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Sony DSC-WX80 Digital Camera

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16.2MP 8x CMOS Dec 2013
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40 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Chip.de, computertotaal.nl and IT Reviews.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 75%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this camera 89 out of 100 on average.

Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-WX80 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was compact. Dorset Girl said on Amazon “Wanted a small compact camera, to take on holiday, over Christmas” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX80. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 ($199.99 direct)£135.00 at Amazon is a compact camera that delivers sharp photos, even in lower light” in their Sony DSC-WX80 review. Pcmag.com also said “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Reviewed.com said “If that sounds like what you're looking for, then the slim Sony WSC-W”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony DSC-WX80 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX80 was able to produce good images. Two years ago Brian Wilks wrote in his Sony DSC-WX80 review “Takes very crisp photos just like my older cybershot”. R. Trump wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX80 on Amazon “Very good both for photographs and video”. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert review site Steve's Digicams “They usually don't offer the performance levels that you need to shoot great photos” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX80.

A few Sony DSC-WX80 reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-WX80 agreed that it was good in low light. Hunter mentioned in his Sony DSC-WX80 review on Amazon “Love this camera! Takes great low-light photos (with or without flash)”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX80 concluded that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Three years ago expert website Reviewed.com said in their Sony DSC-WX80 review “A few impressive highlights in our performance testing”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Billbex said on Amazon “Menu esy to use and the EASY mode takes all the guess work out” in their review. Two years ago Brian Wilks mentioned in his review “Very small camera with loads of functions and easy to use”. Dorset Girl gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in the same month “It was perfect, great pictures easy to use” in their review.

One Sony DSC-WX80 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. David Hurlston said in their Sony DSC-WX80 review on Amazon “Easy to set up and with an excellent zeiss lens”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony DSC-WX80 reviewers considered that this digital camera was good quality. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “The WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Sony has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Video Capture

One Sony DSC-WX80 owner who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Hunter mentioned on Amazon “I think I made the right choice with the wx80 - full hd videos, excellent low-light capabilities, panorama”.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-WX80 reviewer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX80 wrote that it had a good lens.

Good Connectivity

One Sony DSC-WX80 reviewer wrote that it was wifi compatible. Hunter gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Wifi works great too - very cool” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX80.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-WX80 owner who reviewed this digital camera said that it had good features. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned “Even though it boasts an array of attractive features” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX80 and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX80 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX80. The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX80 range from 1x to 810x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 32x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX60.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (40x) which also has a higher rating.

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3D Compatible

The DSC-WX80 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX80 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3D compatible cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-WX80 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This 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 typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony DSC-WX80 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Sony DSC-WX80 supports video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung EX2F.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a quite high megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX80. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

There are a number of other 16.2MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the DSC-WX60, or the DSC-WX10 both from Sony which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Galaxy Camera 2 (16.3MP and higher rated), or the GC100 (16.3MP and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-WX80 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX80.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX80 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX80.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony DSC-WX80 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX80.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-WX80 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched 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 compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX80. 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-WX80 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX80 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Five Aspheric Elements

The Sony DSC-WX80 is a five aspheric element digital camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-WX80 is more 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, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, the DSC-WX80 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lowest maximum ISO speed of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX80 is 3, the highest is 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-WX80 is more than most cameras that were launched 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 camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this Sony camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-WX80 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX80 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX80.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-WX80 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the DSC-WX80 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AC3 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX80 range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. The DSC-WX80 has a fairly many total megapixel count (16.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX80.

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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 digital cameras of a similar age and type 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 commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Light

The weights of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The DSC-WX80 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX80 (only 108 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 108g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX60 is also worth considering.

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Narrow

The DSC-WX80 is one of the narrower cameras that came out more than two years ago (only 92.3 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX80 have widths of between 22mm and 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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Short

The shortest compact camera digital camera that was launched around the same time as the DSC-WX80 is 16mm tall and the tallest is 750mm. With a height of only 52.5 millimeters, the Sony DSC-WX80 is one of the shorter digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX80 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One person who bought it wrote that it was not well made. Alex in Sussex said on Amazon “Very small and possibly fragile” in his review.

Quite Small Screen Size

The DSC-WX80 has a quite small screen size (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average screen size of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX80 is 2.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX60, and the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS ($254.24) is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX300 ($317.99) (3"), the Canon PowerShot N100 ($349.99) (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix L820 ($284.00) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-WX80 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago 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 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX80 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-WX80 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-WX80 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 630 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-WX80 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX80. The battery capacities of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Sony DSC-WX80 has one of the shorter maximum battery lives (only 1.91 hours) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX80 the maximum battery lives range from 0.83h to 320h, and the average maximum battery life is 18h.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX80 has a quite low maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX80. The average maximum playback zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX80 is 8.9x.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX80 is 13s. The DSC-WX80 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX80.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-WX80 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX80.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX80 have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800. At 100, the DSC-WX80 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX80.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX80

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-WX80.

Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX80 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX80.

We compared all the other 8x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX60, and the Canon IXUS 140 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VH-520 (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Olympus VH-520, and the Samsung NX20 ($460.73) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Sony camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 (CCD and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix L320 (CCD and 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
Image Stabilizer
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 Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
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
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Focal Length
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Electrical Viewfinder
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(13)
3 September 2013

Even though it boasts an array of attractive features, a compact body, and a few impressive highlights in our performance testing, the WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special. While the...

IT Reviews.com

7 June 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light, and also includes Wi-Fi...

5 June 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light, and also includes Wi-Fi...

28 May 2013

By Kyle Schurman The general rule of thumb regarding small and thin cameras is that they typically look good and they fit easily in a pocket, but they usually don't offer the performance levels...

1 February 2014

De Sony DSC-WX80 is een compacte camera met een krachtige 16,1-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, een 8-voudige optische zoom en een Full HD-videorecorder. De Optical SteadyShot-functie op de Exmor R... Read more…

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User Reviews

(273)
Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Justshe
Justshe would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX80 (Verified Purchase)

I am no photographer but this camera takes incredible pictures. I am just learning about everything it does. In this day most people just use their smart phone but this camera is more forgiving of... Read more…

Reviewed 9 August 2013 by Osceola
(Verified Purchase)

Have used the camera for a month. The in-camera instructional guide is inadequate; does not explain use of the camera in detail. The battery cover is not highly constructed and will not be... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2013 by Eclectic14
Eclectic14 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX80 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera for basic use to replace my old camera and am enjoying it a lot. Lots of cool features and different filters for taking pictures. It was simple enough for my grandmother to able... Read more…

Reviewed 24 September 2014 by Rmarjohnson
Rmarjohnson would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX80 (Verified Purchase)

I am very pleased w/my purchase & would buy it again...

Reviewed 15 August 2014 by Marvelous30
Marvelous30 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX80 (Verified Purchase)

The camera has lots of features like panoramic shooting, 10 frames per second burst, picture effects. it does great low light, and best of all easy to use, built in menu guide... awesome. ohh and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscwx80, dscwx80r, dscwx80b, dscwx80w, dscwx80wbdl, sony zoom16, sony zoom16x, sony dscwx80, sony dscwx80r, sony dscwx80b, sony dscwx80w, sony optical32, sony optical32x
Barcodes 00027242280380, 00027242862425, 00027242862432, 00027242862449, 04905524927207, 04905524927214, 04905524927276, 04905524927290, 04905524927320, 04905524927375
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