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Sony DSC-W810
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Sony DSC-W810 Digital Camera

20.1MP 6x CCD Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on 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.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price].

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W810 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. The DSC-W810 has a very big digital zoom (48 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (54x), the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (60x), or the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] (810x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Sony DSC-W810's megapixel count is one of the highest amongst cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W810. The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W810 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 20.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S3400[plb_2072942_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (20.2MP), the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (20.4MP), or the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] (20.4MP) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the DSC-W810 has an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Sony DSC-W810 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W810 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 5152 x 2896 and 1920 x 1080.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W810.

The worst still image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The DSC-W810 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W810 is 52,000MP. With a total megapixel count of 20.4 megapixels, the DSC-W810 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The DSC-W810 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-W810 has a higher image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of this spec and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-W810 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 Sony digital camera). This Sony 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). Across all cameras that were released more than two years ago the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-W810 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-W810 has a better display than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W810 the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Light

With a weight of only 111 grams, the DSC-W810 is one of the lighter digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W810 amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W810 have weights of between 20g and 710g.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

The start-up times of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W810 range from 1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,200ms. With a start-up time of only 1 millisecond, the DSC-W810 has a fairly short start-up time compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W810.

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Short

With a height of only 55.5 millimeters, the DSC-W810 is fairly short compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W810 have heights of between 16mm and 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-W810 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W810.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony DSC-W810 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". The DSC-W810 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the Samsung ST96[plb_1338363_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the PowerShot SX600 HS[pl_2110760_price] (3"), or the PowerShot N100[pl_2118439_price] (3") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-W810 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W810 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-W810 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony DSC-W810 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W810 also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W810 are not waterproof. The DSC-W810 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W810 that we have assessed, the Sony DSC-W810's maximum ISO speed of only 800 is one of the lowest. Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 2 seconds, the DSC-W810 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The maximum camera shutter speeds of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W810 range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The DSC-W810 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-W810 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W810. The shooting modes "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the maximum battery lives range from 0.83h to 320h, and the average maximum battery life is 18h. The Sony DSC-W810 has one of the shorter maximum battery lives (only 1.7 hours) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-W810 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W810.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W810 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the Sony DSC-W810 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W810

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W810 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W810.

If this Sony camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price] (8x) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Start-Up Time
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Focal Length
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(5)
5 November 2015

VERDICT: From time to time we are admonished by readers for our failure to review cameras that human beings can afford or justify. The complaint is usually accompanied with an assertion that... Read more…

VERDICT
From time to time we are admonished by readers for our failure to review cameras that human beings can afford or justify
The complaint is usually accompanied with an assertion that "there can't be much difference between cameras anyway"
Oh dear
31 July 2014

DSC-W810, an extremely budget-friendly point-and-shoot digicam Sony says is so great in low light shooting conditions, they decided to give it a "Party Mode." No kidding. In Party Mode, the W810... Read more…

16 October 2009

The Sony Ericsson W810 came out a year and a half ago, but that doesn't change the fact that it's pretty awesome. Barring new technology like 3G and Wi-Fi, which has come to phones after the phone... Read more…

Excellent music player and audio quality
Option to turn on Walkman without turning on phone functions
Adequate camera quality
Stellar performance, endurance and battery life
Keys are smaller and more difficult to use
Interface is slightly complicated and takes time for familiarization
5 July 2011

Confira o review da Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180, uma câmera básica e ideal para usuários iniciantes em fotografia. Com 10,1 megapixels, a compacta pode ser uma boa opção para os que estão à... Read more…

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Compacta e porttil
Escala ISO alta
Tela com brilho na medida
Kompakt
Gnstig
Sem visor ocular
Grava s vdeos pequenos
Qualidade poderia ser melhor das imagens tiradas em ambiente escuros
Geringe Kantenschrfe
Starkes Bildrauschen

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Valerie Bartlett

The black, 20 MP Sony Cyber-shot DSCW810 Compact Digital Camera is lightweight and easy to use, achieving much more detail and depth of colour than your smartphone's camera can achieve. A 20.1... Read more…

Reviewed 20 January 2016 by Anne PW
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely compact camera easy to use,looks good and fits into your handbag or pocket...

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Julian Singleton
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to use and produces reasonable images. However, I found it very difficult to configure. The camera would not move on from the "language" screen. Eventually I found help from the internet...

Reviewed 18 April 2015 by Chris Bailey

Despite being rated at a 20.1 mp and having a 6x zoom facility this camera felt 'cheap' compared to my 5yr old Sony DSC-W350 which at 14.1mp with a Zeiss Ikon lens & 5x zoom produced far superior,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Malcolm Jones
(Verified Purchase)

Was delivered by date promised. Ideal for our various uses. would purchase again...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw810p, dscw810pce, dscw810sce, dscw810sce3, dscw810pce3, dscw810sceh, sony dscw810, sony sz97188, dscw810plata, sony sz97188e, sony dscw810b, 4905524971927, sony dscw810p, sony dscw810s, sony dscw810bc, sony dscw810sc, sony sz97188ea, sony dscw810sce, sony sz97188ean, sony dscw810bce, sony dscw810sce3, sony dscw810bceh, sony dscw810bce3, sony dscw810sceh, sony dscw810pce3
Barcodes 02724286923720, 03355830058293, 03355830058316, 04905524971880, 04905524971897, 04905524971910, 04905524971927, 04905524971934, 04905524971941, 04905524972047, 04905524972054, 04905524972061, 04905524972078, 05055189023260, 05055189023277, 07425916467403, 08427247084532, 08427247084549

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