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Sony DSC-W810
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Sony DSC-W810 Digital Camera

20.1MP 6x CCD 48x Dec 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
- Shoot detailed photos with a 20.1MP image sensor- Get closer to the action with a 6x optical zoom- Hit the movie button to shoot crisp 720p HD video - It's all in the detail with a 20.1MP sensor... More
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18 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including Chip.de, Phones.com and techtudo.com.br have rated this camera on average 73%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 9 owner reviews the average owner rating of this compact camera digital camera is 84%.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 14,237 owner and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range.

Good Product Quality

One Sony DSC-W810 owner wrote that it was good quality. Phones.com scored it 4 stars and said in their review eight years ago “Adequate camera quality”.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W810 was good in low light. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site 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” in their review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Luxmedia Z250, or the Z212 both from Praktica which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-W810 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not have a built-in flash.

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider include the Canon IXUS 160 ($46.00).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W810 is 2x, the biggest is 120x, and the average digital zoom is 13x. The DSC-W810 has a fairly big digital zoom (48 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W810.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The DSC-W810 has one of the higher megapixels (20.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The megapixels of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W810 range from 1.3MP to 22MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-W810 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 5152 x 2896 and 1920 x 1080.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W810.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-W810 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-W810 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution across all compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W810.

The worst image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W810 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony 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 best video resolution of all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W810 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-W810 has a better display than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to 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.

A TFT display is actually the best display across all digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W810.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Light

The DSC-W810 is one of the lighter cameras that came out more than a year ago (only 111 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W810 the weights range from 98g to 460g.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Sony DSC-W810 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was not good looking. Expert review site Phones.com wrote “That doesn't change the fact that it's pretty awesome” in their Sony DSC-W810 review but despite that they still rated it 76 out of 100.

Difficult to Use

One Sony DSC-W810 owner who bought the product concluded that it was not easy to use. Phones.com said “Keys are smaller and more difficult to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-W810.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than a year ago have an image stabilizer, however the DSC-W810 does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Canon IXUS 160 ($46.00).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-W810 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W810 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W810 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W810 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the DSC-W810 does not support video capability.

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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-W810, the DSC-W810 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W810 are not 3D. The DSC-W810 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W810, the DSC-W810 is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The DSC-W810 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year. The average display diagonal of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W810 is 2.8".

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W810 range from 800 to 13,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,400. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 800, the Sony DSC-W810 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Sony DSC-W810 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the DSC-W810 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W810 the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 16s.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

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

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 1.67 hours, the Sony DSC-W810 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W810. The average battery life (max) of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W810 is 3.5h, and the battery life (max)s range from 1.6h to 5h.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the playback zoom (max)s range from 8x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x. The DSC-W810 has a quite low playback zoom (max) (only 8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W810.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The Sony DSC-W810 is a one number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W810 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W810

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Optical Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the DSC-W810 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W810.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Praktica Z212 (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Carrying Case
Wrist Strap Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(5)
5 November 2015

VERDICT: From time to time we are admonished by readers for our failure to review cameras that human beings can afford or justify. The complaint is usually accompanied with an assertion that... Read more…

VERDICT
From time to time we are admonished by readers for our failure to review cameras that human beings can afford or justify
The complaint is usually accompanied with an assertion that "there can't be much difference between cameras anyway"
Oh dear
31 July 2014

DSC-W810, 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. In Party Mode, the W810... Read more…

16 October 2009

The Sony Ericsson W810 came out a year and a half ago, but that doesn't change the fact that it's pretty awesome. Barring new technology like 3G and Wi-Fi, which has come to phones after the phone... Read more…

Excellent music player and audio quality
Option to turn on Walkman without turning on phone functions
Adequate camera quality
Stellar performance, endurance and battery life
Keys are smaller and more difficult to use
Interface is slightly complicated and takes time for familiarization
5 July 2011

Confira o review da Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180, uma câmera básica e ideal para usuários iniciantes em fotografia. Com 10,1 megapixels, a compacta pode ser uma boa opção para os que estão à... Read more…

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Compacta e porttil
Escala ISO alta
Tela com brilho na medida
Kompakt
Gnstig
Sem visor ocular
Grava s vdeos pequenos
Qualidade poderia ser melhor das imagens tiradas em ambiente escuros
Geringe Kantenschrfe
Starkes Bildrauschen

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Valerie Bartlett

The black, 20 MP Sony Cyber-shot DSCW810 Compact Digital Camera is lightweight and easy to use, achieving much more detail and depth of colour than your smartphone's camera can achieve. A 20.1... Read more…

Reviewed 20 January 2016 by Anne PW
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely compact camera easy to use,looks good and fits into your handbag or pocket...

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Julian Singleton
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to use and produces reasonable images. However, I found it very difficult to configure. The camera would not move on from the "language" screen. Eventually I found help from the internet...

Reviewed 18 April 2015 by Chris Bailey

Despite being rated at a 20.1 mp and having a 6x zoom facility this camera felt 'cheap' compared to my 5yr old Sony DSC-W350 which at 14.1mp with a Zeiss Ikon lens & 5x zoom produced far superior,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Malcolm Jones
(Verified Purchase)

Was delivered by date promised. Ideal for our various uses. would purchase again...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw810, sony son2583, sony sz97188, sony n095815, sony dscw810p, sony n095815w, sony dscw810b, sony dscw810s, sony sz97188e, sony dscw810bc, sony dscw810sc, sony sz97188ea, sony dscw810bce, sony dscw810sce, sony sz97188ean, sony dscw810bceh, sony dscw810bce3, sony dscw810sceh, sony dscw810pce3, sony dscw810sce3
Barcodes 02724286923720, 04905524971880, 04905524971897, 04905524971927, 04905524971934, 04905524972061, 05013493263147, 05055189023260, 05055189023277

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