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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780

We have collected and analyzed 7 expert reviews and 49 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Aug 11, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 781666 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 24, 2014.

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Sony DSC-S780


Both of the new entry-level digital still cameras feature Sony's face detection technology, which identifies up to three faces in the camera's LCD frame and automatically adjusts focus and exposure for well-exposed, natural-looking photos

Like almost all of Sony's 2008 offerings, these new S series models includes Sony's improved face detection technology, which, like the smile shutter technology, can now distinguish between the faces of children and adults. You can select "child...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780 Review


Offering Sony style and performance at a bargain price, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780 has the potential to be the ultimate pocket snapshot camera.

If your end goal is snapshots for your Facebook page, it's really not worth getting too wound up about the S780's weak high-sensitivity performance. As bad as it is comparatively, for low-res uses the Cyber-shot's output is perfectly acceptable. For...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780


The Sony Cybershot DSC-S780 is an 8 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and 2.5 inch LCD. Aimed at the entry level market, it features face detection, ISO of up to 1250, seven scene modes … Continue reading →

The Sony Cybershot DSC-S780 will have a retail price of $150 USD when it ships in March.


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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780 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, performance, usability, image quality, portability


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Cybershot DSCS780 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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Sony DSE S780 Digital Camera is a high quality camera


Sony DSE S780 Digital Camera designed by the metal body and in four fashionable colors i.e. grey, gold, red and silver. This stylish digital camera replaced the DSC-T300 but some features are the same which 10.1-megapixel, 6.16 x 4.62mm Super HAD CCD...

Outstanding picture quality

High Prices

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Sony Cybershot DSC-S780


Sony S780 uses 1/2.5-inch Super HAD CCD, Effective Pixels 8.1 million, is a Sony with its own lens with a 3x optical zoom, focal length equivalent to 35-105mm. Because of the low-end positioning, S780 Not supported Optical Image Stabilizer, only to...


Large memory

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a good camera


8.1 mega pixel cameras of sony and also some of the cheapest with very good picture quality. I have used many different sony digi cams and have evaluated them and have found them to suffer from bad quality pictures in case of dark environments. this...

Good camera, 8.1 MB at a attractive price

Still not the best picture quality

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Sony Cybershot DSC-S780


Sony T Series card DC: 600 yuan Sony Cybershot T Series models selected have T5, T7 and T9. Sony T Series card DC collective big price cuts are at the completion of early March 2006, the reasons are Panasonic FX9 at the end of February 2006 dropped to...



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Sony Cybershot DSC-S780


Digital Camera Cyber-shot DSC-S780 from Sony is a compact and thin camera with 8 megapixels of resolution, 3x optical zoom lens, high ISO 1250 sensitivity for low light photography, and system management load Stamina battery that provides more time of...

Is good


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Sony Cybershot DSC-S780 review


Sony T Series card DC: 600 yuan Sony Cybershot T Series models selected have T5, T7 and T9. Sony T Series card DC collective big price cuts are at the completion of early March 2006, the reasons are Panasonic FX9 at the end of February 2006 dropped to...

good camera and well

high price ang hugh mass

Product Specifications

With Sony's Face Detection technology, the 8.1MP DSC-S780 detects up to three faces and optimizes focus and exposure for accurate, natural photos of family and friends. You can capture stunning detail thanks to its 8.1 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom lens, and and view on a 2.5" LCD screen.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BK1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / High sensitivity / Landscape / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:2
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1250
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1250 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None