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Sony DSC-W670 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 6x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Fairly big digital zoom
Poor expert reviews
Does not support Full HD video

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This Sony camera received a score of 10% from expert review website pcworld.com.vn. This puts this Sony digital camera in the bottom 1% of all the medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was October 2013 when this camera was released.


Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W670 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Rollei Sportsline 99, the Nikon S3100, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 which all of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX10 (£247.03) (2.8" and higher rated), or the Canon G1 X (£479.99) (2.8" and higher rated).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-W670 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-W610 both from Sony or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F which all of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W670 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the DMC-GH3EC-K, or the DMC-SZ3K both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-W670 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the DSC-W670 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average digital zoom of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 6.6x.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung WB2100 (£135) (14.4x and higher rated), the Canon 140 (16x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-H70R (20x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 6 times zoom factor, the DSC-W670 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon 6100 (7x and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX10 (£247.03) (7x and higher rated), or the Canon 150 (£4,665.84) (8x and higher rated).

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 11.5, the DSC-W670 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The biggest maximum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 2.5 and the smallest is 38.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W670 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix S5200.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-W670 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-W670 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the Stylus SH-50, or the SH-21 both from Olympus or the Nikon L120 which all of have better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W670 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

Alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Nikon L31, the Canon A3300 IS, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 which all of have better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Lumix G5 (£788) (16.05MP and higher rated), the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated), or the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The DSC-W670 features connection to PC, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-W670 has a battery charger included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W670 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The DSC-W670 has a relatively typical weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W670 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw670r, sony dscw670p, sony dscw670l
Barcodes 04905524833232, 04905524833249, 04905524833263, 04905524833287, 04905524833317, 07453044307353

Sony DSC-W670 Review Sources

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