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Sony DSC-W570

hardwarezone.com.sg Silver
An award winning compact camera with good features
Compact 16.1MP 5x Yes Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-W570 Review

With very good reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-W570 number 611 across all digital cameras.
75
162 Reviews + 1 Award
66
Good Features
36
3 Years Old
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has very good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 74%, based on 162 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Silver" award from Hardwarezone.com.sg. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and is a good size.
The DSC-W570 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Fairly fast camera shutter speed
Quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Does not support Full HD video

Sony DSC-W570 Video Reviews


Sony DSC-W570 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

Review website Hardwarezone.com.sg said that this camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 66% based on 21 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Cameras.co.uk.

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Good User Reviews

Based on 141 user reviews the average user rating of this Sony digital camera is 87 out of 100. 49 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

10 owners reckoned that it was easy to use and two owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 32,324 user and expert reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

  • Brands cater to this audience by offering relatively affordable cameras that boast of neat features, such as high…
    Firstpost.com December 2011
  • GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY…
    Shani (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Otherwise good value of money…
    Sae-raj (Amazon) - October 2011

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Five people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact and three customers concluded that this digital camera was thin.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners agreed that it was good for video recording.

  • The video is good quality…
  • Only one negative thing is that sometimes it gives "pink line" in the picture and video, when light spot on the lens at a certain angle…
    Sae-raj (Amazon) - October 2011

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was neat.

  • Brands cater to this audience by offering relatively affordable cameras that boast of neat features, such as high…
    Firstpost.com December 2011
  • It's so beautiful & cute like a doll…
    Tala (Amazon) - May 2011
  • The camera is small, neat (slips into one's pocket very easily)…

Users Report Great Product Quality

Six people who bought the product agreed that it was good quality.

  • It's uncomfortable to use and its image quality is merely adequate…
  • We think it's hard to use and its picture quality isn't as good as what we…
  • Superb item, best quality for size on market…
  • The video is good quality and the battery lasted the length of a 6 day holiday without a recharge…
  • For me it is very simple to use, takes great quality pictures, large display screen plus is still small in size…
    Al (Amazon) - April 2011
  • Picture quality excellent and full of features…
    Mrplanet (Amazon) - November 2011
  • Great camera, high quality resolution pictures…
    Chris (Amazon) - September 2013
  • The picture quality is great with some minor issues at the very edges…

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good features.

  • Brands cater to this audience by offering relatively affordable cameras that boast of neat features, such as high…
    Firstpost.com December 2011
  • It scores well for ease of use and has one or two features that you may find hard to find with o…
    Cameras.co.uk April 2011
  • Anyway as far as features are concerned it has everything you could want in a camera for a point…
  • Picture quality excellent and full of features…
    Mrplanet (Amazon) - November 2011

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Seven customers concluded that the Sony DSC-W570 was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixels

The DSC-W570's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-W570 of 5x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W570 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Sony DSC-W570 of 2.6 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Fast Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000062s to 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s. The Sony DSC-W570's camera shutter speed of 0.5s is very fast compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-W570 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Light

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Sony DSC-W570's weight of only 100g is quite light compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the DSC-W570 of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Light

The DSC-W570's weight of only 0.1kg is very light compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 3% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 0.097kg to 360kg, and the average weight is 12kg.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x. The DSC-W570's digital zoom of 10x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W570 features smile detection, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DSC-W570's display diagonal of 2.7" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-W570's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 125mm is in the shortest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W570 does not support Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4320 x 2432|3648 x 2736|7152 x 1080|2592 x 1944|1920 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DSC-W570 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-W570 does not feature contrast adjustment, although keep in mind that 83% of digital cameras also do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W570 features smile detection, unlike 97% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The DSC-W570's playback zoom (max) of only 8x is in the lowest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-W570 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-W570 features face detection. 89% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Quite Slow Start-Up Time

The average start-up time of all digital cameras is 740ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 2,000ms. The DSC-W570's start-up time of 1,700ms is fairly slow compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Three Aspherical Lenses

The DSC-W570 is a three aspherical lens camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-W570 in September 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dscw570pceh, dsc-w570(violet), dscw570v.cee8, sony 161mp

Barcodes:

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76% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Expert reviews are a bit better
80 more battery life (CIPA standard)
78% heavier
Two more awards
Significantly bigger optical zoom
User reviews are moderately better
124 times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
595mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Better expert reviews
Higher display resolution (numeric)
Two times smaller maximum aperture number
10 more awards
A little better user reviews
Larger maximum aperture number
118g heavier

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