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Sony DSC-W380 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Release Date
Two industry awards
Good product quality
Good size
88 Reviews + 2 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty owners mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au scored the Sony DSC-W380 4 stars out of 5 and said “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is a compact digital camera which is packed to the brim with features” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Sony's stylish compact series has won many a admirer in the consumer market thanks to a combination of both brand familiarity”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote seven years ago “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” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said seven years ago “The matte-dark finish of the body ensures that the camera can withstand scratches” . Expert website T3.com mentioned “Its metal body looks attractive and feels robust” in their review of this digital camera. Arash Khajehnoori said in their review of this digital camera “Sony dsc-w380 is the best one on W model with metal body” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Three customers agreed that this digital camera was lightweight. P. Allen rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Excellent small lightweight camera with good zoom facility”.

Two owners said in their reviews that it was a good size. Mr. D. Holley said in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Viewfinder is good size, so composing picture is easy” . They also wrote “Nice size and feel in the hand for both men” in their review.

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This medium megapixel digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews, both of which concluded that this Sony camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Seventeen experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews have rated this digital camera on average 73%.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this camera 84% on average. 40 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 23,306 owner and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Fourteen owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Seven years ago Stan the Man said on expert review site Amazon “This camera is simple to use & produces great results, so if your 65+ going on 21 like me”. Vijay wrote in their review of this digital camera “The picture quality is really great and the camera is simple to use”. Website Peter@gorehome.freeserve.co.uk scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned seven years ago “Easy to use - just point and click” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. G Watkins mentioned “It is easy to change settings as required”. Hombre50 rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony DSC-W380 review on expert website Amazon “The menu system again does seem to be a little quirky.”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-four customers reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Design & FeaturesThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 has a simple compact design and a solid metal body”. Seven years ago expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “However, more recently Sony has begun to delivery some real innovation and quality imaging from these models”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said “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 and class-leading pe”.

Robust

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Mr. D. Holley said in their review of this digital camera “Not heavy, in the hand so feels solid and right”.

Nice Design

Four customers thought this digital camera was good looking. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “The W380 has a compact, curved body that’s finished in four stylish colours with subtle metalli” and rated it 80 out of 100. Arash Khajehnoori said in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful, little and powerful.i love the wide angle lens” .

Three owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Oznob wrote in their Sony DSC-W380 review “It fits neatly into a breast pocket”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Thirteen people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Pcworld.in said “The recently launched Sony Cybershot DSC-W380 is a compact digital camera which is packed to the brim with features and many intelligent functions” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “14,990 is packed with features and is good in terms of performance” in their review. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “The Sony Cybershot DSC-W380 camera is packed with features and is good in terms of performance” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners reckoned that it had a good battery life. Mr. P. L. Cumlin wrote in their review of this digital camera “Pics are fantastic battery life outstanding i love sony could be a little biast”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four people who purchased the Sony DSC-W380 reckoned that it was noisy. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “It's unfortunately ruined by the 14 megapixel sensor and the resulting noisy, smudgy images”. G Watkins wrote seven years ago “In a busy or noisy scene this wont be any issue.”. Cake gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Noise is not an issue up to ISO 200”.

Two people considered that the product was quiet. G Watkins mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk seven years ago “Will be noticeable in quieter scenes”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-six customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Picture quality is good”. Website Peter@gorehome.freeserve.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Best of all, picture quality is fantastic”. Seven years ago Shaggy Horgan mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Its lovely looking, makes nice sounds when buttons are pushed and the panorama pictures are fabulous” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Two owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Cake said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “If you need to shoot in low light don't expect those files to be competitive - they will be OK at 400 ISO”.

Two customers said that the product had a good picture resolution. Expert website Cameras.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned seven years ago “It offers plenty of megapixels with 14 packed into the sensor”. Six years ago Hombre50 said on expert website Amazon “Adequate resolution at 14 megapixels”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Mr. P. L. Cumlin mentioned “Good camera lcd screen a little pixelated” in their review of the Sony DSC-W380.

Good Video Capture

Five owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-W380 concluded that it was good for video recording. Chips said “If you want a compact camera with good video make sure there is a full hd cable included” in their review of this digital camera. G Watkins gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Some had superior video or poor light handling” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Videos are clear and colours are good.” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

Six owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert review site T3.com wrote “The W380 combines a great zoom with some innovative features” yet they only gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5. Shaggy Horgan mentioned on expert website Amazon “Zoom is quite good” in their Sony DSC-W380 review and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. G Watkins wrote “There were other cameras (at a similar price point) that out-performed this Sony in different areas, some had better zoom ranges”.

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good lens. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote seven years ago “It has a wide angle lens with 5x zoom”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since October 2013.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “A solid set of features at an attractive price.”. Seven years ago expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “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.” in their review of this digital camera. Vijay said also seven years ago “Great Item at this price” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Two owners considered that this digital camera was expensive. Chips wrote on expert website Amazon “Expensive accessories” however they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Mr. D. Holley mentioned in their review of this digital camera six years ago “They tell me they love these little cameras, use them regularly and love the little glam cases from Sony that are expensive” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W380 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the 145 (8x and higher rated), or the 150 (8x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Picture Quality

14.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.1 megapixels camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 14.1MP digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon 310, and the GE X5 are also worth considering.

If this Sony camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon 145 (16MP and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (16MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw380sceh, sony dscw380rceh, sony dscw380bceh
Barcodes 04905524658224, 05052461660915

Sony DSC-W380 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-W380 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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