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Sony DSCW810B Digital Camera

£71.53
Compact Camera 20.1MP 6x Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Keys are smaller and more difficult to use
Not good for video recording
14 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 73 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including techtudo.com.br, Phones.com and Chip.de.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 10 user reviews this high megapixel camera has an average user rating of 84 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 23,306 owner and expert reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Not Good for Video Recording

Four owners who reviewed the product considered that it was not good for video recording. Website Newegg.com said four years ago “The included video drivers were faulty, screen shuts down at random” . They also mentioned “The ports are inconveniently located under the video card” in their review. And also said “I don't think I've ever removed and installed a video card so many times as I have working out the above SAT”.

Good Quality Pictures

Five people who reviewed the Sony DSC-W810 concluded that it was able to produce good images. Julian Singleton he wrote in his review of this digital camera two years ago “Easy to use and produces reasonable images”. Valerie Bartlett mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “What's more the W810B automatically saves edited images while keeping the original safely stored too” in her review of this digital camera. She also wrote “Using the Beauty Effect mode you can retouch photos in an instant, removing unsightly blemishes” in her review.

Good Flash

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good flash. Website Newegg.com wrote “That you should select the FLASH BIOS option from the top of above page” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Valerie Bartlett mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The built-in flash on the W810B will light up even the darkest of environments, with a range of flash settings to best suit your needs” in her Sony DSC-W810 review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-W810 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support video recording.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony digital camera was released in July 2015.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Anne Pw rated it 4 stars out of 5 and she wrote last year “Lovely compact camera easy to use, looks good”. Valerie Bartlett scored it 5 stars out of 5 and she said in her Sony DSC-W810 review on expert review site Amazon.co.uk two years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSCW810B Compact Digital Camera is ideal for someone looking for a simple device that's ready to capture every memorable moment in great quality”.

Light

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera the weights range from 110g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 410g. When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera that we have checked, the weight of the Sony DSC-W810 of only 111 grams is one of the lightest.

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Price

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Good Value for Money

Thirteen owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Website Newegg.com mentioned four years ago “At this price point, 6 SATA ports”. They also wrote “Price couldn't be beat” in their review. And also said “Affordable quality”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W810 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Canon IXUS 177 (£79.99), or the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (£59.99).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (£88.99).

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of this type and age is 2x, the biggest is 80x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. When compared to other cameras that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the DSC-W810's digital zoom of 48 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 6 times zoom factor, the DSC-W810 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. High megapixel cameras that were released one year ago have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 177 (£79.99) (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3". At only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W810 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W810 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 177 (£79.99), and the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (£59.99) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W810 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5152 x 2896, 1920 x 1080, 11520×1080, 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920 and 4912 x 1080 and 3424 x 1920. The still image resolution of all high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera ranges from 480 x 480 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the DSC-W810 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Calendar

The Sony DSC-W810 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-W810 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W810 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have playback zoom (max) of between 8x and 10x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W810 has one of the lower playback zoom (max) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the start-up times range from 1ms to 1,000ms. At only 1 millisecond, the DSC-W810 has a fairly fast start-up time compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W810 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-W810 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which have an HDMI.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DSC-W810 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The DSC-W810 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-W810 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony DSC-W810 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also have a carrying case.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-W810 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-W810 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera take between 150 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the DSC-W810 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-W810 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "800" and "3200" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Features

Good Features

Eight owners who purchased it considered that it had good features. Website Newegg.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Has all the latest features”. They also wrote “It's size, features (for the time” in their review. And also said “I've been spoiled by DRAC and iLO remote console features at work for years”.


Design

Keys Are Smaller and More Difficult to Use

Four people said in their reviews that it was not easy to use. Website Phones.com said “Keys are smaller and more difficult to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-W810 but they still gave the product a rating of 76 out of 100. Website Newegg.com mentioned “I planed to use this board to support two co-processors which are PCI-E 16 based, that is why I chose this b” but they still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. They also wrote “2 pwm and 1 3pin with no voltage control” in their review.

Two customers who purchased this digital camera thought it did not have a good interface. Website Phones.com wrote “Interface is slightly complicated”. Website Newegg.com said four years ago “On occasion the BIOS interface can be buggy (hangs when switching from advanced, to easy mode, for example”.

Two customers reckoned that it was not easy to assemble. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “It took me so much effort to build it”.

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Adequate Camera Quality

Ten people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Website Phones.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Adequate camera quality”. They also wrote “Excellent music player and audio quality” in their review. Four years ago website Newegg.com said “Great overclocking ability, Well made with some sweet features that include Purity Sound 3(for those of you without a sound card) KillerNIC Gigabit Ethernet ( 2400) which is nice”.

Smooth

Three owners who bought the product concluded that it was smooth. Website Newegg.com gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Smooth running, lots of great features”. They also mentioned “1080p playback is smooth” in their review. And also wrote “Runs smooth”.

Well Made

Thirteen owners who bought the Sony DSC-W810 wrote that it was well made. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Solid caps”. They also said “Nice build, east installation” in their review. And also mentioned “4 gig ports built in (Intel NICs”.


Product Identifiers

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Sony DSC-W810 Review Sources

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