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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the memory and value for money. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. The performance and build quality get critical views. Comments are divided on the battery.

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

build quality, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Sony DSC W520


Sony DSC W53080/100

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W520


alaTest has collected and analysed 24 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

build quality, performance, battery

58% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSCW520 Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera - Silver (14.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSony DSCW520 Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera - Black (14.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSony DSCW520 Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera - Black (14.5MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

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That's nice, isn't the best Sony camera of course but it's enough for your best moments. Really recommend.


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excelent camra for price I paid


The camra arrived sooner than expected,in good condition,lots of fetures and after a few trials with item found all OK

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Excellent choice


I bought this Sony camera as a Christmas present for my partner. As she is not a fan of modern technology I took my time to make sure it would be simple to use with perfect pictures and also compact. This camera is perfect in every way and uncomplicated.

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Very good Camera, easy to use, and very light

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great buy


very easy to use and good quality photos

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good value


this camera is a good buy as very clear photos and easy to understand functions

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Sony W520 14MP Digital Compact


good camera,although still rubbish for anything less than bright daylight!! oh well i dont think theres a camera on the market that can take good pics in half light,even my pro slr is no good at that!! hence the reason i bought a little one as i...

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Sony digital camera- so easy to use!


Great camera, 14MP , easy to use instructions.


Product Specifications


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


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

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


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: No
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