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(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Sony
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Capture smiles as they happen. The 7.2 megapixel Cyber-shot® W120 features innovative Smile Shutter technology which photographs smiles as they happen. Built to impress, this model boasts a Carl Zeiss® 4x optical zoom lens for high quality close-ups and Sony's Double Anti-Blur solution for crisp, clear images. For speedy recovery, the BIONZ image processor gets you ready for the next shot. In addition, it has Face Detection technology that detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus, exposure, and color for accurate, natural photos of family and friends. Also available in blue, black and pink.

7.2 MP Super HAD CCD
More megapixels give you more detail and definition when you make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. The advanced Sony® Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.

Carl Zeiss® 4X Optical Zoom Lens
4X optical zoom brings distant subjects closer to help you capture sharp, detailed long shots and quickly frame images for better composition -- great for family sports, outdoor fun, and travel photos.

2.5" TFT LCD Display
The large, bright 2.51TFT LCD (115K) display makes it easy to compose shots, check results, and read menus in sharp natural color, even in bright sunlight.

Face Detection
Face Detection technology automatically controls focus, exposure, color, and flash to help reveal faces in shadows, make skin tones look more natural, reduce red-eye, and eliminate harsh facial glare, so your photos bring out every expression on every face in every shot. Now with adult or child priority so you can determine who the focal point should be.

Smile Shutter Mode
Smile Shutter (TM) technology captures smiles the moment they happen - without the need to press the shutter. The mode can be set to capture when your subject laughs, smiles or even grins, and like Face Detection is able to differentiate children and adults to set priority.

Sony Double Anti-Blur Solution
The combination of Super SteadyShot® optical image stabilization and high ISO sensitivity helps compensate for shaky hands, minimizes blur, and allow flash-free shooting to preserve the mood.

Super SteadyShot® Optical Image Stabilization
Compensates for shaky hands and minimizes blur with a built-in gyro sensor that detects camera movement and sends correcting signals to a stabilization lens -- so there’s no need to crop in on your shot to reduce blur.

High Sensitivity (ISO 3200) Mode
With high sensitivity of ISO 3200, you can shoot effectively in low light without flash to preserve the mood, while the Sony Clear RAW Noise Reduction system helps suppress the color noise that can degrade low-light shots.

Dynamic Range Optimization
Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz® high-speed processing engine, Dynamic Range Optimization preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas -- for great results even in difficult lighting conditions.

Convenient Photo Modes
To adjust quickly for specific shooting situations, you can choose from several convenient photo modes, including Auto, Program Auto, and Scene Selections such as Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Fireworks, Smile Shutter, Landscape, Soft Snap, Snow, High Sensitivity, and Beach environments.

MPEG Movie
VX Fine ModeCapture VGA (640 x 480) audio/video clips at a high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second7). The maximum length of time you can shoot continuously is about 10 minutes.

Automatic Macro Shooting
Standard Auto Focus now covers the macro focus range, eliminating the need to manually change focus modes for close-up photography. The Macro mode has not been eliminated, and enabling it accelerates Auto Focus when shooting at point-blank range.

9-Point Auto Focus
Because an off-center subject can make your shot more interesting, a 9-point auto focus measures auto-focus at 9 precision points instead of 5 -- giving you greater creative freedom to compose your image.

Smart Zoom® Feature
The Sony Smart Zoom® feature5 intelligently crops into the central portion of interest in your photo, helping avoid the image degradation of other digital zooms.

Burst Mode
You can fire off up to one hundred shots at Approx. 0.66 second intervals (at any resolution: VGA to full resolution mode) -- a great way to capture a child’s first steps or a pet’s best tricks.(Approx. 1.5fps(100 shots)).

Simple Setup Controls
A quick press of the Home button opens your user-friendly graphical interface -- and you can select functions by simply moving a cursor vertically or horizontally to the appropriate icon. Function names and the on-screen Function Guide display make it easier to learn camera setup operations.

Easy Shooting Mode
A simplified camera environment especially attractive to beginners or digital camera users who want to keep things simple, Easy Shooting provides easy-to-read, on-screen instructions and limits the number of camera settings to help prevent misuse of the camera while still providing excellent results.

Function Guide
This beginner-friendly function helps manage various functions and settings by displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen. The Function Guide can also be switched off.

Optical Viewfinder
In addition to the LCD display, a built-in optical viewfinder lets you compose your photos in traditional rangefinder camera style, and also helps save battery power by turning off your LCD display.

15 MB Internal Memory
Even if you forget your flash memory card, you can get the shot because 15 MB2 internal memory lets you capture a limited number of shots with in-camera convenience, then easily transfer your shots to a PC or optional Memory Stick Duo media.

Memory Stick Duo Media Convenience
A built-in slot accepts optional Memory Stick Duo Media or Memory Stick PRO Duo Media -- the compact, high-capacity storage media that make it easily to upload photos to your PC and are compatible with millions of devices worldwide.

Stamina® Battery Power
Provides extended battery life and shooting capacity when using a fully charged Lithium Ion battery-- enough to cover a long weekend or a whole vacation.

HDTV Compatibility
High-resolution images can be enjoyed in all their beauty simply by connecting the camera directly to a Sony BRAVIA® HDTV or other compatible HDTV3. This provides an excellent alternative to viewing photos as prints or on a computer monitor, and is ideal for users who want to share photos in the comfort of their living room. Optional HD solutions include a Cyber-shot® cradle/charger with component cable output, or component cable directly to your HDTV.

PhotoTV HD
PhotoTV HD compatibility8 allows the camera to be connected to a PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTV via the optional HD output adaptor, for highly detailed, high-definition color images displayed in unprecedented realism and full HD quality.

16:9 High-Resolution Mode
In addition to the standard 2-megapixel size, the convenient 16:9 aspect ratio shooting mode for HDTV3 display can now be shot in 5-megapixels, making it possible to obtain beautiful, high-definition prints with the same aspect ratio as HDTV3.

Wide Zoom Display
To use the entire image area of the camera’s widescreen LCD and compatible HDTV3 screens, Wide Zoom automatically expands standard 4:3, and 3:2 images to 16:9.

Photo Music
PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with the following five visual effects (Simple, Basic, Nostalgic, Active and Stylish). Additionally, the number of music tracks stored in the camera memory has been doubled from four to eight, and music playback time has been extended from three to five minutes per track. More personalized slide shows are also possible by transferring music from a PC to the camera.

Multi-Resizing Function
Resize your photos in-camera for virtually any purpose! Any size picture images can be resized to widescreen 16:9 and 2 MP resolution for display on an HDTV. Conversely, high resolution, widescreen 16:9 images or any size picture can be resized to 4:3 size with VGA (640 x 480) resolution -- perfect for sharing with friends and family via e-mail (internet connection required).

Picture Motion Browser Software
Supplied software makes it easier to upload, organize, and search photos on your PC. When shooting photos using your camera and an optional GPS unit, the software even provides a convenient map view function that lets you sort photos by location and display their origin on a world map.

BIONZ
image processor delivers speed and precision

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.7 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use(5), Excellent in low light(3), Fast shutter speed(3), Good battery life(3), Great resolution(4)
Best Uses:
Home(4), Outdoors(4), Portraits(4), Travel(5), Weddings(3)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(3)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
DSC-W120 Cyber-shot Digital Camera
By SLINGVerified Reviewer from FT LAUDERDALE, FL on 10/2/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Good sized screen
Cons:
NO TIME DATE STAMP
Best Uses:
WORK
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSC-W120 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Silver):

GREAT CAMERA, BUT THEY DONT HAVE A TIME/DATE STAMP NOW FOR WORK I MUST BUY A NEW ONE.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
It Seems Too Good to be True!!!
By Emma the ActiveVerified Purchaser from Boston, MA on 9/2/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Fun to use, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSC-W120 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Silver):

Before this camera, I was banned from using expensive cameras, due to my tendency for dropping things. But now that I am older and a devotee of the wrist strap (included, thank goodness), I am now having a fantastic time using this camera! After being restricted to one-time use snap cameras, this is digital camera is heaven sent! It is easy to use for a novice techie like me, but it takes more complicated shots like film cameras can. I am enjoying the sound effects, too! Every time I hit a button or change a setting, text appears telling me what I just did, which is invaluable! The screen is a good size, but the camera is small enough to fit in my clutch bag. I have used it in all kinds of light, and for stills and action shots both, and it's worked well in all situations. I have had to work very hard to get a blurry shot (I wanted one, but it took me a while to figure out how to create one)! I cannot recommend this highly enough! The only con is that I wish I could figure out how to turn the sound off sometimes for weddings, but I haven't read the manual, yet, so I am sure it's possible. BUY THIS!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love it!
By JenVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh, PA on 8/20/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSC-W120 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Silver):

This camera is easy to use and has lots of fun features. It takes beautiful pictures and videos and you don't have to be a professional to use it. I strongly recommend it for anyone!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Little Camera
By twahVerified Purchaser from Grand Rapids Michigan on 8/15/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSC-W120 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Silver):

This is a great little camera and an upgrade from my DSW-55. I like the camera. It is easy to use. I would recommend it.

[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Incredible for those with shakey hands
By SarahTreeBackVerified Reviewer from SLC, UT on 4/19/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Image Stabilization, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSC-W120 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Silver):

This camera is great. I started having trouble with my hands shaking a few years ago and have tried a number of camera's with image stabilization to help get decent pictures with no luck. Then I found this one!! I have had very few pictures not turn out. It's not only blur proof it's amateur proof. I consistently end up with the best pictures out of the group. I definetly recommend it. The only possible down side is that it is a little slow in between pictures, but still an A+ all around.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By Little PhotomanVerified Reviewer from philadelphia Pa on 4/4/2008
Pros:
Could not be better, Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
Anything, Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSC-W120 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Silver):

I got this camera on Wednesday and I LOVE it! It takes beautiful, sharp, and crisp pictures. It has many modes such as easy mode for beginner photographers and an auto adjustment feature for photographers that are more advanced. It also has a 2.5" LCD display that is bright and sharp so you can see your images and settings on the camera. With 7.2 mega pixels, you can blow up your images to look like a professional poster. The camera is very economical. [$]! This is the best point and shoot I have ever owned. I hope I helped you make up your mind.

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