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Sony DSC-W800

A classic compact digital camera with good features
Compact 20.1MP 5x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony DSC-W800 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-W800 number 313 across all digital cameras.
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1,651 Reviews
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Good Features
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Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is a good size and is easy to use. However they also report inferior technical guidance and unacceptable noise level.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the DSC-W800 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras. It is also average for wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras as well being average for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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Sony DSC-W800 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony DSC-W800?

The Sony DSC-W800 is 96.8mm wide and 55.5mm tall. It is 20.8mm deep and weighs 109g.

Sony DSC-W800 front dimensions

Sony DSC-W800 size in context

Sony DSC-W800 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good User Reviews

Based on 1,651 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 86%. 727 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

86 customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-W800 reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

35 owners reckoned that the product was compact, 10 owners who bought it considered that it was easy to carry around and nine owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. three customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good size and three customers thought this digital camera was thin.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

150 people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use, six people who purchased the product mentioned that it was easy to use the menus and five people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to setup.

Users Report Poor Technical Guidance

Three owners said in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance.

  • Instruction Manual (? ) abysmal giving basically only info on charging battery…
  • The only problem is that the instructions aren't too clear on how to get the image onto your computer.
  • Great little camera, just shove in your bag and go, Clear pictures with clear instructions on the menu, also tells you how many pictures you have left which is an added bonus, overall a great little camera…
  • Not very happy with this camera instructions very poor…
    Rob I. (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2015
  • Good camera, just needs instruction book included…

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

178 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images, two owners who purchased the product considered that it had a good picture resolution and two owners considered that it was able to produce clear pictures.

Users Report Nice Design

12 people wrote that this digital camera was good looking, four customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was well designed and three customers who purchased it thought it was neat.

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

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

Users Report Superior Product Quality

54 people agreed that this digital camera was good quality, however 11 buyers thought this digital camera was of a poor quality. and 11 customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was not good quality.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers considered that the product had a good screen.

Users Report Good Battery Life

14 owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life and two people considered that it was quick to charge.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

23 customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

10 owners said that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four people wrote in their reviews that it was well made and two people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable.

  • Great price Great weight Great small investment Great durability…
  • The quality was nice and the unit itself is pretty sturdy…
  • Great price, great features, great build, great look, great picture quality, great camera…
    KelZar (Walmart.com) - December 2014
  • Feels like it is good quality, solid and takes sharp pictures which don't lose any detail when enlarged on my pc…
    Sound man (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Very good photo quality for the price, However the built in screen does not show a good representation or quality of images taken so it is a risk when you only have one shot to take a photo…
  • Overall, great camera for the price and not too expensive to replace if broken…
  • She's doing well with it! She drops everything and hasn't mistakenly dropped or broken this one yet…
    Genie (Bestbuy.com) - January 2015
  • Takes great large shots and has a solid zoom…
    Nate (Bestbuy.com) - October 2014
  • This camera, while takes great pictures, just doesn't feel as durable as my other cameras…

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

10 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom and five owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus.


Features

5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W800 has a maximum image resolution of 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Sony DSC-W800 of 20.1MP is in the highest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-W800 of 5x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-W800 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DSC-W800's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 3,200 is in the lowest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W800 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-W800 of 3.2 is fairly typical 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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Very Light

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The DSC-W800's weight of only 109g is in the lightest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony DSC-W800 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DSC-W800 has a wrist strap. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony DSC-W800's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The DSC-W800 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSC-W800 of 2.7" is fairly 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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5152 X 3864 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the DSC-W800 is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 5152 x 2896 pixels, 3648 x 2736 pixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels plus 1 more value. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the DSC-W800 of 40x is in the biggest 4% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since February 2014.


Product Identifiers

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony DSC-W800

10% larger display diagonal
Larger maximum aperture number
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
A little better expert reviews
17% bigger optical zoom
Bigger digital zoom
User review Rating is a little Worse

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