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Sony DSC-WX80 Digital Camera

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16.2MP 8x CMOS Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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33 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Chip.de, computertotaal.nl and IT Reviews.com this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 75%.

Good User Reviews

Based on 287 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 89%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who bought it thought it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Brian Wilks wrote “Takes very crisp photos just like my older cybershot”. R. Trump said “Very good both for photographs and video” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Steves-Digicams.com said on Steve's Digicams “They usually don't offer the performance levels that you need to shoot great photos” in their Sony DSC-WX80 review.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Hunter mentioned “Love this camera! Takes great low-light photos (with or without flash)” in his Sony DSC-WX80 review. Hunter also said “I think I made the right choice with the wx80 - full hd videos, excellent low-light capabilities, panorama”.

One person who purchased it considered that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A few impressive highlights in our performance testing”.

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Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-WX80 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Dorset Girl mentioned on Amazon “Wanted a small compact camera, to take on holiday, over Christmas” and scored the product 5 stars. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 ($199.99 direct)£135.00 at Amazon is a compact camera that delivers sharp photos, even in lower light”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light”.

One Sony DSC-WX80 owner wrote that it was thin. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “If that sounds like what you're looking for, then the slim Sony WSC-W” and scored it 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony DSC-WX80 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Billbex said “Menu esy to use and the EASY mode takes all the guess work out” in their Sony DSC-WX80 review. Brian Wilks gave the Sony DSC-WX80 a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Very small camera with loads of functions and easy to use” in his review. Three years ago Dorset Girl said “It was perfect, great pictures easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-WX80 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera was easy to setup. David Hurlston rated it as very good and mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up and with an excellent zeiss lens”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony DSC-WX80 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Expert review site Reviewed.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “The WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX80.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 14,237 user and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-WX80 owner considered that it had a good lens.

Good Connectivity

One Sony DSC-WX80 owner concluded that the product was wifi compatible. Four years ago Hunter scored this digital camera 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Wifi works great too - very cool”.

Good Support

One Sony DSC-WX80 owner considered that the product had good technical guidance.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-WX80 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Four years ago expert review site Reviewed.com gave it a rating of 75 out of 100 and mentioned “Even though it boasts an array of attractive features”.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-WX80 has one of the bigger digital zooms (32 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this spec and age have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (40x) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-WX80 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX80 do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX80 which do not support Full HD video, the DSC-WX80 supports Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that are a similar age to it. 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 also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-WX80 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX80 range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The DSC-WX80 has one of the higher megapixels (16.2 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 16.2MP cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (16.3MP and higher rated), or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (16.3MP and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-WX80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX80.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX80, the Sony DSC-WX80 has a built-in flash.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony DSC-WX80 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-WX80 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-WX80 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 1920 x 1080. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX80 ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

The DSC-WX80 is a five number of aspheric elements camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 12,800, the DSC-WX80 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX80. Cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX80 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX80 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX80. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-WX80 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-WX80 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX80 have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP. With a total megapixels of 16.8 megapixels, the DSC-WX80 has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX80.

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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 typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Light

The DSC-WX80 is fairly light (only 108 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX80. Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX80 have weights of between 20g and 840g.

There are a number of other 108g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price].

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13 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One person who bought the Sony DSC-WX80 considered that it was not well made. Alex in Sussex he mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-WX80 on Amazon “Very small and possibly fragile”.

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DSC-WX80 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average display diagonal of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX80 is 2.8".

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price], the Canon 105[plb_377573_price], or the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] (3"), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-WX80 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-WX80 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX80 are not waterproof. The DSC-WX80 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSC-WX80 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-WX80 has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The battery capacitys of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX80 range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 1.91 hours, the DSC-WX80 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX80. The battery life (max)s of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.83h to 520h, and the average battery life (max) is 21h.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The DSC-WX80 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average playback zoom (max) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-WX80 is 9.3x.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-WX80 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the DSC-WX80 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX80. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX80 is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the DSC-WX80 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX80. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX80 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of this type and age is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the Sony DSC-WX80 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX80.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the DSC-WX80 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX80. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX80

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX80 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price], or the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (10x), the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] (10x), or the Sony DSC-QX10[plb_2136113_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-WX80 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
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)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
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
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
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 Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
On/off Switch
Panorama
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function

Expert Reviews

(13)
3 September 2013

Even though it boasts an array of attractive features, a compact body, and a few impressive highlights in our performance testing, the WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special. While the...

IT Reviews.com

7 June 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light, and also includes Wi-Fi...

5 June 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light, and also includes Wi-Fi...

28 May 2013

By Kyle Schurman The general rule of thumb regarding small and thin cameras is that they typically look good and they fit easily in a pocket, but they usually don't offer the performance levels...

1 February 2014

De Sony DSC-WX80 is een compacte camera met een krachtige 16,1-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, een 8-voudige optische zoom en een Full HD-videorecorder. De Optical SteadyShot-functie op de Exmor R... Read more…

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User Reviews

(273)
Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Justshe
Justshe would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX80 (Verified Purchase)

I am no photographer but this camera takes incredible pictures. I am just learning about everything it does. In this day most people just use their smart phone but this camera is more forgiving of... Read more…

Reviewed 9 August 2013 by Osceola
(Verified Purchase)

Have used the camera for a month. The in-camera instructional guide is inadequate; does not explain use of the camera in detail. The battery cover is not highly constructed and will not be... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2013 by Eclectic14
Eclectic14 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX80 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera for basic use to replace my old camera and am enjoying it a lot. Lots of cool features and different filters for taking pictures. It was simple enough for my grandmother to able... Read more…

Reviewed 24 September 2014 by Rmarjohnson
Rmarjohnson would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX80 (Verified Purchase)

I am very pleased w/my purchase & would buy it again...

Reviewed 15 August 2014 by Marvelous30
Marvelous30 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX80 (Verified Purchase)

The camera has lots of features like panoramic shooting, 10 frames per second burst, picture effects. it does great low light, and best of all easy to use, built in menu guide... awesome. ohh and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscwx80, dscwx80r, sony zoom16, sony dscwx80, sony zoom16x, sony dscwx80w, sony dscwx80r, sony dscwx80b, sony optical32, sony optical32x
Barcodes 00027242280380, 00027242862425, 00027242862432, 00027242862449, 04905524927207, 04905524927214, 04905524927276, 04905524927290, 04905524927320, 04905524927375
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