Sony DSC-W7 digial camera

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Gadget of the Week

Sony DSC-W7 Digital Still Camera


Excellent picture quality thanks to its 7.2 MegaPixel sensor and good quality 3x optical zoom lens

Large 2.5 inch colour screen makes reviewing images on camera easier and more rewarding

Accepts two non-proprietary AA sized batteries.

Two NiMH batteries and charger supplied

Good ergonomics

Quick Operation (Start-up 1.3 sec, Shutter Time Lag 0.3 sec, Shutter Release Lag 0.01sec)

Camera has an AF illuminator to assist autofocus





Somewhat chunky compared to the competing Canon Ixus 700

Uses Sonys own (more expensive) MemoryStick format

Unable to store pictures in any uncompressed picture format such as TIFF or RAW

Autofocus sometimes hunts before locking on



Sony Price: £329 inc. VAT

Competitive Internet Price: £239 inc. VAT


Star Rating: 7.5 Stars  Simple to use point and shoot camera which produces excellent quality images. Compare to Canons IXUS 700 before buying.

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