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Sony DSC-W800 Digital Camera

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£69.00 £2.50 cheaper than 50 days ago
Compact Camera 20.1MP 5x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good owner reviews
Low price
Unacceptable noise level
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Low Price

One hundred and thirteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Gadgetspeaks.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-W800 review two years ago “Low price” however despite that they scored this digital camera 14 out of 100. Argos.co.uk said “Good price for good pictures”. Bestbuy.com mentioned two years ago “I bought this camera because it has most of the features from the Canon 5D Mark III, with a fraction of the cost” in their review of this digital camera.

Ten customers concluded that it was expensive. Bestbuy.com wrote “Not too expensive” in their review of this digital camera. Tim said on Amazon two years ago “It's a little more expensive.” and rated the product 6 stars. Nicola B. wrote in her Sony DSC-W800 review on Amazon “Stills are excellent and photos are of a quality off a far more expensive camera! Would definitely recommend!” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

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Expensive

Ten customers concluded that it was expensive. Bestbuy.com wrote “Not too expensive” in their review of this digital camera.

Tim said on Amazon two years ago “It's a little more expensive.” and rated the product 6 stars. Nicola B. wrote in her Sony DSC-W800 review on Amazon “Stills are excellent and photos are of a quality off a far more expensive camera! Would definitely recommend!” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this Sony camera rated this camera 85% on average. 274 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Top Seller

The DSC-W800 is a popular choice of digital camera according to Amazon sales data.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Fifty-one customers who purchased it thought it was compact. Bestbuy.com said “Looks nice, compact” in their Sony DSC-W800 review. Last year The Lyppard Man gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Incidentally, my ancient Canon compact digital camera produces MUCH better quality pictures than this piece of junk”. Pizzapeter1998 said “Its very small and compact which makes it perfect for when on the go taking pictures as well as being able to operate the camera with one or two hands” in their Sony DSC-W800 review.

Fourteen customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was lightweight. Gadgetspeaks.com mentioned two years ago “Compact and lightweight” . Bigburypete said in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use and very lightweight” . Two years ago Maureen1 said “You're expected to have prior knowledge about getting your photos off the memory card! This lightweight camera performs well, takes fairly quick photos” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Nine owners thought it was easy to carry around. Bestbuy.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-W800 two years ago “Easy to carry” . Digitwidget mentioned in their review of this digital camera also two years ago “Very light and easy to slip in a pocket”.

Three owners concluded that the product was thin. Aki mentioned on Argos.co.uk “This Sony camera is a nice slim model, has the usual menu's for everything it does” in their review of this digital camera. Tony P said in his review of this digital camera two years ago “Great to use, very lightweight, very slim and much easier to view your photos at the time, I am so happy with my new Sony aquessition”. Digitalcamera said “It's nice and slim”.

Two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was a good body shape. Tbs1941 wrote on Amazon “Cheap plastic body, can only take three (3) pictures without a memory card, poor quality view screen, poor quality pictures, & no USA power cord” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Venus wrote on Bestbuy.com “It is awesome product from Sony brand and in less price.I would recommend this if any body want to purchase good camera in less price” in her review of this digital camera.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 109 grams, the Sony DSC-W800 is one of the lighter digital cameras of this spec and age amongst digital cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras of this age and type is 400g, and the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Moire Noise from video” . Bestbuy.com also said “I'm finding a bit more noise from textures moire in the video footage (only a con if you need the footage to be perfect, otherwise” in their review. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Images very noisy” in their review.

Noisy

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Moire Noise from video” . Bestbuy.com also said “I'm finding a bit more noise from textures moire in the video footage (only a con if you need the footage to be perfect, otherwise” in their review. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Images very noisy” in their review.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-W800 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony DSC-W800 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution across all cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Nineteen customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com wrote “Good Battery Life” in their Sony DSC-W800 review. Shed mentioned on Amazon in April last year “So easy to use and battery lasts ages before re-charge needed” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Key said in their review of the Sony DSC-W800 “Perfect size, amazingly fast, clear pictures, great battery life, completely fell in love !” and rated it 7 stars.

One owner thought the product was quick to charge. Panther said “It takes a bit longer to charge”.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-W800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S2800 (£55.99) which is cheaper.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-W800 has one of the bigger digital zooms (40 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W800 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W800 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think a cheaper camera such as the Nikon Coolpix S2800 (£55.99) or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Samsung NX1000 are also worth considering.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W800 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Sony digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 5152 x 2896. Cameras of this age and type still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 3", and the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 4.8". When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the display diagonal of, the DSC-W800's display diagonal of only 2.7 inches is one of the smallest.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras of this type and age the display resolutions (numeric) range from 460 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 820,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,400 pixels, the DSC-W800 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Sony DSC-W800 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-W800 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-W800 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-W800 has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony DSC-W800 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Features

Good Features

Twenty-three customers who bought this digital camera said that it had good features. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Lot of features” although they scored it 1 stars. Peter L. said on Amazon “Good features, great little camera!” in his Sony DSC-W800 review and rated the product 7 stars. Big Al wrote on Argos.co.uk “It has some great features” in their review of this digital camera.


Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-W800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Design

Some Manual Control

One hundred and twenty-one owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W800 was easy to use. Gadgetspeaks.com wrote “Some manual control” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use and small” but they rated it 1 stars. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Ease of use and great value” in their review.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Steve D said “Setting up was fairly easy.” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Tony P rated it 8 stars and he wrote on Argos.co.uk also two years ago “It was easy to set up, charge the battery” in his review of this digital camera.

Three people who purchased the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Comfortable grip and logical button placement” in their review of this digital camera. Cornelb mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-W800 on Amazon in April last year “Is so small it's nice to hold to take great photos, which is obviously good quality pics! Much cheaper than other places I looked at!” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Dwayne260 gave it a rating of 6 stars and said three years ago “Great resolution; settings are intuitive” in their review of this digital camera. One owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good interface. Sudarsan mentioned “Great camera for a beginner and really good user interface” in their Sony DSC-W800 review.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to handle. Digitwidget mentioned on Amazon “It probably won't take much rough handling.”.

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Good Looking

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Argos.co.uk said in their Sony DSC-W800 review “Takes beautiful pictures”. Cavscout1991 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This camera takes very high quality photos and produces beautiful 720p HD video”. Two years ago Bmbast wrote on Bestbuy.com “Takes pretty good pics”.

Eight owners considered that it was neat. Val M said on Amazon “Love it, small, neat, easy to use” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Jane she mentioned in her review of the Sony DSC-W800 on Argos.co.uk three years ago “Neat little camera that takes sharp excellent pictures, easy to download too”. Soundfan gave the product a score of 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com in the same month “Portable and pictures are neat”.

Three customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was well designed. Amazon Customer scored it 77.096455740386 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “To be honest, I think that it's because the whole camera has an old design and firmware (talking about internal design, not the shell”. Amazon Customer also said “The camera has a very compact design and can take a very good photo, given the right conditions” in their review. A. Jacobs scored it 4 stars and said in their review of the Sony DSC-W800 in the same month “I also think the design could be improved”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Spiderman2009 said “For such a small camera I am very impressed with the photo quality and the zoom feature is very smooth”.

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Robust

Seven owners agreed that it was well made. Bmbast mentioned two years ago “If someone is looking for a solid intro camera for good price not a bad option”. Sound Man wrote on Argos.co.uk “Feels like it is good quality, solid and takes sharp pictures which don't lose any detail when enlarged on my pc”. Cheshire Cat gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “A built in LiOn rechargeable battery lasts for about 150-200 shots in normal use”.

Six customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Thomas Garnham he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “All I can say fantastic photos easy to use and robust - I have dropped it a couple of times on our self building site with no problems”. Chiqui000 gave the product a score of 8 stars and said on Bestbuy.com “Easy to use durable little camera, makes taking pictures very easy just point”. Moto mentioned three years ago “1) Light weight, 2) Durable metal surface, 3) Easy to use (I bought it for my 10y old son) 4) Tracking focus is fun” .

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was reliable. Kmca said “Reliable and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 7 stars.

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Good Quality

Eighty-six people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use and very good picture quality”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Great photo and video quality” in their review. Tomazzi rated it 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Very cheap screen and photo quality”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was inferior quality. Two years ago Annie01 said on Argos.co.uk “Very bad quality photos and after talking about 150 pictures only about 20 of them any good”.

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Support

Some Manual Control

Ten customers concluded that it had good technical guidance. Bestbuy.com said three years ago “My four year old granddaughter can use it without instructions” in their Sony DSC-W800 review however despite that they gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. Two years ago Gadgetspeaks.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W800 “The MP Super HAD CCD sensor help”. In April last year Sheilamoose said “Check Sony website for full instructions!” in their review of this digital camera.


Does Not Have a Good Flash

Six owners mentioned that the Sony DSC-W800 did not have a good flash. Bestbuy.com wrote “Only one card slot (SD UHS 1 speeds)- no Compact Flash Card Slot” in their Sony DSC-W800 review. Bestbuy.com also said “Flash inside gives yellowish pictures” in their review. The Lyppard Man mentioned “The auto flash is totally useless as well, sometimes firing when not needed, while at other times when it is required” in their review of this digital camera.

Good for Video Recording

Twenty people who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “1080p 30 720p 60 video recording” . Tim wrote “My low-end Motorola smartphone takes better photos and video clips” in his review of this digital camera. Oliver B. wrote on Amazon this year “I saw the 720p HD video feature that Sony seem to be boasting about in the description of this camera”.

Able to Produce Good Images

Two hundred and two people considered that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Bestbuy.com wrote “It takes wonderful still pictures” in their review of the Sony DSC-W800. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Great sharp pictures from Bonaire” in their review. Expert review site Gadgetspeaks.com gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said “If you are looking for something that would provide impressive detailed images, you should look no further than the Sony W800/B 20MP digital camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-W800 review two years ago “Professionalspro-sumers know that prime lenses are sharper, yet if you don't know what you're shooting, this isn't a bad place to start” . Bestbuy.com also wrote “4.9 FPS shooting speed (not amazing.” in their review. Ashson rated it 7 stars and mentioned “Picture clarity and resolution is very good”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Bestbuy.com wrote “Excellent Low Light performance (thanks to the full framed sensor, opposed to Cropped or ASP-C sensors” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com also said “Good in Low Light” in their review. In the same month Tim wrote “The optical image stabilisation of the Canon results in much better low-light performance than this Sony camera” in his review of the Sony DSC-W800 and scored it 7 stars.

Two people said that it had a good image sensor. Cheshire Cat scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Having a massive 20.1 megapixel sensor” in their review of this digital camera. One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Aspenpair rated it 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Great clarity and detail”.

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Good Lens

Sixteen people agreed that it had a good zoom. Parker he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The photo quality is good enough to use digital zoom on photoshop afterwards”. Shed mentioned on Amazon in April last year “Good enough photos for a point and aim, zoom not bad” in their review of this digital camera. Aki wrote in their Sony DSC-W800 review on Argos.co.uk “Nice little zoom and face recognition”.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Tim mentioned “Its autofocus works perfectly” . Parker said “The auto focus is quick and accurate” in his review of this digital camera. Agness mentioned “It's a bit slow and sometimes needs quite sometime and an extra effort to focus properly” and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

Four customers said that the product had a good lens. Bestbuy.com said in their Sony DSC-W800 review “The 24 105mm 4.0 lens is fairly versatile” . Fleececoat wrote “It takes pictures and has a good lens”. Deeyandra gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-W800 review “.] ) If you can't afford a high-quality camera and lens I would recommend this one!”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony batteries16gb, sony dscw800bbdl, sony dscw800bsm, sony dscw800k, sony w800bk, sony w800s
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