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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 is part of a line of compact digital cameras.

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Pros

Flash is more balanced than competing models, does not wash out and reproduces colours well

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Greater noise reduction capacity than many competing models

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5x optical zoom provides wider range than many lower Sony models

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Highly visible screen even outdoors in bright light

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Image processing in low-light situations is better than many similar cameras

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Cons

No default mode for high-speed activities, such as sports - images tend to be blurry

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Wriststrap cannot be tightened like most other point-and-shoot cameras

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 is part of a line of compact digital cameras. It features a 10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD and Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens (with Smart Zoom technology). It also comes with a 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Display and in-camera retouching and basic editing functions. Like many of the Cyber-shot DSC models, the DSC-W170 also features Face Detection software and Smile Shutter mode so the camera can automatically detect smiling photo subjects.

Features:
  • 10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD
  • Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens
  • Smart Zoom
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology
  • 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Display
  • in-camera image retouching
  • 15MB of built-in storage
  • Compatible with Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo Media
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