The Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 is an ideal gift for your child with most of the buttons suitable and friendly for the finger sizes of children. Weighing at 127 gm with a 95.2x56.5x21.8mm body, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 is sturdy enough. While the 3-inch LCD screen in the Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 takes up most of the rear side, the control button and mode dial along the right side may seem small for you but ideal for your child.
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 is a 12.1 megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens and 4x optical zoom. The camera also gives you the option to output still images in full HD while video output is standard definition.
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 has the following modes to choose from: Auto, High Sensitivity (ISO), Landscape, Easy (more on this later), Smile Shutter, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap (which is like portrait but softens the image), Movie and Program Auto.
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 also has some extra modes in SCN, where one can choose between scene modes like twilight, gourmet (a macro mode for photographing food), beach, snow, fireworks and underwater. However, one of the best assets of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230 is intelligent scene recognition (iSCN), which recognizes objects, faces and lighting conditions, and then automatically chooses the most effective scene mode.
The Easy mode in Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 is great for those who don't bother about camera settings. The Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 only needs you to decide whether flash should be used or not and whether the image size should be large or small. That's it.
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W230 also has the feature of exposure bracketing where the camera will automatically snap three photos, one at the exposure you've chosen and then two more at plus and minus 0.3EV, 0.7EV or 1.0EV. This feature makes it easier to get a better photo under difficult lighting conditions.