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Sony DSC-W810 vs Sony DSC-W830

Sony DSC-W810 vs Sony DSC-W830

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Sony DSC-W810
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.2 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
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).
£18 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W810 costs £18.46 less than the Sony DSC-W830.
Available from 7 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.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 5 reviews, the Sony DSC-W810 has an average expert review score of 73%, however the Sony DSC-W830 has an average rating of 68% (based on 5 reviews).
9 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.

16x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 64x, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 48x 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.

Smaller minimum aperture number 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).
6% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 200mm. That's 11mm longer than the Sony DSC-W810 (200mm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
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.

Ten more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony DSC-W810 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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. 11364 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 ranks No. 60716.
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 84% (based on 9 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 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.

A lot smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a digital zoom of 48x, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 64x 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.

Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5. That's 0.2 larger than the Sony DSC-W830 (3.3).
6% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is only 189mm maximum focal length. That's 11mm shorter than the Sony DSC-W830 (200mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
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.

Ten less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony DSC-W810 is 200.00, but the Sony DSC-W830 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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. 60716 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-W830 ranks No. 11364.
A little Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-W810's average user rating is 84%, however the Sony DSC-W830's is 86% (based on 614 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
0.2 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is only 6.3 maximum aperture, 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).
£18 more expensive
The Sony DSC-W830 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W810 by £18.46.
Fewer sellers
Only 6 sellers sells the Sony DSC-W830, but 13 shops 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.
Five months older
The Sony DSC-W830 is older than the Sony DSC-W810 by five months.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-W830 is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-W810 is 73% (based on 5 reviews).

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.4MP 20.5MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Pink
 Pink

Lens System

Optical Zoom
6x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
48x 64x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
189mm 200mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 27.6 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1 - ∞c Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m 0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1m 1.5m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 50
 125
 160
 250
 1250
 1600
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 50
 125
 160
 250
 1250
 1600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
2s 2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 3.5 1.5 - 2
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 6.5 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
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
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Internal Memory
29MB
BEST
27MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels 230,400 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Skin tones
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Night landscape
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Night landscape
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BUL
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BUL
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NP-BN NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
1.7h
BEST
1.4h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 210 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Panorama
 Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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