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Sony DSCWX80W Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 8x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its cameras
Does not have a good battery life
Not good for video recording
296 Reviews

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Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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


Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-WX80 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX80 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Histogram

The Sony DSC-WX80 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera, the DSC-WX80 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F ($399) both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX80 does not feature contrast adjustment, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera which feature contrast adjustment.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX80 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Three owners who purchased the Sony DSC-WX80 concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Five years ago Walmart.com wrote “Battery life is short”. Walmart.com also mentioned “I did have some battery life isues on my las trip” in their review.


Features

Good Features

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX80 had good features. Walmart.com said “Goes a long way in utilizing the amazing features” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Zoom

Four customers who bought the Sony DSC-WX80 agreed that it had a good zoom. Walmart.com mentioned “The zoom is perfect” in their Sony DSC-WX80 review. Walmart.com also wrote “Great quality in image and a really good zoom” in their review.

Able to Produce Good Images

Twenty people reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago Walmart.com wrote “Tahkes pictures very quickly” in their review of this digital camera. Walmart.com also mentioned “Take good pictures” in their review. Walmart.com also wrote “Better image quality” in their review.

Three owners considered that the product was good in low light. Walmart.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “I know it's up-to-date; pictures in low light are good” nonetheless they rated this digital camera 1 stars.

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Not Good for Video Recording

Three owners who purchased it mentioned that it was not good for video recording. Walmart.com said in their review of this digital camera “Quality of the video” . Walmart.com also said “Volume on video” in their review. Walmart.com also mentioned “Doesnt let use use effect movie color” in their review.

Does Not Have a Good Screen

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it did not have a good screen. Walmart.com wrote “Brightness of screen” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX80.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-WX80 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-WX80 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX80 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who purchased it said that it was a good size. Walmart.com said “Nice size with good features” but they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. One owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX80 was compact. Five years ago Walmart.com mentioned “Very compact” but even so they rated the product 17.6 out of 100.

One owner reckoned that the product was lightweight. Walmart.com mentioned “Lightweight and can fit anywhere”.

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec digital camera that came out more than two years ago is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of only 108 grams, the DSC-WX80 is one of the lighter medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-WX80 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX80 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Display

Quite Wide Field of View

The DSC-WX80 has a fairly wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the field of views range from 95% to 100%.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of this age and type is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the DSC-WX80 of only 2.7 inches is one of the smallest amongst cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S8200 ($499) (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 ($533.99) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras of this spec and age range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Sony DSC-WX80 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Design

Nice Design

One person thought the product was good looking. Zahmom said on Walmart.com “We've generally had pretty good experiences with Straight Talk service” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 7 stars.

Easy to Use

Six owners wrote that it was easy to use. Walmart.com wrote in their Sony DSC-WX80 review “Small and easy to use” . Walmart.com also said “Love the picture quality from this small easy to use camera” in their review.

One person concluded that it was easy to setup. One person who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Walmart.com mentioned five years ago “Easy to access settings” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they rated it 17.6 out of 100.

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Good Quality

Eleven owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Walmart.com wrote “Excellent quality of pictures” although they scored it 1 stars. Walmart.com also wrote “Good quality pictures” in their review. Walmart.com also said “Low light quality photos” in their review.

Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-WX80 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera are also not waterproof.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-WX80 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a wind filter.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-WX80 features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX80 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 1920 x 1080. Digital cameras of this type and age still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels 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 digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-WX80 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX80 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the GE E1450W is also worth considering.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-WX80 features face detection. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature face detection.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-WX80 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-WX80 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-WX80 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX80 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60, and the Pentax K-01 ($511.92) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX80 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). This digital 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked, the Sony DSC-WX80's digital zoom of 32 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 1x, the biggest is 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

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Five Aspheric Elements

Most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 12 aspheric elements, including the DSC-WX80 which has five aspheric elements.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 26mm. The Sony DSC-WX80 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX80 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 8x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon 140 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 (10x) which is also higher rated.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two people agreed that the product had good technical guidance. Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A few minutes reading the instructions”. Walmart.com also said “Instructions on the screens are very helpful” in their review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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

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