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Sony DSC-W670
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Sony DSCW670B Digital Camera

16.1MP 6x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Featuring a Super HAD CCD sensor with 16.1 megapixels, the lithium-ion powered Cyber-shot W670 captures superbly clear images. It also impresses with its slim, desirable design, powerful 6x... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of this type and age. 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 digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung 90, the Sony DSC-W530, or the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W670 is 11x. With a digital zoom of 14 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W670 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W670.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F (14.4x), the Canon IXUS 140 (16x), or the Sony DSC-H70 (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports a miniSD|miniSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the 145 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the N100 ($305.88) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon or the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-W670 supports video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W670 do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the D300s, or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F ($165.99).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W670, the DSC-W670 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10, the GE J1250, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago, the DSC-W670 has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the D300s, or the 3200 ($74.99) both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00).

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-W670 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W670. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-W670 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W670 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The DSC-W670 has one of the smallest maximum aperture numbers (11.5) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W670 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W670 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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 of this age and type the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The DSC-W670 has a better display than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it 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. The worst display of all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W670 is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Digital camera expert review site pcworld.com.vn scored this Sony camera 10%. This means that digital camera experts really don't rate this compact camera digital camera very highly.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W670 do not support Full HD video. The DSC-W670 is no exception to this as it too 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 Fujifilm X10, the Nikon 9500, or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W670, the DSC-W670 does not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the ST200 ($68.99), the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W670, the DSC-W670 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360, the Vivitar T135 ($61.82), or the Nikon 9500.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W670, the DSC-W670 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W670 are not waterproof. The DSC-W670 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W670 range from 0.12s to 250s. At only 2 seconds, the Sony DSC-W670 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W670.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-W670 is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The DSC-W670 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-W670 has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W670 have battery capacitys of between 170mAh and 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony DSC-W670 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modess "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W670 has a quite low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The playback zoom (max)s of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W670 range from 1x to 16x.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-W670 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W670 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W670

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Sony released the DSC-W670.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the DSC-W670 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W670.

We compared all the other 16.1MP cameras to this camera and we think the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($39.00) (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Samsung 31F (16.2MP and higher rated).

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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 cameras that were released more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 6 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W670 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W670.

If this Sony digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the S3500 ($243.95) (7x and higher rated), the Coolpix S6150 (7x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S3400 (7x and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the DSC-W670 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W670.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S2500, or the Coolpix 3100 both from Nikon or the Samsung 90.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the PowerShot N ($149.99) (2.8"), or the PowerShot N2 ($258.89) (2.8") both from Canon or the Sony DSC-WX10 (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The DSC-W670 has a fairly standard weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Panorama
Trimming

Expert Reviews

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14 April 2012

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3 April 2012

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw670, dscw670scee8, sony dscw670r, sony dscw670p, sony dscw670l
Barcodes 04905524833232, 04905524833263, 04905524833287, 04905524833317, 07453044307353

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