At A Glance

The DSC-W170 is a high-quality camera with nifty features that are worth the extra cash.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Sony DSC-W170 matches point-and-shoot ease-of-use with advanced features to pack a powerful punch. The sophisticated, compact body features an enviable 10.1 Megapixel resolution, Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens, and Sony's Double Anti-Blur solution for crisp, clear images. For easy viewing and sharing, the large 2.7" LCD displays your shots in vibrant color. In addition, Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter, and Intelligent Scene Recognition elicit stunning detail from special moments.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.70 "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.1 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1600 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 1 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242724013
Manufacturer Part Number DSC-W170
Brand Name Sony
Product Name Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

The Sony DSC-W170 matches point-and-shoot ease-of-use with advanced features to pack a powerful punch. The sophisticated, compact body features an enviable 10.1 Megapixel resolution, Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens, and Sony's Double Anti-Blur solution for crisp, clear images. For easy viewing and sharing, the large 2.7" LCD displays your shots in vibrant color. In addition, Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter, and Intelligent Scene Recognition elicit stunning detail from special moments.

Product Model DSC-W170
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Lens
Optical Zoom 5.0 x
Digital Zoom 2.0
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Digital Camera
  • NP-BG1 Rechargeable Battery
  • BC-CSG Battery Charger
  • A/V and USB Multi-connector Cables
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Physical Characteristics
    Height 3.7"
    Width 2.3"
    Depth 0.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 5.0 oz
    Video
    Video Formats MPEG-1
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Poor
    Color Poor
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Sharpness 43.8
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 59.7
    Image Quality, Color 53.7
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 44.5
    Battery Life (minutes) 169.0
    Image Quality, Exposure 49.1
    Number of Shots 310.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 57.0
    Battery Life Score Very Good
    Image Quality, Overall 46.2
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality Score Fair