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Two Industry Awards

This Sony camera was given a "Recommended" award by both What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews, both of which decided that this digital camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 73 out of 100 based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, DSC-W380 owners rated this camera 84%.

Good Product Quality

A number of Sony DSC-W380 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Andre Botha wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-W380 “Excellent quality camera” and gave the product a very good review score. Arash Khajehnoori wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W380 “Sony dsc-w380 is the best one on W model with metal body”. Cake wrote in their Sony DSC-W380 review “Height as a bank card so fits a pocket easily - and its metal body feels reassuringly solid” .

Nice Design

Five people who purchased the Sony DSC-W380 said that it was good looking. Arash Khajehnoori wrote “Beautiful, little and powerful.i love the wide angle lens” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. D. Holley wrote on Amazon “Viewfinder is good size, so composing picture is easy and beautifully clear” in their review of the Sony DSC-W380. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-W380 on What Digital Camera six years ago “Sony's stylish compact series has won many a admirer in the consumer market thanks to a combination of both brand familiarity” and rated the product 4 stars.

Some Sony DSC-W380 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Oznob scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It fits neatly into a breast pocket”. One Sony DSC-W380 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-W380 mentioned that it was ugly. W. F. Couzens wrote on Amazon “Not unattractive in the right circumstances though”.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who purchased the product agreed that it had good features. G Watkins said “Fantastic camera with deal-closing features” in their Sony DSC-W380 review. Hombre50 mentioned on Amazon “Has good quality features” and scored the Sony DSC-W380 80 out of 100. Six years ago Lloyd Christmas wrote “There are a couple of very good features” in his Sony DSC-W380 review although he scored this digital camera 2 stars.

Easy to Use

Some Sony DSC-W380 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Five years ago A.v.k wrote in their Sony DSC-W380 review “I bought this camera for the wife as she wanted something to put in her handbag or clutchbag that looked good and was easy to use”. Andre Botha mentioned “The compact size makes it an ideal carry everywhere and always handy camera” in his review of this digital camera. Three years ago Elizanne said “So easy to use and the quality is very good”.

A few customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. G Watkins mentioned six years ago “It is easy to change settings as required” in their review of the Sony DSC-W380. Hombre50 scored the product 4 stars and wrote “The menu system again does seem to be a little quirky.”.

One Sony DSC-W380 owner thought the Sony DSC-W380 had a good interface. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W380 “Easy-to-use ultra compact digital cameras that combine all the latest features and technology with a well-thought-out user interface, superior build quality” .

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. Six years ago Vijay mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-W380 “I really have a great experience with this camera on my trip to Isle of Wight” and rated it as very good.

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Good Size

Nineteen people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Chips mentioned “Too many setting options for what after all is a compact” but they only scored the product 60 out of 100. G Watkins mentioned “It needed to be light and compact, take good pictures” and scored the Sony DSC-W380 very highly. Hombre50 said five years ago “It certainly is one of the smaller compact cameras.” in their review of this digital camera.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Six years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The matte-dark finish of the body ensures that the camera can withstand scratches”.

A few Sony DSC-W380 reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-W380 agreed that it was lightweight. Five years ago P. Allen rated it 5 stars and wrote “Excellent small lightweight camera with good zoom facility”. A number of Sony DSC-W380 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was a good size. Mr. D. Holley said on Amazon “Nice size and feel in the hand for both men”.

One Sony DSC-W380 owner reckoned that the product was easy to carry around. Dave Loryman wrote in his review “It is compact, light, easy to carry and use”. One Sony DSC-W380 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky.

One Sony DSC-W380 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was a good weight. Five years ago Mr. D. Holley said on Amazon “It is a decent weight.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Sony DSC-W380 owners said that it was able to produce good images. A.v.k said “Has decided she really likes photography now!Definately a great buy for less than” . Chips said five years ago “Good pics from this camera”. Dave Loryman mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-W380 on Amazon six years ago “Picture quality is ok”.

Several Sony DSC-W380 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Hombre50 said “Adequate resolution at 14 megapixels”. Cameras.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “It offers plenty of megapixels with 14 packed into the sensor” in their review.

Several customers said in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Cake mentioned “If you need to shoot in low light don't expect those files to be competitive - they will be OK at 400 ISO”. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W380 on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is a new 14 megapixel compact camera with an ultra-wide angle 24-140mm 5x lens, complete with fast f/2.8 aperture, ISO 3200” although they only rated the product 3 stars.

One Sony DSC-W380 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor. Cnet.co.uk said in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “It's got a 5x super-wide-angle zoom, 14.1-megapixel sensor and Sony's clever 'sweep panorama' mode”.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Sony DSC-W380 reviewers considered that it had a good zoom. Six years ago G Watkins mentioned on Amazon “There were other cameras (at a similar price point) that out-performed this Sony in different areas, some had better zoom ranges” and rated it 5 stars. Shaggy Horgan rated the product 4 stars and said on Amazon also six years ago “Zoom is quite good”. T3.com said “The W380 combines a great zoom with some innovative features” but despite that they only rated the product 3 stars.

Four customers agreed that this digital camera had a good lens. Five years ago Hombre50 wrote “It has a bright lens, reasonable optical zoom” in their review of the Sony DSC-W380 and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned six years ago “It has a wide angle lens with 5x zoom” in their review and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good autofocus. Cake gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W380 on Amazon “It's super-fast to focus”.

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Robust

Some people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was well made. Cake wrote on Amazon “Its metal body feels reassuringly solid and the black styling looks sleek” in their review. Mr. D. Holley rated it as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Not heavy, in the hand so feels solid and right” in their review of the Sony DSC-W380. Six years ago Trustedreviews.com wrote on Trusted Reviews “Technology with a well-thought-out user interface, superior build quality and class-leading pe” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person thought the product was strong and durable. T3.com mentioned in their review six years ago “Its metal body looks attractive and feels robust” but in spite of that they only scored the Sony DSC-W380 60 out of 100. One Sony DSC-W380 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was reliable. Not Sure said “Normally I find sony products reliable.” but even so they only gave this digital camera a score of 20 out of 100.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W380 was good for video recording. G Watkins gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Some had superior video or poor light handling”. G Watkins also wrote “Videos are clear and colours are good.”. K. Turner said “Very easy to use, excellent image quality, Very good Videos” in their Sony DSC-W380 review and scored this digital camera very highly.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Sony cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person considered that it had a good screen. Six years ago Mr. P. L. Cumlin wrote in their Sony DSC-W380 review on Amazon “Good cameralcd screen a little pixelated” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. One Sony DSC-W380 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Battery Life

One customer considered that this digital camera had a good battery life. Mr. P. L. Cumlin said on Amazon “Pics are fantastic battery life outstandingi love sonycould be a little biast” in their review of the Sony DSC-W380.

Reasonably Priced

A few Sony DSC-W380 reviewers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. Six years ago Dave Loryman wrote on Amazon “Reasonable value for money” in his review. Vijay wrote “Great Item at this price”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W380 six years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is a doppelganger of last year's WX1 camera that we liked so much, with a few less features and cheaper price tag.”.

10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Some Sony DSC-W380 owners who bought it agreed that it was not noisy. Cake said “Noise is not an issue up to ISO 200” in their Sony DSC-W380 review nonetheless they rated the product 80 out of 100. G Watkins mentioned on Amazon “In a busy or noisy scene this wont be any issue.” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com six years ago “It's unfortunately ruined by the 14 megapixel sensor and the resulting noisy, smudgy images” in their review of this digital camera.

Recent Price Increase of £5.00

In the last 8 days the DSC-W380 has increased in price by £5.00.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-W380 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W380 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W380, the Sony DSC-W380 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W380, the Sony DSC-W380 does not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-W380 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-W380 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-W380 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W380 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W380 do not have a GPS. The Sony DSC-W380 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-W380

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

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2 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

Expert Reviews

(22)
6 January 2014

The Sony Cyber-shot W830 is powered by a proprietary NP-BN lithium ion rechargeable battery, and includes both composite standard-def video output and USB 2.0 High Speed data connectivity. Images... Read more…

22 September 2010

A solid set of features at an attractive price, but the mismatched lens and sensor result in poor-quality photos...

23 July 2010

Trusted Reviews

The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is the latest in a long line of advanced but easy-to-use ultra compact digital cameras that combine all the latest features and technology with a well-thought-out... Read more…

Teams style and simplicity into a tiny and versatile compact. Best for beginners to intermediates who mainly want to shoot portrait and landscape images...

10 May 2010

Some promising features including a wide-angle, wide-aperture lens, but the 14-megapixel sensor spoils any chance of high image quality...

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User Reviews

(66)
Reviewed 19 March 2010 by G Watkins

I had been needing to replace my old Sony camera for around 6 months now and had been looking at various cameras from various manufacturers trying to find the right camera to meet our needs. It... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2010 by Lloyd Christmas

We have had an older 7mp Cyber-shot and have had it for a number of years. It was hoped the 380B upgrade would mean new technology and more importantly higher quality photos. Unfortunately it was... Read more…

Reviewed 30 September 2010 by W. F. Couzens
(Verified Purchase)

This is the third Cybershot I've had. starting with a tiny 2meg DSC-U30 before progressing to a pretty small 4 meg DCS-L1. I've also had a couple of Sony Camcorders which have given good service.... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2010 by Oznob
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera after quite a bit of research. It is nice and compact and takes amazing photographs. It contains all the features of my SLR for a fraction of the size and weight. It fits... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2010 by Stan the man

This camera is simple to use & produces great results,so if your 65+ going on 21 like me and worried about the technology,please don't,sony have thought about this,it's a everyday everybodies... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw380, dscw380s, dscw380r, sony dscw380, sony dscw380s, sony dscw380b, sony dscw380r, sony dscw380rc, sony dscw380sc, sony dscw380bc, sony dscw380sce, sony dscw380bce, sony dscw380rce, sony dscw380rceh, sony dscw380sceh, sony dscw380bceh
Barcodes 04905524658224, 05052461660915, 05052461661172

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