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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the storage and flash, and there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size

screen, low-light, color, flash, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback. Views about the viewfinder and image quality are mixed. Many are less positive about the flash and color.

usability, price, portability, performance, design

low-light, color, flash

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980

 

Well-designed interface and controls ; Very good battery life

Subpar image quality ; Uneven flash exposure

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Cybershot DSC-S980

 

What's not to love about a $150 camera? The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 is a bare-bones but well-designed pocket camera that offers some nice-looking specs for the price: a 12-megapixel sensor, a 4X-optical-zoom lens ranging from 33mm to 132mm, digital...

Very good battery life Well-designed interface and controls

Subpar image quality Uneven flash exposure

Of course, image quality is very important in a camera, which is why we can't wholeheartedly recommend the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980. Nevertheless, it is a nice, cheap option for an aspiring younger photographer, and it has basic, intuitive controls...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (macworld.com)

Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 digital camera

 

This well-designed pocket camera offers some nice-looking specs, but it offers lackluster image quality.

Those aren’t groundbreaking specs, but they hit many sweet spots for a sub-$200 camera. Alas, the cost-cutting measures needed to happen somewhere, and in the case of the DSC-S980, the trade-off is lackluster image quality

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 review

 

Those aren't groundbreaking specs, but they hit many sweet spots for a sub-£150 camera. Alas, the cost-cutting measures needed to happen somewhere, and in the case of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980, the trade-off is lacklustre image quality.

Of course, image quality is very important in a camera, which is why we can't wholeheartedly recommend the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980. Nevertheless, it is a nice, cheap option for an aspiring younger photographer, and it has basic, intuitive controls...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot S980, S930

 

Full review coming soon..

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (techworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 camera

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 is a bare-bones but well-designed pocket camera that offers some nice-looking specs for the price: a 12Mp sensor, a 4X-optical-zoom lens ranging from 33mm to 132mm, digital image stabilisation, red-eye reduction, face...

Of course, image quality is very important in a camera, which is why we can't wholeheartedly recommend the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980. Nevertheless, it is a nice, cheap option for an aspiring younger photographer, and it has basic, intuitive controls...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

Good for the price

 

"I bought this camera to have a small point and shoot that I could easily stick in my pocket and take with me. I wanted a Sony so that I could interchange my memory sticks between all of my cameras and camcorder. The camera is small, lightweight, and...

12.1 MP for a good price

Slow photo review, and dark LCD screen

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

Great buy for awesome price

 

"The camera is amazing! It has the look of a top of the line along with the performance of a top of the line camera. Get this camera it is the best purchase Ive ever made."

Easy to use

none

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-S980

 

I loved the Sony Cybershot DSC-S980 fits the memory more than 700 photos, is my first digital camera, I think I hit more in the purchase. Valuable and effective product for the amount of memory it offers, and the price is well below the other with a...

The resolusao is wonderful

None

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-S980

 

Product muio good

price

Jun, 2009

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