The first impression, as with most Sony cameras, is one of quality.
Selling in the shops for around £239, or direct from Sony at £329, the W7
is relatively inexpensive for its class. It's significantly cheaper than
the Canon IXUS 700 and about the same price as the excellent Nikon
Coolpix 7900, both of which are direct competitors. However you certainly
get a lot of camera for your money. It has an all-metal body, a huge 2.5-
inch LCD monitor screen and a high quality Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom
lens. It is a big heavy camera, weighing in at a chunky 250g which is a
lot for a compact. You can carry it in your jacket pocket, but you'll
definitely know it's there.