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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and responsiveness. The usability and design also get good opinions, but there are some critical reviews about the focus and value for money.

lens, design, usability, responsiveness, portability

low-light, screen, performance, value for money, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

 

Just bought one of these for a work collegue and took a few test shots, am very impressed. Low light results are very good and the lens/sensor combination gives very good resolution especially for this class of camera. Flash is adequate. Controls are...

Limited to only 320x240 movies mode ; This camera has now been used in a couple low light jobs and its low light performance is excellent! This camera can practically do what the old Fuji F30 my friend has can do, but with the bonus of extra zoom and a...

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Owners Opinion: Sony DSC-S800 (nikheat, 9 Nov 07)

 

Just bought one of these for a work collegue and took a few test shots, am very impressed. Low light results are very good and the lens/sensor combination gives very good resolution especially for this class of camera. Flash is adequate. Controls are...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

 

I bought this model in Thailand about a month ago with shot more than 1000 shots. The lens quality is very sharp. The shutter speed is quite good (taking the seagulls flying by Telezoom max. very clear). Night shot is good also. The red light...

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Owners Opinion: Sony DSC-S800 (Tinnakorn, 6 Nov 07)

 

I bought this model in Thailand about a month ago with shot more than 1000 shots. The lens quality is very sharp. The shutter speed is quite good (taking the seagulls flying by Telezoom max. very clear). Night shot is good also. The red light...

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Owners Opinion: Sony DSC-S800 (David P Cheng, 11 Sep 07)

 

I had the S800 for nearly a month, have taken more than a thousand shots and the close shot pictures are generally clean with excellent colour and resolution in bright daylight. The 6X lens gives less purple fringing at high contrast edges than the W7,...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

 

I had the S800 for nearly a month, have taken more than a thousand shots and the close shot pictures are generally clean with excellent colour and resolution in bright daylight. The 6X lens gives less purple fringing at high contrast edges than the W7,...

The photos are a bit too soft, especially distant shots with long zoom and in low light ; Some focus hunting at long end of the zoom, especially with low contrast subjects at a distance in low lght ; Occasional AF errors, for example, when focussing a...

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Sony Cyber-Shot S800

 

Attractive design and image quality, Sony Cyber-Shot S800 tries to offer fans a photography digital compact camera that is easy to use. Weighed only 185 grams, Sony Cyber-Shot S800 is a light, plus the packing of iron in the body sekujur. Sony claims...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

 

Teaming great looks and superb imaging performance with a powerful 6x zoom lens, the Cyber-shot S800 opens up the exciting world of digital photography to everyone. Weighing just 185g (without battery and media), the beautifully compact S800 stands out...

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Good camera

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800 is a great piece of equipment to have around. It has a very good design, a slim camera, easy to take it wherever you go. It makes good quality pictures and good quality recordings too. The sound quality of the recordings...

Stylish design

Weak acumulator

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First take: Sony Cyber-shot S800

 

The Sony Cyber-shot S800 is a digicam fit for beginners, but its lightweight features will leave you wanting.

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Product Specifications

Teaming great looks and superb imaging performance with a powerful 6x zoom lens, the Cyber-shot S800 opens up the exciting world of digital photography to everyone. Weighing just 185g (without battery and media), the beautifully compact S800 stands out from the crowd thanks to its sleek lines and luxurious all-metal body. It's also incredibly easy to use, even if you've never picked up a digital camera before. Pulling you closer to the action, the 6x optical zoom lens offers the highest magnification ever from a compact Cyber-shot model - boosted further still to 12x with digital zoom. In macro mode it's possible to focus right down to 2cm for fantastic close-up views of any subject. The powerful 6x zoom lens is naturally complemented by excellent imaging capabilities. Experienced photographers will value the 8.1 effective mega pixel resolution 1/1.8inch Super HAD CCD sensor for crisp, clear images that still look great even when enlarged to A4 sized prints. Novices and photo experts alike will also appreciate the camera's high sensitivity that makes it easier to grab blur-free images with fast-moving subjects or when shooting in low light without flash. The S800 features a special high sensitivity mode of ISO 1250 (REI), selectable via the user-friendly mode dial for great results every time. It's easy to view your shots on the high-quality 2.5-inch TFT LCD screen. With an exceptionally high resolution, every detail is reproduced with crystal clarity, superb contrast and accurate color reproduction.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in
Height:2.5in
Weight:6.5oz
Width:3.7in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-S800
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:46.8mm
Min Focal Length:7.8mm
Optical Zoom:6
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:12
ISO (Max):1250
Light Sensitivity:ISO 1250 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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