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Sony Cyber-shot W560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the responsiveness and value for money are overall positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the performance. The viewfinder and zoom get critical opinions.

usability, portability, screen, value for money, responsiveness

zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot W560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W560 Preview


Sony's Cyber-shot point-and-shoot cameras have an all new W-series for 2011. Just announced at CES, the W-series is a budget-friendly line of cameras that still boast a number of advanced features. Coming in as the second most expensive (or third most...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 Digital Camera


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Great point and shooter camera for those on a budget.


Bought this camera when I first moved to Hawaii. LIked the compact size which fits perfectly in shirt pocket. LCD screen is large to make it easy to see what you are shooting. Setting camera to panorama mode makes taking a panoramic shot very easy.

14.1 megapixels for around 120.00. Very simple to operate. Large LCD screen. Compact size. Option to take panoramic shots with one push of the button. Makes movies in HD

Zoom could be a little better


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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot W560


alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot W560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, portability, performance, image quality


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony DSC-W560 DSCW560 Cyber-Shot DSC-W560 14.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 3-inch LCD in Silver + 8GB SDHC + Sony

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Sony DSC-W560 Cyber-shot® 14 Megapixel D


Well, the camera is easy to use, standard Sony features

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Small \/ Compact

Limited Zoom

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Little Red Sony


Great camera--Great price--Great service--I love the panorama feature--Jack

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Perfect for point and shoot


I have searching all over the web for the best deal anlong with free shipping for this type of camera. I found it at and the Sony is the easiest operational camera I have ever had. I love its size, but the performance is exceptional for the...

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it's very good


I like it

Easy to Use,Fast Shutter Speed,Large Clear LCD,Small \/ Compact

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Nice little camera


USB port is on bottom of camera; you have to set it on the display, the front (where lens is) or on top (where power button is) and none of those is convenient. Sometimes the panaramic feature will take the entire pic you want, sometimes it will stop...

Very compact ; Easy to use ; HD stills & video recording

Location of USB port ; Panaramic feature doesn't always work

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My 2nd sony Cyber-shot


Lost my 1st Sony Cyber-shot to Hurricane Irene, and chose another Cyber over the competition.

Easy to Use,Large Clear LCD

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.9''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-BN1
Battery Type:Sony NP-BN1


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No