This Sony camera comes with battery and a charger,memory card,and a wire for uploading pictures and videos from
the camera into computer.A wire for playing video on TV.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 digital camera is based around a 14.1-megapixel sensor,
coupled to a Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens. The Sony W350's lens offers a 35mm-equivalent
range from a generous 26mm wide-angle to a moderate 105mm telephoto.
The Sony W350 can capture 4:3 aspect ratio images at up to 4,320 x 3,240 pixel resolution,
16:9 aspect ratio images at up to 4,320 x 2,432 pixels, or HD movies at 1,280 x 720 pixels at
30 frames per second. In addition, the Sony W350 includes Sony's unique Sweep Panorama function
for the first time in a CCD-based Cyber-shot camera, allowing automatic creation of up to a 268-degree
panorama in-camera by simply sweeping the lens across the subject.
On the rear panel of the Sony Cyber-shot W350 is a 2.7-inch LCD with a resolution of 230,400 dots.
This serves as the only method of framing and reviewing images, given that the Sony W350 doesn't
feature an optical viewfinder. The Sony DSC-W350 has a 9-point autofocus system, and does include face
detection capable of detecting up to eight faces in a scene and differentiating between children and adults.
This ability is used to provide a Smile Shutter function that automatically triggers the shutter when your
subject is smiling, as well as both anti-blink and blink-detection features.
Shutter speeds from 2 to 1/1,600 second are possible under automatic control, and sensitivities ranging from
ISO 80 to 3,200 equivalents are on offer, with ISO 80 to 800 available under automatic control. 2.0EV of
exposure compensation is available, in 1/3 EV steps.
Images and movies can be recorded on Sony's proprietary Memory Stick Duo, PRO Duo (Mark 2 only),
PRO Duo High Speed, or PRO-HG Duo cards, as well as the more common Secure Digital and Secure Digital
High Capacity cards. 45MB of internal memory is also available, helpful for capturing a few of the most
important photos should you forget to bring a flash card along on a day trip. The Sony W350 includes
NTSC / PAL standard definition video output connectivity, as well as USB 2.0 High Speed data connectivity.
Component HD connectivity is available via optional proprietary cable. Power comes courtesy of a proprietary
NP-BN1 Infolithium battery pack rated 240 images.
Sweep Panorama is really what places this digicam apart from the hundreds of compact,
silver-bodied models available. As noted, you press the shutter and "sweep" the area in
front of you. An arrow indicates how long you press the shutter for maximum coverage.
We loved this feature when first demonstrated at PMA 2009 and enjoyed using it with the
CMOS-based DSC-HX1, -WX1, and -TX1. We had other issues with those cameras, but that's
another story. The Sony W350 and the W370 are the first digicams with CCD sensors that
perform this task. Below is an example of a photo captured with Sweep Panorama
(Auto Levels applied to this shot in Photoshop to improve exposure).
The resulting image size is 4,912 x 1,080.
The Sony Cyber-shot W350 also takes High Definition movie clips with a maximum resolution of
1,280 x 720 at 30 frames per second with 9 Mbps at the best compression level. Compare this
to a dedicated AVCHD camcorder that records 1,920 x 1,080 at 24 Mbps, remembering that they
cost four times the price. Here there are options for 720 Fine, 720 Standard, and VGA.
It records mono sound and there's a 3-pinhole speaker on bottom bezel. Don't expect a
THX Surround experience from this one