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CNET First Look
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 is a tiny and light ultracompact capable of taking nice photos with little to no effort.
-Hey, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor with CNET and this is the look at the Sony CyberShot W570. Now the W570 replaces the CyberShot W350, which was a popular camera with our readers and one of my favorite ultra compact Sony 2010. On the upside nothing much changes from that model to this. There's a resolution bump from 14 to 16 mega pixel and the lens is a little brighter, wider, and longer. But the body remains very small. What you should know is that the increase resolution doesn't improve photo quality. So, it doesn't really add anything and the increase seems to be slowing down shooting speed at least from shot-to-shot and while the lens specs are nice, the edges and corners of photos appear sort. So, unless your subjects are in the center of your shot, it might not be all that sharp. Still for its style and price, it takes very good photos and movie clips too because that matter in 720p HD. The camera is easy to use and Sony has embedded a fully user manual if you need help along the way. Plus it has Sony's sweep panorama feature for quick ultra wide shot. So, even though its not a huge jump forward from the W350, its worth checking out if you're looking for a good camera that you wont hesitate to take with you. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Sony CyberShot W570