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Sony DSC-W710
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Sony DSCW710S Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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27 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is 78% based on 41 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony DSC-W710 reviewers who bought the Sony DSC-W710 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ellyblue wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W710 “I'm keen on photography, so would usually choose a camera which allows a bit more in the way of user control.”. Ellyblue also wrote “Image stabilisation which seems fine”. Ellyblue also said “This camera would be a great introduction to digital photography, although if you're already familiar with digital cameras”.

Easy to Use

A number of people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Ellyblue wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “All the controls are via the traditional control buttons that you will be very familiar with if you've had a digital camera over the last few years”. J. M. Twite wrote “Very handy camera everyone uses it” in their review. Rose mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Ordinary and simple to use” in her Sony DSC-W710 review.

Good Brand

On average Sony compact camera digital cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras built by Sony.

Good Size

Two people who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Maggsc? scored it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon three years ago “Lovely lightweight camera with all the necessary components for taking good pictures” in their review of the Sony DSC-W710. Ppp said on Amazon “Lightweight and did not work” but they rated the Sony DSC-W710 20 out of 100.

One customer concluded that the Sony DSC-W710 was compact. Mykeyreviews wrote “It's also very compact too, so those with smaller pockets or bags will certainly be happy! ♦ Box Contents & Recommended items ♦ In the box” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

One Sony DSC-W710 owner said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. G J Deas mentioned on Amazon “The better USB connection”.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-W710 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Mykeyreviews mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-W710 on Amazon “In most cases it makes it easier to focus on the subject you want to focus on, whilst adjusting the angle of the camera”.

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Good Battery Life

One Sony DSC-W710 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-W710 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Iulia-Magdalena Chercea gave the product a very good rating and she mentioned in her review “Battery life is medium, friendly camera for family”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), the Olympus VR-350, or the GE G3WP.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W710 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W710. The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 20x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-H70 ($140.49).

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the DSC-WX80 (32x), the DSC-WX60 (32x), or the DSC-W730 (32x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

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This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Coolpix L820 ($284.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W730 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W710 is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the DSC-W710 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45, the Sony DSC-H70 ($140.49), or the Canon IXUS 240 HS.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Pixpro FZ151 ($99.96) (16.15MP), or the Pixpro FZ41 ($69.97) (16.15MP) both from Kodak or the Samsung WB31F (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-W710 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W710 also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), the GE G3WP, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-W710 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W710.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the Coolpix S4200 ($179.32) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Sony DSC-W710 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W710 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras of this spec and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The DSC-W710 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Sony camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-W710 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Sony DSC-W710 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W710 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Thin

The depths of similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 13mm to 2,200mm. The DSC-W710 is one of the thinner cameras of this age and spec (only 20 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Light

The DSC-W710 is quite light (only 98 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W710. Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W710 the weights range from 20g to 710g.

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Short

With a height of only 55.1 millimeters, the DSC-W710 is quite short compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W710. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 16mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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23 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This compact camera digital camera received a rating of 60% from camera expert review site tecnozoom.it. The camera expert review sites don't rate this Sony digital camera very highly.

Not Robust

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was not well made. Fay&white mentioned in their Sony DSC-W710 review “The new one doesn't seem to be as well built”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W710 support video recording, however the DSC-W710 does not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), the Samsung EX2F, or the Sony DSC-HX20 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W710, the Sony DSC-W710 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, or the GE G100 is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W710 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W710 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8".

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the PowerShot A2500 ($149.95), or the PowerShot A4000 IS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6200 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X100S (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix P510 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the DSC-W710 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the ST200, the WB200F ($201.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-W710 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W710 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W710 do not have a GPS. The Sony DSC-W710 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung ST200, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Nikon Coolpix P520.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W710 are not waterproof. The DSC-W710 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W710 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W710 the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the PowerShot A2500 ($149.95), the PowerShot A2300, or the PowerShot A810 all from Canon which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 320×240@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The DSC-W710 has a 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 320×240@30fps and 640x480@30fps and 1280×720@30fps.

This digital camera's resolution at capture speeds (320×240@30fps) is actually the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed is the best resolution at capture speeds amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Sony DSC-W710 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W710. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 13s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the Sony DSC-W710 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W710.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Sony DSC-W710 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 630 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W710 have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 840mAh.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W710 is 32fps. The DSC-W710 has a quite low JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-W710 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Sony camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

The DSC-W710 has a quite small extra / smart zoom (only 6.3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W710. The extra / smart zooms of cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W710 range from 1.3x to 96x.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W710 is 0.83h, the longest is 320h, and the average maximum battery life is 18h. The DSC-W710 has a quite short maximum battery life (only 1.8 hours) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W710.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W710 the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.9x. At only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W710 has a quite low maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The DSC-W710 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W710 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the DSC-W710 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W710 the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800. With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the DSC-W710 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W710.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W710 have minimum focal lengths of between 2.6mm and 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm. The DSC-W710 has a quite long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W710

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-W710 over three years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Focal Length
Panorama Mode
Aperture Priority Mode
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Electrical Viewfinder
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(2)
28 May 2013

Es la cámara ideal para todo tipo de usuario. No importa que no sepas nada de fotografía, sus modos automáticos te van a ayudar a que captures todo lo que quieras. ¿Quieres un regalo para tus...

Es una Point Shoot en toda la extensin de la palabra, slo apunta y dispara
Puedes aadir efectos divertidos con muy pocos clics
Es fcil de usar
Filmati HD
Slot per schede di memoria
No graba en Full HD y el zoom es de poco alcance 5x)
Zoom
Grandezza display
No obiettivo Carl Zeiss
No stabilizzatore ottico
8 February 2013

La Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 è la fotocamera perfetta per chi è alle prime armi e vuole ottenere buoni risultati senza il minimo sforzo. Tutte le impostazioni vengono regolate automaticamente...

User Reviews

(40)
Reviewed 28 March 2013 by MyKeyReviews

? Brief ? The W710 is more towards the budget range of Sony's cameras; with less features in the cameras software as well as externally than some of the higher models, I have to say I was a bit... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2013 by Amazamma

An excellent starter camera which you can just point and shoot without having to worry too much without getting to grips with a complicated piece of kit. The camera's automatic features will do... Read more…

Reviewed 10 May 2013 by EllyBlue

I'm keen on photography, so would usually choose a camera which allows a bit more in the way of user control, but I was keen to try out this starter "point and shoot" model from Sony. First... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2013 by Kolo
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera. Bought to replace a larger camera which became a hassle to take on holiday. This fits into a pocket and produces pictures just as good...

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by Mr Stuart Martin
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my son, trusting the Sony name. So wish I hadn't as it is an apalling camera which was sent for repair and eventually refund: Amazon were great with this. The battery kept cutting... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw710, dscw710p, dscw710sce3, sony dscw710, sony dscw710p
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