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Sony DSC-W710 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good size
Poor expert reviews
Not robust
43 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 41 owner reviews this medium megapixel camera has an overall owner rating of 78 out of 100.

Good Brand

Based on 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 60 out of 100 from expert review website tecnozoom.it. That puts this medium megapixel camera in the bottom 10% of all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age.


Design

Easy to Use

Four owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Rose mentioned on Amazon “Ordinary and simple to use”. Ellyblue mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “All the controls are via the traditional control buttons that you will be very familiar with if you've had a digital camera over the last few years”. Amazamma mentioned “All in all, I'm very happy with this camera, which is easy to use and good value”.

Not Robust

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was not well made.

Not Waterproof

The DSC-W710 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera are also not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who reviewed the Sony DSC-W710 thought it was lightweight. Ppp mentioned on Amazon “Lightweight and did not work” but despite that they only rated it 1 stars out of 5. Maggsc? said “Lovely lightweight camera with all the necessary components for taking good pictures”.

One owner said in their reviews that it was compact. Mykeyreviews said “It's also very compact too, so those with smaller pockets or bags will certainly be happy! ♦ Box Contents & Recommended items ♦ In the box”.

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Light

The DSC-W710 is one of the lighter medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera (only 98 grams) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Good Video Capture

One owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Brilliant videos”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Mykeyreviews scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon four years ago “In most cases it makes it easier to focus on the subject you want to focus on, whilst adjusting the angle of the camera”.

One person who purchased the Sony DSC-W710 thought it had a good image stabiliser. Ellyblue mentioned on Amazon “Image stabilisation which seems fine”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Eleven people considered that the Sony DSC-W710 was able to produce good images. Mykeyreviews wrote “It allows you to effortlessly create panoramic images by simply sweeping the camera from left to right”. Three years ago Mr Stuart Martin mentioned on Amazon “Very annoying after a while! Some photos were good.”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon.co.uk “Always gets the looks from people outdoors when I'm using it! Brilliant pictures”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Iulia-Magdalena Chercea said “Battery life is medium, friendly camera for family” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. With a digital zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W710 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 20x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-H70R which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the DSC-WX80 (32x), or the DSC-W730 (32x) both from Sony or the Samsung 250F ($311.99) (90x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W710 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The optical zooms of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera range from 0.34x to 65x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the A2500 Bundle, or the A3350 IS both from Canon or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x), the Coolpix S2750 (6x), or the 3200 (6x) all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the DSC-W710 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 4.5mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-W710 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon L120, the Fujifilm FinePix S4800, or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W710 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels 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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W710 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Other 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 Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400, or the Nikon 3200.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-W710 features face detection, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-W710 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Very Wide Field of View

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the field of views range from 95% to 100%. With a field of view of 100 percent, the DSC-W710 has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W710 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the A2500 Bundle, or the A2400 IS both from Canon or the Sony SLT-A37M.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N2 (2.8"), or the Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm (2.95") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The DSC-W710 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to 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 Carrying Case

The Sony DSC-W710 has a carrying case, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-W710 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-W710 has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W710 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-W710 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature smile detection.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W710 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-W710 features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-W710 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Samsung 200, the Canon 140, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The Sony DSC-W710 does not feature contrast adjustment, unlike most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago which feature contrast adjustment.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W710 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-W710 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. In addition, this digital camera 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). The worst video resolution of all cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw710p
Barcodes 00027242862067, 00027242862074, 00133588915333, 00905524919721, 04905524919523, 04905524919660, 04905524919677, 04905524919691, 04905524919707, 04905524919714, 04905524919721, 04905524919738, 04905524919752, 04905524919813, 04905524919844, 04905524919851, 05055189011403, 08427247083542, 08427247083559, 08427247083566

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