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Sony DSC-W570 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x CCD Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Good size
107 Reviews + 1 Award
hardwarezone.com.sg Silver

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Silver" award by websites Hardwarezone.com.sg who decided that this medium megapixel camera was great.

Good User Reviews

This camera has an average user rating of 87% based on 115 user reviews. 48 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this camera is 66 out of 100.


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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W570 features smile detection. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-W570 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Camera

Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-W570 does not feature contrast adjustment, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera which feature contrast adjustment.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The Sony DSC-W570 has one of the lower playback zoom (max) (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Sony DSC-W570 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average display diagonal of digital cameras of this spec and age is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500, or the GE X5.

If this medium megapixel camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB350F (3"), or the Sony NEX-3NL ($374.91) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W570 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Sony digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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 digital cameras of this age and type the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W570 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Olympus OM-D E-M10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DSC-W570 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W570 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-W570 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Sony DSC-W570 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W570 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W570 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. Digital cameras of this age and spec still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-W570 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Canon SX160 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-W570 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98), or the GE A1455.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-W570 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Light

The average weight of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 6.8kg. With a weight of only 0.1 kilograms, the DSC-W570 is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-W570 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Design

Easy to Use

Fifteen customers wrote that the product was easy to use. Six years ago Imaging-Resource.com said on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “It's a no-brainer to use with a helpful In-Camera Guide a button-press away t” in their review of this digital camera. Cameras.co.uk said in the same month “It scores well for ease of use and has one or two features that you may find hard to find with o” and scored it 8 stars. Cameras.co.uk also wrote “As with most pocket cameras the Cybershot DSC W570 is easy to use and operates as a straightforward point” in their review.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned six years ago “Approaching the limit of comfortable miniaturisation”. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “The ultra-compact Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 camera nevertheless offers sufficient features to hold its own against far larger rivals” in their review.

Two owners agreed that the Sony DSC-W570 was easy to use the menus. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “We love the ease of use of the menu system and as time went by throughout the”. Six years ago P. Ward wrote in their review of this digital camera “The intelligent auto system on the camera does a good job of deciding the best settings to use when taking a picture”.

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Nice Design

Seven people who purchased the product wrote that it was good looking. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.ph wrote six years ago “Sony has its fair share of fashionable and fun-sized compacts, with the Cyber-shot DCS-W570 being one s”. In the same month Tala mentioned “It's so beautiful & cute like a doll” in their review of the Sony DSC-W570. Pinky said on Amazon “I must say its a beautiful camera with gr8 features.I am not a gadget freak”.

Three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. Jk Ireland wrote five years ago “Neath tidy camera” in their review of this digital camera. Marmoset wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon six years ago “The camera is small, neat (slips into one's pocket very easily)”.

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Good Product Quality

Twelve customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “What we have in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC W570 is an attractive, slinky digital compact camera with a good quality lens”. Tony from Ireland said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Excellent compact and quality!”. Seanofmacc said “Quality wise it is generally up to usual Sony standards though the battery cover is a little less than positive”.

Robust

Three people who bought the product said that it was well made. Six years ago Photographyblog.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A nice build and the well-known Sony BIONZ processor”. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned “At the same time it does a fairly solid job”. Barry Compuesto he wrote on Amazon “The camera was purchased for my girlfriend (She loved the pink), I liked the build quality and the specification (although is 16MP really needed in a compact?”.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-W570 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of this type and age is 1x and the biggest is 120x.

We compared all the other 10x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W580 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Rollei Compactline 750 (12x and higher rated), the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (14x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX50 (20x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.6, the DSC-W570 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera is 18mm, the longest is 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. At only 125 millimeters, the DSC-W570 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-W570 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

Alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus VG-180, or the Canon Powershot A3500 IS ($109.98).

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the 150 (8x and higher rated), or the 145 (8x and higher rated) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated).

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Johnnyp wrote in their Sony DSC-W570 review on Amazon.co.uk “The video is good quality and the battery lasted the length of a 6 day holiday without a recharge”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Seven people considered that the product had good features. Bugpowderdust wrote on Amazon “It does have nice features and the HD video recording is a nice addition for capturing those moments”. Dr. Alan Green said six years ago “New features I like is the ease of adjusting apaerture which I didn't think relatively cheap cameras allowed” in his review of this digital camera. Bugpowderdust also said “The W570 looked good, lots of nice features etc” in their review.


Support

Good Support

Three customers considered that it had good technical guidance. Keef mentioned five years ago “Clearer written instructions would be good for an amature old timer like me.”.


Good Video Capture

Six customers who purchased the Sony DSC-W570 said that it was good for video recording. Mr. M. Lonsdale said “He has been using it recently and the pics and video are excellent” and scored the product 8 stars. Jay said in his review of this digital camera “The photos and videos i took were great”.

Good Flash

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good flash. Somratpakhi said on Amazon “The product is ok, good flash light provides.” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

Good Quality Lens

Two customers concluded that the product had a good lens. Six years ago Sae-Raj wrote on Amazon “Only one negative thing is that sometimes it gives "pink line" in the picture and video, when light spot on the lens at a certain angle” in their review of the Sony DSC-W570.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. Somratpakhi gave the product a rating of 7 stars and wrote “Zoom is super bad”. Wales1951 mentioned “The pictures are clear and crisp in any light condtions the zoom and panoramic views superb for this incredible camera such an exelent vaule for money” in their Sony DSC-W570 review.

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Good Quality Pictures

Nineteen customers who purchased the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “This 16-megapixel camera is a great choice for first-time photographers or anyone who wants a carry-anywhere device as an upgrade to the snapper on their phone”. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote six years ago “The W570 has a raft of auto features aimed at improving your pictures, from the Easy shooting mode for complete beginners, smile shutte” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Sony DSC-W570 review on CNET.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 is a tiny and light ultracompact capable of taking nice photos with little to no effort”.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk said “It has 16 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Tala said six years ago “The resolution is amazing, i'm so happy with my new camera” and rated it 7 stars. Barry Compuesto said in his Sony DSC-W570 review “The intelligent auto mode seems to correctly choose the correct shooting mode almost every time” and rated this digital camera 8 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Jay gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “In low light the pictures are clear”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Sixteen people concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-W570 review six years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 is a new 16.1 megapixel compact camera with an ultra-wide angle 25-125mm 5x zoom lens” . Cnet.com.au said on expert website CNET.com.au “The W570 is a gorgeous little compact that produces images that are only just OK”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg rated it 7 stars and wrote “Compact cameras are a dime a dozen these days”.

Six people concluded that it was thin. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their Sony DSC-W570 review on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The older TX9 is slimmer).” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website What Digital Camera “Sony's W570 compact camera is a small and slender point-and-shoot model”. Whatdigitalcamera.com also wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot W570 is a good-looking, small and slim compact camera” in their review.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Expert review site Etechreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The body is quite lightweight and also compact enough to squeeze it comfortably in handbags or pants pockets”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Ali scored it 7 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Would recommend to anyone as an additional camera just to slip in your pocket or handbag rather than carrying round a heavy camera!” in his Sony DSC-W570 review.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 100 grams, the DSC-W570 is quite light compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg.

We compared this camera to all the other 100g cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W630, and the HP s300 is also worth considering.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the DSC-W570.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw570pceh, dsc-w570(violet), sony optical2x, dscw570v.cee8, sony 161mp
Barcodes 00027242808621, 00027242816213, 03610170012887, 03610170020950, 03610170037507, 04905524752304, 04905524752441, 04905524752458, 04905524752465, 04905524752533, 04905524752601, 04905524752656, 04905524752786, 04905524752793, 04905524757996, 04905524758009, 07501450761396, 07501450761419, 08427247079750, 08427247079767, 08427247079774, 08427247079781

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