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Sony Cyber Shot Dsc W170

Reviewing: Sony Cyber Shot Dsc W170  |  Rating:
By Paul Kallstromer on
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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 has 10.1-megapixel sensor coupled with Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom and a big 2.7" LCD display. The Sony W170 also has an optical viewfinder useful when the LCD is difficult to see, or when trying to conserve power.

It has Sony's Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization to minimize blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter speeds. Other features include ISO 3200 sensitivity, a Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo card slot, plus 15MB of built in memory.

It has Sony's latest face detection technology, which can distinguish between the faces of children and adults. "Child priority" and "Adult priority" modes are available and the camera will detect up to eight faces in a frame and optimize focus, exposure, white balance and flash.

Its most remarkable feature is Sony's new intelligent scene recognition (iSCN) technology, which allows the camera to automatically select the optimal scene mode for a variety of shooting situations. Its advanced iSCN mode, not only take a photo based on the user's settings, but will automatically take a second photo if it determines that another setting would yield better results. The user then has two images to choose from.

The other good features are : Sony's D-Range Optimizer to retrieve picture detail in photos with harsh highlights or dark shadows; semi-manual focus that allows you to select the focusing distance based on your subject's location; and editing functions such as "unsharp mask" to sharpen images.

Colors available are pink, blue and champagne gold,