10.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor
A powerful 10.1 megapixel 1/2.3-in. Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 10.1 megapixels, you can create stunning prints up to A3 size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.
SteadyShot Digital Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot digital image stabilization compensates for camera shake and helps prevent blur by capturing two photos at high shutter speeds and combining them into a single clear image.3
Histogram display gives you more control over your images with the ability to optimize exposure adjustments for better detail in both light and dark areas of a photo.
In-Camera Retouching Tools
Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming and Red-Eye Correction functions.
2.7-inch LCD display (230K pixels)
A large 2.7-in. (230K pixels) LCD1 display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos.
Face Detection Technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus and exposure to deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200)
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to seven ISO settings (Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries.
Picture Motion Browser ver. 4.2.01
Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) PC software2 provides a simple, easy-to-use way to transfer video and still images to your PC, as well as sort, edit, and output to data disc and the Web (PC with internet connection required). Finding your images with PMB is easy with Calendar view and Face Search. Face Search allows you to filter by faces (one or many) and also a specific person?s face. Share images and videos on popular sharing sites with Media Services function.
3x Optical Zoom Lens
3x optical zoom lens captures sharp images, even from a distance, and enables close-up shooting up to just under 2-in. (5cm) from the subject.
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply choose the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select subject priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity.
Scene Selection modes
Choose from seven convenient Scene Selection modes to quickly adjust for specific shooting conditions, including High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Snow, and Beach.
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
Multi-purpose Resize Function
The Multi-purpose Resize function lets you change the aspect ratio of an image right in the camera from 4:3 to 16:9.
1 Viewable area, measured diagonally.
2 Requires Microsoft Window XP SP3, or Windows Vista SP1. Not supported by Mac OS.
3 Not available in all shooting circumstances. Automatically set to Off during movie shooting mode. Automatically fixed to Off during Smile Shutter mode. Automatically set to Off during shooting with flash.
Comments about Sony Sony DSC-W180 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Black):
I use this for photographing childrens sports events, sholl stuff and family snapshots