When you toss the DSC-W100's movies into the picture, the camera suddenly looks a lot more appealing. Though you wouldn't want to play its standard-quality VGA captures at 100 per cent, they look very good at QVGA (320x240). And its fine-quality movies look quite impressive played at actual size.
Despite being a solid shooter in good light, as well as performing strongly on movie capture, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 can't match the value of less expensive, lower-resolution competitors such as its brother, the DSC-W50, nor can its photos match those of the low-noise Fujifilm FinePix F30 or the Canon Digital IXUS 60.
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(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Additional editing by Kate Macefield