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Sony DSC-WX80 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 8x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Sony has good camera reviews
Does not have a good battery life
Not good for video recording
296 Reviews

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Three customers who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Website Walmart.com gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5 and said “Battery life is short” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX80. They also mentioned “I did have some battery life isues on my las trip” in their review.


Reviews

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

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


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Website Walmart.com mentioned “A few minutes reading the instructions” nonetheless they rated it 60 out of 100. They also said “Instructions on the screens are very helpful” in their review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-WX80 in January 2014.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-WX80 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (£429), or the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. When compared to other cameras of this age and spec that we have checked, the digital zoom of the DSC-WX80 of 32 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX80 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8x optical zoom cameras currently available including the 140, or the ELPH 115 IS both from Canon which and both of have better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 (10x) which is also higher rated.

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Five Aspheric Elements

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera have between 1 and 12 aspheric elements, including the DSC-WX80 which has five aspheric elements.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-WX80 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-WX80 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support video capability.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX80 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which both of have better reviews.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-WX80 features face detection. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature face detection.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-WX80 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony DSC-WX80 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE, or the Pentax K-01.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-WX80 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The DSC-WX80 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average display diagonal of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.9".

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S8200 (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99) (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Wide Field of View

The DSC-WX80 has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera the field of views range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago is 430,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the DSC-WX80 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera, the DSC-WX80 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony HX100V, or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX80 does not feature contrast adjustment, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-WX80 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX80 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Sony DSC-WX80 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The DSC-WX80 has one of the lower playback zoom (max) (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of this age and type is 1x and the highest is 16x.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX80 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX80 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 1920 x 1080. Across all medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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16.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.2 megapixels digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16.2MP cameras and we think the Sony DSC-WX10 (£246.13), the Nikon Coolpix D7000, and the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the K-01 (16.28MP and higher rated), or the K-500 (£399.99) (16.28MP and higher rated) both from Pentax.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-WX80 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-WX80 has a wind filter. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a wind filter.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-WX80 features noise reduction. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-WX80 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-WX80 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-WX80 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX80 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. The DSC-WX80 is quite light (only 108 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Six people concluded that the product was good value for money. Website Walmart.com mentioned “Good price and features” although they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. They also wrote “Great value” in their review. And also mentioned “More optical zoom power than most cameras in price range”.


Features

Good Features

Five customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Website Walmart.com wrote “Nice size with good features”. They also said “Goes a long way in utilizing the amazing features” in their review.


Not Good for Video Recording

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not good for video recording. Website Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Quality of the video”. They also wrote “Volume on video” in their review. And also said “Doesnt let use use effect movie color”.

Good Zoom

Four customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Website Walmart.com wrote “The zoom is perfect”. They also mentioned “Great quality in image and a really good zoom” in their review.

Able to Produce Good Images

Twenty customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Website Walmart.com wrote five years ago “Tahkes pictures very quickly” yet they only rated it 60 out of 100. They also mentioned “Take good pictures” in their review. And also wrote “Better image quality”.

Three people mentioned that this digital camera was good in low light. Website Walmart.com wrote “I know it's up-to-date; pictures in low light are good” in their Sony DSC-WX80 review.

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Design

Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-WX80 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera are also not waterproof.

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Easy to Use

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Website Walmart.com mentioned “Small and easy to use”. They also said “Love the picture quality from this small easy to use camera” in their review.

Good Quality

Eleven people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Website Walmart.com wrote five years ago “Excellent quality of pictures” but they rated this digital camera 3 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Good quality pictures” in their review. And also said “Low light quality photos”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx80r, sony dscwx80b, sony dscwx80w, sony zoom16x
Barcodes 00027242280380, 00027242862425, 00027242862432, 00027242862449, 04905524927207, 04905524927214, 04905524927276, 04905524927290, 04905524927320, 04905524927375

Sony DSC-WX80 Review Sources

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