Sony DSC-W810 vs Sony DSC-W830

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MP, but the Sony DSC-W830 is only a unknownMP digital camera (20.4MP less).
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a digital zoom of 48x, however the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 32x digital zoom digital camera (16x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 189mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 189mm longer than the Sony DSC-W830 (unknownmm).
2MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an internal memory of 29MB, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 27MB internal memory digital camera (2MB smaller).
Moderately thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 20.9mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is a 22.5mm deep digital camera (1.6mm thicker).
£34 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W810 costs £34.28 less than the Sony DSC-W830.
Available from 14 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
10 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an optical zoom of 8x, but the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 6x optical zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (3.3).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Sony DSC-W810 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
7% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 104g digital camera. That's 7g lighter than the Sony DSC-W810 (104g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A little shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a height of 52.5mm, however the Sony DSC-W810 is a 55.5mm tall digital camera (3mm taller).
3.7mm narrower Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 93.1mm wide, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 96.8mm wide digital camera (3.7mm wider).
Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-W810 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More popular
The Sony DSC-W830 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 19436 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 ranks No. 37330.
Expert reviews are a bit better
Based on 6 expert reviews, the Sony DSC-W830 has an average review score of 70%, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 has an average rating of 66% (based on 4 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 614 user reviews, the Sony DSC-W830 has an average review score of 86%, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 has an average rating of 83% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an optical zoom of 6x, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Sony DSC-W830 (3.3).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Sony DSC-W830 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
7% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 111g digital camera. That's 7g heavier than the Sony DSC-W830 (104g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Slightly taller Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is 55.5mm tall, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 52.5mm tall digital camera (3mm shorter).
3.7mm wider Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 96.8mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is a 93.1mm wide digital camera (3.7mm narrower).
Ten less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-W810 is 200.00, but the Sony DSC-W830 only takes 210.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse selling
The Sony DSC-W810 ranks No. 37330 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-W830 ranks No. 19436.
A little Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-W810's average expert rating is only 66%, however the Sony DSC-W830's is 70% (based on 6 reviews).
A little Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-W810's average user rating is 83%, however the Sony DSC-W830's is 86% (based on 614 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
A lot smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 32x, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 48x digital zoom digital camera (16x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
2MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an internal memory of 27MB, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera (2MB bigger).
Marginally thicker Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 22.5mm deep, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 20.9mm deep digital camera (1.6mm thinner).
£34 more expensive
The Sony DSC-W830 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W810 by £34.28.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the Sony DSC-W830, but 15 stores sell the Sony DSC-W810. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
One month older
The Sony DSC-W830 is older than the Sony DSC-W810 by one month.

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Date Released

36 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
6x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
48x
BEST
32x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
189mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
26mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 27.6 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
2s 2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1 - 3.5 1.5 - 2
Flash Range
0.4 - 6.5 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 MP4
 AVI
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
Internal Memory
29MB
BEST
27MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels 230,400 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Fireworks

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
111g 104g
BEST
Height
55.5mm 52.5mm
BEST
Depth
20.9mm
BEST
22.5mm
Width
96.8mm 93.1mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
127g 120g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
NP-BN NP-BN
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 210 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
 Included wrist strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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