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Sony DSC-W310
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Sony DSC-W310 Digital Camera

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12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Camera Labs recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 83 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Camera Labs, Cameras.co.uk and Magnus.de. This puts this Sony digital camera in the top 11% of all the cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

DSC-W310 owners on average rated this camera 85 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Several Sony DSC-W310 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-W310 thought it was easy to use. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Super easy to use and get started”. C. F. Carron mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-W310 “It is a joy to use either when in full auto mode or setting up personal requirements”. Six years ago J. A. Sullivan wrote in their Sony DSC-W310 review “Easy to use, set up was a doddle, superb quality photos so much lighter than the Sony Cybershot it has replaced, which I got when they first became popular”.

Good Size

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert website Photographybay.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot W310 is a 12.1-megapixel consumer-oriented compact camera” in their Sony DSC-W310 review. Photographybay.com also said “It’s compact size and friendly price-point are sure to make it a consideration for casual photographers looking to keep a camera at their instant disposal for snapshots”.

A number of Sony DSC-W310 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was thin.

One Sony DSC-W310 owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to carry around. Tmw mentioned in their Sony DSC-W310 review on Amazon “I wanted something that would be easy to carry around and take pictures of my hols”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who bought the Sony DSC-W310 considered that it was able to produce good images. Tmw wrote in their Sony DSC-W310 review “For one it is very responsive and takes the photo when you push the button (no annoying delays) meaning you get the shot you want”. Tmw also wrote “I got some great photos of my holiday”. Cameralabs.com said on expert website Camera Labs “Aimed squarely at the the point-and-shoot photographer it has an Intelligent Auto exposure mode with sce”.

One customer concluded that the Sony DSC-W310 had a good picture resolution. Seven years ago Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It has 12 megapixels and a 4x wide angle zoom lens” in their review of the Sony DSC-W310.

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Good Product Quality

Some people thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It worked!The pics are great quality too”. Asad mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “For general user an ideal camera, user friendly and quality pictures” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Rik182 mentioned “The picture quality is superb as is the flash.I took this on a trip to London for the weekend” in their Sony DSC-W310 review and gave the Sony DSC-W310 a score of 5 stars.

Nice Design

Two Sony DSC-W310 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Six years ago Rik182 gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “If you're looking for something that is stylish, compact, great battery life”. Cameralabs.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned “Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 verdict Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W310 is a stylish compact with a 12 Megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom”.

One Sony DSC-W310 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was neat. J. A. Sullivan rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Neat, slim, sleek”. One customer concluded that the product was a good design. Apcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Slim, easy to use design and fast focus”.

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Good Quality Lens

One person considered that it had a good autofocus. One Sony DSC-W310 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom. Apcmag.com wrote “4x zoom with good wide angle coverage”.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony cameras have good ratings as do all cameras built by Sony.

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Good Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W310 was quick to charge. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon six years ago “Great idea to charge the battery by plug-in rather than have to keep buying batteries” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Sony DSC-W310 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-W310 reviewer considered that it had a good battery life.

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Good Technical Features

One customer reckoned that the Sony DSC-W310 had good features. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “The Sony DSC-W310 combines some impressive looks and features with a low price” in their review of the Sony DSC-W310.

10 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One Sony DSC-W310 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was not easy to damage or scratch. Kasia Kowalczyk mentioned in their Sony DSC-W310 review three years ago “Camera arrived before I was expecting it, there was no scratches and in very good condition”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-W310 concluded that it was not strong and durable. Tmw wrote “Unfortunately I dropped it in a rockpool on the last day” but they still scored it 5 stars.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that the product was not noisy. Apcmag.com mentioned “Noisy images and slightly dark tones” yet they still rated the product 5 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W310, the DSC-W310 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-W310 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W310 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W310 do not support video capability. The DSC-W310 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W310 do not have a built-in flash. The Sony DSC-W310 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are not waterproof. The DSC-W310 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W310 do not support Full HD video. The Sony DSC-W310 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W310, the Sony DSC-W310 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-W310 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W310 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-W310

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released over three years ago.

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(7)
27 January 2011

So it?s not a feature-all bells and whistles snapper. But be comforted that it is still better than what we could get in 1997! And the best camera doesn?t necessarily take the best picture...

Slim, easy to use design and fast focus
4x zoom with good wide angle coverage
Quick, responsive smile shutter
Dedicated moviestills switch
Noisy images and slightly dark tones
No optical image stabilisation
Poor quality at high ISO settings
LCD screen narrow view angle
Limited number of scene modes

The Sony DSC-W310 combines some impressive looks and features with a low price. For the full review, as part of the Budget Compacts group test, click here...

22 July 2010

Signs of the massive economic depression: Men not ordering extra rice, women wearing skimpier clothing (perhaps to get more free drinks?), and Sony releasing a camera for less then 10,000 Pesos.So... Read more…

While the Sony W310 won?t knock your socks off with class-leading image quality, it is a very user-friendly camera (aside from my minor quibble about the zoom buttons). It?s cheap, and it?s...

1 June 2010

The Sony Cybershot DSC W310 is the entry level Sony pocket digital camera for 2010. It has 12 megapixels and a 4x wide angle zoom lens. The main attractions of the Cybershot DSC W310 are its ease... Read more…

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User Reviews

(24)
Reviewed 19 August 2010 by Tmw

I bought this camera in the airport (100 Euros or so) on my way to Indonesia as I didn't have a camera with me. I wanted something that would be easy to carry around and take pictures of my hols... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2010 by C. F. Carron
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera to provide me with a simple point and shoot camera that I could stick in my pocket for all occassions. I am more than delighted after having used it. It is a joy to use either... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2011 by J. A. Sullivan

Neat,slim, sleek and fits in the handbag nicely. Easy to use, set up was a doddle, superb quality photos so much lighter than the Sony Cybershot it has replaced, which I got when they first became... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2011 by Rik182

This is a great point and click camera. I bought this purely for nights out and day trips and I think it's fantastic. The picture quality is superb as is the flash. I took this on a trip to London... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2011 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Super easy to use and get started. Great idea to charge the battery by plug-in rather than have to keep buying batteries. Easy to upload photos to PC just plugged it in and it worked! The pics are... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w310, sony w310s, sony w310si, sony w310sil, sony w310silv, sony w310silve, sony w310silver
Barcodes 00027242776777
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