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Sony DSC-W580
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Sony DSC-W580 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD 1/2.3" Sep 2013
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Light, compact and beautifully styled, the Cyber-shot W580 digital camera lets everyone capture detail-packed still images and HD video. Features like Sweep Panorama expand shooting possibilities,... More
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16 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the DSC-W580 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W580 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX300, or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (£242.41).

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W580 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W580 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the DSC-W630 (20x), or the DSC-WX220 (£155.00) (20x) both from Sony or the Rollei Compactline 750 (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W580, the DSC-W580 supports video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W580 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the DSC-W580 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

Alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the IXUS 125 HS, or the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS both from Canon.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX60 (£114.99) (16.2MP and higher rated), or the Samsung WB50F (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W580 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W580 also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W580 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Sony camera also have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 2592, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 3000 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 3240. The worst still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W580 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Big Extra / Smart Zoom

At 36 times zoom factor, the DSC-W580 has a quite big extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W580. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W580 the extra / smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DSC-W580 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W580.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

The weights of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W580 range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 111 grams, the Sony DSC-W580 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W580 amongst cameras of this age.

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Short

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W580 the heights range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. With a height of only 56 millimeters, the DSC-W580 is fairly short compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W580.

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Narrow

The widths of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W580 range from 16mm to 470mm. With a width of only 94 millimeters, the Sony DSC-W580 is one of the narrower digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W580 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

The DSC-W580 is one of the thinner cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W580 (only 19.1 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W580 have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-W580 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W580 which have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the GE A1455 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the DSC-W580 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-W580 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-W580 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS. The Sony DSC-W580 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to look at including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-W580 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W580 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-W580 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W580.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W580 is 400,000 pixels. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-W580's display resolution of only 230.4 pixels is one of the lowest.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The DSC-W580 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W580. The flash modes "Flash off", "Pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-W580 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W580

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera camera was released over three years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Focus
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Histogram
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw580, dscw580b, dscw580s, dscw580bcee8, dscw580scee8, dscw580s.cee8
Barcodes 04905524752175, 04905524752281

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