Sony describes its W-series digicams as affordable, compact, and fun companions for the technosocialites hey, it’s their word of both genders. Of course, flash is holdover tech from the last century. Shutter response is very fast and worksparticularly well in continuous shooting mode. With a new sensor, better autofocus system and more streamlined design, the X line Best Digital Cameras for

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Dec 19, review. Dec 23, video.

That’s the Bionz at work. See the Gallery shots under the Samples tab to draw your own conclusions.

Sony Cyber-shot W80 Review: Digital Photography Review

Take a close look at the construction site shot with the white concrete barrier in full sun. All values are expressed in seconds. When SmartZoom is enabled the camera uses a smaller area at the center of the CCD sensor creating a narrower angle of view which allows the 3X zoom to magically grow to a 4.

Default resolution sharpness is a bit soft. Sony’s follow-up to its NEX-6 laps the field with its 11fps burst and comfortable design.

The photos themselves looked great, with sharp details and accurate colors. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of one of the following browsers: All worth examining in depth. The Sony W80 does give away detail to hold siny color at higher ISO settings, but most users won’t mind that tradeoff, particularly if you only plan to make 4×6 prints.


While I usually don’t find many sdc-w80 to shoot people pictures, I did rely on Sony’s face detection technology to grab shots of a horde of visitors over the weekend.

Sony DSC-W80 Review

Imaging Resource rating 4. They’re soby exactly the same size although the W80 feels lighterbut the Sony W80 has an extruding lens rather than the folding optics behind the T20’s sliding lens cover. Otherwise the Sony W80 has all the bells and whistles, making it a terrific bargain. Sony NEX review to be updated following firmware update.

Some scratches on the viewing screen but had screen protector and a little wear on the body, but still takes great pictures! The Sony W80 has only a 3x optical zoom that doubles to 6x with digital, so it doesn’t really need image stabilization for long zoom in daylight; but for low light situations, it’s indispensable.

Now your camera, detecting the faces, will expose for them rather than the blue sky behind them. Sony describes its W-series digicams as affordable, compact, and fun companions for the technosocialites hey, it’s their word of both genders.

Sony Cyber-shot W80 Review

Find out what’s new and notable about the Z6 in our First Impressions Review. Menu system remains difficult to navigate High ISO captures color at the expense of detail Limited flash range no surprise, this is very typical of subcompact digital cameras An excellent lens overall, but pincushion distortion sonh telephoto focal lengths is higher than average HD output but no HD video No HD cable or dock included Very soft at telephoto in the lower right corner probably just our sample Macro mode has a very small sharp area at the center, with blur all around Wide angle suffers from strong barrel distortion and high chromatic aberration Inaccurate optical viewfinder Reds are oversaturated Skin appears clay like under incandescent lighting Contrast is high with no way to compensate Poor low light performance ISO 3, is too soft for quality printing at even 4×6.


This page was last updated: Founder Phil Askey on the first ten years. Sony created the W-series to be its budget line of snapshot cameras. Find information and receive instant notifications about your product. Sony’s lineup profits enormously from the Bionz image processor descended from the one in Sony’s Alpha digital SLR.

The bottom of the W80 has a tripod socket in the middle and Sony’s proprietary USB connection ddc-w80 the corner.

Chrome Download the latest version. Dec 26, Please Refer to The Pictures. A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with sonu stabilization for its new RF mount.

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