Sony DSC-W800 vs Sony DSC-W830

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Sony DSC-W800
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
2% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is 6.4 maximum aperture. That's 0.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (6.3).
0.1 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera, 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 £20
The Sony DSC-W800 is £19.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-W830.
18 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.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-W800 ranks No. 249 by number of sales, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 ranks No. 1925.
6 Reasons For
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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an ISO sensitivity (min) 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-W800 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

User reviews are marginally better
The Sony DSC-W830 has an average user review score of 86% based on 614 reviews, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 has an average rating of 84% (based on 453 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-W830 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-W830 is 86% (based on 614 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Moderately bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is only 6.3 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
4% larger minimum aperture number 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).
£20 more expensive
The Sony DSC-W830 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800 by £19.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 retailers sells the Sony DSC-W830, but 23 retailers 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.
Two months older
The Sony DSC-W830 is older than the Sony DSC-W800 by two months.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-W830 ranks No. 1925 by sales volume, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 ranks No. 249.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 38 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
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
40x 64x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.4
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 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
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 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
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (tele)
0.6 - 1.76 1.5 - 2
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 3.5 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MP4
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Calm
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
12,60 2,10
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Pet
Languages Support
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
NP-BN NP-BN
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 210 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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