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Sony DSC-W310 Digital Camera

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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Sony digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by Camera Labs who concluded that this camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Camera Labs, Cameras.co.uk and Magnus.de this camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100. The camera expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this digital camera rated it as 85%.

Reasonably Priced

Several Sony DSC-W310 reviewers agreed that the product was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Great value - easy to use”. John wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-W310 “A great camera and for the price very good all the”. Tmw wrote on Amazon “Well worth the money and exceeded my expectations” in their review of this digital camera.

Two Sony DSC-W310 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Six years ago Asad wrote on Amazon “As far as performance is concerned I think in this price its good bargain” and rated it 4 stars. Seven years ago expert review site Photographybay.com mentioned “It’s cheap” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

Several Sony DSC-W310 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Super easy to use and get started”. C. F. Carron said “It is a joy to use either when in full auto mode or setting up personal requirements”. J. A. Sullivan said “Easy to use, set up was a doddle, superb quality photos so much lighter than the Sony Cybershot it has replaced, which I got when they first became popular”.

Good Size

Several Sony DSC-W310 owners reckoned that the Sony DSC-W310 was compact. Seven years ago Cameralabs.com said on Camera Labs “Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 verdict Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W310 is a stylish compact with a 12 Megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom”. Photographybay.com mentioned in their review “The Sony Cyber-shot W310 is a 12.1-megapixel consumer-oriented compact camera”. Photographybay.com also mentioned “It’s compact size and friendly price-point are sure to make it a consideration for casual photographers looking to keep a camera at their instant disposal for snapshots”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was thin. J. A. Sullivan said on Amazon six years ago “Neat, slim, sleek and fits in the handbag nicely”. Apcmag.com said “Slim, easy to use design and fast focus” .

One customer thought it was easy to carry around. Tmw mentioned “I wanted something that would be easy to carry around and take pictures of my hols”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony DSC-W310 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Tmw rated this digital camera as very good and wrote on Amazon “For one it is very responsive and takes the photo when you push the button (no annoying delays) meaning you get the shot you want”. Tmw also mentioned “I got some great photos of my holiday”. Cameralabs.com said seven years ago “Aimed squarely at the the point-and-shoot photographer it has an Intelligent Auto exposure mode with sce” in their review of the Sony DSC-W310.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote “It has 12 megapixels and a 4x wide angle zoom lens” in their review of the Sony DSC-W310.

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Good Product Quality

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said “It worked!The pics are great quality too” and rated the Sony DSC-W310 5 stars. Asad wrote in their review on Amazon “For general user an ideal camera, user friendly and quality pictures”. Rik182 said in their review of the Sony DSC-W310 on Amazon “The picture quality is superb as is the flash.I took this on a trip to London for the weekend”.

Nice Design

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. One Sony DSC-W310 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was neat.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-W310 reckoned that it was a good design.

Good Quality Lens

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W310 had a good autofocus. One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Apcmag.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “4x zoom with good wide angle coverage”.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 14,398 owner and expert reviews for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range.

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Good Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that it was quick to charge. Amazon Customer wrote in their Sony DSC-W310 review on Amazon “Great idea to charge the battery by plug-in rather than have to keep buying batteries”.

One customer wrote that it had a good battery life. Rik182 mentioned on Amazon six years ago “If you're looking for something that is stylish, compact, great battery life and takes very high quality photos (day” in their review of the Sony DSC-W310 and gave this digital camera an excellent review score.

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Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-W310 wrote that it had good features. Seven years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera “The Sony DSC-W310 combines some impressive looks and features with a low price” and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

10 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W310 was not easy to damage or scratch. Kasia Kowalczyk said “Camera arrived before I was expecting it, there was no scratches and in very good condition”.

One Sony DSC-W310 owner who purchased the Sony DSC-W310 said that it was not strong and durable. Tmw said in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “Unfortunately I dropped it in a rockpool on the last day” but despite that they still scored this digital camera very highly.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One Sony DSC-W310 owner who bought this digital camera considered that it was not noisy. Apcmag.com mentioned “Noisy images and slightly dark tones”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W310 does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W310 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-W310 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W310 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The DSC-W310 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W310 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-W310 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-W310 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W310 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-W310 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-W310 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W310 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-W310

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released over three years ago.

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(7)
27 January 2011

So it?s not a feature-all bells and whistles snapper. But be comforted that it is still better than what we could get in 1997! And the best camera doesn?t necessarily take the best picture...

Slim, easy to use design and fast focus
4x zoom with good wide angle coverage
Quick, responsive smile shutter
Dedicated moviestills switch
Noisy images and slightly dark tones
No optical image stabilisation
Poor quality at high ISO settings
LCD screen narrow view angle
Limited number of scene modes

The Sony DSC-W310 combines some impressive looks and features with a low price. For the full review, as part of the Budget Compacts group test, click here...

22 July 2010

Signs of the massive economic depression: Men not ordering extra rice, women wearing skimpier clothing (perhaps to get more free drinks?), and Sony releasing a camera for less then 10,000 Pesos.So... Read more…

While the Sony W310 won?t knock your socks off with class-leading image quality, it is a very user-friendly camera (aside from my minor quibble about the zoom buttons). It?s cheap, and it?s...

1 June 2010

The Sony Cybershot DSC W310 is the entry level Sony pocket digital camera for 2010. It has 12 megapixels and a 4x wide angle zoom lens. The main attractions of the Cybershot DSC W310 are its ease... Read more…

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User Reviews

(24)
Reviewed 19 August 2010 by Tmw

I bought this camera in the airport (100 Euros or so) on my way to Indonesia as I didn't have a camera with me. I wanted something that would be easy to carry around and take pictures of my hols... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2010 by C. F. Carron
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera to provide me with a simple point and shoot camera that I could stick in my pocket for all occassions. I am more than delighted after having used it. It is a joy to use either... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2011 by J. A. Sullivan

Neat,slim, sleek and fits in the handbag nicely. Easy to use, set up was a doddle, superb quality photos so much lighter than the Sony Cybershot it has replaced, which I got when they first became... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2011 by Rik182

This is a great point and click camera. I bought this purely for nights out and day trips and I think it's fantastic. The picture quality is superb as is the flash. I took this on a trip to London... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2011 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Super easy to use and get started. Great idea to charge the battery by plug-in rather than have to keep buying batteries. Easy to upload photos to PC just plugged it in and it worked! The pics are... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w310, sony w310p, sony w310s, sony w310pi, sony w310si, sony w310sil, sony w310pin, sony w310pink, sony w310silv, sony w310silve, sony w310silver
Barcodes 00027242776777, 00027242776791

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