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Sony DSCWX80W Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 8x Sep 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Nice design
Does not have a good screen
296 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Chip.de, portablegear.nl and reviewed.com this Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 486 user reviews the average user rating of this medium megapixel camera is 88 out of 100. 163 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX80 features smile detection. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also feature smile detection.

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Smart TV

Not Good in Terms of Connectivity

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Bestbuy.com wrote three years ago “Wifi connectivity is not that great” but despite that they scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner wrote that it did not have email functionality. King58 said on Bestbuy.com “16.2 Megapixel is large, not easy sending pictures via email to friends” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Thirteen people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Battery life excellent” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Good battery life” in their review. Pointshoot gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “The battery life was good”.


Features

Good Features

Fourty-eight owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX80 had good features. Bestbuy.com wrote “Goes a long way in utilizing the amazing features”. Bestbuy.com also said “Automatic features” in their review. Four years ago Reviewed.com wrote “Even though it boasts an array of attractive features” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Zoom

Twenty-one owners thought it had a good zoom. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The zoom is perfect”. Bestbuy.com also said “More optical zoom power than most cameras in price range” in their review. Pointshoot wrote on Bestbuy.com “The zoom is amazing! The only thing that could have made it better was if it had been waterproof” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Three years ago Majordeal mentioned on Bestbuy.com “The Carl Zeiss lens performs well in low light” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX80 had a good autofocus. Phil55555 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com three years ago “Does a fine job, great picture quality, fast autofocus, decent low light performance”. Josephromano said in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “Focus happens quickly, small foot print easy to carry”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Four years ago Terrijean mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “It takes great videos with great stabilization even when moving around”. Also four years ago Vegasuser wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “Optical stabilization is nice for shooting video”.

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Good for Video Recording

Twenty-one customers who bought it concluded that it was good for video recording. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Like the video camera feature it has” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Videos are super” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Video and panorama” in their review.

Able to Produce Good Images

Two hundred and five owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Quality of images”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Has great picture quality” in their review. Steves-Digicams.com wrote “They usually don't offer the performance levels that you need to shoot great photos” in their Sony DSC-WX80 review.

Twenty-five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Bestbuy.com wrote “It has a lot of extras such as low light and fade features”. Bestbuy.com also said “Exmor R for low light conditions” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Low light pictures” in their review.

Two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Raider99 mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Great resolution and video”. Mark1753 mentioned “The resolution is great, I love the small size” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. Philmaloney42 gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “The new one has more clarity and is a bit easier to use too”. An anonymous reviewer wrote on Bestbuy.com three years ago “It is lightweight and the clarity of the pictures will LITERALLY BLOW YOUR MIND (I know it happened to me in Best Buy today” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Four years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “A few impressive highlights in our performance testing”. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was shaky. Doreenl wrote on Bestbuy.com “All pictures no matter how shaky your hand is so very clear”.

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Does Not Have a Good Screen

Seven customers who purchased it considered that it did not have a good screen. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Not touch screen”. Bestbuy.com also said “Screen in back is a small” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “It still is hard to see the screen on a bright sunny day” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good viewfinder. Bestbuy.com wrote three years ago “Viewfinder difficult to see in sunlight; multiple shot sequence easily activated” in their Sony DSC-WX80 review.

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Does Not Have a Good Flash

Two owners who bought the Sony DSC-WX80 thought it did not have a good flash. Bestbuy.com mentioned three years ago “Still a little blurry in low lighting without flash”. Hunter said “Love this camera! Takes great low-light photos (with or without flash) and has some great features” in his review of this digital camera.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Eight owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX80 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Bestbuy.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “A few minutes reading the instructions”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Instructions on the screens are very helpful” in their review. Four years ago Pointshoot said on Bestbuy.com “I ended up purchasing this camera the day before leaving for a cruise and it has a guide installed at your fingertips which is very helpful” in their review of this digital camera.


Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-WX80 is more than most new similar spec digital cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

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

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-WX80 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other latest cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-WX80 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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Features Histogram

The Sony DSC-WX80 features histogram. Most of the other new similar spec cameras also feature histogram.

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Design

Easy to Use

Eighty-eight people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Three years ago Bestbuy.com said “Easy to use and small enough to carry”. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “It is easy to use” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Its easy to use just point and click” in their review.

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Bestbuy.com said “Plenty of adjustments settings if desired”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Easy to access settings” in their review. Four years ago Thebeebg mentioned “It has a great picture quality, easy to use menu and nice futures”.

Three owners considered that this digital camera had a good interface. Bestbuy.com said “Interface with Web” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Voyager99 gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bestbuy.com “The card has a large capacity and the interface works well”. Makingiteasy mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “The web interface works easily and well”.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to setup. David Hurlston wrote in their review of this digital camera “Easy to set up and with an excellent zeiss lens” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two owners who purchased the product mentioned that it was easy to handle. Toredown11 said on Bestbuy.com “The pictures are crisp and clear and the camera handles a lot better than a cell phone camera, that's for sure”. One owner mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Nice Design

Nine customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Poohkitty gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Bestbuy.com “Zoom is pretty good”. Poohkitty also mentioned “It handles pretty good too” in their review. Niceman999 gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bestbuy.com “All I can say I am pretty happy with my Sony - Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera”.

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was well designed. Geno mentioned on Bestbuy.com “For easy use, compact design and very good pictures this a great camera for traveling”. Douginutah wrote “The picture quality is excellent and the small compact design is terrific”.

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was smooth. Farmerbrown mentioned “Overall the camera works smooth” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX80 and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Alohapooky wrote on Bestbuy.com “It is very compact, has a good smooth zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Suzanne said on Bestbuy.com “It was easy to use and the extra features are neat” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. One person who purchased the product concluded that it had a good case. Blueberry2003 wrote on Bestbuy.com “This camera is nice, love the casing and the pictures are good”.

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Robust

Six customers who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Four years ago Mochamanbob42 said on Bestbuy.com “Built in function offers great flexibility” in their review of this digital camera. Bobj10118 mentioned three years ago “It is well made and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Marvelous30 wrote in their review of this digital camera “Best of all easy to use, built in menu guide” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Three customers reckoned that it was strong and durable. Thefreeman2005 said “So there is my rugged option” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Thefreeman2005 also said “I was originally looking for a rugged camera” in their review. Thefreeman2005 also said “Something that would would hold up against my fiance's abuse! All of the rugged cameras generally traded something out to pick up the rugged feature” in their review.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it was reliable. Suemac188 mentioned four years ago “This camera is great and just what I wanted - small and light for my purse and reliable”.

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Good Quality

Eighty-one people who bought the Sony DSC-WX80 reckoned that it was good quality. Bestbuy.com wrote “Great quality” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com also said “Compact and well made” in their review. Expert review site Reviewed.com scored the product 75 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special”.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-WX80 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX80 has a batteries included, as do most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a hand strap. Most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras also have a hand strap.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Sony DSC-WX80 features noise reduction, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a wind filter, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-WX80 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other recently released cameras, the digital zoom of the Sony DSC-WX80 of 32 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The smallest digital zoom of recently released cameras is 4x, the biggest is 32x, and the average digital zoom is 5.8x.

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Five Aspheric Elements

The DSC-WX80 is a five aspheric element digital camera.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the DSC-WX80 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 28mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX80 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-WX80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX80 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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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 frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Other

Just Released Eight Months Ago

The DSC-WX80 was only relased by Sony eight months ago. Newer cameras like this one are likely to use better technology.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-WX80 supports video recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX80 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. The video resolution of all latest medium megapixel digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Weight & Dimensions

Easy to Carry Around

Twenty-nine people concluded that this digital camera was compact. Expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned four years ago “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 wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light” in their review. Four years ago Itreviews.com wrote on expert review site IT Reviews.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 ($199.99 direct) is a compact camera that delivers sharp photos, even in lower light” but despite that they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Fourteen customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX80 wrote that it was easy to carry around. Three years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned “Small size is easy to carry anywhere”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Easy to carry around” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Small and easy to carry” in their review.

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Bestbuy.com said “Lightweight and can fit anywhere”. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Small and lightweight” in their review. Sarac mentioned “Love the size and lightweight feel”.

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. Three years ago Bestbuy.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Nice size with good features” in their review of this digital camera. Wolvesfang mentioned on Bestbuy.com four years ago “Nice size I can fit it in my pocket its so small” and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. In the same month Slc10918 wrote “The digital display is a good size for those who need larger fonts” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Expert website Reviewed.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “If that sounds like what you're looking for, then the slim Sony WSC-W”. Three years ago Marirt said on Bestbuy.com “Easy to use and great size (small and thinner than previous” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 108 grams, the DSC-WX80 is one of the lighter cameras that were released around the same time as this camera amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average weight of recently released medium megapixel digital cameras is 290g.

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Heavy and Bulky

Two customers reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Bestbuy.com said “Not too heavy and not too large or too small.” in their review of this digital camera.

Mochamanbob42 gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Using as a travel camera rather than toting a heavy 35 mm SLR”.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of new medium megapixel digital cameras range from 2.7" to 3.7", and the average display diagonal is 3". The DSC-WX80 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for the last year have display resolutions (numeric) of between 920 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels. 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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx80b, sony dscwx80w, sony zoom16x
Barcodes 00027242862425, 00027242862449

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