While Sony announced several compact cameras last CES, this year it came out with just one. It may unveil new ones at the upcoming CP+ camera show in Tokyo, but for CES 2014 it’s the Cyber-shot W830.
Nothing unpredictable here: It’s a budget compact point-and-shoot that costs $120. It has a 20.1-megapixel CCD sensor, a Bionz processor, and an 8x Carl Zeiss lens with optical image stabilization. Because it’s a CCD sensor, it can only capture video at up to 720p. There are the typical automatic and creative shooting modes that adjust the settings based on preset shooting environments. Some interesting features include a 360-degree panorama mode and a beauty mode for retouching skin tones in-camera. There is no Wi-Fi. It’ll come in black, silver, and pink, and drop in February.
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