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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 648 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the size and portability are generally positive. The performance and image quality are also appreciated. The connectivity and storage get critical reviews, and reviews about the energy efficiency and flash are mixed.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability. The flash also gets good feedback.

usability, flash, portability

45% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSC-W80 Pink Digital Camera 7.2MP ZoomSony DSC-W80 Pink Digital Camera 7.2MP Zoom

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and portability. The size and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the color. Many are less positive about the shutter.

usability, image quality, size, portability, performance

shutter

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cybershot DSCW80 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot (Black)Sony Cybershot DSCW80 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

 

If you're new to digital photography you may wish to read the Digital Photography Glossary before diving into this article (it may help you understand some of the terms used).

Good resolution, particularly in the middle of the frame ; Nice design - very slim, all-metal body ; HDTV output ; Decent macro ; Good image quality in good light; bright, sharp images with immediate 'consumer friendly' appeal ; Very reliable exposure...

Slow, unreliable focus in low light ; Combined effects of noise and noise reduction at high ISO's and in low light produces poor results ; Noise reduction effects visible even at low ISO settings ; Fiddly controls and fancy fade effects which make...

I haven't actually used a Sony Cyber-shot compact for about a year, and on previous experience I was expecting the W80 to sail through this review and emerge - even if not with flying colors - as an easy recommendation for anyone wanting a simple point...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 review

 

Sony created the W-series to be its budget line of snapshot cameras. Without the sleek designs of the T-series or the high-powered zoom lenses of the H-series, the W-cameras distinguish themselves only through their modest price tags. Despite their...

Attractive new display; great performance and pictures.

Small buttons can sometimes feel awkward.

With a shiny new interface, fast performance, and great pictures, the DSC-W80 sits on the top of the budget snapshot heap.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DCS W80

 

Sony's 7.2 megapixel DSC-W80 boots quickly, and its 3x zoom lens focuses with minimal shutter delay. Plus, this cam includes a traditional, if tiny, optical viewfinder! The W80's optical image stabilization—at low shutter speeds the camera will move a...

Optical image stabilization performs well; decent image quality

High noise artifacting at or above 400 ISO

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 features a seven megapixel sensor which is coupled to a Zeiss-branded 3x optical zoom and a 2.5-inch LCD display. The DSC-W80's 35 to 105mm equivalent lens incorporates Sony's Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization to...

Not too small for features like image stabilization, high ISO sensitivity and Face Detection ; Big, LCD screen, usable (but a little hard to see) in full sun and in surprisingly dim lighting too ; Good, bright AF-Assist lamp ; Very fast USB 2.0...

Menu system remains difficult to navigate ; High ISO captures color at the expense of detail ; Limited flash range (no surprise, this is very typical of subcompact digital cameras) ; An excellent lens overall, but pincushion distortion at telephoto...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 ships from March 2007 priced at U.S.$250, and is available in pink, black, silver, or white

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

 

I find myself scratching my head about some of the decisions made in Sony's marketing department when they were designing the 2007 W-series models. Generally when you pay more, you get more. But on the W-series, the more expensive models have half the...

Stylish, compact metal body, comes in four colors ; Optical image stabilization ; Low noise through ISO 400 ; Large 2.5" LCD display (but see issues below) ; Optical viewfinder (a rarity in this class) ; Snappy performance; amazing continuous shooting...

Images are soft, with fuzzy details, even at lower ISOs ; Considerable corner blurriness ; Clunky, confusing new menu system (and I'm being generous here) ; Redeye remains a problem (but it can be fixed in playback mode) ; Low resolution LCD ; Weak...

In a market already oversaturated with ultra-compact cameras, coming out on top requires a pretty solid product. While the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 has quite a few things going for it (such as image stabilization and robust performance), the negatives...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Howard Creech (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Review

 

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-W80 is a stylish auto-exposure only digital camera that was designed to appeal to casual photographers, snap-shooters, first time digital camera buyers, and shutterbugs that value compact size and operational simplicity.

Stylish, compact, fast, optical image stabilization, low noise (up to ISO 400), 2.5" LCD, optical viewfinder, and better than average battery life

Resolution: 7.2 megapixels (3072x2304) ; Sensor: 1/2.5" CCD ; Viewfinders: Optical viewfinder and 2.5 inch LCD ; Lens: f2.8-f5.2/5.8mm-17.4mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom ; Auto Focus: Contrast Detection ; Manual Focus: no ; Exposure: Auto, Program AE,...

Most compact and ultra-compact digicams don't provide optical viewfinders anymore, so for those who prefer optical viewfinders for framing and composition the W80 offers a solid benefit. That said, the W80's optical viewfinder is small, rather...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (devhardware.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 Review

 

The Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 is the latest addition to Sony's W-series of compact digital point-and-shoot cameras. Sony really stepped up to the plate with this one, making it the best camera in the series. Today we'll look it over to see what makes it...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 Digital Camera Review

 

The DSC-W80 has a newer interface and look compared to other W series cameras from Sony (it comes in attractive colors of the sleek metal body as well). Also, W80 uses Sony's new Bionz image processor, which is much faster. The photos have sharp...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A solid compact camera that combines speedy operation with above average image quality. If you're making enlargements the over sharpening may become an issue, but otherwise this is a good choice if you're after an all purpose model.

Extremely fast, Low noise shots, Good colour reproduction

No manual white balance, Over sharpening issues, Sluggish menu and controls

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W80

 

It seems like ever since Canon released its IXUS range packed with face detect technology, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Not that we blame the...

Extremely fast, Low noise shots, Good colour reproduction

No manual white balance, Over sharpening issues, Sluggish menu and controls

A solid compact camera that combines speedy operation with above average image quality. If you're making enlargements the over sharpening may become an issue, but otherwise this is a good choice if you're after an all purpose model.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):340
Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-BG1
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Scene modes:Beach, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Twilight
Start-up time:1500
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Color of product:Black / Pink / Silver
Material:Aluminium

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):115000
Field of view:100

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):15.7 - 70.9
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 129.9

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Monitoring Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.35 - ∞ / 13.8 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.04 - ∞ / 1.57 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:6
Extra/Smart zoom:14
Focal length range (f-f):0.228 - 0.685
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG
Internal memory:31
Memory slots:1

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 4.13
Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 5.2
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/1600
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 4.13
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser 2.0 + USB Driver + Picture Package Music Transfer
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: No
Megapixel:7.2
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 1920 x 1280, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1280,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 2048,3072 x 2304
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:MPEG1
Video formats supported:MPEG1
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240, 640 x 480 / 320 x 240,640 x 480

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.902
Height:2.28
Weight:4.37
Weight (including battery):5.47
Width:3.58