LCD and Viewfinder
Sony W830 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
W830 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony W830 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately W830 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony W830 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Sony W830 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony W830, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
W830 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony W830 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony W830 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Sony W830 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony W830 is $124.95