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Sony DSC-W710 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good size
Easy to use
Expert reviews are poor
43 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from tecnozoom.it. Digital camera experts don't rate this Sony digital camera very highly.

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 41 owner reviews this digital camera has an average owner rating of 78 out of 100.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three customers thought it was good value for money. Four years ago Mykeyreviews gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very good budget camera”. In the same month Dave J I said on expert review site Amazon “So far excellent little camera and good value for its price, simple operation” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100. Hilda Arkell mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon three years ago “He is happy with this low cost camera” and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5.


Design

Easy to Use

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W710 was easy to use. Rose wrote three years ago “Ordinary and simple to use” nonetheless she only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Four years ago Ellyblue mentioned “All the controls are via the traditional control buttons that you will be very familiar with if you've had a digital camera over the last few years” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. J. M. Twite wrote “Very handy camera everyone uses it”.

Not Waterproof

The DSC-W710 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight. Ppp wrote on expert website Amazon “Lightweight and did not work”. Four years ago Maggsc? said “Lovely lightweight camera with all the necessary components for taking good pictures”.

Light

The weights of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 1.3kg. The DSC-W710 is fairly light (only 98 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when Sony released the DSC-W710.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-W710 has a fairly big digital zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. Cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

Alternative 20x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-H70R which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the DSC-WX80 (32x and higher rated), or the DSC-W730 (32x and higher rated) both from Sony or the Samsung 250F (90x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W710 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average optical zoom of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 14x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

Other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon A2500 Bundle, the Samsung ES75, or the Nikon Coolpix S1200 which all of have better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x and higher rated), the Coolpix S2750 (6x and higher rated), or the 3200 (6x and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 26mm. The DSC-W710 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-W710 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to look at including the Samsung 200, the Canon 140, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-W710 does not feature contrast adjustment, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-W710 features multi burst mode. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W710 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seven people said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Mykeyreviews wrote on expert website Amazon “It allows you to effortlessly create panoramic images by simply sweeping the camera from left to right” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100. Mr Stuart Martin mentioned on expert website Amazon “Very annoying after a while! Some photos were good.” in his review of this digital camera nonetheless he scored it 1 stars out of 5. Zen Buddha wrote on expert website Amazon four years ago “It does take decent enough pictures” in their review of this digital camera.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W710 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, or the Nikon 3200 which all of have better reviews.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-W710 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-W710 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-W710 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago. The display diagonals of digital cameras of this age and type range from 2" to 4.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the A2500 Bundle, or the A2400 IS both from Canon or the Sony SLT-A37M which all of have better reviews.

If this Sony camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), the Canon PowerShot N2 (£235.86) (2.8" and higher rated), or the Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm (2.95" and higher rated).

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Very Wide Field of View

Digital cameras of this type and age have field of views of between 95% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The DSC-W710 has a fairly wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Sony DSC-W710 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-W710 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, the Fujifilm FinePix S4800, or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W710 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 came out around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. Across all medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the 1D Mark IV (£3,469), the A4000 IS, or the 240 HS all from Canon.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP and higher rated), the Pixpro AZ361 (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Pixpro AZ365 (16.15MP and higher rated) all from Kodak.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-W710 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The DSC-W710 has a carrying case. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a carrying case.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-W710 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Sony DSC-W710 has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W710 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W710 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-W710 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this Sony digital camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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). Across all medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw710p
Barcodes 00027242862067, 00027242862074, 00133588915333, 00905524919721, 04905524919523, 04905524919660, 04905524919677, 04905524919691, 04905524919707, 04905524919714, 04905524919721, 04905524919738, 04905524919752, 04905524919813, 04905524919844, 04905524919851, 05055189011403, 08427247083542, 08427247083559, 08427247083566

Sony DSC-W710 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-W710 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 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 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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