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Sony DSC-W610

£89.99
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Sony DSC-W610
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An impressive value for money and classic compact camera, good for landscape photography
Compact 14.1MP 4x Yes Jan 2012
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Sony DSC-W610 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-W610 number 204 in best selling cameras and number 272 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
110 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
65
Features
Good Features
58
Age
6 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%, based on 110 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is easy to use and superior product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Sweep panorama mode (up to 360)
Intelligent auto mode
Soft skin mode
Self-Portrait timer
14.1 megapixel super HAD CCD image sensor
Face detection technology
Intelligent scene recognition mode
2.7 (230k dots) clear photo LCD display
Smile shutter technology
Dynamic range optimizer
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4320 x 3240 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 111 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 119 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 113 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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Sony DSC-W610 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony DSC-W610?

The Sony DSC-W610 is 92.9mm wide and 52.4mm tall. It is 19.3mm deep and weighs 0.097kg.

Sony DSC-W610 front dimensions
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Sony DSC-W610 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including Cameras.co.uk, fotomaniak.pl, Chip.de and optyczne.pl the average expert rating of this camera is 61%. Experts aren't convinced by this Sony digital camera.

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Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 81 out of 100. Over 71% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners thought the product was able to produce good images.

  • Brilliant Camera with quality picture, was impressed with the edit tools on the camera itself…
    Helen (Amazon) - October 2012
  • Loved the colour of this camera and the pictures were good too…
  • The image quality is better than most if not all cell phone cameras, just as you'd expect from a standalone point…
  • Feels weighty and has survived multiple drops onto stone floor and still produces fantastic pictures of the family, suddenly my children are all photogenic which has more to do with the quality of the camera than the subjects…
  • Easy to edit on the camera, moving pictures very clear…
  • The functions of switching from record and still photographs is quick and easy to master…

Sony Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 22,092 expert and user reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Four customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-W610 concluded that it was easy to use.

  • Its main strengths are ease of use and a low price tag…
    Cameras.co.uk April 2012
  • A good easy to use camera…
    James Turner (Amazon) - September 2015
  • All in all, this camera is great for people who just want a cheap camera to keep in their pocket and not fuss about too many settings…
  • A brilliant companion for any of those special moments! The camera is simple and easy to use…
  • My priority was a small, light and inexpensive compact camera to use instead of the phone…

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Four owners who purchased the Sony DSC-W610 considered that it was good quality.

  • Brilliant Camera with quality picture, was impressed with the edit tools on the camera itself…
    Helen (Amazon) - October 2012
  • The image quality is better than most if not all cell phone cameras, just as you'd expect from a standalone point…
  • The functions of switching from record and still photographs is quick and easy to master and the quality is great to! The battery life is good…
  • If you need a a good quality camera and are on a budget then it is perfect…

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Two owners reckoned that the Sony DSC-W610 had a good battery life.

  • Obviously if you play about with the menu or playback for extended periods then the battery discharges faster…
    J. Abraham (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The functions of switching from record and still photographs is quick and easy to master and the quality is great to! The battery life is good…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Seven customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Remarkably Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £59.99 it is in the cheapest 6% of cameras.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2012.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The DSC-W610's sensor megapixels of only 14.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 67% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W610 has a maximum image resolution of 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-W610's optical zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 46% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-W610 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-W610 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the DSC-W610 of only 3,200 is in the lowest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the DSC-W610 of 2.8 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-W610 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Lighter Than Average

The weight of the DSC-W610 of only 97g is in the lightest 3% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-W610's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm is longer than 71% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The DSC-W610's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 4% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The DSC-W610's maximum aperture number of 5.9 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony DSC-W610 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W610 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The best resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-W610 features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-W610 does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the DSC-W610 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W610 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Lighter Than Average

The DSC-W610's weight of only 0.097kg is very light compared to most other cameras. It is lighter than 98% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 0.095kg and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.24kg.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSC-W610 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 14% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zoom of the DSC-W610 of only 8x is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the DSC-W610 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other cameras, the DSC-W610 does not support Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-W610 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the Sony DSC-W610 of 9x is bigger than 89% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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