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Sony DSC-W810 Digital Camera

$93.97
Compact Camera 20.1MP 6x Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Not good for video recording
Keys are smaller and more difficult to use
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 73 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including techtudo.com.br, Phones.com and Chip.de.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, DSC-W810 owners rated this camera 84 out of 100.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W810 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DSC-W810 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-W810 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera do have an HDMI.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The DSC-W810 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. Across all the high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2".

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Features

Good Features

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Newegg.com said “Has all the latest features” . Newegg.com also wrote “It's size, features (for the time” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “I've been spoiled by DRAC and iLO remote console features at work for years” in their review.


Design

Adequate Camera Quality

Ten owners who bought the Sony DSC-W810 thought it was good quality. Eight years ago Phones.com gave it a rating of 76 out of 100 and mentioned “Excellent music player and audio quality”. Phones.com also said “Adequate camera quality” in their review. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great overclocking ability, Well made with some sweet features that include Purity Sound 3(for those of you without a sound card) KillerNIC Gigabit Ethernet ( 2400) which is nice”.

Smooth

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Newegg.com wrote “Smooth running, lots of great features” in their review of this digital camera. Newegg.com also mentioned “1080p playback is smooth” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Runs smooth” in their review.

One customer thought the Sony DSC-W810 was good looking. Four years ago Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good looking, dual lan on the back, rich features for its price”.

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Well Made

Thirteen people who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Newegg.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W810 “Solid caps”. Newegg.com also wrote “Nice build, east installation” in their review. Newegg.com also said “4 gig ports built in (Intel NICs” in their review.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was reliable. Newegg.com said “Seems like a nice, stable, reliable systemboard at a reasonable price” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Keys Are Smaller and More Difficult to Use

Four people wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use. Phones.com said “Keys are smaller and more difficult to use” but despite that they scored the Sony DSC-W810 4 stars out of 5. Newegg.com said “I planed to use this board to support two co-processors which are PCI-E 16 based, that is why I chose this b” in their review of this digital camera but they scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “2 pwm and 1 3pin with no voltage control” in their review.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good interface. Phones.com mentioned “Interface is slightly complicated”. Four years ago Newegg.com said in their review of this digital camera “On occasion the BIOS interface can be buggy (hangs when switching from advanced, to easy mode, for example”.

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was not easy to assemble. Newegg.com said in their review of this digital camera “It took me so much effort to build it”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was not easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Reverted back, found some ACPI advanced settings to disable” but despite that they still gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Sony DSC-W810 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "800" and "3200" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W810 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The DSC-W810 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-W810 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Carrying Case

The DSC-W810 has a carrying case. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W810 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Sony DSC-W810 features calendar. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-W810 features multi burst mode. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W810 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The DSC-W810 has one of the faster start-up times (only 1 millisecond) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The average start-up time of high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year is 280ms.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera, the DSC-W810 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The DSC-W810 has a quite low playback zoom (max) (only 8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. Digital cameras of this age and type have playback zoom (max) of between 8x and 10x.

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Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed the product thought it had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Valerie Bartlett wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Autofocus and digital image stabilisation make it easy to capture your subjects with great clarity -” in her review of this digital camera.

Good At Handing Highlights and Shadows in Pictures

Five owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-W810 thought it was able to produce good images. Julian Singleton said “Easy to use and produces reasonable images” in his review of this digital camera. Valerie Bartlett mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Using the Beauty Effect mode you can retouch photos in an instant, removing unsightly blemishes”. Valerie Bartlett also wrote “What's more the W810B automatically saves edited images while keeping the original safely stored too” in her review.

One person thought it was good in low light. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Steve's Digicams “An extremely budget-friendly point-and-shoot digicam Sony says is so great in low light shooting conditions, they decided to give it a "Party Mode." No kidding”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Newegg.com wrote “Looks great with the bronze-colored highlights” .

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Good Flash

Two owners who bought it concluded that it had a good flash. Four years ago Newegg.com gave the Sony DSC-W810 a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “That you should select the FLASH BIOS option from the top of above page” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Valerie Bartlett mentioned “The built-in flash on the W810B will light up even the darkest of environments, with a range of flash settings to best suit your needs”.

Not Good for Video Recording

Four owners who purchased it considered that it was not good for video recording. Newegg.com said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “The ports are inconveniently located under the video card” nonetheless they still rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “I don't think I've ever removed and installed a video card so many times as I have working out the above SAT” in their review.

Does Not Have a Good Screen

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good screen. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The included video drivers were faulty, screen shuts down at random” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.


Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DSC-W810 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W810 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Praktica Luxmedia Z250, and the Canon IXUS 177 which has better reviews; or the Canon IXUS 160 ($189) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W810 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5152 x 2896, 1920 x 1080, 11520×1080, 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920 and 4912 x 1080 and 3424 x 1920. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the still image resolution ranges from 480 x 480 to 6000 x 4000.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-W810 has one of the bigger digital zooms (48 times zoom factor) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The digital zooms of cameras of a similar type and age to this camera range from 2x to 130x, and the average digital zoom is 15x.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year is 18x. The DSC-W810 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 177 (8x and higher rated) or the Canon IXUS 160 ($189) (8x and cheaper).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-W810 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think a cheaper camera such as the Canon IXUS 160 ($189) or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Praktica Luxmedia Z250, and the Canon IXUS 177 are also worth considering.

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Power

Stellar Performance, Endurance and Battery Life

One person who bought it considered that it had a good battery life. Eight years ago Phones.com rated it 76 out of 100 and wrote “Stellar performance, endurance and battery life” in their review of this digital camera.


Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

One owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Newegg.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Always cheaper than Asus with more features or connectivity”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two people who bought it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Newegg.com wrote “Slight northbridge OC to help with loading”. Valerie Bartlett wrote “A range of scene modes help you to achieve great results at the push of a button - choose from a selection including Night Scene, Beach” in her review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-W810 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year also support video recording.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Structurally

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. In April last year Anne Pw mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Lovely compact camera easy to use, looks good”. Valerie Bartlett gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSCW810B Compact Digital Camera is ideal for someone looking for a simple device that's ready to capture every memorable moment in great quality”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good structurally. Newegg.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Because I am in the construction business which, can be stressful, I found t”.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Valerie Bartlett said on Amazon.co.uk “The black, 20 MP Sony Cyber-shot DSCW810 Compact Digital Camera is lightweight and easy to use, achieving much more detail” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Light

High megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera have weights of between 110g and 1.3kg. The Sony DSC-W810 is one of the lightest cameras that were released one year ago (only 111 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the DSC-W810 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw810sceh, sony dscw810bceh, sony sz97188ean, sony n095815w, sony n094911w, sony son2583, sony son2587, dscw810p
Barcodes 00009608235271, 02724286923720, 03355830058293, 03355830058316, 04905524971880, 04905524971897, 04905524971910, 04905524971927, 04905524971941, 04905524972047, 04905524972054, 04905524972061, 04905524972078, 05013493263147, 08427247084532, 08427247084549

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