Sony W730 was suggested by one of the electronics clerks as she owned one and liked it, so I bought the blue one. It has been a joy to use and simple to figure out. It takes nice photos as well! I would suggest it to anyone who likes to take family pictures - it is a very savvy camera and self-adjusts to different lights and situations.
Sony always makes an awesome camera. This one was a great price for a great package deal. I still have my old Cybershot, now being used as a back up, but I love my new one.
I purchased a Sony Cyber shot for work use and loved it. When I retired last year the work camera had to be turned in. I went out and bought another Cyber shot for my retirement trips and am using it right now in Costa Rica.
I picked the Sony W730 Digital Camera as my 25-year service award from my employer, General Dynamics, and it hasn't disappointed. The camera is compact and easy to handle and carry. It has a very clear and hi-def color display which produces outstanding images! My 16-year old daughter is actually the person that utilizes it and she raves about it's simple design and ease of use. The camera came with a storage case, wall charger, and user manual. It is a very nice starter camera and we look forward to many years of digital photo memories! Thank you Sony! Sincerely, Billy Colson
I purchased three of these cameras form my children to take on a cruise to record their adventures. They used them to take excellent underwater pictures, zip line and fun pictures around the ship and on shore at the various ports. They were able to transfer pictures to their various online media to share with friends.
this product is very excellent , good battery life, and easy to set up.
After years of struggling to "set" a camera of a different brand that was much smarter than I ....and after deciding that fuzzy face after fuzzy face was not the picture I really wanted, I purchased a Sony cyber shot W730. Now, I get clear photos at family reunions and face shots that are crystal clear. I love my camera. On Monday we will be going on vacation..another test for a camera for people like me...memorialize the moment...simply!
Great little all around digital camera for what I paid for. HD 720p movie recording. My biggest grip about it is when I zoom in and out when recording in movie mode, the motor is picked up on the mic. The sound of the video is decent enough, but I am looking at the Sony HDR MV1 Music Video Recorder in the future...so Sony hook me up !!!! ...I tried to up load a picture I took with camera, but it says it was too large..!!
My sister has one and I liked how hers took pictures so I decided to buy one.