Sony DSC-W800 vs Sony DSC-W830

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Sony DSC-W800
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
2% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (6.3).
0.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a minimum aperture of 3.2, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
7% bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera. That's 2MB bigger than the Sony DSC-W830 (27MB).
Cheaper by £11
The Sony DSC-W800 is £10.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-W830.
22 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
Moderately more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a total megapixel count of 20.5MP, however the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.5MP less).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an optical zoom of 8x, but the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (3x 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.

24x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 64x, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 40x digital zoom digital camera (24x 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.

25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 104g digital camera. That's 5g lighter than the Sony DSC-W800 (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.

Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-W800 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
3% less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.5MP less than the Sony DSC-W830 (20.5MP).
60% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (8x). 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 digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 24x smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (64x). 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.

20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Sony DSC-W830 (80).
A bit heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a weight of 109g, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 104g digital camera (5g lighter). 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.

Only 200.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 takes 200.00 shots per battery charge, however 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.

Older by eleven months
The Sony DSC-W800 is eleven months older than the Sony DSC-W830.
5 Reasons Against
Moderately bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
4% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 larger than the Sony DSC-W800 (3.3).
Moderately smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an internal memory of 27MB, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera (2MB bigger).
£11 more expensive
The Sony DSC-W830 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800 by £10.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 7 retailers sells the Sony DSC-W830, but 29 stores sell the Sony DSC-W800. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

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Date Released

35 months Ago 24 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
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20MP 20.5MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
40x 64x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.4
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
3.2
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 200mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.5 - 36

Focusing

Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Focus
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 125
 250
 1250
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 125
 250
 1250
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.6 - 1.76 1.5 - 2
Flash Range
0.4 - 3.5 0.3 - 2.8

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Internal Memory
29MB
BEST
27MB

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Calm
 Calm
Self-Timer
12,60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
109g 104g
BEST
Height
55.5mm 52.5mm
Depth
20.8mm 22.5mm
Width
96.8mm 93.1mm
Weight Including Battery
125g 120g
BEST

Battery

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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