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Sony Cybershot DSC W170 | Digital Camera Review | Control
As for ease of use, you may expect from the Sony Cyber-shot W170 that it is all very simple. A matter of activating the camera and shooting. On the back of the camera we find the command dial with the familiar green button. A graphic display appears on the right side on the monitor with a short description and explanation of the selected function. On the top of the monitor, small pictograms display the battery status, resolution, number of pictures taken etc. It is also possible to display a grid on the monitor in order for you to get the horizon straight on your picture when capturing a landscape.
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Face detection on the Sony DSC W170
Through the years, the software inside the camera has become more intelligent. In addition to auto exposure settings and preset scenes, the Sony DSC-W170 is also able to detect certain situations automatically. Of course, we are familiar with face recognition; however, the Sony Cybershot W170 takes it a step further. The standard face recognition function is able to detect and optimally focus on a range of faces and what's more; it is even possible to put priority on faces of children when they appear in the composition. And indeed, it does work fine in practice. Now and then it is difficult to recognize, however, and occasionally a child's faced is overlooked, but in general it works excellently. If you wish to put priority on faces of adults, this belongs to the possibilities too and you can adjust the camera accordingly.

Sony W170 features a Smile Shutter function
If you wish to opt for more automated functions, Sony also equipped this camera with a so-called Smile Shutter function, which has even got its personal spot on the command dial. Once activated, a picture will then only be taken when a person is smiling, thus making photography simpler than ever before. All you have to do is make the right composition and push the button. No need for knowledge of any basic photography rule whatsoever.

Fully automatic digital compact camera
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 is a fully automatic compact camera. If you prefer to work in a more creative way, you can use the preset scenes and that is about it.
Intelligent software in the CyberShot W170
The Sony W170 is mainly a camera for shooting ease, no advanced setting possibilities are at hand. The intelligent software simply takes over complicated jobs and it looks like we haven't seen the end of it yet. More such cameras will be equipped with handy knacks.

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